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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
114 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books About Mardi Gras
Wow, who knew there were so many books about Mardi Gras!
I know, right?
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 😊
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
Thanks a lot!
Oh, now why didn’t I think of looking for books about Mardi Gras? Ha! Ha! Must check out Mardi Gras Zombies!
Oh dang, I’m definitely adding a couple of these to my TBR. What a unique take on the prompt!
Yay! Glad to hear it.
I loved this take on the topic.
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.)
I hadn’t really thought about books about Mardi Gras before. I think I should read one and learn more about it.
I hope you enjoy it!
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!
You’re welcome. Yeah, there are so many different types of books about Mardi Gras.
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.
That’s a good question! It sure seems like they should. Do you think you’d enjoy Mardi Gras?
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.
No, not yet! Someday perhaps. And you’re welcome.
Cool list! Very creative.
So many interesting titles! I realize with your post that there is so much I don’t know about Mardi Gras!
Thank you. It’s not a holiday I know well either.
Wow nice list! Good job finding all these books about Mardi Gras and a range of topics like recipes and such 😂❤️
Thanks a lot!
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.
Thank you very much! Happy reading.
Oh, I had no idea there were so many books about Mardi Gras! Fun twist on the topic 🙂
There were so many of them!
I like your twist on the prompt!
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
There are so many books out there on this topic!
I love what you did this week! I don’t know much about Mardi Gras… Mardi Gras as it Was sounds really interesting!
Thank you, and I agree with you on that book.
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!
Thank you! There are so many books about New Orleans, too.
Wow, I had no idea that there were so many books about Mardi Gras!
There were tons more I could have included! Wild, eh?
I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about Mardi Gras but I think I might have a couple on my TBR.
Cool. Hope you like them.
Very nice twist. This is a great list of books!
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.
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!
Cajun food is amazing! Enjoy.
Great tweak! I love that you managed to find so many books actually about Mardi Gras.
Oh, great idea to do Mardi Gras books,I never realized there were so many.
There are tons of them! And thanks.
This is a really interesting take! I bet the recipes in those books are amazing.
Thank you. Yeah, I’d bet they’re amazing, too.
I had no idea there were so many books about Mardi Gras. Considering how little I really know, I should probably read one lol
I hope you enjoy them if you do read them!
Great list and I like your spin. I don’t think, before today, I knew of that many books about Mardi Gras.
Thank you! I didn’t know of many until recently either.
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!!
Aww, thanks. I appreciate that. Happy reading!
Love your twist on the topic. There’s so many books about Mardi Gras I didn’t know about. 🙂
Thank you very much!
I like your take on the topic. That’s a nice bunch of books.
I never knew there were so many books about Mardi Gras! Very cool post:-)
Thank you! Yes, there are lots of them.
Great twist on the topic!
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 to you as well! Thank you for your kind words.
Great spin on this week’s topic. That recipe book definitely piqued my interest. 🙂
Thank you! Yeah, that one looked really good.
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.
Thanks! I hope you like that recipe book.
Such a good idea!
cool twist on the idea and leads us to the discovery that there are so many books about mardi gras!!
Thank you! I’m glad you think so.
Ooh, these all sound so interesting! I would love to read some Mardi Gras themed books. Mardi Gras Indians sounds really interesting.
I hope you like it!
Love this take on the topic this week. I like the sound of Mardi Gras Zombies.
Thanks a lot. Enjoy.
Oh, this is so interesting! I don’t think I’ve ever read a novel centered around Mardi Gras. Great list 😀
Thank you! Yeah, there were far more of them than I ever would have guessed.
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.
You’re welcome! And thank you.
Great twist on this week’s topic! The Baby Dolls sounds interesting.
Thank you! And I agree.
Who knew there were so many books about Mardi Gras?!
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! 💖💕
Thank you very much. Enjoy!
I like your take on this week’s topic! And the Mardi Gras mask in that photo looks stunning 😍
Thank you very much!
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… 🙂
I’d bet you would!
Well, I had a look today and did not find a selection as nice. Not sure if it‘s my google-foo… 🙂
Oh, that’s too bad. I wonder if Goodreads would have anything for you?
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.
Thank you very much. Yeah, there were lots of them.
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!
Thank you! Hope you like these reads.
This is such a cool spin on the topic and it’s always good to know more about Mardi Gras.
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!
Thanks. Happy reading!
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!
I know, right? And thanks.
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!
You’re welcome! And thanks.
Mardi Gras Zombies sounds interesting! Great list. 🙂
So glad you thought so!