Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Top Ten Tuesday | Yellow, is it me you're looking for?

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week's theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week's theme is 'Books With My Favorite Colour On the Cover (or In the Title)'. So I have two 'interesting' facts for you: 1) my favourite colour is yellow and 2) I'm slightly colourblind. Usually I don't struggle with it at all, but from time to time I'll find it difficult to tell the difference between two very similar colours or a top that's a really bright lime green or light orange will look bright yellow to me. The only time I really had a problem was the first time I had my own TV in my room when I was younger - I was convinced it was purple but according to literally everyone else who came in my room it was actually blue. Oh well.

Anyway, I just thought this would be worth mentioning just in case you look at any of these covers and think 'Uh... that's gold/green/orange' - I promise I'm not being dumb, it just looks yellow to me.

P.S. There seems to be this weird urban myth that only boys can be colourblind - it's much more common in boys, but it does happen to us gals too from time to time.

P.P.S. Why aren't there more bright yellow books?

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley: I love it when bright colours like yellow are paired with greys and blacks. This is still Talley's best book so far in my opinion, but if you're interested in checking out some wlw YA stories Talley is definitely an author you should seek out.

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: It's in the title and on the cover! I haven't read any of Adichie's novels yet but loved her short story collection, so hopefully I'll get to them soon.

Stay With Me by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀: This was one of my favourite books of 2017, and my edition also has beautiful, bright yellow sprayed pages.

Girls Will Be Girls: Dressing Up, Playing Parts and Daring to Act Differently by Emer O'Toole: I'd like to read more non-fiction this year and this one's been on my radar for a while now. I love the cover.

Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg: I've only heard of this one in the past few months and it sounds amazing, I'd like to get my hands on a copy soon.

Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger: I haven't actually started Carriger's Finishing School series yet, but I think the covers are so fun and I love this one in particular. I'm like a magpie; I will gravitate towards any book that's bright yellow.

The Bees by Laline Paull: I've owned my copy of The Bees for a while now and still haven't read it. Oops. It does sound interesting and I do want to cross it off my TBR at some point, but I can't deny I mainly picked it up because of the cover.

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier: Not my favourite novel of du Maurier's, but Jamaica Inn is still a lot of fun - it's the perfect book if you're not feeling dark enough for Rebecca or light-hearted enough for Frenchman's Creek. I recommend reading it over Christmas if you are going to pick it up!

Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers: It's mainly blue, but I was probably more excited than is normal to see a bit of yellow sneaking onto the cover of Chambers' latest sci-fi. I'm looking forward to this one!

Mistress Firebrand by Donna Thorland: I was very kindly sent an ARC of this book by the author and I still haven't read it because I'm a terrible human being. I was sent this back when I was starting to blog regularly after uni and I'd never been offered an ARC before, so I said 'yes please!' without realising that I'm the kind of person that doesn't always do that well with reading ARCs. I still have it, though, and one of these days I'm going to read it because it sounds so fun.


  1. REcord of a Spaceborn Few is a great cover, as are all the Chambers books, and I like Stay With Me and and the Bees a lot too. also Manners & Mutiny is nice. :)

  2. Yellow is such a happy color! I just painted my office yellow. That is a great cover on The Bees, and I do want to read Jamaica Inn. P.S. I'm slightly colorblind as well!

  3. Great choice! You'd think there would be more yellow books because they stand out so much. It's like your eyes naturally just go there.

    Here's my TTT!

  4. Well, these are lovely! Yellow is such a warm color. Thank you for visiting my Top Ten Tuesday. earlier!

  5. Wow these covers are so bright!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/top-ten-tuesday-158/

  6. Records of a Spaceborn Few has such a gorgeous cover 😍 I always love how bright yellow books are.

    - louise // exploring by starlight

  7. I love yellow covers! :-) They're so eye catching!

  8. No one else has picked yellow! And it's one of my favorite colors. My room is even yellow.
    I love the cover for Manners and Mutiny!

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  9. I love Yellow books and agree, we need more!!! LIES WE TELL OURSELVES is one I've been meaning to read. I also love the wallpaper on all the Finishing School books.

  10. I have recently decided I like the color yellow after seeing a very yellow room in France, so I love all of these! My favorite is definitely Manners & Mutiny! I really need to read that one.

  11. I think you're the first person I've seen to pick yellow. I love the covers you chose. So interesting that you're slightly colourblind. I'm glad it doesn't affect you too much, though.

  12. Ooo! I love the color yellow on books. It's such a cheery, and happy color. One of those that instantly makes you happy methinks. :)

    Manners and Mutiny is a lovely design/color pattern. In fact, that series is one I still really want to read. Hopefully soon(ish).