Friday Face-Off

Friday Face-Off: Tower

This is a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy, but up-kept by Lynn’s Book Blog.

“When she was a child, the witch locked her away in a tower that had neither doors nor stairs.”

This weeks theme: A cover featuring a tower.

I made the mistake of blog hopping before writing my post today and I saw that both The Bibliosanctum and Books, Bones, and Buffy chose Uprooted this week.  I LOVE Uprooted and now I really want to use that as my choice, but I had only ever seen one cover and didn’t realize there was a tower on that cover, and I never would have chosen it myself.  So, I will choose something else but I want to give a shout out too those two for their awesome book choice!

My Choice: The Two Towers


Houghton Mifflin 2012 | Harper Collins 1999 | Houghton Mifflin 1999 |Mariner 2003
Ballantine 1965 | Mariner 2005 | Minotauro 2001 | Del Rey 1986
Harper Collins 2012 | Harper Collins 2001 | Houghton Mifflin 1988 | Ballantine 1984
Martins Fontes 2000 | Houghton Mifflin 2001 | Ballantine 1977 | Unwin 1981
Klett Cotta 2013 | Unwin 1974 | Ballantine 1973 | Bompiani 2001
Harper Collins 2013 | Del Rey 2000 | نهضة مصر 2009 | Del Rey 1986
Harper Collins 2002 | Houghton Mifflin 2002 | Allen & Unwin 1966 | Mladá fronta 1991


There are a LOT of covers for this book! I didn’t even include them all! I picked the first 28 unique ish ones from goodreads.  There are a lot of good ones, but here are my 4 favorites:

It is super hard to pick just one!! I really like all four and they are all really different!  I think I am going to have to go with the third one, because it feels the most Tolkien-eske, but the fourth one is a close second.


Which one do you like best?  I included the publishers this week because there are so many covers!  Have you read The Two Towers?

Update: Book Wraiths and Every Day Should Be Tuesday also chose The Two Towers! (I promise I didn’t see their posts before I picked it!) Go check out their posts too! They both featured some really cool covers that aren’t listed above! I think my new favorite is one that Book Wraith’s found:


16 thoughts on “Friday Face-Off: Tower

    1. There are 485 editions on goodreads! That is 17 pages. I only pulled covers from the first two pages. There were some duplicates and a lot of similar ones, but there are countless other covers I didn’t get too. I am sure there will be lots more covers in 15 years, but I wouldn’t be able to tell because I didn’t even look at all the covers that are currently out! 😂

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  1. Wow! So many amazing covers!! 😀 It’s definitely difficult to choose a favourite.

    I’d probably go for the Houghton Mifflin 2012, Houghton Mifflin 1999, Houghton Mifflin 1988, Harper Collins 2013 and Ballantine 1977…. but choosing between them…. ahhh! Probably the Harper Collins – Beautiful and simple! 😀

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