You know, I actually had to look deep into the annals of my Goodreads list to find books with a color in their titles. I found that a lot of them tend to go with the same ones: black, white, red. I thought about not using black or white since technically they are shades and tints, respectively, but then that’d leave me with mostly fairy-tale “red” books.
So I left it as is.
Ten Books With Colors In Their Title (That I Enjoyed)
In no particular order…
Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston – Oh come on, this was a given, and the most recently read on my list.
Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente – I made it a point ONLY to put one “Snow White” book on this list. Otherwise I could fill my entire list with several different versions that I’d enjoyed, hah.
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty – I read an ARC of this before it actually released. I was rather pleased that I could recommend this book to my 7th grade students when I first started with them.
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore – I’ve read this book once, but much of this book is still entrenched in my fondest memories. It’s a heavy book, but so. Damn. Good.
Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs – The silver that’s being referred to in this book and the next are very particularly playing with both the metal and the color. Also, werewolves, duh.
The Silvered by Tanya Huff – More werewolves. I like them, okay?!
The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis – Okay, not werewolves. And this refers to the money in ancient Rome. I love this detective mystery, and slowly but surely, I’ve been collecting copies of them when I can.
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer – MORE WEREWOL–actually, nah. This was “Little Red Riding Hood”-inspired, and there is a dude named Wolf, and a girl named Scarlet…and if this book hadn’t existed, I would have gone with the other werewolf book, Sisters Red. But hey, Scarlet won out!
Blackbringer by Laini Taylor – I wasn’t so taken into this series as much as I was with Laini’s other books, but there’s no denying that it was beautiful. Also, fairies and djinn, so what’s not to love?
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy – This is the type of book you’d think I would have had to read in school. NOPE. I picked this up of my own volition, and honestly, no regrets. The book had adventure, mystery, political intrigue, spies and assassins, rebels and royalists, and a couple who totally spiced up their marriage.
Honorable Mentions go to the books I’ve had to read for school purposes: Black Boy, The Color Purple, The Scarlet Letter, Brown Girl Dreaming, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Black Beauty, The Witch at Blackbird Pond, A Clockwork Orange. While a majority of these books were books I didn’t necessarily enjoy as school reading (because honestly, there is something to be said about having to mandate books…and I’m saying this as an ELA teacher…), I will not deny the staying power they had on me in my formative years.