Friday, January 20, 2017

Reading by the colors in 2017

This is the second reading challenge I am doing because it is silly fun, and it is the last challenge I am choosing to undertake in 2017. I am new to this challenge, so this should be an interesting experience. Here are the details:

From the challenge page:

  • Basically, the idea is to read nine books in each of the colors assigned. The book can have the color or a shade of the color in the title and/or on the book cover. So, for example, for blue, a book that has blue (or a shade of blue) in the title or the book cover. 

This is a fixed number challenge, so I will be attempting to read and review nine books by color. I will add book titles to the list  as I pick them up, and  I will link the reviews as  I post them.

List of books read for this challenge:

  1. P.J. O'Rourke, How the Hell Did This Happen? (Blue)
  2. David Gonzales and Elliot Serrano, Homies. (Red)
  3. Norman Ohler, Blitzed. (Yellow)
  4. David Liss,, Green Hornet: Reign of the Demon.(Green)
  5. Melanie Marquis, The Modern Spellcaster's Tarot. (Book and deck set) (Brown) (review forthcoming)
  6. Colin Dickey, Ghostland. (Black)
  7. Jancis Robinson, The 24-Hour Wine Expert (White)
  8. Jennifer Adams, Emma: an Emotions Primer. (Book with any other color: purple, orange, silver, etc.) (Pink).
  9. Rebecca Hankins and  Miguel Juarez, Where are all the librarians of color? (Book with a word that implies color: rainbow, polka-dot, plaid, stripe, etc.)

Update note (11/30/17): Challenge completed. The Tarot book is the last item, and I will link the review when I finish writing it. I have to admit, this was fun, but it was also a bit more challenging than I expected, especially for categories 8 and 9. Still, this is one I will definitely do next year if offered.


Bev Hankins said...

Welcome to the Color Coded Challenge! So glad to have you playing along on this one.

Angel Rivera said...

Thank you. My first time doing it, so I am looking forward to it.