Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors. Checking out the existing Crayola colors, I fell down a deep rabbit-hole of Pinterest boards, graphs, charts, images… but I really like this one, which is a great visual reference of currently available Crayola crayons:
I also found this awesome chart that shows the evolution of Crayola colors over time — and if you go to the original site, you can hover over a color to see its name:
Onward to books!
I went through my shelves (physical and e-book), and came up with a list of 10 book titles that I think could also be great names for crayon colors. Tell me if you agree!
- Cress by Marissa Meyer — a fresh green, of course
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer — from the same series (the fabulous Lunar Chronicles) — a light, ashy grey
- Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown — a brown/black blend
- Iron Kissed by Patricia Brigg — this would have to be a steel grey with a hint of rose mixed in
- Firefly Beach by Luann Rice — I’m picturing a bright, sandy color
- Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire — maybe something electric blue?
- Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer — a deep, bloody red, of course
- Storm Front by Jim Butcher — a deep bluish-gray, veering more toward the dark side
- Rainwater by Sandra Brown – something pale and silvery
- The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley — a lovely red/pink mix
And just because I never get tired of looking at books, here’s a collage of the books on my list:
What book titles do you think would make good crayon names?
Share your links, and I’ll come check out your top 10!