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.


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

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.

TracyK said...

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.

Clothes In Books said...

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....

TracyK said...

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.

Bev Hankins said...

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!

TracyK said...

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