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Saturday, December 26, 2015

2016 Color Coded Reading Challenge

Link to challenge announcement/sign-up post
Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Hosted by: Bev @ My Reader's Block

Guidelines:

• Read nine books in the following categories:
1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.) in the title/on the cover.
4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.
5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Chocolate, Beige, etc) in the title/on the cover.
6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover.
7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc) in the title/on the cover.
8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magenta, etc.).
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).
• Any book read from January 1 through December 31, 2016 will count.
• Crossovers with other challenges are OK.
• A blog isn't necessary, and reviews are not required.

● See my original post about the challenge HERE.
● See my wrap-up post HERE.  
● See the challenge announcement/sign-up post HERE.
● See the challenge Headquarters page HERE.


MY READING LIST (books I've read, with links to reviews):
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POSSIBLE CHOICES:

1. Blue, etc:
  • A Beautiful Blue Death. Charles Finch 
  • The Blue Fairy Book. Andrew Lang 
  • The Blue Flower. Penelope Fitzgerald 
  • The Blue Hammer. Ross Macdonald 
  • Blue Labyrinth. Preston & Child 
  • The Deep Blue Goodbye. John D. MacDonald 
  • Dream When You're Feeling Blue. Elizabeth Berg
  • Girl in Hyacinth Blue. Susan Vreeland 
  • The Pale Blue Eye. Louis Bayard 
  • The Turquoise Mask. Phyllis A. Whitney 

2. Red, etc:
  • Crimson Shore. Preston & Child 
  • Death of a Red Heroine. Qui Xiaolong 
  • Five Red Herrings. Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Red Harvest. Dashiell Hammett
  • A Red Herring Without Mustard. Alan Bradley
  • The Red Lamp. Mary Roberts Rinehart 
  • Rose Cottage. Mary Stewart 
  • Vanish with the Rose. Barbara Michaels 
  • A Wreath of Roses. Elizabeth Taylor 

3. Yellow, etc:
  • BUtterfield 8. John O'Hara
  • The Canary Murder Case. S.S. Van Dine
  • Crome Yellow. Aldous Huxley
  • The Golden Bowl. Henry James 
  • The Mystery of the Yellow Room. Gaston Leroux 
  • The Realms of Gold. Margaret Drabble 
  • The Yellow Room. Mary Roberts Rinehart

4. Green, etc:
  • Anne of Green Gables. Lucy M. Montgomery
  • The Children of Green Knowe. L. M. Boston
  • Emerald. Phyllis A. Whitney 
  • The Greene Murder Case. S.S. VanDine 
  • Green for Danger. Christianna Brand
  • The Greengage Summer. Rumer Godden 
  • The Green Hat. Michael Arlen 
  • The Green Knight. Iris Murdoch
  • Olive Kitteridge. Elizabeth Strout 
  • Thrush Green. "Miss Read"

5. Brown, etc:
  • The Bronze Pen. Zilpha Keatley Snyder 
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Roald Dahl
  • Chocolat. Joanne Harris
  • The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper. John D. MacDonald 
  • The Poisoned Chocolates Case. Anthony Berkeley 
  • Portrait in Sepia. Isabel Allende 
  • A Tan and Sandy Silence. John D. MacDonald

6. Black, etc:
  • Bellman and Black. Diane Setterfield 
  • Black Dog. Stephen Booth 
  • Black Light. Elizabeth Hand 
  • Black Money. Ross Macdonald
  • The Black Prince. Iris Murdoch
  • Black Water. Joyce Carol Oates
  • Blackwork. Monica Ferris 
  • The Ebony Swan. Phyllis A. Whitney 
  • The Master of Blacktower. Barbara Michaels 
  • Raven Black. Anne Cleeves

7. White, etc:
  • Death in a White Tie. Ngaio Marsh 
  • The Ivory Grin. Ross Macdonald 
  • White Nights. Ann Cleeves 
  • The Window at the White Cat. Mary Roberts Rinehart

8. Other Color:
  • The Amber Room. Steve Berry 
  • Black Amber. Phyllis A. Whitney 
  • The Ghost Orchid. Carol Goodman 
  • Greygallows. Barbara Michaels 
  • Grey Mask. Patricia Wentworth 
  • James and the Giant Peach. Roald Dahl 
  • Miss Silver Deals With Death. Patricia Wentworth 
  • Nightmare in Pink. John D. MacDonald 
  • Prater Violet. Christopher Isherwood 
  • A Purple Place for Dying. John D. MacDonald 
  • Silver on the Tree. Susan Cooper
  • The Violets of March. Sarah Jio 

9. Implied Color:
  • All the Colors of Darkness. Lloyd Biggle, Jr. 
  • All the Colors of Darkness. Peter Robinson 
  • Ancient Light. John Banville 
  • Black Rainbow. Barbara Michaels 
  • The Color of Light. Karen White 
  • The Dark on the Other Side. Barbara Michaels 
  • The Dark Place. Aaron Elkins 
  • Darkwater. Dorothy Eden 
  • House of Many Shadows. Barbara Michaels 
  • Into the Darkness. Barbara Michaels 
  • The Land of Painted Caves. Jean M. Auel 
  • Light Years. Elizabeth Jane Howard 
  • Murder in Primary Colors. Nora Barker 
  • Pale Fire. Vladimir Nabokov
  • The Pale Horse. Agatha Christie 
  • Pale Horse, Pale Rider. Katherine Anne Porter
  • The Painted Kiss. Elizabeth Hickey
  • The Painted Veil. W. Somerset Maugham 
  • Search the Shadows. Barbara Michaels 
  • Shadow Tag. Louise Erdrich 
  • Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd. Alan Bradley
  • The Walker in the Shadows. Barbara Michaels 
  • The Zebra-Striped Hearse. Ross Macdonald



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