November 24, 2009

Ideas for Colorful Challenge Selections


There have been a couple questions wondering how many books out there have colors in their titles that can be used for The Colorful Challenge. There are so many! For inspiration, I have listed some here for you. To sign up for the 2010 Colorful Challenge, click here.

WHITE
  • The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson
  • The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
  • The White Garden: A Novel of Virginia Woolf by Stephanie Barron
  • White Fang by Jack London
  • The White Russian by Tom Bradby
  • Vision in White by Nora Roberts
  • Speech-less: Tales of a White House Survivor by Matthew Latimer
  • White Oleander by Janet Finch

BLACK
  • Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
  • Black: The Birth of Evil by Ted Dekker
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?": A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity by Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden
  • Black Widow by Randy Wayne White
  • Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell

BLUE
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Blue Moon: The Immortals by Alyson Noel
  • Something Blue by Emily Griffin
  • Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet
  • Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller
  • Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
  • True Blue by David Baldacci
  • Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz
  • Violets are Blue (Alex Cross) by James Patterson

RED
  • Red (Dead World, Book 1) by Jordan Summers
  • The Red Book by Carl Jung
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
  • The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal by Lily Koppel

YELLOW
  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi
  • Yellowknife by Steve Zipp
  • The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris (could count for yellow or blue!)
  • Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Road Trip into the Heart of Fan Mania by Warren St. John
  • Love in Condition Yellow: A Memoir of an Unlikely Marriage by Sophia Raday
GOLD
  • Days of Gold by Jude Deveraux
  • Thousand Pieces of Gold by Ruthanne Lum McCann
  • Blood and Gold (Vampire Chronicles) by Anne Rice
  • Gold of Kings (Christian Mystery) by T. Davis Bunn
  • Men, Money, and Gold Diggers by Je'Caryous Johnson
  • The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession by Peter L. Bernstein

SILVER
  • The Silver Spoon by Phaidon Press
  • By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis
  • The Scalpel and the Silver Bear by Lori Alvord
  • The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black
  • The Silver Rose by Susan Carroll

GRAY
  • Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Gray Matter by Gary Beaver
  • Gray Ghost by William G. Tapply

ORANGE
  • A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  • Think Orange by Reggie Joiner
  • Five Quarters of an Orange: A Novel by Joanne Harris
  • Blood Orange by Drusilla Campbell
  • The Ride of a Lifetime: Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way by Paul Teutel

GREEN
  • Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
  • Green Mansions by W.H. Hudson
  • Green by Ted Dekker
  • Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life by Sophie Uliano
  • Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Green Porno: A Book and Short Films by Isabella Rossellini

PURPLE
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi
  • The Purple Land by H.W. Hudson
  • Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
  • When the Purple Mountain Burns by Shouhua Qi

SCARLET
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Scarlet (King Raven, Book 2) by Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Scarlet (Dead World, Book 2) by Jordan Summers
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
  • A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird by Bruce Barcott

PINK
  • Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd by Mark Blake
  • Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage by Jeff Benedict
  • My Life in Pink and Green by Lisa Greenwald
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
  • Princess in Pink by Meg Cabot
  • The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
  • Little Pink Slips by Sally Koslow

ROSE
  • The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie
  • Black Rose by Nora Roberts
  • The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
  • The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupak Shakur
  • Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald

