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Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Colors in the Titles

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Due to a couple of crazily busy weeks, I have skipped a few Top Ten Tuesdays, but now I’m back!

This week’s prompt by That Artsy Reader Girl is Books with Colors in the Titles. I decided to only choose books I have either read already or that are on my TBR list, and let me tell you: The task turned out harder than I had expected! Which is why I stretched the definition a little by including things like metals and gems as colors.

I guess my taste in books is just not that colorful…


The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Okay, it might not have the name of a color in the title, but it does have a color! Of course it’s Octarine, the eight color of the rainbow and the color of magic, but just because it’s a fictional color does not mean it doesn’t count.

(No, I’m not trying to justify borderline cheating with this list. What are you talking about?)

A Darker Shade of Magic V. E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

Look, if The Colour of Magic counts, so does this…

I Shall Wear Midnight Terry Pratchett

I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

The Midnight in this title refers to a shade of black that the protagonist Tiffany Aching intends to wear when she gets old.

City of Brass S. A. Chakraborty

Kingdom of Copper S. A. Chakraborty

Kingdom of Copper S. A. Chakraborty

The City of Brass, The Kingdom of Copper and The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty

Metals are often used to refer to certain colors, so the books in the Daevabad Trilogy totally count.

The Black Prism Brent Weeks

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks

This might just be the only book on this list that irrefutably belongs on it!

Jade City Fonda Lee

Jade City by Fonda Lee

Jade is green. End of story.

Blackwing Ed McDonald

Blackwing by Ed McDonald

Blackwing has got ‘Black’ in it, right?

Red Country Joe Abercrombie

Red Country by Joe Abercrombie

I had to scour Amazon for a last book to add to this list, so I guess I have to read this now…


So, tell me: Did you guys also have to cheat ever so slightly to fit ten books on this list?
Please tell me I’m not the only one!

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Colors in the Titles

  1. Um. I had a lot of books I could have picked from (sorry) but I love your use of The Colour of Magic and A Darker Shade of Magic in your list! And metal colors totally count.

  2. I did okay, it turned out between my read books and my TBR, I had enough to come up with 10. I think the Daevabad books are definitely close enough to colours to count (plus the covers are so beauitful!)
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/top-ten-tuesday-275/

  3. Omg. I love The Black Prism! It was so good.

    1. I must have bought it forever ago, but I recently found it at the bottom of a moving box that I left unpacked for the last 4 years.
      But I really loved Brent Weeks’s “Night Angel” Trilogy, so I’m hoping this one’s as good!

  4. Aww, this is so clever! In particular I like “The Colour of Magic”, I really need to get started on the Discworld series. 🙂

    1. I can only recommend Discworld! The Colour of Magic might not be the best of the books, but it is highly entertaining.

  5. Great list! Red Country made my list this week, too, and Jade City is one I’m hoping to read really soon.

    1. I picked up Jade City in a box of discounted books just this weekend and it looks really good!
      And Red Country might have made the list out of desperation, but it does actually look really promising as well.

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  7. Darker Shade of magic looks so good! Making this list was so hard – I struggled to find books for my list. Great list!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

    1. I honestly hadn’t thought it would be this hard to make this list… I thought I would have a dozen suitable books on my shelf!

  8. What a great nerdy list, it was a really hard challenge wasn’t it? I went with the rainbow and added black, white and grey to get to 10!

    My TTT: https://bookbosomedlondoner.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/top-ten-tuesday-books-with-colours-in-the-title/

    1. A rainbow theme would have been so cool, but even the best laid plans can be foiled!

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