During Labor Day weekend, I came across a blogger who threw out a “Color Coded Challenge.” It was a unique way to get nine books read, and I accepted. The goal was to read a book with the cover the of each color listed and to finish by December 31st.
I am pleased to announce that I have finished today, November 17th. I also rounded the challenge out to ten books, including one by an author of color. The book covers were to be the following: blue, red, yellow, green, brown, black white, any other color not mentioned, a book involving a title expressing a concept of color (such as a rainbow), and a book by an author of color.
Here were my reads from Labor Day through November 17th:
- blue–Song of Susannah, Book six of “The Dark Tower Series” by Stephen King. (reviewed on https://powerfulwomenreaders.wordpress.com)
- red–Half Broke Horses, a novel by Jeanette Walls (author of the memoir, Glass Castle) reviewed on PWR
- yellow–The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl, a children’s book I put in my Little Free Library after reading
- green–Rules of Prey by John Sanford, a mystery/crime novel placed in my LFL by an anonymous donor
- brown–The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas, read on my Kindle
- black–Revival, a horror story by Stephen King
- white–Stitches, a book of essays by Anne Lamott, themed around sewing (soon to be reviewed on PWR)
- any other color–pink–Wizard and Glass, Book Four of the “Dark Tower Series” by Stephen King (reviewed on PWR)
- a word/concept that includes color in the title–Crystal Clear a novelette by Aiden Reid (reviewed on PWR)
- author of color–Loose Woman, a book of love poems by Sandra Cisneros
I have read many other books during this time period, but I have made sure I only included ones I liked and would recommend to friends. So, there you are, friends. Get reading!