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message 1: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (last edited Apr 06, 2019 12:22PM) (new)

Renee M | 4708 comments Mod
🌈 This is a multi-level challenge that will run from April 1 through December 31, so only count books read within the April-Dec. timeframe.

🌈 You can make this more or less challenging by either finding books with a predominate color as part of the cover (easier) or by trying to find books that actually have a color word in the title (harder).

🌈 Use your judgement on colors. Blue could be aquamarine or Navy. Red could be scarlet or carnelian. Etc.

🌈 For Color/Colour, you can do anything that makes sense to you. Examples might be...
1) your favorite color
2) the word β€œcolor” in the title
3) a rainbow on the cover
4) something color-related, like "palette" or "clarity"


message 2: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4708 comments Mod
Rainbow Challenge Template

🌈 Level 1: Painter's Palette - Any 3 colors
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🌈 Level 2: Ride The Rainbow!
Rainbow Six:
Red:
Orange:
Yellow:
Green:
Blue/Indigo:
Purple/Violet:

🌈 Level 3: Beyond the Pale - All 12
Beyond the Pale:
Pink:
Gray:
White:
Black:
Brown:
Color/Colour:


message 3: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (last edited Sep 03, 2019 02:58PM) (new)


message 4: by Trisha (last edited May 07, 2019 09:19AM) (new)

Trisha | 748 comments One of my favourite challenges! I hope to get level 3.

🌈 Level 2: Ride The Rainbow!
Rainbow Six:
Red:
Red Bones (Shetland Island, #3) by Ann Cleeves
Orange:
Loitering With Intent by Muriel Spark
Yellow:
Green:
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Blue/Indigo:
An Embarrassment of Mangoes A Caribbean Interlude by Ann Vanderhoof
Purple/Violet:

🌈 Level 3: Beyond the Pale - All 12
Beyond the Pale:
Pink:
Gray:
The Desert and the Sown Travels in Palestine and Syria by Gertrude Bell
White:
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Black:
The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge
Brown:
The Pillars of the Earth (The Kingsbridge Series, #1) by Ken Follett
Color/Colour:


message 5: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 40 comments Rainbow Challenge Template

🌈 Level 1: Painter's Palette - Any 3 colors
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-
-

🌈 Level 2: Ride The Rainbow!
Rainbow Six:
Red:
Orange:
Yellow:
Green:
Blue/Indigo:
Purple/Violet:

🌈 Level 3: Beyond the Pale - All 12
Beyond the Pale:
Pink:
Gray:
White:
Black:
Brown:
Color/Colour:


message 6: by Michele Lynn (last edited May 09, 2019 02:05AM) (new)

Michele Lynn (whrobin) | 32 comments I'll give it a shot

Rainbow Challenge Template

🌈 Level 1: Painter's Palette - Any 3 colors
(view spoiler)

🌈 Level 2: Ride The Rainbow!
Rainbow Six:
(view spoiler)

🌈 Level 3: Beyond the Pale - All 12
Beyond the Pale:
(view spoiler)


message 7: by Cindy (last edited Jul 21, 2019 07:32AM) (new)


message 8: by Sofia (last edited Aug 11, 2019 11:28AM) (new)

Sofia | 29 comments My favourite challenge of the year, so fun with all the colours.

🌈 Level 1: Painter's Palette - Any 3 colors
1. Blue:
2. Pink:
3.
Covers
1.Dark Instincts (The Phoenix Pack, #4) by Suzanne Wright 2.San Francisco Love by Lila Dubois 3.

