The Gentle Spectrums 2015 Reading Challenge is hosted by Carolyn at Riedel Fascination.
This is a very creative reading challenge and has two options:
a) Limitless Palette - 10, 20 or 30 color levels. I'm not sure if this is just for books with actual colors in the title (think The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Hunt for Red October etc), or if it includes books with color related words (list on Carolyn's blog). I will be asking. But I'm going for the 10 color level on this option.
b) Gentle Subjects - One book in each category. I'm just going to quote this from the blog, because she makes it sound so dang good:
~ (1) STONES ~
Variations of the word, gems, jewellery, ruins, geological formations.
(“The Hidden Mountain”)
~ (2) CHEERFUL ~
Uplifting, positive messages; conveys pleasant thoughts, images.
(“The Five People You Meet In Heaven”)
~ (3) NATIONS ~
Cultures, locations: lakes, towns, even well-known places; fictional included.
(“Made In Canada”)
~ (4) PLANTS ~
Trees, flowers, lawns, fields, grasses, grains, and gardening paraphernalia.
~ (5) WATER ~
Water bodies, proper names, closely-connected components: taps, sinks, pools.
(“The Lake Of Dead Languages”)
~ (6) SPACE ~
The sky, its contents, spatial matter, concepts, tools. Star Trek / Star Wars-related.
(“Clouds Of Witness”)
~ (7) DAUNTING ~
Any title that has you thinking: “Oooo! That does not sound good”!
(“If Two Are Dead”)
~ (8) STRUCTURES ~
A building, its rooms, proper names, any of a structure’s parts.
(“The Palace Guard”)
~ (9) TIME ~
Any signifiers of time, like seasons. Any unit-measurers, like watches and calendars.
~ (10) HUMOROUS ~~~~oOo~~~
Odd, or anything that gives you a grin. I’ll accept a ‘pun laid on too thick’ grimace too!
(“The Dragon And The Dry Goods Princess”).
7. A Grave Inheritance by Kari Edgren
10. Kill 'Em With Cayenne by Gail Oust