The Meaning of Colour Book Tag

Posted On 28 November 2020

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This is a tag that I created myself although it is very possible that there could be others out there that are similar, it was inspired by the Rainbow Book tag created by Le Book Chronicles that I first saw over on the Booforager’s Blog. I wanted to look at the meaning of the colours and find a book that suits the definition. There are no rules, if you fancy giving this a try then do so:

RED – The colour of Passion (love and hate) – could be a book filled with love and hate or a book that inspires one of those emotions in you

Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey immediately sprang to mind for this one. Primarily because it is a book of passion, love and hate. An amazing MC and an antagonist who you will love to hate.

Kushiel's Dart

ORANGE – warm and uplifting – a feelgood book

The Hobbit. Essentially, a story that you can read to your children. All about one small character stepping out of his comfort zone and going on an adventure – and, becoming an indispensable member of the group


YELLOW – Fun and Joy – put a smile on your face

Well, I’ve not read the entire Discworld series but going off the Tiffany Aching books I’m going to say that Pratchett’s books are definitely a lot of fun.

GREEN – Harmony and Health – a book so good it made you feel in perfect harmony

The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a book that I really loved and made me feel uplifted and full of joy, so this could also have fitted the Yellow and Orange prompt, But, reading a book this good definitely improves your own well-being so I think it also fits this prompt.


TURQUOISE – Calm clarity – a book that made all the cogs of your brain work together to create a clear vision

For this I’ve gone with a book that I found very thought provoking and really stayed with me after I put it down. This book is complex. It goes back and forth between people and times and yet it all comes together in perhaps one of the most satisfying ways I’ve ever encountered. The characters are so well imagined that I feel like I know them and the strong emotions that this creates really contributes to the overall experience


BLUE – Peaceful – so easy to read that the pages turn themselves

This is a strange prompt. What I’ve gone for with this is a book that was easy to read which in my mind makes it a peaceful experience – it’s definitely a book that is beautifully written and I highly recommend it.


PURPLE – Imagination – no explanation necessary for this one. Something that is super creative or maybe unique

Benedict Patrick’s Flight of the Darkstar Dragon is packed to the rafters with imagination and a great start to what promises to be a lovely series full of adventure.


PINK – Kind and Comforting – a comfort read, something you can fall back on and know you will love

I’m going for comfort reads with this one and harking back to a time when I would quite often reread books that I loved. There are a few books that fall into this category but the first that sprang to mind was Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.


BROWN – Dependable – an author or series that you love

I’ve gone for an author that I love and never seems to let me down. Sarah Pinborough. I can’t wait to see what she’s got up her sleeve next.

BLACK – Powerful and Sophisticated. A book that is stylish, polished, clever and packs a punch

This is a book that I loved and I couldn’t describe it better than the GR’s description : ‘Sophisticated, witty, and ingeniously convincing, Susanna Clarke’s magisterial novel weaves magic into a flawlessly detailed vision of historical England. She has created a world so thoroughly enchanting that eight hundred pages leave readers longing for more.


GRAY – Compromise and Control – use your own definition for this one

Compromise and control are two of the very things that you usually find in Dystopian novels where compromises are reached and people strictly controlled. Unwind by Neal Shusterman is a perfect example of this and is a chilling book where ‘parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors’


WHITE – Purity and Innocence – a children’s book that you loved or a book about the loss of innocence.

What could be more pure and innocent than a childhood favourite: