Color Scattergories Quiz

This is the first round of Round 2 of my 2010 quizzes.  This round will last until May 18.  There will be a possible 100 points a week for 11 weeks.  Please don’t cheat by copying off other commenters (in this quiz it won’t help you).  Your first answers will be the only ones accepted.

Ever play the board game Scattergories?  This week’s game is a little like that.  At the beginning of the year I joined the Colorful Reading Challenge and I need to read 9 books with 9 different colors in the titles.  And I haven’t read any.  So, the game is for you to list up to 10 titles (& authors is possible, but not required) with 10 different colors in the titles. 

Like The Color Purple by Alice Walker could be one, but you couldn’t gave me another purple title. 

Where does Scattergories come in?  The title only counts if you are the only one who lists it.  If there are repeats no one gets points.

So, you may come up with 10 titles and get 0 points or give me one title and get 10 points.   Tricky, huh? 

I’m looking forward to seeing what titles you come up with 🙂  Feel free to browse your own blogs or bestseller lists for ideas.  You have until Thursday night to submit your answers.

25 thoughts on “Color Scattergories Quiz

  1. Wrighty says:

    What a great idea! This gave me a chance to get reacquainted with some of the books I have on my shelves. 🙂 Enjoy your challenge!
    1. White Cat – Holly Black
    2. The Bluest Eyes – Toni Morrison
    3. Blood Orange – Drusilla Campbell
    4. The Golden Compass – Phillip Pullman
    5. Green – Ted Dekker
    6. Ash – Malinda Lo
    7. The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
    8. Chocolat – Joanne Harris
    9. American Rust – Phillip Meyer
    10. Rose Hill – Pamela Grandstaff

  2. bermudaonion says:

    1. The Yellow House by Patricia Falvey
    2. The Blue Notebook by James Levine
    3. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
    4. Red Dog Rising by Jeff Schettler

    I’m glad I was early for this one!

  3. Susan says:

    Dragonfly in Amber–Diana Gabaldon
    The Red Heart–James Alexander Thom
    Gold Coast–Elmore Leonard
    Island of the Blue Dolphins–Scott O’Dell
    Vermilion–Phyllis A. Whitney
    White Horses–Alice Hoffman
    Black Dogs–Ian McEwan
    Green Darkness–Anya Seton
    Silversword–Phyllis A. Whitney

    Hope these are obscure enough!

  4. wordlily says:

    My Hands Came Away _Red_ by Lisa McKay

    The _Yellow_-Lighted Bookshop

    Seamus in the _Green_ Room by Susan Kandel

    The _Blue_ Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible by Scot McKnight

    _White_ Picket Fences by Susan Meissner

    The Name of the _Rose_ by Umberto Eco

    The Stream & the _Sapphire_: Selected Poems on Religious Themes by Denise Levertov

    The _Amber_ Photograph by Penelope Stokes

    The Book of _Peach_ by Penelope Stokes

  5. JoAnn says:

    Blue Latitudes – Horwitz
    White Teeth – Zadie Smith
    Black Like Me – Griffith
    Half a Yellow Sun – Adiche
    The Scarlet Letter – Hawthorne
    The Red Pony – Steinbeck
    The Silver Swan – Benjamin Black
    How Green Was My Valley – Llewellyn

    OK, I’ll stop now… 😉

  6. Linda B says:

    Red Sky at Morning, Bradford
    Riders of the Purple Sage, Zane Grey
    Green eggs and ham, Dr. Seuss
    Blue Star, Tony Early
    Under the Lilacs, Louisa May Alcott
    White Fang, Jack London
    Black Flower Howard Bahr
    Turquoise, Anya Seton
    The Golden Tulip, Rosalind Laker
    The Yellow Star (the novel about the King of Denmark, WWII)

    All or these I have either read, or they are on the TBR, except the last one, and it is one I’ve heard of and want to read (don’t know the author)

    Neat exercise!

  7. farmlanebooks says:

    Black Swan Green by David Mitchell (do I get bonus points for that?!)
    Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
    White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
    Gold by Dan Rhodes
    Ice-cream War by William Boyd
    Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley
    Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald
    The Sound of Turquoise by Gill Gregory
    Emerald Garden by Andrea Kane

  8. Heather says:

    The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
    Violets Are Blue by James Patterson
    A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
    Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
    The Purple Emperor by Herbie Brennan
    Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
    The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
    White Teeth by Zadie Smith
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr.
    The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers

    Great quiz!

