Friday Face Off : Covers that give you winter vibes


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 (this doesn’t have to be a book that you’ve read), compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below – 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:

Cold and crisp – any cover that gives you winter vibes

I liked this week’s theme and so hopefully you all found this one much easier too. This week my book is The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman and as you may imagine there were plenty of covers for this one so I’ve gone for a small selection:









I like the simplicity of the Herne cover but my favourite:


I’ll be updating the list in order to include forthcoming 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 then let me know in the comments).  As always, if you wish to submit an idea then leave me a comment – or if you’d like to host a week then simply let me know.

Next week – A cover with a pattern

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ or one of your favourite covers) (I’ve added some new themes – some of these are slightly different, in order to avoid too much repetition I’m trying to make the themes more of a suggestion that everyone can interpret how they like.  


11th September – A cover with a pattern

18th September – Minimalistic, lacking clutter

25th September – A very busy cover full to bursting with detail

2nd October – A standout font

9th October – Mist/fog – “A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.”

16th October – Spider web – “Farewell, Aragog, king of the arachnids, whose long and faithful friendship those who knew you would never forget!

23th October – Ripped/torn – interpret it as you wish

30th October – Forest/jungle – ‘None of the Jungle People like being disturbed.’

6th November – Planets – “You’re on Earth. There’s no cure for that.”

13th November – Bright – ‘The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades’.

20th November – Words only – “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”

27th November – Modern sci fi

4th December –  Fae – or fairy??

11th December – Lake – the mysterious lake

18th December – Highly Stylised

25th December- Freebie – or day off.


21 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Covers that give you winter vibes”

  1. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Yes! That close-up of the bear is just magnificent… 🙂

  2. proxyfish

    Oh these are so lovely! I particularly love the third book down with the gold embossed title and the constellations in the background. Absolutely stunning! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I also loved that once, I just couldn’t resist the bear. 😀

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  4. sjhigbee

    This is a lovely choice for this week’s subject – my favourite is the first cover, though I’m also very taken with the third cover.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love that third cover, I was so close to picking it but the bear’s face was just looking at me and daring me not to pick it.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        I don’t blame you for not wanting to mess with the bear:)))

  5. Tammy

    Great choice for this week, and we have the same favorite cover😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I just love the bear. I want to hug it – although I would probably regret that.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I’m all for the same one you picked. The look on the bear’s face just makes me want ti snuggle with him!

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    My choice as well. I definitely have to go with one with a polar bear!

  8. waytoofantasy

    I think I like the more ‘plain’ ones with the compass as the focus, something about the monochromatic color schemes works for me with those. 🙂

  9. jessicabookworm

    Great choice, Lynn: all these covers perfectly epitomise winter. But while I love the image on your cover choice, is it bad that it annoys me that they’ve changed the title to The Golden Compass?! 😏

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I’m not sure if that is an American version – pretty sure they renamed it which I found very confusing at first. I’ve noticed it with one of the Laura Purcell books that I recently read called The Corset – the US version is called something like The Poison Thread – I thought it was a different book at first and was all excited because I do love that author. Similarly with CJ Tudor, pretty sure some of her books have different titles in the US.
      Lynn 😀

      • jessicabookworm

        Yeah, like how they changed the first Harry Potter book to the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US 😒

      • @lynnsbooks

        Some of the name changes are so dramatic that before now I’ve almost gone and requested or bought a book because I thought I’d not read it.
        Lynn 😀

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