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Any ideas for a colour related book?

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notjudgingjustasking Fri 10-Jan-20 15:41:53

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notjudgingjustasking Fri 10-Jan-20 15:45:19

Sorry was trying to post a reading group suggestion list but I cannot work out how to do it!
For Every month it suggests a different type of book
For January it suggests reading a book with a colour in the title.
I have read the colour purple, the green mile so was hoping for something else.
Ideally something quite cheerful
Any suggestions?

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BonnyConnie Fri 10-Jan-20 15:46:11

The Red Pony

Smellslikebiscuits Fri 10-Jan-20 15:48:34

Half of a Yellow Sun

sunshineandshowers21 Fri 10-Jan-20 15:50:14

fifty shades of gray? 😂 maybe try looking on good reads? i did a reading challenge last year and they have lists of books relating to different themes which helped me when i was stuck.

ShootTheRunner Fri 10-Jan-20 15:51:23

Blue Eyed Boy by Joanne Harris
The Phillip Gregory books - Red Queen, White Queen etc
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes

Nowisthemonthofmaying Fri 10-Jan-20 15:51:24

Slightly cheating but The Colour by Rose Tremain?

The Red Tent - Anita Diamant

Oranges are not the Only Fruit

BarkandCheese Fri 10-Jan-20 15:56:32

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

AdaColeman Fri 10-Jan-20 16:00:01

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Fri 10-Jan-20 16:00:57

The Land of Green Ginger, by Noel Langley - it is a children’s book, but is very funny, and I still enjoy it as an adult.

palomapear Fri 10-Jan-20 16:01:40

The Colour Purple.

That's fantastic!

palomapear Fri 10-Jan-20 16:02:12

Reads full post...


palomapear Fri 10-Jan-20 16:02:55

How Green Was My Valley

Thesearmsofmine Fri 10-Jan-20 16:03:50

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes

Mesmeri Fri 10-Jan-20 16:05:47

On the black hill, Bruce Chatwin
Black beauty, Anna Sewell
Warrior Scarlet, Rosemary Sutcliff
The yellow on the broom, Betsy White
The white tiger, Aravind Adiga

weebarra Fri 10-Jan-20 16:09:00

Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. Emphatically NOT the porny one!

Deecaff Fri 10-Jan-20 16:39:03

Not a specific colour but Astonishing Splashes of Colour by Clare Morrall is a really good book.
About someone with synastheasia.

HildaSnibbs Fri 10-Jan-20 17:31:35

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler?

tinytemper66 Fri 10-Jan-20 17:34:24

The Colour Purple

keiratwiceknightly Fri 10-Jan-20 17:35:37

The Yellow Wallpaper

goldenorbspider Fri 10-Jan-20 17:37:42

Red rising... dystopian fiction I wasn't a big fan and gave up.

Colour purple?

notjudgingjustasking Sat 11-Jan-20 08:20:55

Thankyiu all so much for these suggestions lots to get going with - might retread the colour purple after all . February's theme is a book that's been made into a film so would also be ideal fir the people who take time to savour a book ( slowcreaders!)

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MaJoady Sat 11-Jan-20 12:07:23

Came on to say A Spool of Blue Thread or Crimson Petal and the White, but see they're already here. Can echo the recommendations though!

Although if you're worried about slow readers the latter is a big book (I loved it though, probably more than the Tyler)

MaJoady Sat 11-Jan-20 12:08:52

OP, can you try again to share the list? Might try to do this independently. I always struggle to choose which book to read next, so this could be fun

notjudgingjustasking Sat 11-Jan-20 13:18:47

I can't work out how to but I'll write it out
Jan-book with a colour in the title
Feb- book that is also a movie
March- book wit a nature word in the title
April- a book that has been sitting on the shelf
May- a children's or young adults book
June- with a place in the title
July- newest unread book on your shelf
August- a fantasy book
Sept- written before 1950
October- a thriller or mystery
November - a biography
December- a Christmas themed book

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