Top Ten Tuesday: Literature-Themed Colouring Books

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Close-up photo of colored pencils Technically, this week’s topic was “Book Titles That Sound Like They Could Be Crayola Crayon Colors.”

My apologies to Jana, but I couldn’t find a single title that fit this description no matter how hard I searched.

Due to this, I tweaked the topic to be literature themed colouring books. That is to say, colouring books that are inspired by actual novels. Get your coloured pencils ready!

1. Tolkien’s World: A Fantasy Coloring Book by Allan Curless

2. The World of the Hunger Games: The Official Coloring Book by Scholastic Inc.

3. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Coloring Book by Terry Pratchett

4. Hansel and Gretel: An Amazing Colouring Book by Fabiana Attanasio

5. The Alice in Wonderland Colouring Book by Rachel Cloyne

6. The Lord of the Rings Movie Trilogy Colouring Book by Nicolette Caven

7. The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes Adult Coloring Book by Robert Kirkman

8. A Court of Thorns and Roses Colouring Book by Sarah J. Maas

9. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Coloring Book by Terry Pratchett

10. The Official Eragon Coloring Book by Christopher Paolini



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90 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Literature-Themed Colouring Books

  1. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld coloring book is awesome. I haven’t actually colored in it but that is beside the point haha.

  2. I’d love to have a Discworld coloring book. Fun tweek of the prompt.

  3. I have one of the Discworld colouring books, I’ve only done two pages though, I just don’t have time for all the activities I want to do!

  4. I bet the Alice one is beautiful when coloured! Have you ever tried any? 🙂

  5. I’ve been really tempted by some of the adult coloring books, but never actually gotten around to picking one up. Great post!

  6. A Discworld Colouring Book… who doesn’t need a Discworld Colouring Book?!
    These are the books titles I thought sounded like those Crayola colours!

  7. Ooh, fun! I had no idea there were so many of these literature-based colouring books 😍 I’ve been thinking about getting a new colouring book to do with mum to pass the time these days (lol) but the only bookish one I’ve seen is Game of Thrones and it was … intense! 😂 Great list, Lydia!

    • I literally just left a comment on your post. 🙂

      It’s interesting to know that the Game of Thrones colouring book was intense. I’ll keep that in mind and hope you can find something calmer to colour.

  8. I love how you twisted the topic! Some of these I had no ideas they made coloring books of. I guess you know you’ve made it when they make a coloring book out of your novel.

  9. Jo

    I have a Harry Potter themed colouring book but I’ve never actually used it and probably now wouldn’t want to. I don’t really have the patience for sitting and colouring, but I love that there are so many of these book themed colouring books out there.
    My TTT:

  10. These sound fun! I used to love coloring books when I was younger, but I haven’t picked any up lately. Maybe it’s time to change that. 😉

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  11. I like your creative take on the prompt!

  12. Hi Lydia! I love coloring books. I have the most beautiful one, The mysterious library. Should really start with it somewhere…. I didn’t know there are so many coloring books inspired by actual books. I would love a few.

    Happy TTT and here’s my Ten Crayola Colors Book Titles

  13. That’s an awesome list–I have a family member who would love the LOTR books–thanks!

  14. These all sound like they would be fun coloring books.

  15. I got a sample adult coloring book once, and my kids hijacked it! Great list/twist on the topic.

  16. What a wonderful tweak on the theme. I didn’t realize that there was such a huge and varied world of coloring books out there. My TTT list today

  17. Haha, I had the same issue with this week’s original topic so glad to hear I’m not alone 🙂 Love your twist though!

  18. I’m not an Alice in Wonderland fan but it’s perfect for a colouring book!

  19. So these are real colouring books? That sounds awesome. I will have to see what I can find. I think I am the only one who knows nothing about Discworld, I might have to remedy that. Great twist on this week’s topic, Lydia.

  20. Ooh, adult coloring books! I love those. I have all of the Basford books, but these are some wonderful alternatives. Thanks, I’m going to check these out!

  21. I’ve heard the ACOTAR colouring book is notoriously hard to get ahold of!

  22. So fun and creative! I have a Throne of Glass coloring book that I really like! Thanks for sharing these! 🥰

  23. Simone | Leafing Through Time

    All of these sound so lovely! I have a lot of coloring books, but no literary ones. I should change that.

  24. Ohhhh, great twist!! I love these coloring books. I think I have Throne of Glass!

  25. Colouring books, what a great idea! I have a bunch of them, but the thought to post those never crossed my mind.

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  26. Ooh, these are fun! The Discworld coloring book looks amazing. And how did I not know that there’s a Rick Grimes coloring book??? I’ve been gifted Outlander and Game of Thrones coloring books, and they’re both lovely to look at. I like your list!

  27. Oh, all of these sound like fun. I like your take on this week’s topic.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  28. I didn’t do this week’s topic either, but I love your solution. Now I want all these coloring books!

  29. I like the sound of the Tolkien ones!

  30. I bet those Discworld ones would be a lot of fun. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

  31. That’s so cool! I love colouring, it’d be great to colour along with one of your favourite books

  32. I love your approach to this week’s prompt! I really want that Hunger Games one!

  33. What a fun twist to this weeks theme! I really enjoyed looking at those coloring books. I didn’t know that there were so many variations of them out there.

  34. What a wonderful twist to the topic. I love it. I usually love the tweaks, they are so inspirational. But this one is exceptional. Thanks.

    And thanks for visiting my (rather boring compared to your) TTT earlier.

  35. I had a hard time with this week’s topic as well. Your spin is great, very unique. I haven’t tried adult coloring books, but they seem like a great way to be creative while doing something calm and soothing.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!


    • Thanks a lot! Based on what you’ve shared about your personality and interests in previous TTT posts, I think you might really like adult colouring books. 🙂

  36. Well shoot… I had to open everyone of those links. 😉 I love coloring books!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

  37. Oh wow, I didn’t even know literature themed coloring books were a thing. Kind of want all of these, especially the Tolkien, the Alice in Wonderland, and the Sarah J. Maas.

  38. I love coloring and have not done it often enough as of late. When I was pregnant with my first son many moons ago I was on bedrest for a few months and went through a lot of coloring books. They didn’t have so many cool ones as they do now, nor was there someplace like the internet to make them easily accessible. You’ve curated a wonderful list and I may just have to take up the hobby again to check some of these out.

  39. Great way to still bring in the topic but make it your own. 🙂 I remember seeing coloring books (for adults) be SUCH a thing for several years. Never bought one, but it might have been fun. Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland, Lydia.

    • You’re welcome, Rissi! Colouring Books for adults are so much fun. I do encourage you to give them a try if you’re interested and ever have the opportunity to do so.

  40. RS

    I had no idea there were coloring books based on literature- – and definitely would not have expected it for something as modern as A Court of Thorns and Roses (how huge IS that series??). So cool!

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