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Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Could be Crayola Colours

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


Was it just me or did last week feel super long? It was one heck of a rough one for me so maybe that’s why the days felt like they dragged. I hope this one starts off well for you all.

Today’s TTT is all about colours, particularly crayola colours. Did that bring any flashbacks to childhood for you? I remember colouring with them as a child for every art project I had (and apparently my teachers thought I didn’t colour very well but that’s just their opinion). I still have a box full of these colouring crayons on my desk so this was a bit of a fun task to do.

I have picked some titles I feel have succinct and colourful-sounding names that seems to impress a certain colour in mind when I read them. Let me know what you think about these titles, or if you’d give a different colour to them!

1. Golden by Jessi Kirby

I suppose this one is a bit of a cheat but I couldn’t help but think of this book since it screams brilliant warm yellow hues on skin in the summer and the rays of sunlight filtering through curtains. I also really loved this book when I read oh, a decade ago, and just wanted to highlight it.

2. Magnolia by Kristi Cook

I know, I suppose this is also a colour of some sort. I think of beautiful fuchsia/warm pink on buds of flowers as spring grows, particularly in the South of America. Which is fitting since this book is featured in the South and is a beautiful enemies-to-lovers story of two teens whose mothers wanted them to get together forever but they absolutely detested the other.

3. Just Dreaming by Kerstin Gier

The conclusion to a trilogy about a girl who can enter dreams of others, I imagine a nice sky blue colour for this title. If I were lying on the grass and looking up into the sky on a sunny day, I’d dream under a canvas of blue with the odd white cloud floating by.

4. Frostfire by Amanda Hocking

While the words seem to of opposing effects (fire and frost), this brings to mind the white/blue centre of flames which is the hottest part. I think it’s particularly beautiful and fitting for book 1 of the Kanin Chronicles set in wintry Canada (yay!).

5. Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

I absolutely adored this book that featured the importance and beauty of language. Its title draws a deep golden colour to me that can be found on scrolls (for which verses are written) and the hilts of swords.

6. Snow like Ashes by Sara Raasch

There are other titles in this series that could fit into this pattern but this one stuck out to me. I think of an ice gray colour or even a more muted gray akin to a rainy, overcast sky. You know, just things that fall out of the sky.

7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Hopefully not a title unfamiliar to most, I think of a fiery orange from its name, the spark that lives on and fights to become ablaze. It also reminds me of the titular girl in this book characterized by her survival instincts in New Beijing, a populated city that do not look kindly on people like her.

8. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

I think many colours may come to mind depending on the person for this title, just anything that glitters right? While diamonds may be the first thing to pop up for some, I think of a nice rosy hue like that of a rose quartz. I’m not sure why, maybe ‘cause it somewhat rhymes?

9. Thorn by

This is a book I have yet to read but its title makes me think of dark obsidian. Like something shiny enough to entice you and draw you close but dangerous when you actually get in its vicinity.

10. Starflight by Melissa Landers

It sounds and obviously reminds me of space so I think of the darkest, deepest black of the void but maybe with a sprinkling of yellow in it so it’s not complete blackness. After all, sci-fi space books are fun and all, but not if you can’t see anything around you, right?


That’s my list for this week. What’d you think of my colours and titles? Let me know! Would love to hear if any differ for you.

Happy Tuesday everyone! Hopefully it’ll be filled with more peace and rest for all of us.

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