Friday Face Off : “Warm September brings the fruit”

Posted On 6 September 2019

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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 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.   Future week’s themes are listed below – the list has been updated to help out those of you who like to plan ahead – if you have a cover in mind that you’re really wanting to share then feel free to leave a comment about a future suggested theme.  I’ve also listed events that take place during the year, that I’m aware of, so you can link up your covers – if you’re aware of any events that you think I should include then give me a shout.  This week’s theme:

“Warm September brings the fruit” – a cover that is seasonal for Autumn/Fall

I thought this week of doing something different.  I was going to post a number of covers that included what I think of as Autumnal colours yellows, oranges, reds, greens and browns – I love this time of year, I love the leaves and the darker nights.  Anyway, I went for something slightly different and I’m highlighting the four books in a series that I just love.  The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne.  Seriously, I can’t recommend this series enough.  It is so good.  So very, very good.  And the four covers are a great fit for this week’s theme:

Aren’t these covers great – If I was to choose a favourite I’d probably go with the 4th simply because of the colours:


Like last week I’ve added a Mr Linky here so that you can leave a link if you wish or please leave me a link in the comments so we can all visit and check out each others covers.  Thanks

I’ve updated the list and included themes through to the end of 2019 – I’ve also included events that I’m aware of so that you can perhaps link your themes up where possible (if you know of an event you’d like to share that let me know in the comments).  I also have a list prepared for 2020 and so will set up a separate page soon for forthcoming themes.  As always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment.

Next week –  A cover with ‘curse’ in the title

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ or one of your favourite covers)


13th September – Friday the 13th – unlucky for some!  A cover with ‘curse’ in the title

20th September – “Your hair is winter fire,January embers.” – A cover featuring hair

27th September – Freebie

4th October – “Feed me Seymour” – A cover that is 60s horror

11th October – ““And, though there should be a world of difference between the smile of a man and the bared fangs of a wolf, with Joss Merlyn they were one and the same.”  – a cover featuring an Inn/Hotel

18th October – “It’s your favorite scary movie, remember? He had on the white mask, he stalked the babysitters.” – A cover featuring a scream

25th October – for Halloween – pick any scary cover you like

(I’m hoping that November will once again bring to us SciFiMonth – Twitter @SciFiMonth)

1st November – A cover that is predominantly grey

8th November – “big badda boom” – a cover that features an explosion

15th November – “No thinking thing should be another thing’s property, to be turned on and off when it is convenient.” – a cover featuring a robot

22nd November – A cover that is Futuristic

29th November – “When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.” – a cover that is 60s sci fi

6th December – Now is the winter of our discontent, Made glorious summer by this sun of York”  – a cover that puts you in mind of winter

13th December – A cover that features a temple/or religious icon

20th December – Longest Night –  a dark and foreboding cover

27th December – the festive season – a cover that is glittery or sparkling

(2020 – January is Vintage SciFi month so I’ll be including possible themes to take that on board.


24 Responses to “Friday Face Off : “Warm September brings the fruit””

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    OH. MY. GOD. I can’t believe these covers didn’t come to mind as I was thinking up books for this topic! I was practically tearing my hair out trying to think of a cover with “LEAVES” and came up blank. And yet there’s Looking Glass, from one of my favorite series, with literally fallen leaves all over it. Sigh… 😛 I think that’s my favorite of them too, though the original “fur” cover for The Naturalist did help draw me to the series in the first place 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love that fur covered cover and I have to thank you for getting me hooked on this series 😀

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  3. sjhigbee

    This is a series that I haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading – though I’ve been a bit cautious as it looks to fall into the horror genre. But you’re right – these covers are gorgeous. I loved this week’s theme, by the way…

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love this theme too 😀
      I’m trying to decide if these are horror – not sure to be honest, there are definitely some dark themes so I wouldn’t like to sway you but Prof Cray is such a great character.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I can cope with some dark-themed books a lot of the time, but right now I’m steering clear… Winter is coming, as they say – and it’s a time of year when I find it much harder to stay upbeat.

  4. Nadine - NadsBookNook

    These covers are gorgeous! I love the third, the shade is beautiful.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like all of them to be honest – and they look so good together.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I know a few people who love this series. Tammy and Mogsy come to mind the most. This series is a great choice for Fall. I think the ones with the leaves are best, but the fur one is a close second!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I didn’t even need to look any further as soon as these popped into my head – I was sold.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Tammy

    What a great idea! Looking Glass was actually the first book that popped into my head this week, but you took it to the next level😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I do love these covers and can’t wait to pick the next one up
      Lynn 😀

  7. confessionsofayareader

    I like the ones with the leaves a lot.

  8. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Seeing the four covers side by side I can’t help noticing the progression from the simplicity of the first one to the beautiful autumnal composition of the fourth cover.
    Great choice! 🙂

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  10. PerfectlyTolerable

    Oooh those are pretty covers!!! I think I like the third one best (also because of the colors)

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I like all the covers for this series – and it doesn’t hurt that I’m loving the series too.
      Lynn 😀

  11. Zezee

    I like the one you chose as fav and think it fits a fall theme well, but my fav is the cover with the fur on it. I don’t know why it makes me so curious about the book.

  12. waytoofantasy

    Oh, this definitely has that Fall feeling to it for sure, great pick!

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