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Six for Sunday: Red and Green Books

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Six for Sunday is a weekly blog post by Steph @ A Little But A Lot where you share 6 books that to share to go with that Sunday’s prompt. To learn more, click here.

Happy Sunday!

‘Tis the season to swoon over beautiful RED and GREEN book covers, which is the topic of today’s Six for Sunday. I love doing any kind of prompt where the theme is a color. This Sunday, I’m sharing covers that I love from six of my favorite books ever.

First up is The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken (hilarious and utterly captivating!) and Mastiff by Tamora Pierce (so many feels! and those plot twists!).

 

Next, I had to include Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (magical library with talk grimoires? yes, please!) and Fire by Maria V. Snyder (that ending, wow!).

 

And, finally, Blade of Fire by Stuart Hill (epic, magical goodness!) and A Wish Upon the Stars by TJ Klune (excuse me while I ugly cry in a glass case of emotions!).

 

If you like these Six for Sunday posts and want to join in on the fun, check out the rest of December’s prompts.


What color books do you wish you owned more of?


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Book Review: This Book Is Gray by Lindsay Ward

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Genre: Picture Book, Children’s Fiction
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: Gray just wants to be included. But the other colors are always leaving him out. So he decides to create his own project: an all-gray book. Once upon a time, there lived a wolf, a kitten, and a hippo…

Gray just knows it’s going to be perfect. But as he adds page after page, the Primary and Secondary colors show up…and they aren’t quite so complimentary.

A book within a book, this colorful tale explores the ideas of fitting in, appreciating others, and looking at things from another perspective and also uses personality and wit to introduce basic color concepts.

 

My Review: I wanted to read This Book Is Gray because I saw it was a nominee for a Goodreads award, I liked the title, and the cover art was cute. I was very curious about what this story could possibly be.

This Book Is Gray is a well-written, wonderfully illustrated story. I loved the play on words. The book does well introducing color vocabulary and concepts in an understandable way for kids. There’s a deeper meaning about inclusivity as Gray tries to show the other colors and the reader that the color gray is as equally cool and fun as the other colors. This was a super cute story.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Colors In the Titles

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms!

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is: Books with Colors in the Titles. I really like this prompt but I had to deep dive into books I’ve already read to find ten.

My Top Ten Tuesday list includes (with review *links*):

 

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Last week I finished this and still cannot believe how good this book was! A must read! I’m not sure if I’ll have my review posted this week but next week at the latest.

 

Snow White with the Red Hair by Sorata Akiduki*
I adore this series and would recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of sweet, romantic, love stories with equally loveable characters. I’ve watched the anime in dub and it’s awesome. As for the manga, there are 8 volumes available in English with volume 9 to be published September 1, 2020. I have only read up to volume 7, but I look forward to reading the coming volumes hopefully later this year.

 

Black Butler by Yana Toboso*
This dark fantasy is one of a kind. It’s one of my favorite manga/anime of all time! Volume 29 is being published August 18, 2020. I am beyond excited because have gone wild within the past few volumes!

 

The Green and the Gray by Timothy Zahn
This is an old (very old!) favorite standalone of mine. I’m not that into sci-fi books but Zahn has a masterful way of telling a gripping story. I’d like to reread this book someday.

 

Black Moon by Romina Russell*
In Book 3 of the Zodiac series, the stakes raise to the next level. It’s sometimes hard to describe just how epic this series is. Book 3 really pumps you up for the next/final book. I highly recommend the Zodiac series if you love YA and sci-fi/fantasy stories.

 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard*
I was blown away by book 1 – such complexity of plot, intense danger and detailed world building. This book was really good. However, I haven’t continued the story. It’s not because the book is bad. Far from it! It’s an intricately woven story that’s skillfully written. I just don’t see myself finishing it in the near future.

 

The House In The Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune*
Beautifully written and heartfelt with a lovable cast of characters, this story exceeded my expectations. It was slow at first and I wasn’t sure if things would get more interesting. But when it did I was 100% enthralled as by-the-books man, Linus, got to know the rat-tag group of kids who had been vehemently rejects, scorned, and feared by society. I love this book to bits!

 

Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguié
A retelling of “The Princess and the Pea,” is one of my favorite out of the Once Upon A Times series. I don’t remember much of the story, which is why I want to reread it at some point this year.

 

Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguié
This is a retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood.” I know I liked the story but don’t remember why.

 

Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley*
A well-written but okay book. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I though I would and don’t think this story was for me. I think others will find it more pleasing.

 

What books did you put on your top ten list? Did you fine making this list easy or difficult?


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish, but is now run by That Artsy Reader Girl.


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