Top Ten Tuesday: Books About Mardi Gras

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

A pink mardi gras mask with purple, blue, and yellow feathers sticking out of it.Technically, today’s topic was “Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers in honour of Mardi Gras.”

I’ve written so many posts about book covers of various colours that I tweaked it to be “Books About Mardi Gras” instead.

They span a wide range of topics, from  recipes to history to even zombies!

1. Gay as Mardi Gras  by Lily Velden

2. No Mardi Gras for the Dead by D.J. Donaldson

3. The Baby Dolls: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition by Kim Marie Vaz

4. Mardi Gras Indians by Michael P. Smith and Alan Govenar

5. Mardi Gras . . . As It Was by Robert Tallant

6. Confessions of a Bi-Polar Mardi Gras Queen by Marie Étienne

7. Design A Mardi Gras Parade: A Coloring Book by Mr. Sean Gautreaux

8. Mardi Gras Greats: Delicious Mardi Gras Recipes, the Top 79 Mardi Gras Recipes by Jo Franks

9. New Orleans Carnival Balls: The Secret Side of Mardi Gras, 1870-1920 by Jennifer Atkins

10. Mardi Gras Zombies  by Bart Gnarly



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114 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books About Mardi Gras

  1. Wow, who knew there were so many books about Mardi Gras!

  2. Ooh, nice take on this week’s prompt! I’m not much of a non-fiction reader but quite a few of these have piqued my interest. Great list, Lydia 😊

  3. I’m impressed, I couldn’t think of one book having to do with Mardi Gras… although that might be the big event at the end of King and the Dragonflies, but i forget

  4. Oh, now why didn’t I think of looking for books about Mardi Gras? Ha! Ha! Must check out Mardi Gras Zombies!

  5. Oh dang, I’m definitely adding a couple of these to my TBR. What a unique take on the prompt!

  6. Oh, how fun! I hadn’t even considered making the post this week actually include Mardi Gras. (Then again, I was having fun looking at books covers to find the right colors.)

  7. I hadn’t really thought about books about Mardi Gras before. I think I should read one and learn more about it.

  8. Denise @ Life With No Plot

    Love how you switched it up! I had no idea there were such a wide range of books about Mardi Gras, but it is a pretty big celebration so I guess it makes sense.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. I’ve always wondered why New Mexico, which is predominately Catholic, doesn’t have a Mardi Gras or Carnival. I’ve never been to this type of celebration.

  10. So have you read all these Mardi Gras-themed books? I am not sure I’ve any about this topic. But I should. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  11. Cool list! Very creative.

  12. So many interesting titles! I realize with your post that there is so much I don’t know about Mardi Gras!

  13. Wow nice list! Good job finding all these books about Mardi Gras and a range of topics like recipes and such 😂❤️

  14. Oh! I like your choice of topic today. I haven’t really read any books about Mardi Gras itself so I’ll have to go check some out.

  15. Oh, I had no idea there were so many books about Mardi Gras! Fun twist on the topic 🙂

  16. Impressive, I didn’t know there were so many books with mardi gras in the title. I double checked, but none that I have read

  17. I love what you did this week! I don’t know much about Mardi Gras… Mardi Gras as it Was sounds really interesting!

  18. Gotta say, I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about Mardi Gras, although I’ve certainly read a bunch set in New Orleans. Fun list!

  19. Wow, I had no idea that there were so many books about Mardi Gras!

  20. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about Mardi Gras but I think I might have a couple on my TBR.

  21. Very nice twist. This is a great list of books!

  22. Great twist on today’s topic Lydia. I would never of guessed there would be so many books on Mardi Gras. I will pass on the Mardi Gras Zombies for sure.

  23. This was such an interesting take! I don’t really know much about Mardi Gras, it’s not a thing in the UK.

    Love me some Cajun food though so might have to check out the cook book!

  24. Great tweak! I love that you managed to find so many books actually about Mardi Gras.

  25. Lucy

    Oh, great idea to do Mardi Gras books,I never realized there were so many.

  26. This is a really interesting take! I bet the recipes in those books are amazing.

  27. I had no idea there were so many books about Mardi Gras. Considering how little I really know, I should probably read one lol

  28. Great list and I like your spin. I don’t think, before today, I knew of that many books about Mardi Gras.

  29. I love your take on this topic! So original. I will have to check some of these out. I have read online material on Mardi Gras but never a book about it. Great post!!

  30. Love your twist on the topic. There’s so many books about Mardi Gras I didn’t know about. 🙂

  31. I like your take on the topic. That’s a nice bunch of books.

  32. I never knew there were so many books about Mardi Gras! Very cool post:-)

  33. islandgeekgirl

    Great twist on the topic!

  34. I know very little about Mardi Gras, so these books sound interesting. I’ve read a few books set in NOLA, but I don’t think I’ve ever read one specifically about MG. I’ll have to check some of these out. Great idea for a list!

    Happy TTT!


  35. Great spin on this week’s topic. That recipe book definitely piqued my interest. 🙂

  36. What a great twist on the prompt. I had no idea so many books about Mardi Gras existed. I might have to check out that recipe book.

  37. cool twist on the idea and leads us to the discovery that there are so many books about mardi gras!!

  38. Ooh, these all sound so interesting! I would love to read some Mardi Gras themed books. Mardi Gras Indians sounds really interesting.

  39. Love this take on the topic this week. I like the sound of Mardi Gras Zombies.

  40. Oh, this is so interesting! I don’t think I’ve ever read a novel centered around Mardi Gras. Great list 😀

  41. Oh, wow, you found all books with Mardi Gras in the title. I wouldn’t have found a single one.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.

  42. Great twist on this week’s topic! The Baby Dolls sounds interesting.

  43. Who knew there were so many books about Mardi Gras?!

  44. Okay,wow, do many Mardi Gras books! I didn’t even know there were books on Mardi Gras! I’ll definitely try picking up one of these 🤔 I am especially curious about No Mardi Gras for the Dead and Baby Dolls 🤔. Interesting titles and amazing post! 💖💕

  45. I like your take on this week’s topic! And the Mardi Gras mask in that photo looks stunning 😍

  46. Interesting. I shouldn‘t have thought that there are this many books about Mardi Gras. But I guess if I checked out our Carnival in Germany, I would probably find lots of books about it at well. Which is what I will do in a bit… 🙂

  47. I love your change to the topic. It’s a cool idea and I had no idea there were so many books about Mardi Gras.

  48. I like your spin on the topic. It never occurred to me to look for books ABOUT Mardi Gras before, and now that is exactly what I am going to do, thanks to your list. Happy Reading!

  49. This is such a cool spin on the topic and it’s always good to know more about Mardi Gras.

  50. Can’t believe I’ve never read a single book about Mardi Gras. Love that you have a list of ten books for me to choose from! Might have to pick one to be my first. Great list!

  51. WOW! Who would have thought that there are a lot of books that talks about Mardi Gras. I personally didn’t know about that! Thanks for the list!

  52. It’s still in the Mardi Gras theme and it’s always fun to put our own unique spin on these topics. 🙂 Thanks, as always, for the visit to Finding Wonderland on this week!

  53. Mardi Gras Zombies sounds interesting! Great list. 🙂

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