November 23, 2009

The Colorful Reading Challenge 2010

The Colorful Reading Challenge

At the request of some of the participants of this year's Colorful Reading Challenge, I am hosting it again for 2010.

UPDATE:
If you participated in 2009 or read the post before this update, the challenge had a requirement of 9 books with 9 different colors in the title, six required colors and three freebies. Well, I decided to let everyone explore the color selections a little more and change up the rules.

You still need to read 9 books with 9 different colors in the title, but this time you get to choose all 9 colors for your books! You may be wondering how many books are there really out there with colors in the title? You may be surprised. To help you out and inspire your reading list, I created a reading idea list for sixteen or so different colors. So be sure to click over if you aren't sure what you can read.

As always, there is no need to make a list of books if you'd rather play it by ear and if you do make a list you may change it at any time. The challenge runs from January 1- December 31, 2010. If you would like to participate, please sign up using the Mr. Linky below. I will try to put up another Mr. Linky to use for posting your reviews this year now that I know how to work it!

Click here if you'd like to see the titles and reviews by this year's participants.

The point is to challenge yourself but to also read some great books and have fun!


48 comments:

  1. Fun idea! Sorry about the double-post in Mr. Linky, by the way. I accidentally pasted your challenge post's URL the first time instead of the URL for my post. This is the second time I've messed up using the Mr. Linky - oops!

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  2. I joined... and looking forward to the challenge.

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  3. This will be fun! Sign me up! I blogged about this challenge here:
    http://bookendcrossing.blogspot.com/2009/11/colorful-reading-challenge.html

    Thanks for hosting!
    Happy Holidays!

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  4. Now you have me wondering how many books have colours in their titles. I shall have to look and see what I have.

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  5. I've never paid attention to colors in a title!! This challenge would be fun...just might have to join!

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  6. I am glad to see this again for next year.I am not going to get this years done.
    but here is hope for next year.
    kim in ohio

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  7. I am happy to see interest in it again this year! I would be happy to make a list of some books with colors in the titles as inspiration. Hmm...maybe I shall do that now.

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  8. I'm in! I went through your list of suggestions and easily found 9 books I've been meaning to read for ages. One question: Is this a year-long challenge?

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  9. I'm glad that you changed the rules. I will definitely be joining now...just have to figure out a list!

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  10. I'm so glad you decided to host this again for 2010 and I love the rule changes.

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  11. I keep saying no more challenges but this sounds fun so have signed up.

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  12. This sound like fun! I'm adding it to my challenges list -- I'll be making final decisions very soon.

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  13. I knew I wanted to read The Woman in White, so obviously I should sign up for this, yes?
    I was making my list before the rule change, so it looks even better now that I don't have to find a yellow book!
    thanks for hosting.
    Is there a bonus for reading books for Orange January? (reading Orange Prize nominated books:)jk

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  14. When I came across this challenge this year I felt it was too late for me to do it justice. I have definitely gotten on board this year. Now all I have to do is come up with a wonderful list.

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  15. I think this will be a good challenge. I'm wondering how hard it will be to find genre books with colors in the title.

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  16. Hi! I'm rather new at this.... I've been interested in signing up for reading challenges for awhile, and finally decided to take the plunge. This sounds like a great challenge, and I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks for hosting!

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  17. Surprising how many books with color titles I have. Thanks for hosting the challenge!

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  18. I only got through 6 of the 9 books for the 2009 colorful challenge. But I'm willing to try again, for 2010. Starts in December right?

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  19. I love how you listed ideas for books ... I'll have to look it over and see if anything will jibe with my 2010 reading plan ... I literally feel like I am maxed out already!

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  20. This seems like it will be difficult, but I will give it a try.

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  21. Shoot-I didn't check the pre-filled in bit of Mr. Linky and it added 'Baby Catcher' to the end. :( If you can edit it for me, that'd be great!

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  22. I'm in for this one

    http://showcaseofbooks.wordpress.com/

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  23. Hi!
    This is a great idea for a reading challenge! I am joining up and have posted and linked back to you. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Sherrie's Stuff
    http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2009/12/colorful-reading-challenge-2010.html

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  24. This just sounds so fun I'll join in. I'll officially join via Mr Linky as soon as I have my challenge post up (probably after Christmas now!)

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  25. I joined, this looks like fun! I have 4 TBR books in my pile with colors in the title! Perfect!

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  26. I'm in too- I just signed up. Picking books for this one will be lots of fun.

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  27. Just joined and I'm really excited! Good luck to all!

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  28. I've made my picks for the books!

    http://ataleoftwobloggers.blogspot.com/

    Good luck everyone!

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  29. Mr. Linky is MIA! Here is my sign up post over at my challenge blog:

    http://truebookaddictchallenges.blogspot.com/2010/01/colorful-reading-challenge.html

    Thanks for the challenge =O)

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  30. Review: RED http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/men-with-red-ties-nastya-polikarpova.html

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  31. Review: Blue http://livingtothink.blogspot.com/2010/01/blue-book-review.html

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  32. Thanks for hosting this challenge! I have no idea what I'm going to read, but I'll figure it out. :)

    http://www.cassandraland.com/2010/01/2010-resolution-read-more-books.html

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  33. I signed up! I'll choose & list the books as I read them! This challenge looks like a lot of fun!

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  34. Ivory: http://agoodstoppingpoint.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/the-grail-bird-by-tim-gallagher/

    - Christy

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  35. Thanks for the link, Christy! You reminded me that I forgot to post the Mr. Linky for the challenge for January! I think I will do Jan. and Feb. together since, well, it is Feb. haha

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  36. Finally got my link up. I've read three books already so I'm doing well.

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  37. I can't seem to find where we post our reviews for 2010.

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  38. I apologize for not getting the Mr. Linky up quicker. But it is up now! Here is the link. Thanks for your patience!

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  39. I'm up for it.

    where do i sign up? I'm new to this and a bit muddled! ha.

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  40. Hannah- Hi, just click on the green Mr. Linky box in the post and you can leave the link to your blog, or more specifically the link to your post about the challenge.

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  41. Well, I rather late, but I'm going to go for it anyway. Now I just have to figure out what to read!

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  42. I am finished, dont' blog rather read

    1. Black Saul, John Black Creek Crossing
    Heyer, Georgette The Black Moth
    2. White Brown, Sandra Whtie Hot
    Woods, Stuart White Cargo
    3. Red Keene, Carolyn The Secre of Red Gate Farm
    4. Silver Childs, Laura The Silver Needle Murder
    5. Gold Andrews, V C Tarnished Gold

    Tan MacDonald, John D> Tan and Sandy Silence
    Purple Keene, Carolyn The Mystery at Lilac Inn
    Pearl Andrews, V. C. Pearl of the Mist
    Pink Garwood, Julie One Pink Rose
    Blue VanGlieson, Judith The Stolen Blue
    Yellow Peterson, David Yellowstone Natinal Park
    Orange Kiernan, Piper Orange is the New Black

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