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April 13, 2021

top ten books that could be crayon names
posted by soe 1:35 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl took me a little while. Our assignment: to share book titles that might make good crayon colors:

  1. The Wonderful O (James Thurber): A bright orange, the color of the first citrus of the winter season
  2. Sucking Eggs (Patricia Nicol): Venom green
  3. Rancid Pansies (James Hamilton-Paterson): Greyish blue-purple
  4. The Vinyl Princess (Yvonne Prinz): Sparkly black
  5. Last Days of Summer (Steve Kluger): Cornflower blue
  6. Dandelion Wine (Ray Bradbury): A pale, clear yellow
  7. Canary (Rachele Alpine): Chartreuse
  8. Vintage Attraction (Charles Blackstone): Dark plum
  9. A Darker Shade of Magic (V.E. Schwab): Dark blood red
  10. The Starless Sea (Erin Morgenstern): Dark midnight blue

How about you? Can you think of any book titles that should be a crayon name?

Category: books. There is/are 6 Comments.

Rancid Pansies is such a fun answer!

My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-literature-themed-colouring-books/

Comment by Lydia 04.13.21 @ 6:11 am

A Darker Shade of Magic would definitely have to be one of the Londons colours! I can picture a whole set of crayons, one for each London 🙂
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/04/13/top-ten-tuesday-311/

Comment by Jo 04.13.21 @ 10:31 am

Rancid pansies! I love it! I’m imagining a purple that is almost brown.

Comment by Deanna @ A Novel Glimpse 04.13.21 @ 11:36 am

Aah this is a fun list! I especially like Last Days of Summer and The Starless Sea.

Happy TTT and here’s my Ten Crayola Colors Book Titles

Comment by Mareli @ Elza Reads 04.13.21 @ 12:23 pm

Rancid pansies is a hilarious one! It also sounds like a heavy metal band name.

Happy TTT!


Comment by Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) 04.13.21 @ 1:03 pm

Ooh, The Starless Sea is such a good idea! And I love Dandelion Wine, too.

P.S. I actually really enjoyed The Vinyl Princess as a book, so it’s cool to see it on your list.

Comment by RS 04.13.21 @ 6:20 pm