Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by ThatArtsyReaderGirl
Hi! Today’s TTT topic is books with colors in the titles. For this I went through all the books I’ve read and only found about thirteen books total with colors. After I weeded out the ones I DNF’d, the ones I hated, and the ones where I never kept up with the series, I was left with 9 books. So I’m gonna talk about those:
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – I’m a bit of a dissenting opinion on this one in that I didn’t love it. I didn’t dislike it mind you, I just didn’t have that ‘best book of the year’ feelings about it that so many did. That’s okay though, it was decent for what it was. This book follows a romance between the first son of the United States and a Prince of Wales.
Blue Exorcist by Kazue Kato – Now I’m only a few volumes into this so far, so me saying it’s a ‘top’ of anything right now is probably not founded on much knowledge. So far though I’m rather enjoying this series. It follows a young man who finds out he’s the son of satan and joins an exorcism academy with the vow of killing his father.
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik – This book is haunting and enchanting and wonderful. It’s a very loose retelling of Rumpelstiltskin, and it’s definitely worth checking out.
Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa – This one’s a good, low-key series about agricultural school and it tackles the realities of taking care of farm animals. It’s really good and I’m hoping to continue it soon. I have vols 5-6 ordered, just waiting for them to arrive.
Black Powder War and Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik – Books three and seven in Novik’s nine book historical fantasy series. This is one of my all-time favorite series, most of the books being five stars, including the two above. Dragon warfare during the Napoleonic wars. Need I say more?
Orange by Ichigo Takano – This is a short manga about time paradoxes and suicide. It’s pretty heavy but it’s also wholesome and worth checking out.
Black Butler by Yana Toboso – This is a recent new all-time favorite and man I’m pining for volume 29. WANT.
The Black Prism by Brent Weeks – I mention this series a lot and honestly it’s perfect for this prompt, for more reasons than just its title. The magic system itself deals with color, or more accurately, the visible light spectrum. The magic users in this series transform visible light of a color into physical matter. It’s pretty awesome (and the book is excellent as well).
And that’s it! I didn’t realize so few books I read actually had colors in the title. For some reason I thought I would have had many more to choose from. I suppose not! Happy reading!