🌈 Level 2: Ride The Rainbow!
Rainbow Six:
4. Red:
5. Orange:
6. Yellow:
7. Green:
8. Blue/Indigo:
9. Purple/Violet:
Covers
4.A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1) by Sarah J. Maas 5. 6.San Francisco Longing by Lila Dubois 7.A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah J. Maas 8.A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas 9.Savage Urges (The Phoenix Pack, #5) by Suzanne Wright


🌈 Level 3: Beyond the Pale - All 12
Beyond the Pale:
10. Pink
11. Gray
12. White
13. Black
14. Brown
Color/Colour:
Covers
10.Love Potion A Valentine's Day Charity Anthology by Graceley Knox 11.Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1) by L.J. Shen 12.Sleeping with Monsters (Playing With Monsters, #2) by Amelia Hutchins 13.Enthralled (The Enslaved Duet #1) by Giana Darling 14.Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark, #1) by Pepper Winters



message 9: by Valerie (last edited Aug 31, 2019 04:31AM) (new)

Valerie (valroos) | 83 comments I'll give this a go!

🌈 Level 1: Painter's Palette - Any 3 colors
- Multicolored:
The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
- Multicolored
The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
- Multicolored
Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

🌈 Level 2: Ride The Rainbow!
Rainbow Six:
Red:
Vernon Subutex, 1 (Vernon Subutex, #1) by Virginie Despentes
Orange:
PΓ©llΓ©as en MΓ©lisande by Maurice Maeterlinck
Yellow:
Petit pays by GaΓ«l Faye
Green:
Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach
Blue/Indigo:
Les Huit montagnes by Paolo Cognetti
Purple/Violet:
The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin

🌈 Level 3: Beyond the Pale - All 12
Beyond the Pale:
Pink:
Feminism for the 99% A Manifesto by Cinzia Arruzza
Gray:
Qu'attendent les singes by Yasmina Khadra
White:
Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
Black:
A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
Brown:
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
Color/Colour:
Midnight Blue by Simone van der Vlugt


message 10: by Eileen (last edited Sep 07, 2019 09:52AM) (new)

Eileen | 1454 comments Okay, this is a new one on me, but it sounds interesting. I have no idea how long it will take me to do this, but hey, I'm game. As long as I don't have to do them in any particular order, ha! Gonna start with Level 2, but shoot for Level 3!
🌈 Level 1: Painter's Palette - Any 3 colors
Red: Scythe
Green: Thunderhead
Red/Green: The Truth Keeper

Covers:
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2) by Neal Shusterman The Truth Keeper by C. T. Knight
🌈 Level 2: Ride The Rainbow!
Rainbow Six:
Red:
The Thief
Orange: Circe
Yellow: The Winter of the Witch
Green: Hunted
Blue/Indigo: Wild Born
Purple/Violet:Exit West

Covers:
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1) by Megan Whalen Turner Circe by Madeline Miller The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3) by Katherine Arden Hunted (Spirit Animals, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater Wild Born (Spirit Animals, #1) by Brandon Mull Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

🌈 Level 3: Beyond the Pale - All 12
Beyond the Pale:
Pink:
The Girl in the Tower
Gray: Shadow and Bone
White: Seventh Son
Black: The Bear and the Nightingale
Brown: Alpha & Omega
Gold: The Song of Achilles

Covers:
The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2) by Katherine Arden Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1) by Leigh Bardugo Seventh Son (Tales of Alvin Maker, #1) by Orson Scott Card The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden Alpha & Omega (Alpha & Omega, #0.5) by Patricia Briggs The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller


message 11: by Randie (new)

Randie (mirandakay889) | 42 comments Rainbow Challenge Template

🌈 Level 1: Painter's Palette - Any 3 colors
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-
-

🌈 Level 2: Ride The Rainbow!
Rainbow Six:
Red:
Orange:
Yellow:
Green:
Blue/Indigo:
Purple/Violet:

🌈 Level 3: Beyond the Pale - All 12
Beyond the Pale:
Pink:
Gray:
White:
Black:
Brown:
Color/Colour:


message 12: by Eileen (new)

Eileen | 1454 comments I just finished level 2 and will have to do some digging to finish up level 3.


message 13: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4708 comments Mod
Nice!


message 14: by Eileen (last edited Apr 24, 2019 05:47PM) (new)

Eileen | 1454 comments I just finished this challenge! The only thing is that I'm not so sure that my "pink" is as pink as it could be so if I find a better one, I'll swap it out, lol. But for now, I'm done with this challenge! :) The covers look so pretty!


message 15: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4708 comments Mod
I know! I always enjoy seeing the rainbow mapped out in books!


message 16: by Eileen (new)

Eileen | 1454 comments Renee wrote: "I know! I always enjoy seeing the rainbow mapped out in books!"

