October ColorCAT: Orange
Join LibraryThing to post.
This month's color is orange. While it might seem fairly limiting, there are a surprising number of options. First there are books whose cover is largely orange. Some options include:
I think you'll find that Penguin offers loads of possibilities. Just a few of those:
If you want to venture away from the cover of the color, there are title options.
One of the most prestigious literary awards in the world, the Women’s Prize for Fiction was known as the Orange Prize for Fiction between 1996 and 2012 and the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction between 2014 and 2017 – celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world. You can find a list of finalists and winners here.
So, check your shelves, and let us know what you plan to read for October. For Me, I'm hoping to get to Carrot Cake Murder.
>3 beebeereads: - I know! I've been waiting for months and am finally at number 14 in line. Maybe the last little bit will go faster?
A recommended reading for an adult education class I am taking in October is Playing with Fire: the 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics by Lawrence O'Donnell. The main title (without the subtitle) and the author's name are in orange as is the top third of the spine on the bookcover.
I might also read Scarlett, Rhett, and the Cast of Thousands: the Filming of "Gone with the Wind" by Roland Flamini -- a book with numerous photographs.
Other possibilities include: Amelia Earhart: the Final Story by Vincent Loomis with Jeffrey Ethell (which would also qualify for the Pacific Ocean square of this year's BingoDOG and Beyond Suffrage: Women in the New Deal by Susan Ware.
I hope to read at least one other book besides the book for my class.
Looks like I have a few options on my TBR:
I may go with Winter in June, because that would also fulfill one of my remaining Bingo squares.
These are the books I'm considering. Did not expect to have an abundance of orange choices.
I had Bel Canto all lined up for this, but I'm not sure I'm in the mood for it. I'll have to have a look on the shelves and see if anything else leaps out.
Another suggestion, which I'm not going to read because I read it last year, is Malcolm Orange Disappears by Jan Carson. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it.
I've got two books I'm reading in October that have orange on the covers
For more choices:
Orange is the Dutch national color. Dutch books?
I like the idea of picking books on color.
I've decided I'm going to read Bossypants for this one. I've already got a couple of fiction books on the go, and as a bit of a fiction-phobe I think if I try and read another fiction book I'll grind to a halt! (just looked at the page that the touchstone leads to, which shows a cover with no orange at all! My copy is all orange where the blue is in the touchstone picture!)
I will probably read The Orange-Yellow Diamond, a Kindle ROOT. Then I will take a look at my book covers & see what else...
My copy of The secret agent is a vivid orange Penguin, so I've got one to fit two CATs.
>4 LittleTaiko: I just started this today - it will not last into October... I was totally hooked by the prologue. If it holds up, I expect this to end on my top ten list this year.
I'm still thinking about what to read for Orange October. It's a bit of a stretch but I'm wondering if everyone would throw tangerines at me if I read Milkman by Anna Burns. The cover has some lovely orange woven with other colors (it's a sunset image) but the real clincher is that Burns' earlier novel, No Bones was shortlisted for the Orange Prize in 2002. What do you think?
>22 sushicat: - Ooh, that is good to know. I'm picking up my copy from the library tomorrow. Looking forward to having something good to dive into!
Our book club is reading Persuasion by Jane Austen this month. I had planned to reread my annotated version (which has annotations on each page facing the text), but decided not to read such a cumbersome book. The edition which I purchased, in the Life Time Library series, has a hideous mostly orange book jacket; the illustrations of Anne Elliot and Capt. Wentworth even have very orange faces. I was unable to find a picture of the book jacket on the web. The cover of this hardback book also is mainly orange. I still hope to read at least one other book with an orange cover.
What did you think of that book? I have that series on my list of TBR books.
>29 benitastrnad: I read the whole trilogy. They are great fun with lots of buckles swashed in a ripping yarn format. Even though he hasn't got the Regency diction and customs quite right, after a while you stop noticing and just get swept along in the sheer nonsense of it all.
Pretend You Don't See Her / Mary Higgins Clark
When real estate agent, Lacey, witnesses the murder of a woman she is selling a house for, she is in danger. Not only that, the dying woman tasked Lacey with giving her daughter’s journal to her daughter’s father. Her daughter was killed in a car crash a few months previous. However, the journal is now evidence.
I liked it, but there were a lot of characters that I had a bit of trouble keeping straight. The author jumps to different perspectives, on occasion, and the reader knows who the killer is (as does Lacey) from the start, but how it all ties together is unknown. Overall, it was “good” for me.
Tina Fey's Bossypants was a fun, easy read which I really appreciated in the midst of some of the more heavy reading I'm doing at the moment! Having said that, it wasn't as fluffy as many celeb memoirs, and there were quite a few times I had to stop and think and appreciate her honesty. I loved her prayer for her daughter, and her musings on just having the one child, and the extended chapter on when she played Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live was really interesting and generous, I thought (towards the end of the 2008 presidential campaign, Sarah Palin herself was on the show so they met, which must have been pretty weird for both of them). 4/5.
I have finished a book with an orange cover, Geschichte Italiens im Mittelalter, a non-fiction history book about Italy in the Middle Ages. A quick read, but rather inelegantly written and relying too much on previous knowledge.
I finished The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner. I think the writing is orange looking so am using it for this cat.
>37 LibraryCin: It was a good one! I'll be looking out for more of Sarah Waters.
And another book for Orange month:
Malcolm Orange Disappears by Jan Carson
Northern Ireland author, Jan Carson, has the most imaginative writing style I've ever come across. That it's a debut novel makes it all the more awe-inspiring. Eleven year-old Malcolm, his parents, and baby brother travel around America living in their beat-up Volvo. Malcolm is worried about the holes that are beginning to form on his body although no one else notices. When the father abandons the family, Malcolm's mother finds a job and home at a Baptist retirement village in Oregon filled, of course, with fantastically colourful characters. Carson maintains the surprise factor throughout this ingenius story without once letting up. This is a wonderful, unforgettable story.
My thanks to Jackie_K for the recommendation.
>38 Kristelh: I'm reading it right now and I fully agree. I'll use it for this CAT too.
This topic is not marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic.