I can hardly believe how fast I am slicing through this challenge. I have reached the half-way mark, and read books with six different colored covers listed on the challenge.

The red book,

One of my favorites.

The blue (or mostly blue) book.

The yellow book

A change in plan.

I originally picked another book for my white book, but when I heard Fiona’s new book was white, I hurried to my local library and checked out the large print version, and put my first selection for white down until later. Lions was Davis’s best yet, and that’s really saying something!

I have not read a black book yet, but one should not be hard to find.

An Aussie Noir–my first of this genre

Green book

Orange book

Thanks to Carla at Carla Loves to Read, Reay is my new “favorite” author.

It’s not too late to join the challenge. Go to the search bar and look up “Celebration of Color.” Books do not have to be read in order, and there is no time limit.

Keep on reading colorfully, y’all!


Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."


  1. You are nailing this challenge, Rae:)). I am intrigued by your latest favourite author… it’s a name I’ve heard around the blogs – do you think she would be an author I’d enjoy? I love the look of the cover…

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  2. You are doing wonderful with this challenge Rae. I am so glad you are enjoying Katherine Reay. I need to read Fiona Davis’ new book, I have been reading such great reviews for it.


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