Book Colors! Celebrate Mardi Gras in a Bookish Way!

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There’s this little event that starts today called Mardi Gras. It’s never been something that’s been of interest me, but when it gets a bookish spin, I’m a little more invested. Specifically talking Mardi Gras book colors which is purples, yellows and greens!

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With that said, it’s time to go and browse my bookshelves and find books with the colors of this popular celebration. That’s the rule I’ve set out (that I have to own them) so I don’t get too overwhelmed and in searching the interwebs for good fits. Even at that, I did still find a few more than anticipated, but hey it’s books, so there’s never too many, am I right?


MARDI GRAS BOOK COLORS


1 & 2: The Betrothed and The Crown, Kiera Cass

I know Cass’ novels have a lot of hate, but they also have love, too, and for me, while not always as fleshed out as I’d hope (especially with her latest release), they are happy reading. The Betrothed on Goodreads The Crown on Goodreads

3: The Inheritance Games, Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Pretty sure I’ve used this book for a few recent lists, but when it fits, it fits. Goodreads

4: Brightly Burning, Alexa Donne

This one is all about the purple hues, and it sounds interesting too with its premise as a Jane Eyre re-telling (that also dabbles in sci-fi). Goodreads

5 & 6: Always Watching and Chasing Secrets, Lynette Eason

This is more of a gold color, but like The Betrothed, it feels fitting. Plus, who doesn’t love a good suspense novel now and again? Always Watching on Goodreads Chasing Secrets on Goodreads

7: Gunslinger Girl, Lindsay Ely

Read this one years ago, and while I didn’t love it, it looks fitting on today’s list. Goodreads

Book Colors! Celebrate Mardi Gras in a Bookish Way! A celebratory list of purple, green and yellow book covers. Just for fun. © Rissi JC

8: The Hand on the Wall, Maureen Johnson

Ok, my order history says I purchased this book, but if I’m being honest, I have no idea where my copy got to. It’s not next to book two, The Vanishing Stair, and I’m a little confused by where I may have stored it (where’s the weirdest place you’ve stashed a book?). Guess this just means a bookshelf reorganization is due. Goodreads

9: Remembrance, Michelle Madow

Adding this one not because of colors (although there is gold which I count as a “yellow”), but more because of the decorative masquerade costume! Goodreads

10: Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins

Reminds me I STILL haven’t read ‘Isla.’ Where are my priorities even at? Goodreads

11: Geek Girl: Model Misfit, Holly Smale

It’s mostly purple. I’m going with it. Goodreads

12 & 13: The Comeback Season and You Are Here, Jennifer E. Smith

There are so many of Jennifer’s books I haven’t read and these two re-releases are two of them. Love the simplicity of her “old style” covers; black and white with fun doodle elements. The Comeback Season on Goodreads You are Here on Goodreads

Book Colors! Celebrate Mardi Gras in a Bookish Way! A celebratory list of purple, green and yellow book covers. Just for fun. © Rissi JC

14: Northpointe Chalet, Debra White Smith

As a re-design, this contemporary Austen re-telling is an ideal fit on today’s list. Goodreads

15: All this Time, Melissa Tagg

All the purples! Goodreads

How did you spin this week’s post? Did you focus on the colors or setting? Have you read any of these? Comment all of your thoughts down below.

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Linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl, host of Top Ten Tuesday \ February 16: Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers (in honor of Mardis Gras, which is today!)

About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

22 comments

  1. So many pretty covers! Those Lynette Eason books were so good. I still need to read that Melissa Tagg one. I don’t know why I haven’t yet. I love her books. Oh well, hopefully one of these days I can get to it. :)

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