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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.
1. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
2. Harold and the Purple Crayon (Harold, #1) by Crockett Johnson
3. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
4. Prince: Purple Reign by Mick Wall
5. The Lavender Screen: The Gay and Lesbian Films–Their Stars, Makers, Characters, and Critics
by Boze Hadleigh
6. The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins by Dean Jensen
7. The Green and Purple Skin of the World by Paulo da Costa
8. When the Plums Are Ripe by Patrice Nganang
9. The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina’s Triumph Over Diabetes by Zippora Karz
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
I can’t believe I left Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and either Purple Hibiscus or Half a Yellow Sun off my list today!
Purple’s my favorite color too! Great list 🙂
Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday post.
Purple! Deep rich color. Beautiful list.
Thank you very much.
Who knew that there were so many book titles with the colour purple or one of its shades in them?! Purple is my favourite colour! 😊
Here’s my TTT post for this week: https://thebookwormchronicles.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/top-ten-tuesday-colourful-book-titles/ 🙂
I remember Harold and the Purple Crayon from my childhood. Quite nostalgic.
Purple!!!!!!! Purple is not my favorite color but it might be my favorite color in book titles and book covers!!!!!
Here is my TTT: https://ichlese.blog/2020/08/04/top-ten-tuesday-horror-books-with-colors-in-their-title/.
Fun take on this one. I have to day, Harold and the Purple Crayon is one of my all time favorite books! 😀
Awesome! And thanks.
Harold and the Purple Crayon is so cute!
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 😍
Thank you very much. Oh, your room must be gorgeous then!
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. 🙂
Thank you. And, yeah, that book is always worth a reread.
I had no idea there were so many books featuring shades of purple in their title. As a fan of cinema history, The Lavender Screen sound really interesting!
Yeah, there are a ton. Hope you like The Lavender Screen if you read it.
Great list! The Color Purple and Purple Hibiscus are both on my TBR, and I love the sound of The Lavender Screen.
Thank you. I hope you enjoy The Color Purple. I sure loved it (especially the ending).
That’s a lot of purple in book titles! 🙂 The Purple Crayon was always a favorite when I was young. This brings back memories.
There sure is. And glad to hear it.
Purple is my favourite colour too! Great list!
Yay! That’s awesome. Thanks.
Great list of purple books – didn’t realize there were so many.
There are a lot for sure! Thanks.
Wow, all purple books! “The Color Purple” is def high on my TBR!
It’s fantastic. Enjoy.
I really want to read The Color Purple too. The non-fiction/memoir books on your list sound amazing too.
It’s amazing. Hope you like it.
As soon as I saw you liked purple I knew Harold and the Purple Crayon would be on the list. You have some greta titles!
Heh, that’s awesome! And thanks.
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.
I haven’t read Purple Reign yet either. I hope it’s good. And yay for another purple lover!
I already struggled with using every colour haha!
Heh, yeah, this prompt was a tricky one.
The Sugarless Plum sounds really interesting!
I know, right?!
Great list! 😀 Before reading it, I’m not sure I could come up with one ‘purple ‘book!!
WOW! I love the fact that you’ve mentioned 10 books with the color purple or a synonym in the title! That must have been so difficult!
Yes, it definitely took a lot of research. Thank you for your appreciation.
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:)
Thank you! It was a fun challenge.
Nice list! I didn’t realize there were so many books with purple in the title, but you’ve compiled a great list.
Thank you very much.
Purple is my favourite colour too, though I’ve not read any books with it in the title!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/top-ten-tuesday-275/
Yay for purple lovers!
Fantastic list! And other than The Color Purple and Harold & the Purple Crayon, I don’t think I’ve come across many “purple” books before.
Thank you. It was fun to dig up lesser known titles for sure.
I am impressed you found so many “purple” titles, and from such a wide variety of genres!
You picked my favorite color! Awesome list.
Yay! And thanks.
I love that you chose one color and went with it. And purple is a difficult one, too. Not very common. Nice choices!
Thanks a lot!
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.
Aren’t purple books the best? 🙂 And, yeah, Half of a Yellow Sun was fantastic.
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!
Thank you very much.
Nice work. Now I have the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” in my brain 🙂
Ooh, I’m tempted by The Lavender Screen… good list! 😀
Doesn’t it sound amazing? And thanks.
My favorite color too. 💜
Purple is my favorite color too. How clever to feature books with this color or its variation.
Aww, thanks! And, wow, there are a lot of us who love purple.
I adore Harold and the Purple Crayon. I almost used that one, too.
Harold and the Purple Crayon – a classic!
Yay we both had Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on our lists. Great job finding ten “purple” titles for your list.
Thank you! and Adichie writes such interesting stuff.
I love, LOVE this post because purple is my favorite color too!!! Harold and the Purple Crayon is on my sons bookshelf. 🙂
Aww, that’s awesome. And thanks.
Purple is awesome. 🙂 Yay Purple Reign!
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
You totally should read that book! It’s amazing. And I need to read Purple Hibiscus. 🙂
Wow, I’m impressed you were able to come up with so many purple titles! THE COLOR PURPLE is the only one I’ve read off your list. The conjoined twins one sounds really intriguing. I’m definitely going to take a closer look at it.
Thanks a lot! I hope you like The Color Purple.
I love that you chose all purple titles, I don’t think I would have been able to come up with ten!
Heh, thank you. It was an adventure picking them all out.
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!
Wow I thought there were a lot of blue and red in titles! Had no idea there were so many purples! Great list and thanks for visiting my TTT!
You’re welcome! Thanks.
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.
Yay! That’s awesome. Do you think you’ll read any of the books on the list? No pressure, of course. 🙂
I saw the movie of The Colour Purple, it’s so sad.
It sure is. But the final few scenes were marvellous.
What a great take on this week’s topic! 🙂 I never realised how many books there are with the colour purple in the title – I haven’t read any of these but several of them are on my TBR!
Aww, thanks. Hope you like these books.
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!
Heh, it’s super cute.
Wow, so many “purple” books, can’t believe there are so many. I have only read the first and the second (with my kids when they were little, of course). I really enjoyed this.
Thanks for visiting my TTT earlier.
You’re welcome. So glad you liked my post.
Loved what you did here! It’s cold and rainy here with us – I have Purple Rain stuck in my head now….
Thanks for stopping by my blog, much appreciated.
You’re welcome. Glad you liked my post.
So many purple-ish books, what a great list!
Nice idea to choose just one colour. I didn’t realize there are so many books with purple in the title! My favourite colour is yellow, but I also like purple 😊
That’s awesome. And thanks.
A great list of purple titles!
Purple is my favourite colour too! Lovely list! 💜
Thank you very much.
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.
Heh, thank you! And you’re welcome.
Purple is my favorite color too so I’m loving this list! I’ve never seen that cover for The Color Purple before. Very cool.
Thank you very much. Yes, it’s a beautiful cover. And I’ve enjoyed hearing from so many other folks who also love purple.
That is a wonderful way to show the colors plum and purple. And the covers do look wonderful too. Thank you for sharing them.