If everyone would look for that uniqueness then we would have a very colorful world.Michael Schenker
Colours play an important part in everyone’s lives. They compel us to see the beautiful shades that life offers.
They also define our emotions, moods and determine the way we look at things. It is impossible to
envision the world without colours. Colours even influence our likes and dislikes. Colours have played an
invariably vital role in igniting the imagination of authors. Several authors have penned their books with
names of colours in their titles. We have picked 8 books with 8 unique colours for you.
1. The Green Mile by Stephen King
Published in August 1996
Genre: Horror fiction
This 1996 horror novel by Stephen King is an illustration of magical realism. The story talks
about Paul Edgecombe, a death row supervisor, and his confrontation with John Coffey, an
inmate who displays unusual healing and empathetic abilities. In 1999, this book was adapted
into a movie directed by Frank Darabont.
2. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Published in May 2011
Genre: Erotic romance novel
This book created something of a storm in the Romance Genre. With a bold portrayal of intimate
scenes, BDSM and everything dark about romantic relationships this book created a trend in the
book industry. This erotic romance novel is the first in the trilogy. The next two books being
Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed in 2012. The series follows the relationship between
Anastasia Steele, a college graduate, and Christian Grey, a young business millionaire. This
series was also adapted into movies in 2014.
3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Published in 1982
Genre: Domestic Fiction/Epistolary
Alice Walker’s The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel. Epistolary – a book in the form of
letters. The novel depicts the lives of Afro-American women during the twentieth century. The
book won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction in the
Unites States. The Color Purple is also adapted into a film and a musical of the same name.
4. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Published in June 2015
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Debut fantasy novel by Victoria Aveyard. The book depicts a world divided by blood-red or silver. The Reds
are the commoners, ruled by an Elite Silver who possesses god-like superpowers. Reds against Silvers, prince
against prince, and Mare, a seventeen-year-old Red Girl against her own heart.
5. Vision in White by Nora Roberts
Published in April 2009
Genre: Romantic Fiction/Chick Lit.
This is a sweet story where you will meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac. They are also
the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut’s premier wedding planning business. This novel is the first
book in the Bride Quartet series. As a reader, I can always count on Nora Roberts to keep me thoroughly
entertained. This book took Nora Roberts New York Times bestsellers list and USA Today bestseller list.
6. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Published in November 1877
Genre: Children’s Books
Anna Sewell’s 1877 fictional novel is about a horse named Black Beauty. It is a heart-touching,
charming first-person autobiographical memoir. It instructs the reader about kindness, respect
and empathy towards animals. This book has always been close to my heart since I first read the
story in Primary school as part of our curriculum. I loved it then and I love it even now. This
book was adapted into a drama film in 2020 directed by Ashley Avis.
7. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Published in 2006
Genre: Historical Fiction
Believed to be a masterpiece in balancing truth and fiction, this novel by Nigerian author
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun was published in 2006. A war story set during
the Biafran War through the perspective of the characters’ (Olanna, Odenigbo, Ugwu, and
Richard). This is an award-winning book that won the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction in 2007. This book was adapted into a movie in 2013 directed by Biyi Bandele.
8. The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond
Published in 1974
This book is set in the foothills of the great Himalayas in a small village. This 1980 heart-
warming story is about a little girl Binya and a shopkeeper in her village, Ram Bharosa. When
Binya gets a beautiful blue umbrella from foreign tourists in exchange for her leopard claw
pendant, her umbrella becomes the talk of the town that Ram Bharosa envies. The Blue Umbrella was adapted into a Bollywood film of the same name in 2005, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.
Since I’m a thriller fan, my favourite on the list is The Green Mile by Stephen King. What’s your
Have you read any of these books? Do share some great reads with colours on their titles in the
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