  9. Bumbles says:

    1. “Red Sox Rule: A Season In The Life of a Manager” – Michael Holley (sports)

    2. “Hypocrite In A Pouffy White Dress” – Susan Jane Gilman (humor)

    3. “Harold And The Purple Crayon” – Crockett Johnson (kid lit)

    4. “The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother” – James McBride (memoir) – using Black in this selection, not White, which I already used above

    5. “Blue Shoe” – Anne Lamott (christian fiction)

    6. “The Copper Beech” – Maeve Binchy (irish fiction)

    7. “Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe” – Fannie Flagg (southern fiction)

    8. “A Clockwork Orange” – Anthony Burgess (sci-fi dystopia)

    9. “Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective” – Donald Sobol (young adult)

    10. “Half A Yellow Sun” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (historical fiction)

  10. Kathy says:

    1. Careless in Red by Elizabeth George (although you really need to read these books in order. It’s an amazing series!)

    2. The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne (one of my classic favorites)

    3. The Crimson Petal & The White by Michael Faber (this has been in my TBR pile forever)

    4. Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

    5. Scarlett by Alexanra Ripley (OK sequel to GWTW)

    6. How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

    7. The Travis McGee Mysteries by John MacDonald (count these as one)
    The Deep Blue Good-by (1964)
    Nightmare in Pink (1964)
    A Purple Place for Dying (1964)
    The Quick Red Fox (1964)
    A Deadly Shade of Gold (1965)
    Bright Orange for the Shroud (1965)
    Darker than Amber (1966)
    One Fearful Yellow Eye (1966)
    Pale Gray for Guilt (1968)
    The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper (1968)
    Dress Her in Indigo (1969)
    The Long Lavender Look (1970)
    A Tan and Sandy Silence (1971)
    The Scarlet Ruse (1972)
    The Turquoise Lament (1973)
    The Dreadful Lemon Sky (1974)
    The Empty Copper Sea (1978)
    The Green Ripper (1979)
    Free Fall in Crimson (1981)
    Cinnamon Skin (1982)
    The Lonely Silver Rain (1984)

    8. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris (I think this is the first one with Hannibal Lector)

    9. The Devil in The White City by Eril Larson (Fantastic book. So his is other book, Thunderstruck).

    10. A Study in Scarlet by A. Conan Doyle (This is an early, if not the first, novel with Sherlock Holmes)

    I must like titles with shades of red in them as most of these titles fit that pattern :o)

    Looking forward to seeing what you choose.

  11. Nise' says:

    Can’t wait to see the titles as I am doing this challenge as well!

    Woman in Red by Eileen Goudge
    Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux
    The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig
    Black Olives by Martha Tod Dudman
    Dragon Fly In Amber by Diana Gabaldon
    The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
    Violet Dawn by Brandilynn Collins
    The Jewel of Gresham Green Lawana Blackwell
    The Seduction of The Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig
    The Blue Zone by Andrew Gross

  12. Carol says:

    The Devil in the White City – Larson
    The Man with the Red Tattoo – Benson
    The Devil in Amber – Gatiss
    Blue Like Jazz – Miller
    A Black Tie Affair – Bodine
    The Green Rider – Britain

  13. Calila says:

    The Black Moth- Georgette Hayer
    Blue Diablo- Ann Aguirre
    Ravishing In Red- Madeline Hutner
    Harold And The Purple Crayon- Crockett Johnson
    Lavender Morning- Jude Deveraux
    Lessons From A Scarlet Lady- Emma Wildes
    Midnight Bayou- Nora Roberts (if you consider midnight a color)
    Black Rose- Nora Roberts (using Rose not Black since i used it already)
    Vision in White- Nora Roberts
    Five Golden Rings- Fern Michaels

  14. pinkflipflops says:

    Plum Lucky – Janet Evanovich
    Red Light Wives – Mary Monroe
    Black Coffee – Tracy Price
    Wearing Purple – Lydia Lewis Alexander
    A Heart so White – Javier Maras
    Good as Gold – Joseph Heller
    A Tan and Sandy Silence – John MacDonald
    Princess in Pink – Meg Cabot
    Rose Madder – Stephen King
    Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  15. Jenners says:

    I’ll give it a shot.

    1 and 2. The Crimson Petal and the White (counts as two???)
    2. The Bluest Eye
    3. Bitter is the New Black
    4. Harold and the Purple Crayon
    5. The Red Tent
    6. Green Eggs and Ham
    7. Mr. Brown Can Moo … Can You?
    8. A Clockwork Orange
    9. The Picture of Dorian Gray (just read a review of this!!)

    Ok … very heavy on the children’s books but HEY!

  16. candice says:

    fun!! this sounds hard, and of course I thought of The Color Purple as you were describing it…

    How about:
    Red Badge of Courage (Crane)
    The Bluest Eye (Morrison)
    White Teeth (Zadie Smith)
    The Scarlet Letter (Hawthorne)
    Gravity’s Rainbow (Pynchon)-does that count as a color??
    Pretty Mouth and Green my Eyes (Salinger)
    The Turquoise (Seyton)
    Black Ship (Dunn)
    Princess in Pink (Cabot)
    Purple Hibiscus & Half a Yellow Sun (Adichie)

  17. Kathy says:

    I thought of a couple more, not for the game but they are just very, very good.
    They are both by Louis Bayard… The Pale Blue Eye and The Black Tower. They are mysteries with famous historical figures (Edgar Allen Poe as a young West Point cadet) and The Black Tower (Eugéne François Vidocq, French detective made famous in Les Misrerables…both the novel and musical).

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