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Monday, February 15, 2021

TTT: Good Books With Purple, Yellow, and Green Covers

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with purple, green, or yellow covers that I've read and enjoyed.

Tuesday, February 16th, is Fat Tuesday, the last day of Mardi Gras. So today we celebrate this day with books full of fun, colorful covers.

Purple covers:

The Violet Hour/Roiphe; Valentine/Wetmore; The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto/Albom; Muse of Nightmares/Taylor; Drama/Telgemeier; The Color Purple/Walker

Green covers:

Ex Libris/Kakutani; Radium Girls/Moore; The Magic Fish/Nguyen; The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry/Joyce; Hum If You Don't Know The Words/Marais

Yellow covers.

Anxious People/Backman; Jane Against the World/Blumenthal; Normal/Newman; How to Be a Lion/Vera; Call Down the Hawk/Stiefvater; American Spy/Wilkinson


-Anne

26 comments:

  1. Very clever! I miss Mardi Gras and the classroom celebrations. I wish I could be dressed up and eating some jambalaya.

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  2. There is something so satisfying about color coordinated book covers! I've only read a couple of these

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  3. I am in love with the green book covers! They're so pretty!!!

    Here's my TTT: https://bibliosini.com/purple-yellow-and-green-book-covers-top-ten-tuesday/

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  4. This was a fun topic to hunt for! Here's my TTT post:

    https://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2021/02/top-ten-purple-yellow-and-green-covers.html

    Colletta

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  5. I loved The Radium Girls, it was so shocking and sad.

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    1. Yes. I really got into Radium Girls and did lots of extra research. It is horrifying what happened to the girls.

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  6. I like how you not only found books in the three colors of Mardi Gras, but how you found good books.

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    1. You tweaked the theme this week to be book set in New Orleans. I thought I'd list a few I've like set in that city, too.---A Confederacy of Dunces is my favorite. Zeitoun about the after effects of Hurricane Katrina and all the racism. Horrible. Out of the Easy by Ruta Septyes wasn't a favorite book but is by an author I really admire. The Awakening by Kate Chopin is so well done and so sad. No wonder it is a classic. The Pelican Brief was my introduction to John Grisham. I started The Yellow House in early 2020 and it wasn't the right year to read a depressing book so I set it aside. I hope to finish it this year. I read A Lesson Before Dying by Gaines years ago and I remember its sadness but also the message of hope that education can bring.I haven't read it yet, but An Interview with a Vampire is on my TBR.

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  7. I really, really need to read Anxious People!!
    Seeing all the yellow books with this TTT prompt makes me realize that yellow is such a nice and underappreciated book cover color. lol.

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    1. I just finished Anxious People last week. It is not my favorite Backman book but I do think he created some characters who were very anxious.

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  8. American Spy sounds interesting.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. It does seem like bright yellow books aren't the most popular covers out there so I was surprised to see this one on my list of read books so colorful and bright.

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  9. Seventeen books. Well done! I was glad to find ten for my TTT this week. Those are not colours I find often on my books.

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  10. Love your book colors. I focused on New Orleans for this TTT.

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  11. The Radium Girls was an excellent read.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-about-mardi-gras/

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    1. Your blog focused on Mardi Gras-Themed books. It made me realize I don't think I've actually read any on that topic and should work to change that.

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  12. I love that purple colour on The Muse of Nightmares book, the UK one was orange which is not my favourite (not that I actually read Muse of Nightmares as I wasn't massively into Strange The Dreamer).
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/16/top-ten-tuesday-303/

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    1. Isn't it odd that different publishers use different covers?

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  13. That Ex Libris cover is lovely! Happy reading :D Here's my TTT if you want to have a look https://readwithstefani.com/books-with-green-covers/

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  14. I really like your selection of purple covers. I am very partial to the color.

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  15. I love how you laid yours out! Also, so many wonderful books!!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback. The books are pretty scrunched up but it does give off a cool vibe.

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  16. I read The Magic Fish last month and couldn't recommend it enough. Great list and thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

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  17. This was such a fun topic. All of these covers are so eye-catching. I especially love the green ones. :)

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  18. Oooh! I love all the covers! Great list!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  19. Fun! I like that you separated the covers out. :) Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week.

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