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?