Tuesday 16 February 2021

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers


"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".

It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.

This week's topic is: Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers
(in honour of Mardis Gras, which is today!)

I don't really choose books by colours. Although, in a way I do. If they are too pink, I stay well away from them. LOL

So, when I started looking for purple books, I thought I'll never find any but in the end I got lucky. Green ones I would have found hundreds, so I concentrated mainly on those that were entirely green and had not many other pictures on there. Same with the other colours. I think, I managed quite well, right?

This was a fun challenge. I'm looking forward to seeing what the other bloggers have posted. I'm sure it will be very colourful.

Happy Mardi Gras. And Happy Pancake Day and Happy Carnival (look here). I know we can't celebrate much of that this year but I hope however you usually celebrate it, you can at least enjoy it a little.

Lem, Stanisław "Solaris" (Polish: Solaris (powieść)) - 1961
Štimec, Spomenka "Croatian War Nocturnal" (Esperanto: Kroata Milita Noktlibro) - 1993
Vreeland, Susan "Girl in Hyacinth Blue" 1999

Leapman, Michael "The Ingenious Mr Fairchild: The Forgotten Father of the Flower Garden" - 2001
Oates, Joyce Carol "Jack of Spades. A Tale of Suspense" - 2015
Paull, Laline "The Bees" - 2014

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von "The Sorrows of Young Werther" (German: Die Leiden des jungen Werther) - 1774
Lowenstein, Anna "The Stone City" (Esperanto: La Ŝtona Urbo) - 1999
Maalouf, Amin "Samarkand" (French: Samarcande) - 1988
Webster, Jean "Daddy Longlegs" - 1912


  1. The only thing I do on this day to celebrate is eat pancakes. So that is one thing I can still do despite everything!

    1. Yes, haha, true. That is about the only think we usually do, as well. We're not much into all the carnival hullaballoo.

      But we only started that when we lived in England, I didn't grow up with that custom. But it's one of the lovely ones, so why not take it over?

      Thanks for your visit. Happy Pancake Day!

  2. The Bees sounds really good.

    My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-books-about-mardi-gras/

    1. It is highly interesting and becomes even more so with every bee that dies. It's not necessarily an environmental book but I hope it has helped many to see the issue.

      Thanks for your visit. Will see you on your page.

  3. Replies
    1. Ehm ... yeah ... it's not the colour as such but what's inside those covers. But I guess you know that. 😉 Still, there's always something to talk about in any book, whether you like it or not. I do have a few books with some pink on their covers but I doubt I could find ten. LOL

      It's always lovely to talk to you. Thanks. Will go over and see what you've come up with.

  4. I like the books you found and the green ones especially. Thanks for visiting my blog. Come on back any time.

    1. Thanks, Anne, I'm sure I will. Once I have found an interesting blog, I keep coming back.

      I was surprised you found that many. And I had even read two of them (Color Purple and Harold Fry). I absolutely love the former but my edition wasn't as purple.

      Thanks for your visit and your comment. Happy Reading.

  5. I am going to read Solaris this week!

    1. Great, Judy. It was a book club book and most of us enjoyed it, so I'm sure you will, as well.

      As always, thanks for your friendship and this visit.

  6. The good thing about Pancake day, is not even a pandemic can stop us eating pancakes!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/16/top-ten-tuesday-303/

    1. That's what we said, Jo. We haven't really made pancakes since the boys left home but yesterday was the day.

      Thanks for your visit and your link. See you on your page.

  7. Nice list. I've not read these so I'll have to look them up! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Poinsettia. They are all very different kind of books. You might enjoy "Girl in Hyacinth Blue". (You always get to goodreads when clicking on the picture in my link.)

      Anyway, thanks for visiting and leaving your link. Will visit you soon.

  8. I'm not a party person, so Mardi Gras holds no appeal for me. I could, however, definitely get behind Pancake Day! That sounds fun :)

    Happy TTT!

    1. I like parties but only those where I go as myself and meet people that I can talk to. As I already mentioned in my February message, I'm not a carnival person, either. Too much alcohol involved.

      But yes, Pancake Day is fun. It used to be the chance to finish up all your eggs and milk before lent because people would not eat that. I don't remember that. I'm Catholic and we had to give up sweets when I was little. And less meat. But I do think we had milk and eggs. Well, different countries, different customs. This is one I happily took over from the Brits.

      Thanks for your visit. Will go to your page, as well. I didn't see a post yesterday but I guess you were still asleep when I checked. LOL

  9. Wow! Such beautiful covers! Great list!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. Thanks, Ronyell. Yes, I liked the covers, it took me a while to find some that were (more or less) entirely in those colours but I was glad to find some.

      Thanks for your visit and for your link, will see you there.

  10. Replies
    1. Thanks, Deb. As I said, I'm not into choosing books according to their colours. I also don't sort my shelves by colours even though they look pretty on the pictures ones sees on the internet. But it was interesting to look for those covers and I found some very different kind of books.

      Thanks for stepping by.

  11. Great selection! I so enjoyed The Sorrows of Young Werther and Solaris, obviously in very different genres!
    I haven't read Girl in Hyacinth Blue, but I recently read another book with another Vermeer painting on the cover: https://wordsandpeace.com/2021/02/14/sunday-post-38-2-14-2021/

  12. Twice, twice the net swallowed my response. Aaaargh.

    Now I'll try to do a short version.

    Intersting that they chose a Vermeer painting for the cover of Swedish poetry. I always love to read the Nobel Prize winners but I'm really not into poetry.

    I found "Girl in Hyacinth Blue" when we read Girl with a Pearl Earring with our book club. Some of us read it alongside because both books weren't very long. It's an interesting story about the "life" of a painting.

  13. Replies
    1. Thanks. I tried finding some that were entirely the colour of the topic. Looks like many others agree that they are nice covers.

    2. That part was hard for a lot of lists; mostly the books have had either of the three as the dominant color. Some only have a smidge. Whatever works!

    3. Some people found great covers, others found a great twist. It's always great to see what others come up with. Looking forward to tommorow's "funny book titles".