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Saturday, January 7, 2012

2012 Rainbow Reading Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!

I love fun reading challenges like this one, so I couldn't resist!

This challenge is being hosted by Jennifer at Books Make Me Happy.

Here are the details copied from Jennifer's blog:

2012 Rainbow Reading Challenge

For this year’s reading challenge I thought we’d have a little fun with colors. Each month has been assigned a color (along with some common alternate words to add variety). You just have to find a book with that color in the title. That’s it! As you read, come post the title and author of the book for that month below. At the end of the year… anyone who has post EACH MONTH, and completed ALL COLORS, will receive a handmade (by me) bracelet with a bead for each color, and a book charm to finish it off. I’m working on a grand prize (one random winner, only) basket of lovely, color themed books as well, but that will be a WIP during the year. In order to qualify for the bracelet, or be entered into the grand prize drawing for the basket, you MUST post each month with your title/author. If you post any reviews about the books you’ve read for this challenge, please post the link in your comment and I’ll send it out on Books Make Me Happy Twitter and Facebook streams. *All books must be at least 200 pages, or the ebook equivalent.*

Colors for each month are:

January – Red (burgundy, claret, crimson, fuschia, garnet, magenta, maroon, ruby, scarlet, rose, cherry)

February – Purple (violet, lavendar, amethyst, lilac, plum, periwinkle)

March – Aquamarine (teal, tourquoise)

April – Clear (transparent, transluscent, crystal, diamond)

May – Green (emerald, jade, malachite, lime, pine, sage)

June – Black

July – Pink (blush, carnation, mauve)

August - Brown (chocolate, tan, bronze)

September – Blue (cobalt, cerulean, navy, indigo, sapphire)

October – White (snowy)

November – Orange (peach, salmon, coral, tangerine, copper)

December – Silver (sterling, platinum, chrome, gray)

If you think you’ll have trouble finding books with the correct colors… check places like and Google Books. Just search for the color and see what pops up!! (If you find a book with a color-type word you want to use, but it’s not on the list, email me or @ me on twitter to check.) Hopefully this will encourage all of us to look outside of our “tried and true” and find some fantastic new books. I’ll be posting my book/author each month below, can’t wait to see what YOU all find!!

If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post. 

I am going to keep track of my progress below (here are some books from my TBR pile that would suit the challenge):

JANUARY: Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright


  1. I'm going to join and Post the color with the month but what if I read black this month and post it for June?

    klearboredom at yahoo dot com


  2. @25kati: Good question, Kati! I'm not hosting the challenge, so you'll have to go over to Jennifer's blog and ask her!

  3. @25kati: I just checked with Jennifer, and she said "The intention of the challenge is to read the appropriate book during the month it matches." It makes sense. Otherwise, the challenge would be too easy :)

  4. Hi Darlene and Kati :-)

    I've emailed Darlene back, but I thought I'd pop in here, too. The intention of the challenge was to read the book that matches the color during the particular month it goes with. However, that was set up for MY reading needs. I can't very well monitor what you read, and when you read it, but for the sake of continuity, I'd ask that the posts be during the correct month. :-)

    I'm new to the challenge hosting thing, so I didn't set up a "my linky" option when I started this last week. I'm looking into doing that now, so hopefully it will make things easier for people to join and keep up with.

    Thanks for reading with me! I can't wait to see what you both come up with. :-)



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