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2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge

My Progress:

30 / 30 books. 100% done!

20 Books of Summer 2023

My Progress:

17 / 20 books. 85% done!

2023 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama (2)
- Alaska (1)
- Arizona (2)
- Arkansas (1)
- California (16)
- Colorado (1)
- Connecticut (3)
- Delaware (1)
- Florida (2)
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My Progress:

51 / 51 states. 100% done!

2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:

25 / 25 books. 100% done!

2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

50 / 50 books. 100% done!

Booklist Queen's 2023 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

52 / 52 books. 100% done!

2023 52 Club Reading Challenge

My Progress:

52 / 52 books. 100% done!

2023 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:

40 / 40 books. 100% done!

2023 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

29 / 40 books. 73% done!

2023 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

My Progress:

16 / 25 books. 64% done!

2023 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

Book Bingo Reading Challenge

20 / 25 books. 80% done!

2023 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:

109 / 109 books. 100% done!

Children's Book Reading Challenge...For Adults!

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: A Rainbow of TBR Books

At first blush, today's Top Ten Tuesday topic sounds easy:  Top Ten Books With Colors in the Title.  I racked my brain to come up with colorful books I've read and ... nuthin'.  When I scanned my TBR lists, though, a number of titles popped up.  So, I've amended today's prompt just a tad.

Before we get to that, though, be sure to stop by That Artsy Reader Girl and give our TTT host, Jana, some love.  All the details about this fun meme are on her blog.  Join in, won't you?

Top Ten Books On My TBR List With Colors in the Title 

1.  Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain MurphyI've talked about my excitement for this YA novel before.  I loved Murphy's debut novel, The Disappearances, and have been waiting anxiously for her to release another.  An e-ARC of this one is waiting on my Kindle; I just need to get to it.

2.  Butterfly Yellow by Thanhhá Lai—This YA novel concerns two Vietnamese children desperately trying to escape their war-torn country and find refuge in America.  When her younger brother is ripped from her arms at the airport, Hang is left behind.  Years later, Hang finally makes it to the U.S., but where is her brother?  How will she ever find him again? 

3.  Planet Earth is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos—Another historical, this MG offering centers around the launch of the Challenger and a young foster kid who can't wait for the big event.  Not only does Nova love space, but her beloved missing sister has promised she'll be there to watch the launch with Nova.

4.  White Rose by Kip Wilson—This WWII novel in verse is based on the true story of a young woman's determination to resist the Nazi regime in Germany.

5.  Black Dove White Raven by Elizabeth WeinA fiery explosion brings down a stunt plane holding the mothers of two children, killing one.  The surviving woman vows to raise the dead woman's son, a Black boy, along with her own white daughter.  Determined to find somewhere their unusual family can live in peace (1930's America is not that place), they move to Ethiopia, where they find the acceptance they're looking for.  When the threat of war causes turmoil, the family's lives change once again ...

6.  The Blue Cotton Gown by Patricia Harman—This memoir about a midwife who practiced in Appalachia for many years sounds fascinating.

7.  The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths—I love the Ruth Galloway mystery series, so this one—#8 in the series—is definitely one I want to read.

8.  Greenglass House by Kate Milford—Winter is hardly the busy season at this smuggler's inn, so when the guest bell goes off unexpectedly, the innkeepers' adopted son is surprised.  He's even more shocked when the place fills with a strange mix of mysterious lodgers and odd things start to happen.  It's up to him and the cook's daughter to figure out what in the world is going on.

9.  The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman—This MG historical is about two mortal enemies brought together when the Chernobyl plant explodes.  As the two girls are bustled off to Leningrad toward an unknown new life, they must rely on each other to face the past and forge a new future.

10.  Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes—Sawyer Taft, an 18-year-old auto mechanic, wants nothing to do with the frilly, fake-y debutante season.  But, when her grandmother offers her a very large sum to participate, she can't say no (even though she really, really wants to), especially since it will give her the opportunity to ask questions about the biggest mystery of her life—her father's identity. 

There you have it, ten books with colorful titles that I want to read.  Have you read any of them?  What did you think?  What colorful books are on your list today?  I'd truly love to know.  Leave me a comment on this post and I will return the favor on yours.

Happy TTT!
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