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Hosted by: Bev @ My Reader's Block
• 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.• Any book read from January 1 through December 31, 2016 will count.
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.).
• 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):
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 Good-by. 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 Gold Bug Variations. Richard Powers
- 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
- The Dud Avocado. Elaine Dundy
- 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 December. Scott Hunter
- 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:
- Bone White. Ronald Malfi
- Death in a White Tie. Ngaio Marsh
- The Ivory Grin. Ross Macdonald
- The Ivory Tower. Henry James
- 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
- By the Shores of Silver Lake. Laura Ingalls Wilder
- The Cranefly Orchid Murder. Cynthia Riggs
- The Ghost Orchid. Carol Goodman
- Greygallows. Barbara Michaels
- Grey Mask. Patricia Wentworth
- James and the Giant Peach. Roald Dahl
- Miss Silver Comes to Stay. Patricia Wentworth
- 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
- Colour Scheme. Ngaio Marsh
- 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
- The Painted Kiss. Elizabeth Hickey
- The Painted Veil. W. Somerset Maugham
- The Painted Word. Tom Wolfe
- Pale Fire. Vladimir Nabokov
- The Pale Horse. Agatha Christie
- Pale Horse, Pale Rider. Katherine Anne Porter
- 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