Friday Face Off: Triple whammy! ‘This solitary thing: a living tree’


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple and can be found here.  Each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.  I missed the last two weeks so I’ve done a quick catch up :

23rd Sept: Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, timorous beastie – A cover with a beast or beasts.

I have to go for the second cover with this one – although I think the first one is quite chilling somehow.  The second cover gives me a laugh out loud pantomime moment – I want to shout out to the girl ‘it’s behind you!’

30th Sept: This solitary tree! A living thing – a cover with a tree or trees.

This one is more difficult.  I actually want to go for the second cover because this is what most of the books that I own by Gaiman are styled like – and I do like this style.  I also like the blue cover with the tree – and I don’t think I’d seen that cover before.  Difficult to choose between those two for me.

This week’s theme:

Consumed by the darkness within, it hides all our sins” a cover that is predominantly black.

The two black ones are very similar but my winner:


Which is your favourite?

If you fancy joining in with the FFO the themes for the next few weeks are below.  

14th October: There was once a princess, who lived in the top of the highest tower – a cover with a castle.

21st October: ‘There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home: a cover with a house/abandoned house

28th October – ‘And I Jack, The Pumpkin King’! – a cover for Halloween

4th November – Nomad is an island – a cover with a wanderer

11th November -Falling off the rails – a cover with train tracks

18th November – The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day – a cover with stormy weather

25th November – As old as the hills?? – A cover with mountains

2nd December – Oranges and lemons say the bells of St Clements – A cover with fruit


6 Responses to “Friday Face Off: Triple whammy! ‘This solitary thing: a living tree’”

  1. sjhigbee

    I love the cover you selected:). It sings out and snags the eye, doesn’t it? I’ve replied to your DM – sorry I was late, I don’t always get across to Twitter. Looking forward to continuing with this great meme. Thank you for doing the organising, Lynn:)

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Oh my! The second cover for “Black Dog” is indeed terrifying on first sight, but then I read the part where you feel the need to warn the girl, and fell prey to helpless giggles… 😀

  3. Carmen

    I agree with your choices on the first and last set. I prefer the blue one with the tree for the second set, and I think that’s the only one that goes with the theme.

  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    I actually like the red bordered cover for The Shining Girls 🙂 Maybe because its the one I associate with the book (which I loved).

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I love your pick for Shining Girls. That version almost looks like it can be a movie poster.

    And thanks for the list of themes, maybe of these weeks I will join in the fun!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved that book and it fit well this week – actually there are quite a lot of predominantly black covers so this week was quite easy.
      Lynn 😀

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