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This week’s theme is ‘Books with Colours In the Titles’. Oddly, I’m not the biggest fan of the colour red – which probably sounds weird when there are accents of it here and there on my blog – but I’ve never been fond of red clothes or red furniture. To me it often feels like such a big, angry colour, and I tend to prefer either jewel colours like deep purples and blues or, my ultimate favourite, citrus colours like yellow, green and orange.
So today I thought I’d give the colour red a bit of a break, and share ten books on my TBR that have red in the title!
Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore: I read McLemore’s work for the first time earlier this year and loved it, so I’d really like to try this novel of theirs too!
Written in Red by Anne Bishop: I’ve seen enough rave review of this novel to know that, at some point, I need to give it try.
Red Country by Joe Abercrombie: I love fantasy westerns and I received a copy of this novel from my parents last Christmas, so I’d like to cross it off my TBR soon.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant: I love the sound of this novel which gives a voice to the biblical Jacob’s four wives and his daughter, Dinah.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James: I’ve seen enough review of this African-inspired fantasy to know it’s probably not for me, but I’d like to give it a try before I dismiss it.
Redwall by Brian Jacques: I wish I’d known about this fantasy series, featuring a cast of anthropomorphic animals, when I was younger because I would have loved it. I’m tempted to borrow it from the library and read it as an adult, though.
All Systems Red by Martha Wells: I’ve heard so many good things about the Murderbot Diaries, at some point I need to cross it off my TBR.
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch: Unfortunately there’s been an allegation on Twitter recently about Lynch and his wife, Elizabeth Bear, being involved in grooming and abuse. I don’t want to support an author involved in such a thing, but I loved The Lies of Locke Lamora and my parents also got me a copy of this novel for Christmas so I don’t want to waste their gift. Going forward, I’ll be keeping my eyes out for secondhand copies of this series and I’m undecided yet as to whether or not I’ll review them on my blog. Whatever happens, I felt like it was important to say I was aware of the current allegation against him and also to mention in case anyone else was unaware.
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: This m/m contemporary romance is insanely popular, so at some point I’ll have to try it. I don’t tend to love contemporary stories about royals, though, so we’ll see how I feel when I read it!