Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week they provide a topic and you are free to use that topic and/or variations of that topic to make your top ten list. You don’t have to do all ten. Instead you can do three, five, fifteen, whatever you want. A full list of the weekly themes can be found here.
This week’s theme is Books With Colors In The Titles. Just taking a quick browse of my shelves there are several that jump out at me and those are just what I own. Color can be used as a great hint for what lies within a book so lets take a dive in and see what we can find.
The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2) by Roshani Chokshi – First of all, I am hyped for this book. The Gilded Wolves was a great read. It is one of those books that pops up into my head at random moments unbidden. The characters and story just live in my brain and stop by to say hi from time to time. I can’t wait for this to release so I can go on another adventure with them.
Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – How could I not bring up a title with two color words in its title? Not to mention the rainbow of representation within its cover (you see what I did there). This is one of very few contemporary titles I have read and I have to say that I enjoyed it very much.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon – This book has to have one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen. It is bold and intricate and just wonderful. While I love Shannon’s The Bone Season books I am ashamed to say that I haven’t read this one yet. It is on my shelf, mocking me, even now. My attention span and I are going to have to get together for a little chat and see what we can do about conquering this dragon of a book.
Iron Gold (Red Rising Saga #4) by Pierce Brown – So, yeah, I love the original trilogy for Red Rising but despite having had this one shelves since its release date in 2018 I still haven’t read it. Whoops. I tell myself I’m waiting for the concluding novel in this saga to come out but really I’m just a sorry excuse for a reader.
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles #1) by Rick Riordan – After a quick browse of my shelves I must admit, it is a little alarming how often “red” shows up in a title. This is one of my plethora of options. Most people have heard of Riordan’s Percy Jackson books but not so many have read his Kane Chronicles which are equally enjoyable. If you like middle grade you can’t go wrong with this trilogy.
Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard – Here is another of my vast option of red titles. This magnificent trash fire of a book caught my interest in April of 2019, long after most people had already read it. But, I still devoured it and loved every moment of this trope filled fantasy. I haven’t continued with the series as I DNFed the second book (and from reviews of later installments I’m glad I did) but Red Queen is a shining beacon of mid 2010’s YA fantasy.
There are so many more options for titles with colors in them. A few honorable mentions are:
Red Hood by Elana K. Arnold
Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy #1) by Kerstin Gier
Red Rising (Red Rising Saga #1) by Pierce Brown
White Corridor (Bryan and May Mysteries #5) by Christopher Fowler
These are just the ones on my personal shelf, a quick browse at Goodreads gives so many more options. I hope someone has chosen to do a rainbow.