Top Ten Tuesday: Colorful Classics

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme created by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and now hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl.

I’m putting a slight spin on this week’s color theme, to instead feature: Ten Colorful Classics.

These books all contain a color as part of their title.

 

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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

A highly entertaining and unputdownable Victorian sensation novel, The Woman in White is a delightful reading experience. I can’t wait to watch the new BBC miniseries!

 

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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

This is such a fun and romantic adventure story set during the French Revolution. I keep meaning to check out the rest of the series…

 

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Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott

I think I loved this sequel even more than its predecessor, Eight Cousins, when I was a child; although I can remember very little about it now. Clearly, it’s time for a re-read!

 

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Okay, so I haven’t actually read this dystopian classic, but I couldn’t come up with an “orange” classic that I have read. Can you think of one?

 

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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

This novella is gripping, disturbing, and horrifying. The Yellow Wallpaper is a groundbreaking feminist text and a must-read.

 

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Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

I mean, how could my “green” pick ever be anything other than Anne of Green Gables?!

 

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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

This was the first Toni Morrison novel I had the pleasure to read, but it certainly won’t be my last. The prose is stunning and the story is heartbreaking but impactful.

 

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The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple is not an easy read, but it is ultimately a powerful and hopeful novel. The film version is a must-watch as well, and I’d love to catch the musical someday.

 

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I wish Oscar Wilde had written more novels, but I’m oh so glad he wrote this one. It’s both beautiful and disturbing, dazzling and dark; just like Dorian himself.

 

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond set the historical fiction bar pretty high for me when I read it as a pre-teen. I’d love to re-visit it as an adult to see whether or not it holds up; although I very much expect it does.

 

Can you think of other classics with colorful titles?

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  1. Very creative!! I haven’t read Clockwork Orange or Dorian Gray yet, but I really liked all the others. You brought back good memories thinking of Rose in Bloom and Blackbird Pond. 🙂

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  2. I like the spin you’ve put on this week’s topic! I love The Woman in White and The Scarlet Pimpernel – I’ve read a few of the other books in the Pimpernel series and thought they were worth reading, though not as good as the first one.

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  3. Jessie, I am very impressed you thought of so many classics with a colour in the title! On my new Classics Club list I have these colourful titles: Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë, The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas and Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. I also love A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle 🙂

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  4. Oranges are not the. . . is fantastic, I love the look and sound of the yellow wallpaper. That’s going on my list! I’ve got a book looking at me called ‘Ishmael’s Oranges’, but I haven’t read it yet. What’s with orange all of a sudden?!

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