Monday, November 26, 2012

Colorful Reading Challenge

Oh boy! Two years ago I took part in The Colorful Reading Challenge and it's back! Here's what it's all about...

The Colorful Reading Challenge is simple:

1. Just choose 9 books with colors in the titles.

2. The books can overlap with other reading challenges (because let's face it, we need them to.)

3. Post your links to your reviews each month to share with other participants.

4. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 1, 2013.

5. Read to your heart's content!

When most people think of colors they think of the basics- red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, white, black, and brown. But don't forget, as Crayola taught us, colors have a wide array of tints and shades so don't forget you can include colors such as silver, gold, plum, pink, crimson, scarlet, turquoise, blonde, gray, pumpkin, the list goes on.

These are the books that are on my shelf waiting to be read and have a color in the title:

The Black Lights: Inside the World of Professional Boxing by Thomas Hauser

Black Swan Green: A Novel by David Mitchell

The Grass Dancer by Susan Power

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel

Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work by Tim Gunn

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake: A Novel by Aimee Bender

4 Blondes by Candace Bushnell

Five Quarters of the Orange: A Novel by Joanne Harris

Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With the Wind" by Alexandra Ripley

The Tea Rose: A Novel by Jennifer Donnelly

Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor

The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier

Blue Rodeo by Jo-Ann Mapson

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (maybe a stretch?)

I've already got Angi ready to take the challenge with me! Anyone else? Do you see a book from my list that you think I should definitely read in 2013?


auntangi said...

Did I loan you "Black Swan Green"? I read it during the last Colorful Reading challenge and it is really good! I need to work on my selections...I think I still have a few books on my shelf from last time : )

Becca Lostinbooks said...

I am glad you are joining! You have an awesome list to choose from!