Cover Comparison | Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Oh, ehm, hi! No, I’m not actually dead, I was just being a very lazy and bad blogger. Ups. But now I’m back! And I’ll try to post more regularly (emphasis on try). The good thing is that I’ve finally overcome my reading slump! Yay! Whatever, let’s compare covers.

What is Cover Comparison?

As a book blogger who primarily reads books in English but lives in Germany, I’m confronted by both English and German book covers. I always thought it interesting that different countries choose different covers but have never been a fan of German book covers (P.S. one of the reasons why I started reading in English – yes, I’m shallow like that).

I totally judge a book by its cover and I am a sucker for pretty books. And I am regularly tempted to buy books in languages I don’t understand simply because the covers are just so gorgeous.

To stifle that urge a bit, I decided to start a new blog series called “Cover Comparison”, where I can swoon over foreign covers together with you. Maybe that’s going to satisfy my book addiction (or it’s going to make it worse, who knows).

This post’s subject is Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, a book that you should definitely read if you haven’t yet.

Let’s compare covers!



(left: original cover, right: movie tie-in cover)

I really like the original cover, even though it’s pretty simple.

Usually, I despise movie tie-in book covers, but this one isn’t bad. Maybe it’s also because I actually liked the movie (if you haven’t seen the movie adaption yet, do it now).

spanish(Spanish cover)

The Spanish cover is pretty similar to the original one. Not sure if I prefer the original or this one.



(left: Dutch cover, middle: Indonesian cover, right: Portuguese cover)


The first two covers are probably my favourite ones! These illustrations are lovely! The Portuguese one is meh.



(left: German cover, middle: Hebrew cover, right: Bulgarian cover)

I…really don’t like the German cover. It wouldn’t have caught my attention in a bookstore.

The Hebrew cover is a pretty boring in my opinion. Wouldn’t catch my attention, either.

The Bulgarian cover just looks like a bad photoshop job, to be honest.



(left: Serbian cover, right: Vietnamese cover)

I was waiting for some covers with pride colours. Finally!

Swedish(Swedish cover)

Not a big fan of this one. Why is the guy wearing a hat? That’s so random. Did Simon wear a hat at some point and I forgot?



(left: Polish cover, right: Thai cover)

Ok, these covers are adorable. Simon’s so desperate and in love in the Polish one and the other Simon is drawn in manga style! Cute.

Which cover is your favourite one? Do you own any of these? Let me now down below in the comments!

6 thoughts on “Cover Comparison | Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

    1. Ohhh I’m glad that you enjoyed it! I know that many people only know the covers they themselves encounter and I love to share these with you (now me browsing for hours for foreign covers has a purpose lol).

      Oh yeah, the Oreo covers are great. I love it in general when a book cover features something from the book. That moment when you finally reach the point in the book where the cover makes sense is so satisfying


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