Wednesday’s Word = Other (Cover Love redux)

This is a new spin on my Cover Love posts. Although I still plan to continue my Cover Love series, I just thought it would be sort of fun to concentrate on title words for a change – instead of pictures.  Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles.  Often these words are associated with a particular genre.  Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the word ‘girl’ in the title.

This week I’ve chosen the word “Other“.  I know there are countless books with the word other in the title, but I’m featuring 20 titles that appeal to me personally, as a way of sharing my book love. Some of these titles I’ve read, the rest are on my TBR.

(I’ve limited myself to 20 titles as I tend to get carried away. LOL )

Just click on the cover to read the book’s synopsis from Goodreads.
You might just find your next favorite book!

The use of “other” as a title word can allude to jealousy, or an unknown quantity, or thing which is a popular plot theme for thrillers. But not all of these titles are thrillers… 

Are you tempted by any of these covers?

Have you read one of these titles and absolutely LOVED or HATED it?

Please let me know in the comments.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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17 Responses to Wednesday’s Word = Other (Cover Love redux)

  1. carhicks says:

    Just for fun, I did a search on my TBR for books with “Other” in the title and I had 6. 3 I had read (2 on your list) and 3 I have not. I also just added The Other Mrs. Walker based on the cover and the review you mentioned and The Other Twin also looks very interesting. Keep these posts coming, I love them.

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  3. deborahkehoe says:

    I read Other People’s Houses and enjoyed it. It’s not as good as the authors debut novel which was hilariously funny, but still a good book. I like this series, it’s kind of weird seeing all these books in a row with the same word in them… It puts everything in a new perspective, doesn’t it?

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  4. The Other Mrs Walker is brilliant! I think it’s the only one I’ve read although the cover for The Other Typist appeals.

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  5. Didn’t really get on with “The Truth and Other Lies” – it was only a 2* read for me.

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  6. I’m always amazed by how many covers you can find in your subject for either picture OR word. Neat one, Lynne!

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  7. Hi Lynne.
    I see that two books have the same title. The Other Daughter. I suppose that titles can’t be copyrighted.

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    • Yes Neil, that is true. When I worked as a public library cataloger, I counted over 30 titles in our database that had the single word title “Betrayal”. Like you, I once thought titles were individual to books, but that is definitely NOT the case.

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  8. Some interesting covers here! I particularly like the dress on the cover of The Other Mrs. Walker

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  9. I love the cover for The Other twin!!! It looks quite spooky and I feel like I would enjoy the story!

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