Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rainbow Reading Challenge 2012

FAILED CHALLENGE--Could not keep up with the colors each month...became overwhelmed. =O(

The Rainbow Reading Challenge is hosted by Books Make Me Happy.

*Click the above links or image to sign up

For this year’s reading challenge I thought we’d have a little fun with colors. Each month has been assigned a color (along with some common alternate words to add variety). You just have to find a book with that color in the title. That’s it! As you read, come post the title and author of the book for that month below. At the end of the year… anyone who has post EACH MONTH, and completed ALL COLORS, will receive a handmade (by me) bracelet with a bead for each color, and a book charm to finish it off. I’m working on a grand prize (one random winner, only) basket of lovely, color themed books as well, but that will be a WIP during the year. In order to qualify for the bracelet, or be entered into the grand prize drawing for the basket, you MUST post each month with your title/author. If you post any reviews about the books you’ve read for this challenge, please post the link in your comment and I’ll send it out on Books Make Me Happy Twitter and Facebook streams. *All books must be at least 200 pages, or the ebook equivalent.*

Colors for each month are:
January – Red (burgundy, claret, crimson, fuschia, garnet, magenta, maroon, ruby, scarlet, rose, cherry)
February – Purple (violet, lavendar, amethyst, lilac, plum, periwinkle)
March – Aquamarine (teal, tourquoise)
April – Clear (transparent, transluscent, crystal, diamond)
May – Green (emerald, jade, malachite, lime, pine, sage)
June – Black
July – Pink (blush, carnation, mauve)
August - Brown (chocolate, tan, bronze)
September – Blue (cobalt, cerulean, navy, indigo, sapphire)
October – White (snowy)
November – Orange (peach, salmon, coral, tangerine, copper)
December – Silver (sterling, platinum, chrome, gray)

If you think you’ll have trouble finding books with the correct colors… check places like and Google Books. Just search for the color and see what pops up!! (If you find a book with a color-type word you want to use, but it’s not on the list, email me or @ me on twitter to check.) Hopefully this will encourage all of us to look outside of our “tried and true” and find some fantastic new books. I’ll be posting my book/author each month below, can’t wait to see what YOU all find!!

I love challenges like this! Fun, fun, fun! I'll either list one book for the particular color or I will have a list of titles to choose from so I can choose the book that suits my mood at the time.  These are predominantly books from my own shelves.

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne COMPLETED (review)
The Color Purple by Alice Walker COMPLETED (review)
The Turquoise by Anya Seton 
 A Night as Clear as Day by R.J. Rosenblum
Green Darkness by Anya Seton or Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The Black Tower by Louis Bayard
Paint It Black by Janet Fitch 
Black Girl/White Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
Black Horses for the King by Anne McCaffrey
Black Body by HC Turk  
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Chocolate by Joanne Harris
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Lady in Blue by Javier Sierra
Midwife of the Blue Ridge by Christine Blevins
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
White as Snow by Tanith Lee
The White by Deborah Larsen
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice
Snow by Ronald Malfi
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Daring to Eat a Peach by Joseph Zeppetello
The Coral Thief by Rebecca Stott
The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain
The Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt
Silver Bells by Luanne Rice

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I want to join. I love colors. Books and colors together are just too wonderful to pass up.


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