Greenest Books Ever

No, this is not about ecology or sustainability. It's about the color green - as limey and neon as possible. The book's cover must be as green as humanly possible - not the title ! We don't care about the title !
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1,832 books · 549 voters · list created September 4th, 2009 by Lobstergirl (votes) .
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Lobstergirl 4592 books
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Comments Showing 1-50 of 52 (52 new)


message 1: by Lee (new)

Lee I'm surprised I don't have more green books.


message 2: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl I was shocked and stunned at how many neon green books I own.


message 3: by Lee (new)

Lee You DO own a lot, I am jealous! Green is my favourite colour and I think I need to do something about this problem.


message 4: by Lee (last edited Sep 04, 2009 04:56PM) (new)

Lee We actually do have a very popular, bright green children's book here but I refuse to add it to the list because I think it's weird. I'm sure someone else will add it and then I will have the pleasure of not voting for it.


message 5: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Hmm. Not sure what that might be.


message 6: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Lee wrote: "You DO own a lot, I am jealous! Green is my favourite colour and I think I need to do something about this problem. "

I don't own all of these. Many of them, though.


message 7: by Lee (new)

Lee The Giving Tree.


message 8: by Harold (new)

Harold Griffin I have only dusty gray books for the most part. Does it count that my copy of The Great Gatsby has a faint green light blinking through the pages?


message 9: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Harold wrote: "I have only dusty gray books for the most part. Does it count that my copy of The Great Gatsby has a faint green light blinking through the pages?"

"Lolita" and "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and "A Conn. Yankee in King Arthur's Court" have nice green covers. See? Easy.


message 10: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Lee wrote: "The Giving Tree."

It's been awhile since I read it so I can't remember all the nuances.


message 12: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Thom wrote: "How Green Was My Valley"

Some editions of that are more neon than others. We strive for the most limey.


message 13: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn So.....,you want green BOOK COVERS, a "Sea of Green" as it were ?


message 15: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Frank Herbert, The Green Brain.
Richard Matheson, ?????(,most recent title.
Peter Mattiessen, At Play in the Fields of the Lord.


message 16: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Wallace Stevens Good one here


message 17: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Stevens had a special thing for Green as symbol and one edition way into the list reflected this in its cover.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could try voting for those titles, off on the right side, Thom.


message 19: by Harold (new)

Harold Griffin Lobstergirl wrote: "Harold wrote: "I have only dusty gray books for the most part. Does it count that my copy of The Great Gatsby has a faint green light blinking through the pages?"

"Lolita" and "A Good Man is Har..."


Not my copies. Upon inspection, my greenest book of all time is a bright green copy of Grimm's Fairy Tales, undated, probably published in the 20's or 30's. They don't make green like that anymore; the greenest modern copy of Grimm's listed on this site is but a faint spring to my copy's lush summer.


message 20: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Susanna - you missed off Judith.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads She's having computer troubles just now.


message 22: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Susanna wrote: "She's having computer troubles just now."

Greenville's Heritage is a soft green colour


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads The cover's not in the database yet.


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

Lee wrote: "I'm surprised I don't have more green books. "

When I think of GREEN I think of caring about the environment....not the color of the cover. This is very hard for me for that reason.




message 25: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Alice wrote: "Lee wrote: "I'm surprised I don't have more green books. "

When I think of GREEN I think of caring about the environment....not the color of the cover. This is very hard for me for that reason..."


Aesthetically pleasing to look at this list though isn't it.

:O)



message 26: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Susanna wrote: "The cover's not in the database yet."

I added it - just need to take the cover piccie

:O)


message 27: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl There are some non-green books. Anyone know how to delete them?


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

If you figure it out on the delete please let me know as I have no idea.



message 29: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Sep 09, 2009 10:29AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It takes a librarian - I can do it.

Which ones do you want me to remove?


message 30: by Bettie (new)

Bettie They all look good to me - wouldn't it make a lovely quilt?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads A very lush and verdant one!


message 32: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Susanna wrote: "It takes a librarian - I can do it.

Which ones do you want me to remove?"


#89 Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie is not exactly green. Also there are some with no covers, so we can't tell they're green. Is it possible to get them covers?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I think there's a thread about books that need covers over at the GoodReads Librarians group.


message 34: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Canary wrote: "I was just trying to add the Georgia O'Keeffe cover to the book I added but no luck. Also, Iconic Reflections needs its cover. I downloaded it but not able to actually upload it to the book. "

I don't see either of those on the list.


message 35: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Thanks to Goodreads for featuring this list in the November Newsletter.


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

MY EYES!

and some of them can barely be considered green


message 37: by Michael (last edited Nov 20, 2009 06:16AM) (new)

Michael Bennett Thank goodness someone on here is a John D. MacDonald/ Travis McGee fan and included "The Green Ripper." Most of the obvious ones on page 1 are just that: obvious.


message 38: by Laura (new)

Laura what about The Welsh Girl??


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Why don't you add them?


message 41: by Laura (new)

Laura done!!


message 42: by Thom (last edited Dec 18, 2009 03:24AM) (new)

Thom Dunn Lobstergirl wrote: "Thanks to Goodreads for featuring this list in the November Newsletter."

J. RICHARD OTT, TIME TRAVEL IN EINSTEIN'S UNIVERSE.....Saw it on GR website with greenest-ever cover, but attempts to pull it up here have failed.


message 43: by Laura (new)

Laura I just added it!!


message 44: by Henryetta (last edited Dec 01, 2010 09:43AM) (new)

Henryetta Am I color blind? Is there any green in the following books that have been added to this list: #38 Dracula(looks back & white); #64 The Hounds of Baskerilles (looks very blue to me); #73 Pippi; #97 Stormbreakers (#97 looks blue to me). Can someone delete these if they agree about the color.
Thank You


message 45: by Henryetta (new)

Henryetta P.S. What about #72 Greenwitch. It is not green either.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads This list has probably had "duplicates" merged. There is indeed a cover of Greenwitch that is mostly green.


message 47: by Henryetta (new)

Henryetta thanks. The list just did not show it.


message 48: by Helen (new)

Helen That's really interesting Bettie especially as I pondered the question of colour recently when I realised I ignore all books with white covers. They are normally Mills and Boonesque. Looking at my pretty big book collection, the colour red seems to figure highly among my favourites. Will check for green when I get home!


message 49: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Helen wrote: "That's really interesting Bettie especially as I pondered the question of colour recently when I realised I ignore all books with white covers. They are normally Mills and Boonesque. Looking at my ..."

my fav covers tend to look like:

We, the Drowned by Carsten Jensen

The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland

Never End by Åke Edwardson

October Skies by Alex Scarrow

Snort, I'll stop listing now (get carried away). ;O/


message 50: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten Rodning So it seems that some Goodreads librarian decided to combine editions on this list. While that's very helpful on other lists, I think a list that is about book cover art should be allowed to have multiple editions of the same book, if each different cover fits the theme.


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