I can see why people love this challenge!


message 17: by Mary Anne (last edited Sep 08, 2019 07:30PM) (new)

Mary Anne (maryanneclement) | 124 comments Rainbow Challenge - I'm in for this one too!

🌈 Level 1: Painter's Palette - Any 3 colors
- Gray Natchez Burning
read 4/11/2019
- Blue & White God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State read 4/14/2019
- Yellow/Brown/Blue/Green Before We Were Yours read 4/20/2019

Covers:
Natchez Burning (Penn Cage, #4) by Greg Iles God Save Texas A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State by Lawrence Wright Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

🌈 Level 2: Ride The Rainbow!
Rainbow Six:
Red: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry read 5/18/2019
Orange: Sing, Unburied, Sing read 4/29/2019
Yellow: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet read 5/15/2019
Green: Gilead read 9/8/2019
Blue/Indigo: The Tennis Partner read 6/18/2019
Purple/Violet: Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions read 4/21/2019

Covers:
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford Gilead (Gilead, #1) by Marilynne Robinson The Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

🌈 Level 3: Beyond the Pale - All 12

Pink: Something Borrowed read 6/19/2019
Gray: Becoming read 4/30/2019
White: Herding Cats read 4/20/2019
Black: Waiting for Godot read 6/19/2019
Brown: The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy and Women's Work read 4/29/2019
Color/Colour: A Very Large Expanse of Sea read 6/14/2019

Covers:
Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1) by Emily Giffin Becoming by Michelle Obama Herding Cats (Sarah's Scribbles, #3) by Sarah Andersen Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett The Quotidian Mysteries Laundry, Liturgy and Women's Work by Kathleen Norris A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi


message 18: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (bkind2books) | 790 comments Finished! See message #7 to see/feel/taste the rainbow!


message 19: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3668 comments Mod
Congrats, Cindy! 🌈


message 20: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4708 comments Mod
Woot woot! Nice job!


message 21: by Eileen (new)

Eileen | 1454 comments Cindy wrote: "Finished! See message #7 to see/feel/taste the rainbow!"

Woo hoo! Congratulations!!!!


message 22: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (bkind2books) | 790 comments Thanks all. The orange seemed to elude me for quite some time.


message 23: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4708 comments Mod
It’s so satisfying to get that last book nailed down!


message 24: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3668 comments Mod
I finished Level 1, my goal for this challenge.


message 25: by Renee, Mistress of the Mini-Challenge (new)

Renee M | 4708 comments Mod
Great going, Rosemarie. I like that we’ve leveled the challenges for just that reason. :)


message 26: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (last edited Sep 03, 2019 06:45PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3668 comments Mod
Thanks.
I am glad you did. Last year I did all twelve colours and it was hard getting some of the colours.


message 27: by Eileen (last edited Sep 03, 2019 07:09PM) (new)

Eileen | 1454 comments Okay, I just realized I completely skipped level 1, lol! I will go back and add Level 1 books. I think I'm going to go with 3 books that are primarily one color, and different from each other. I'll have to poke around at which books I have coming up, lol. I'll challenge myself by choose three books starting this month rather than going back to the summer books.


message 28: by Eileen (new)

Eileen | 1454 comments Okay, I finished Level 1. I love all the colors!


message 29: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3668 comments Mod
Bravo Eileen!


message 30: by Eileen (new)

Eileen | 1454 comments Thank you, Rosemarie!


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