Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Purple in the Title

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Purple is my favourite colour, so all of the books on today’s list will feature the word purple or a synonym of it.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker book cover. Image on cover is of a drawing of two african american women. Their lips are drawn but not their eyes , noses or eyebrows

1. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Harold and the Purple Crayon (Harold, #1) by Crockett Johnson book cover. image on cover is drawing of toddler drawing with a purple crayon on a black wall.

2. Harold and the Purple Crayon (Harold, #1) by Crockett Johnson

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie book cover. Image on cover is abstract red and brown painting.

3. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Prince- Purple Reign by Mick Wall book cover. Image on cover is of Prince playing a guitar and singing.

4. Prince: Purple Reign by Mick Wall

The Lavender Screen- The Gay and Lesbian Films--Their Stars, Makers, Characters, and Critics by Boze Hadleigh book cover. Image on cover is of two queer women cuddling up and looking at the viewer

5. The Lavender Screen: The Gay and Lesbian Films–Their Stars, Makers, Characters, and Critics
by Boze Hadleigh

The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton- A True Story of Conjoined Twins by Dean Jensen book cover. Image on cover is of Daisy and Violet playing instruments on a stage.

6. The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins  by Dean Jensen

The Green and Purple Skin of the World by Paulo da Costa book cover. image on cover is of a clear glass container filled with a murky liquid.

7. The Green and Purple Skin of the World  by Paulo da Costa

When the Plums Are Ripe by Patrice Nganang book cover. image on cover is a black-and-white photo of people walking on a dusty road

8. When the Plums Are Ripe by Patrice Nganang

The Sugarless Plum- A Ballerina's Triumph Over Diabetes by Zippora Karz book cover. Image on cover is of a ballerina dancing.

9. The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina’s Triumph Over Diabetes by Zippora Karz

Purple Dandelion- A Muslim Woman's Struggle Against Violence and Oppression by Farida Sultana book cover. Image on cover is of a photo of the author's face.

10. Purple Dandelion: A Muslim Woman’s Struggle Against Violence and Oppression  by Farida Sultana

119 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Purple in the Title

  1. Aw, love this take on today’s prompt, Lydia 🙂 I love the colour purple as well (half of the walls in my room are pastel purple) so I’m totally with you there! I’ve only know of two of the books on your list though. I love that new The Color Purple cover! It’s beautiful 😍

  2. Love your twist this week! I just finished reading The Color Purple for a readathon. I was about 25% in when I realized I’d read it already–just pre-Goodreads. But I kept reading because it’s always worth a reread. 🙂

  3. I love the colour purple as well, what a great idea to do a full chain with your favourite colour. Oh, I and I used to love Prince, but I haven’t read Purple Reign.

  4. Great list! I love how you focused on one colour. There are so many books on here I’ve never heard of before that I’ve been intriguied by:)

  5. Aaaaaaaaah thank you! Purple books at last – I think I’ll add Purple Hibiscus to my plans, I really enjoyed (if that’s the right word) Half of a Yellow Sun.

  6. Ahh! I love that you picked a single color! All of these beautiful purple hued books are so lovely together. What a cool take on this prompt!

  7. I haven’t read most of these, but I loved Purple Hibiscus. I still haven’t gotten around to reading The Color Purple, though I have listened to the musical soundtrack. I want to actually read the book someday though1

  8. Clever to choose all shades of one color – I don’t think I’ve read that many with the same color in the titles. 🙂 Thanks for the visit to my site!

  9. Purple is also my favorite color, so I love this! I never realized there were so many books with “purple” (or variations of the color) in the title. I’ve not ever read any of these, except for Harold and the Purple Crayon, and that was too long ago to remember.

  10. Yours is the first “purple” list i’ve seen for this TTT — and Can I just say how cute Harold and the Purple Crayon is!

  11. So fun that you made it a bit harder by choosing one color! I probably couldn’t have gotten ten titles if picking from my shelf, but it would have been a cool challenge. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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