Our awesome library has started up its Cabin Fever Adult Winter Reading Club. We have two months to curl up by the fire and read books (ah, if only life were really like that!). This time one of the categories is “Color Me Reading” – we must read books with a color in the title.
Nonplussed by that category, I went to Amazon and searched on the word “green”.
The top result was
Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana
Not exactly my thing. I decided to see what some of the top search results on Amazon are, for each color of the rainbow.
Red: A History of the Redhead;
Books about Russians and cops
The top book is by a Japanese manga author.
Two prison memoirs: the famous “Orange is the New Black” and the related “Out of Orange.”
Some fairly serious books –
Yellow Crocus, about a white child, daughter of a slave-owning family, raised by her enslaved wet nurse;
The King in Yellow by Robert Chambers, billed by one reviewer as “a collection of macabre short stories”;
a book on race relations in America;
a novel about civil war in Biafra, Africa;
a Holocaust novel for tweens.
Yellow is not for sissies!
The aforementioned Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana;
Plenty of books about smoothies. Green smoothies. Blech.
There are four novels named Blue, including the top search result by Danielle Steel, to be released later this month.
Five books about dye and textiles.
Four books about a type of personality, loosely defined as “a person with a warrior spirit, always questioning and challenging the ways of the world and has a strong sense of a higher purpose.”
Mostly children’s picture books.
Also two books in a series called “Mail Order Brides Stories,” including Violet's Mail Order Husband - A Clean Historical Mail Order Bride Story (Montana Brides Book 1).
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It turns out that our library is so awesome that they even put together a list of much better books with colors in the title. AND they have some of them available in Kindle format to borrow. I’m so grateful! Thanks, colorful librarians!