TTT – Ten Books With Colors in the Title

Happy Top Ten Tuesday friends! I hope everyone had a good start to their week. We got lots of rain last night from a tropical storm, but I’m honestly glad it cooled down a little… Anyway, enough rambling.


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, and you can find all prompts, past and future, on her blog!

This week’s prompt is nice and simple. List 10 books with colors in the title. I am going to list only books that I own, because googling books seems like cheating. But with that said, I don’t even know how many books with colors in the title I own! So we’ll see how far we can get.

1 – Red Queen

Red Queen book cover

Red Queen

By Victoria Aveyard

Yay, I found one! I’m literally using a picture of my shelves to remember which books I own with colors in the title… Honestly the Red Queen series is one of those series I’d like to read for the first time again. I was super invested in the story, even though I didn’t like the second book all that much.

2 – Black Moon

Black Moon book cover

Black Moon

By Romina Russell

Woohoo, another one! The third book in the Zodiac series, and I read it over two years ago… And guess who still hasn’t read the final book? That’s right, me! I feel bad because I was enjoying the series, but then near the end of it I thought it was getting a little repetitive. Maybe one day I’ll pick up Thirteen Rising, but it’s not on my priority list right now.

3 – The City of Brass – The Kingdom of Copper – The Empire of Gold

The City of Brass book cover

The City of Brass

By S.A. Chakraborty

Not sure if this counts as cheating, because I know the “colors” in these titles are also materials… But I’m counting it! Otherwise I’d never get anywhere with this list. What do you think, do the titles refer to colors or materials?

6 – Spinning Silver

Spinning Silver book cover

Spinning Silver

By Naomi Novik

Again, I’m pretty sure “silver” in this title refers to the material, and not the color… But I’m counting it! So what came first, silver the color or silver the material?? These questions keep me up at night. Though I still haven’t finished reading this book… I started it sometime last year during the Summer, but abandoned it halfway through. I should really pick it up again some day, maybe this Fall or Winter.

7 – The Indigo Spell – Silver Shadows – The Ruby Circle

Bloodlines book cover


By Richelle Mead

That’s books 7, 8 & 9! Putting Bloodlines up here just in case you want to easy-add it to your Goodreads/Story Graph! Anyway, there was a time where I refused to read Bloodlines because I didn’t like Sydney much in Vampire Academy. But then I learned that Adrian would play a significant role and I was sold. I really want to do a re-read of the VA and the Bloodlines books on day…

10 – Red Seas Under Red Skies

Red Seas Under Red Skies book cover

Red Seas Under Read Skies

By Scott Lynch

Yay I made it to ten books! And this time there can be no doubt about whether “red” refers to a color or a material. I read The Lies of Locke Lamora about two years ago I think, and it left me in shock. It was such a jolly heist book until shit started hitting the fan toward the end. I haven’t picked up Red Seas Under Red Skies yet, but I will as soon as possible!

And that’s it for today’s Top Ten Tuesday! Have you read any of these books?

You can find more of my past Top Ten Tuesday posts here!


  1. August 4, 2020 / 1:05 pm

    Black Moon has such a pretty cover.

    My TTT .

    • simonevanheijst
      August 4, 2020 / 2:48 pm

      It does! The covers in the whole series are great, and I bought the first book partly because I love the cover so much.

  2. August 4, 2020 / 1:15 pm

    Red Seas Under Red Skies is one I really want to read, too. Great list! 🙂

    • simonevanheijst
      August 4, 2020 / 2:49 pm


  3. August 4, 2020 / 1:31 pm

    I think it’s fine to have the books with the metals in the title, they’re colours too!! And we’re readers, we can interpret a book or it’s title however we like;) I still haven’t read The City of Brass and it’s sequels and everytime I see their covers I feel more guilty about it! My TTT:

    • simonevanheijst
      August 4, 2020 / 2:49 pm

      That is true! And I honestly can’t recommend The City of Brass enough, it’s so so so good!!😄

  4. August 4, 2020 / 1:45 pm

    Great list! I love that you include links to StoryGraph. I need to start doing that!

    • simonevanheijst
      August 7, 2020 / 12:57 pm

      Thanks! I love using The Story Graph next to Goodreads, and I want more people to know about it😄

    • simonevanheijst
      August 5, 2020 / 10:18 am

      Yessss! I hope so much that you’ll love it!🤩

    • simonevanheijst
      August 5, 2020 / 10:20 am


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