Six for Sunday: The Orange Ones

Six for Sunday is a bookish meme created and hosted by Steph at A Little But a Lot.

I’ve often seen posts of this meme over on Corner of Laura and have always intended to join in, so I’m doing so now for the month of November.

This Sunday’s topic:

Orange books

The November topics seem to be fall themed, so we’re kicking things off with the bright color associated with autumn. Here are some orange books I own and probably haven’t read… yet.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother’s Love by Zack McDermott
Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, illus. by Agnese Baruzzi

Of these, the only one I’ve read is Sing, Unburied, Sing, which I didn’t like much because it didn’t interest as much as I thought it would. I’ve already forgotten much of what it’s about, but it’s set in the south in present day, I think, and I know there’s a ghost. The vibe of it reminded me of Toni Morrison’s books.

There’s only one children’s picture book on here — Beauty and the Beast — which has cut-outs, and one nonfiction — Gorilla and the Bird, which I might read in November, but don’t hold me to that. The Alchemist and the Joy Luck Club are both modern classics.

Have you read any of these orange books?

Let me know below.

6 thoughts on “Six for Sunday: The Orange Ones

    1. I think it’s a great one for cover designs. Actually, when I was working in the bookstore, I noticed that a lot of books in the social studies section and certain parts of the history section had a good bit of orange covers.


  1. I’ve not read The Joy Luck Club yet but I loved the movie, and that led me to read The Kitchen God’s Wife and to purchase a few more of her books. I read and mostly enjoyed The Alchemist, though it was a bit of a departure from my typical reading fare. It’s short enough I may reread at some point. I’ve always been attracted to the titles and covers of Lisa See’s books but haven’t read any of them yet and I’m not sure if I’ve purchased any. I love these sorts of posts for the memories they bring back if I have read any, the reminder of how I’ve wanted to try some, and awakening me to some I’d not been aware of.

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