Friday Face Off : Books with ‘You’ in the title #WyrdAndWonder


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’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.


Wyrd & Wonder is a month long celebration of all things fantasy check out this post for everything you need to know.  This month I will be posting predominantly about fantasy books in all it’s guises.

I’ve added themes in below. For information, I’m trying out some new ideas so along with coming up with particular items for book covers I thought we could also look for certain elements contained within the book or that play a large part in the story – this really broadens things out because I have plenty of more ideas with this – I’ve gone for a few of the Tough Travel Themes (so a book with that theme – just choose any book – the theme isn’t necessarily on the cover, then compare covers), also, I’ve thrown in some genres and some colours.  Hopefully this will open things out a little and give us some more freedom to come up with new books.

This week’s theme:

Books with ‘You’ in the title

Strangely enough there were fewer books than I imagined with ‘you’ in the title but I did find a few and eventually settled on No.5 of the Sandman Series: A Game of You by Neil Gaiman:


3rd  Under the Sea – anything you like
10th Sparkling like the sea – a cover that is turquoise
17th So pretty – exactly what it says
24th Daddy Dearest – a book with a strong father role
1st Genre – epic – any book that fits into the genre
8th Hazy and hot – a cover that is predominantly orange
15th Tough Travel Tropes – Snarky sidekick
22nd Off the TBR
29th Gigantic – monsters, giants, buildings,insects – anything at all
5th Tough Travel Tropes – out for summer – school or academic setting
12th Dark/sky/navy  – a cover that is blue
19th Scantily Dressed
26th Tough Travel Tropes – Vacation time – the quest
September RIP
2nd Fallen leaves – covers that are brown
9th Armour/Protection
16th Rage against the machine – anything, cogs, clockwork, AI
23rd Tough Travel Tropes – Coming of Age
30th Genre – horror
October – Horror/Dark
7th Guess who’s back?  – Vampires – popular again?
14th Witches vs warlocks
21st Tough Travel Tropes – Good vs evil
28th  Covers that are black
November – Scifi Month
4th Red skies at night – Covers that are red
11th Tough Travel Tropes – The gang
18th Genre – Swords and Sorcery
25th Genre – And they all lived happily ever after – fairy tales retold
2nd Tough Travel Tropes – Assassins
9th Tough Travel Tropes – Darklord
16th Genre – Grimdark (most recent/favourite, etc)
23rd Decadent and rich – a cover that is purple
30th Completions – a satisfying conclusion to a book or serie

10 Responses to “Friday Face Off : Books with ‘You’ in the title #WyrdAndWonder”

  1. WordsAndPeace

    wow, these covers are special! I think my favorite is your 5th one.
    I was going to participate, and then a last minute meeting came up…
    Hopefully I’ll be back on track for next week.
    I have read 25 books with the word YOU in the title, so a lot to choose from

    • @lynnsbooks

      ahh yes, I do like that fifth cover too. It’s a shame you didn’t take part with that many choices – I struggled a little. You could always do a late post.
      Hope your meeting went well.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    This one’s tough, they are all compelling. But I think #4 is my favorite, mostly because I love the colors😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, to be fair these are not covers that I look at and love. They’re all a little slighly disturbing which is why I went for the calm green tones – but,I do think they fit the stories well.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Lexlingua

    I agree with your choice! And that reminds me, when does the Sandman show hit the screens!?

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha, I don’t think I even knew it was being adapted. wow. That is going to be a dark show. But I will defo watch it.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Greg

    Ooh good pick! I’ve never read him…

    • @lynnsbooks

      Well, there are plenty of choices to be honest – and he’s a writer that isn’t afraid to take chances so you can go from a fairytale retelling to a very dark and dire place.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    So much going on in all these covers! I’m a bit overwhelmed, tbh, it’s hard to choose!

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