Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Color Coded Reading Challenge 2013: Books Read

This is the first year that I attempted the Color Coded Reading Challenge, hosted at My Reader's Block. This one required reading nine books, each with a different color in the title, and Bev accepted any shade of the required colors.

I did not do as well as I hoped but...

Blue:  Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
Red:  Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein
Yellow:  A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
Green: Green-Eyed Lady by Chuck Greaves
Brown: The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
Black: Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
White: White Nights by Ann Cleeves
Any other color: Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis
A word that implies color:

As you can see I did not read a book where the title included a word that implies color. What I have found in this pursuit for books with color in the title (most of which were run into serendipitously anyway, or I would not have done this well) is that I have a lot of books with RED in the title. Black is also a big one.


  1. Tracy, I haven't quite noticed colours in the titles of the books I read this year. That's a neat line-up of books and there's a couple of authors I hope to read next year, like Ann Cleeves and Alan Bradley.

  2. Prashant, I have a lot of books with colors in the titles, but they seem to all be the same ones (red, blue, some green). John D. MacDonald has a series with colors in each title. The Walter Mosley books often have a color in the title.

  3. I love mustard as one of your colours! I haven't thought about this, I'm going to have to look at my book titles and find out which colours predominate. But I have a feeling that, like you, I'll find a lot of red and some black....

    1. Moira, I would love to do this again, but I know I am missing several colors. It might be fun to do all vintage books with colors in the title.

  4. Red and Black are pretty easy to find (and usually Blue). I always seem to have trouble with White for some reason. Congrats on your finish for the year!

    1. Bev, thanks for stopping by. End the end I had done better on this challenge than I thought I had.