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Scattergories Retro Quiz

My A Look Back post won’t be up until tomorrow but I’m posting my favorite quiz from March 2010 today. It’s a fun one and I get to participate again, yea!

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 give me another purple title.  Also, if your title has 2 colors you can earn double points.

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.

Leave your guesses in a comment.  Good luck!

No Googling or looking at other commenter answers.  Yes, we’re going by the honor system.  Play every week or just one time, you are always welcome :)  It only takes once to be eligible for a prize. 

March 30, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

17 Comments »

  1. Here we go. Ye old college try!

    1. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    2. The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
    3. Garlands of Gold by Rosalind Laker
    4. The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch
    5. The Purple Emperor by Herbie Brennan
    6. The Black Unicorn by Terry Brooks
    7. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    8. Four Blondes by Candace Bushnell
    9. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
    10. The Silver Chalice by Thomas B. Costain

    These are all books I own and/or have read. 🙂

    Comment by truebookaddict | March 30, 2016 | Reply

    • 90 points! The Bluest Eye was on one other list and A Clockwork Orange on two. But you got extra points because one title had two colors 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 6, 2016 | Reply

  2. Let’s see,

    Little Pink House by Jeff Benedict
    The Red Leather Diary by Lily Koppel
    Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
    Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
    Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell
    Gold Medal Summar by Donna Freitas
    The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
    Going Gray by Anne Kreamer
    Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews
    Blue Suburbia by Laurie Lico Albanese
    Last Night at the Blue Angel by Rebecca Rotert
    Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
    Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin

    Comment by BermudaOnion | March 30, 2016 | Reply

    • 100 points! No one else guessed any of your titles 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 6, 2016 | Reply

  3. Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim
    Devil In The White City by Eric Larson
    The Green Mile by Stephen King
    Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman
    Tarnished Gold by V.C. Andrews
    A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
    The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
    Black Water by Joyce Carol Oates
    Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Comment by Vicki | March 30, 2016 | Reply

    • 70 points! The Green Mile, A Clockwork Orange, and The Bluest Eye were on other lists 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 6, 2016 | Reply

  4. Miss Hildreth Wore Brown by Olivia deBelle Byrd
    Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy
    She Always Wore Red by Angela Hunt
    Black and Blue by Gena Showalter
    The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig
    Selling Scarlet by Ella James
    Tears of Gold by Laurie McBain
    The Jewel of Gresham Green by Lawana Blackwell
    White Cat by Holly Black
    Amber Morn by Brandilynn Collins

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) | March 30, 2016 | Reply

    • 110 points! No one else had your titles and you got extra points for Black and Blue since it has two colors 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 6, 2016 | Reply

  5. Oh how fun! I’m heading to my bookshelves to look for colors. Some of mine might be British, but I bet you could find them here. They very well may not be books that I’ve read yet. Just want to read. But they must have sounded good to me at some point for me to buy them.

    1. Red Ribbons by Louise Phillips
    2. Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood
    3. Silver Lies by Ann Parker
    4. White Heat by M. J. McGrath
    5. Black Cat Crossing by Kay Finch
    6. The Violets of March by Sarah Jio
    7. The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards
    8. The Green Mile by Stephen King
    9. Peaches and Scream by Susan Furlong
    10. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

    OK, I own each and every one of these and have read 2 of them. Well, I didn’t own Peaches and Scream, but I do now. Cute quiz Stacy!

    Comment by Kay | March 30, 2016 | Reply

    • Wow! You own a lot of unique color titles! Only The Green Mile showed up on other lists. 90 points 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 6, 2016 | Reply

  6. I love me some Scattergories, 🙂 I need to buy this game.

    Let’s see how I do. Fifty Shades of Grey, lol, joking, that is not gray

    Up From the Blue – Susan Henderson (on my TBR list)
    Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss
    Blood Red – Wendy Corsi Staub (on my TBR list)
    The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman (A classic I have read)
    Little Black Lies – Sharon Bolton (on my TBR list)
    White Oleander – Janet Fitch (been on TBR list for a long time)
    Silver Star – Jeanette Walls (on my TBR list, author from Glass Castle)

    Guesses – (trying not to google, I have no idea if these titles are real, hahahaha)
    Orange is the new black
    Stephanie Plum’s series (plum is a colour)
    Light Blue Eyes

    Comment by Tea Time with Marce | March 30, 2016 | Reply

    • 100 points! No points for Plum because there was no title, but all the rest are good and you got extra points for Orange is the New Black because there were 2 colors.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 6, 2016 | Reply

  7. This was trickier than I thought it would be!! I tried to keep them not so common 🙂

    Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman
    Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio
    The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
    Plum Island by Nelson DeMille
    In Search of the Rose Notes by Emily Arsenault
    Inca Gold by Clive Cussler
    Gray Mountain by John Grisham

    Comment by Tara | March 30, 2016 | Reply

    • Good job! No one else had those titles. 70 points 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 6, 2016 | Reply

  8. Violets Are Blue
    The Red Pony
    Woman in White
    Golden Compass
    Harold & the Purple Crayon
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
    The Green Mile
    A Clockwork Orange
    Surrender the Pink
    Silver Linings Playbook

    Comment by stacybuckeye | April 5, 2016 | Reply

    • 90 points. Violets are Blue has two colors and The Green Mile and A Clockwork Orange showed up on other lists.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 6, 2016 | Reply

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