Welcome to another TTT! This week’s topic is all about color. For those unfamiliar with Crayola Crayons, they’re the best crayons ever and they come in a huge box that was, and still is, every child’s dream to own. Crayola has come out with special ones that were fun to collect, like fluorescents, magic scents, metallic, pearlescent, colors of the world, and even ones with glitter in them. Some of the colors were boringly named like Red, Forest Green, Light Blue, etc. But there have also been some pretty unique and creative-sounding ones like Mountain Meadow, Wild Strawberry, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Tropical Rainforest, Sunset Luau, Winter Gala, Cerulean Frost, Twilight Lavender, Confetti Sunset, Fire In the Sky, and so many more (here’s a list of them). Do any book titles sound like a color to you? Get creative with this one. Your picks don’t even need to have an actual color name in them. Just imagine your titles as colors and see what you come up with. I’m going to include what the color would look like in my list just for some extra fun.
Oh, and a note on last week’s topic: I did not mean I’d literally throw a book in to the ocean! I saw multiple posts and comments where people were mortified at the idea, so rest assured I would never throw a book into the ocean. It was all figurative!
1. Fluffy by Julia Kent
I’m picturing a roly poly little kitten with long fur that gives them a halo when the sun backlights them. So this color would be some kind of grey.
2. A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James
This sounds a purplish-blue sky full of stars that very faintly light up the faces of a couple in love. So maybe indigo with a silver sparkle in it!
3. In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
This sounds like the very perfect Christmas red with a bit of shimmer to it that really pops.
4. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
I’m picturing the sky right before the street lamps come on and a normal, quiet street that is totally fine by day, but gets eerie and has you looking over your shoulder once night begins to fall. So the color would be a slightly greyish/periwinkle/royal blue color.
5. Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely
Immediately, my mind falls to my hot pink suitcase that has traveled the world with me and the hot pink toenail polish I apply before going on a summer vacation.
6. Paradise Cove by Jenny Holiday
This is definitely a pristine turquoise. I can see it!
7. Holiday Spice by Samantha Chase
I’m picturing the chewy, warm brown molasses cookies I make at Christmas time that make the house smell of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. A feast for the nose and the tummy!
8. Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
Doesn’t this sound like a very deep, dark wine red to you?
9. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
I’m picturing deep ocean water blue with rays of sun that hit it and shimmer. So… dark blue with a teal shimmer.
10. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Can you put a fire into crayon form? I’m picturing a reddish orange with gold glitter that sparkles in the light.
I don’t know if it’s the artist in me or what, but I found this topic to be very therapeutic.
It was so fun to let my imagination go.
And I’d love to color with all these crayons.
Which book titles sound like colors to you?