Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors

Hi everyone! Today I’m participating in Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. The weekly topics are posted well in advance and the idea is to find ten books that match the topic. The topic for this week is: book titles that sound like they could be Crayola crayon colours.

This meme seemed kind of daunting when I first heard about it, but as soon as I saw this week’s topic I was in. I spent an absurd amount of time scrolling through Goodreads looking at book titles, but it was enjoyable. I also spent a lot of time looking at all of the existing Crayola colours and for fun I’m including five of the wackiest ones at the end of this post.

With the exception of Slay by Brittney Morris, I have’t read any of the books on this list. Yolk and Burnt Sugar caught my attention recently and I’m hoping I’ll have time to read them later this year. I’ve read Jean Rhys before and I love the way Wide Sargasso Sea sounds so I had to include it even though it might seem a little out of place. But honestly, I think almost anything goes when it comes to Crayola names, you’ll see what I mean later.

Books & links to their Goodreads pages

1) Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

2) Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi

3) Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

4) Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

5) Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

6) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

7) Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

8) Strawberry Sorbet by Landon Wake

9) Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

10) Slay by Brittney Morris || my review here

5 real Crayola Colours

1) Cheese Grater | hex code: C89F56

2) Petrified Forest | hex code: #005B39

3) Purple Mountains’ Majesty | hex code: #D6AEDD

4) Permanent Geranium Lake | hex code: #E12C2C

5) Metallic Seaweed | hex code: #0A7E8C

What do you think about the titles I chose? Do they sound like they could be Crayola colours? Which real Crayola colour do you think sounds the wackiest?


17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors”

  1. Love these! Just read “Yolk” and it’s a perfect name! I love all the titles you’ve picked and I can easily see them being crayola colors! My favorite, though, is “Cat’s Eye.” Love it! Put it in the “witch-y colors” crayola pack!


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