BROWN
  • Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All by Donald J. Sobol
  • Murder at the Brown Palace: A True Story of Seduction & Betrayal by Dick Kreck
  • Bobbi Brown Beauty Evolution by Bobbi Brown
  • Reynold Brown: A Life in Pictures by Daniel Zimmer and David J. Hornung
TURQUOISE
  • The Turquoise by Anya Seton
  • Turquoise Lament by John D. MacDonald
  • The Turquoise Ring by Grace Tiffany
  • Turquoise: A Chef's Travels in Turkey by Greg Malouf and Lucy Malouf
INDIGO
  • Indigo by Alice Hoffman
  • The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti
  • The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children by Doreen Virtue
  • Indigo Springs by A.M. Dellamonica
  • Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia by Richard E. Cytowic
VIOLET
  • Violet on the Runway by Melissa Walker
  • Violet by Jane Feather
  • Violet by Lauren Royal
  • Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph
  • Through Violet Eyes by Stephen Woodworth
  • Ultra Violet (Jane Kelly Mysteries) by Nancy Bush
CRIMSON
  • Crimson Joy by Robert B. Parker
  • The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of "Rumpelstiltskin" (Once Upon a Time) by Suzanne Weyn and Mahlon F. Craft
  • Crimson Stain: The Shocking True Story of the Only Amish Man Ever Convicted of Homicide by Jim Fisher
  • The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
  • Kiss of Crimson (The Midnight Breed, Book 2) by Lara Adrian
  • First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, Book 1) by Jeaniene Frost
LAVENDER
  • The Lavender Hour: A Novel by Anne Leclaire
  • The Unlikely Lavender Queen: A Memoir of Unexpected Blossoming by Jeannie Ralston
  • Lavender: Fragrance of Provence by Hans Silvester
  • Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux
  • The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government by David K. Johnson
  • Lavender Lies: A China Bayles Mystery by Susan Wittig Albert
NAVY
  • Warrior Soul: The Memoir of a Navy Seal by Chuck Pfarrer
  • Navy Wife (The Navy Series #1) by Debbie Macomber
  • Jane Austen and the Navy by Brian Southam
  • When Will My Ship Come In?: The Misadventures of a Navy Wife by L.A. Krueger
  • Navy Blue and Other Colors by Frances Wills Thorpe
  • Navy Blue Eyes by Kevin Hunter
PLUM
  • Plum Lucky by Janet Evonovich
  • The Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller and Michael Hoffman
  • Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • Plum Island by Nelson DeMille
  • Plum Wine by Angela Davis-Gardner
  • At the Sign of the Sugared Plum by Mary Hooper

If you are interested in the challenge, please go to the top of this post to sign up!

15 comments:

  1. Hey, The Rose Labyrinth--I actually have that book! :)

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  2. Great list! I'm reading my last book for the 2009 challenge and am thinking about 2010 options already. I had some enjoyable reads from the challenge.

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  3. That sounds like a fun challenge, and that list really is helpful. I actually see 2 or 3 books I already own and a couple more I was already planning on reading. I'll have to check if I can find 9 (I'm sure I can!) and then I'll join!

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  4. Oh wow there are some great books on here. Will definitely be joining! Will be posting soon!!

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  5. Amazing, Rebecca! You do the most thorough and informative posts! You are the Queen of book bloggers :) Great list and sounds like a fun challenge!

    I came to wish you Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful day full of love and yummy things :))
    Hugs :))
    Kelly

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  6. I never realized how many books there are out there with colors in the titles! Great list!

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  7. I love this list, so very cool! My next book, coming out in July is called Indigo Blues. I also have a manuscript on submission called Pure Red so hopefully we'll be able to add that one to the list in the future.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. WOW...that was really thoughtful of you to post all these titles by color. Thanks (not positive I'll sign up but will flag this post; thanks again.

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  9. Hi Rebecca, just popping in to wish you and your family a most happy and blessed Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day!

    This is a fabulous list. I may join this challenge but my goal for the new year is to read a lot of books that I already have on the shelves. I'll check my titles when we get back to FL.

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  10. What a great list! Maybe I'll do the challenge now. Thanks for all the hard work that you do. I put some of your lists on word docs so I can save them. This one will be saved too.

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  11. If you are looking to get creative, I found a list of all the Crayola crayon colors on Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Crayola_crayon_colors

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  12. Great list! I'm definitely doing the challenge. Here's a few more books I thought of while reading your list.

    Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

    My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest

    Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moo

    The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers

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  13. Ok, I found a few more on the 1,000 books to read before you die list...

    Indigo – Marina Warner

    Black Water – Joyce Carol Oates
    On the Black Hill – Bruce Chatwin
    The Red and the Black – Stendhal

    The Green Man – Kingsley Amis
    The Green Hat – Michael Arlen
    Girl With Green Eyes – Edna O’Brien

    Blue Noon – Georges Bataille

    Crome Yellow – Aldous Huxley
    The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Golden Bowl – Henry James
    The Golden Notebook – Doris Lessing

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