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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Question:  Can you envision any of these as crayon colors?  Can you think of any other book titles that would make good crayon colors?

40 replies
  1. verushka
    verushka says:

    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 !

  2. Dini @ dinipandareads
    Dini @ dinipandareads says:

    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 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      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.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      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.

  3. Olivia-Savannah
    Olivia-Savannah says:

    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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