Top Ten Tuesday – Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayon Colors
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!
This week’s TTT topic is Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors (Take a moment and Google some of the crazy Crayola crayon colors that exist. Can you think of any book titles that sound like they could also be a crayon color? It might be fun to include a description of the kind of color you’re picturing.)
This was a fun topic for me because I haven’t paid attention to crayons in years so it was fun to actually Google crayons and see what kind of color names are out there these days. Below is what I came up with once I started scouring my shelves and my TBR to see what might make a good crayon color name.
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Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayon Colors
1. LEAVES OF GRASS by Walt Whitman – This one is probably pretty self explanatory, but I could see this being used on for a green crayon.
2. VIOLET GRENADE by Victoria Scott – I’m envisioning this as a bright, vibrant purple because of the grenade.
3. I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN by Jandy Nelson – Yellow of course. 🙂
4. THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morganstern – Something really dark, like a midnight blue or even black.
5. DARLING ROSE GOLD by Stephanie Wrobel – I guess this one is pretty self explanatory. I’m picturing the rose gold iPhone, lol.
6. SKY WITHOUT STARS by Jessica Brody and Joann Rendell – Like The Starless Sea, I’m envisioning this as either a deep blue or black.
7. CONCRETE ROSE by Angie Thomas – In my mind, this would be hot pink.
8. FLAME IN THE MIST by Renee Ahdieh – This would be orange, of course, for the flame.
9. ONE DAY IN DECEMBER by Josie Silver – I’m picturing this as a pale gray or even silver, some combination of snow and silvery holiday decorations.
10. AURORA BURNING by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman – Back in my day, we had a bunch of random orange-ish colors that were called things like Red-Orange, Orange-Red, and when Crayola wanted to be really creative, Burnt Sienna. I’m picturing those names trashed in favor of Aurora Burning.
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Ok, this is not the TTT I expected! It’s definitely a different way of looking at colours — I’m currently typing this and scanning my bookshelves at the same time trying to find a title that fits! I like Concrete Rose !
It was a pretty cool topic. I had fun seeing what everyone else came up with. 🙂
I’ll Give You the Sun – YES! That would be a beautiful color, I imagine.
Sam@wlabb recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Kiss and Make-up
I think so. A bright beautiful yellow. 🙂
Leaves of Grass should totally be a Crayola colour.
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I agree. 🙂
Darling Rose Gold sounds like the perfect name for a crayon!
I thought so too and rose gold is so popular right now. I think there’s even an iPhone that is rose gold, lol.
Love these! I grew up with pretty boring crayon names like you. “Lemon yellow” wasn’t too exciting, but times have changed, lol. I love Concrete Rose!
Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy recently posted…Blog Tour Review: COMPOSITE CREATURES by Caroline Hardaker
Right? My crayons were super basic. I love how creative and fun the names are now.
Ooooh I had Concrete Rose on my list, but imagined it as something darker than your hot pink! What a fun light hearted topic this week! These are the books titles I thought sounded like those Crayola colours!
Michael @ The Book Lover’s Sanctuary recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colours
I just saw your version of Concrete Rose on your blog. Love it!
This is a really fun topic! My favorite from your list is Darling Rose Gold!
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I had a lot of fun seeing what everyone else came up with. 🙂
Starless Sea? Leaves of Grass, or….One Day in December?? WOW! How to choose a favorite?!!
Lisa of Hopewell recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors
The Darling Rose cover is so pretty.
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I love that cover too. I haven’t read the book yet but that cover catches my eye every time I see it.
I love this! I almost went with Aurora Rising (for a galactic purple/pink mix!) and I also almost went with I’ll Give You the Sun as well! 😍 I can definitely see all of these being awesome crayon colours! Great list 🙂
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I almost put Aurora Rising on my list too, lol.
I love how you matched the text with the color you envision for the crayon.
Steph@paigesofbooks recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday books that could be Crayola crayon colors
The Starless Sea is a great choice!
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Thanks! That one just seems like it has so many possibilities color-wise.
I’m loving Concrete Rose as a Crayola color.
Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors
That was one of my favorites from my list. 🙂
Great choices. I love One Day In December and The Starless Sea!
Man, I remember the excitement of getting a brand-new books of crayons. So much possibility! Like you, I haven’t paid attention to crayon colors in YEARS. How fun that there are now so many creatively-named colors. I’m lame, so I couldn’t come up with any, but you did a great job. Fun list!
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Right? I remember getting my first big box of 64 crayons and pulling every single one out just so I could read all of the color names, lol.
Violet Grenade is the best crayon name ever! I love it.
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Fun topic and great list! Aurora Burning would make for a great crayon color.
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Violet grenade us awesome. One Day in December is a great one too- i also get a silvery type vibe from it.
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Glad I’m not the only one. At first I kept thinking blue, but that was because of the book cover. The name itself says silver to me.
This post made me laugh so much and it is so accurate! I’ll give you the sun, concrete rose and the starless sea are my favourites and I BET they exist as crayons somewhere out there ^.^
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If they don’t exist, they really should! 🙂
I’ll Give You The Sun and Concrete Rose both made my list as well! Great picks!
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