Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Orange Book Covers

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is an opportunity to go back to a topic we missed out on in the past (at least it was originally!). A few weeks ago the topic from That Artsy Reader Girl was for books with our favourite colour on the cover. I missed that one, partly because I was very busy with other posts, but mostly because here at We Need to Talk About Books I prefer to take my own photos and the natural lighting would not play along at this time of year. So, as with my post covering my blog name in book titles, I have resorted to using online images.

Anyway, my favourite colour is orange. Why? I’m not sure, maybe because mango isn’t a colour.

(by the way, be sure to check out my list of purple book covers!)

1. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

And yet, my version doesn’t have any orange (colour) on the cover.

2. Oranges by John McPhee

Oranges are an infertile hybrid fruit that did not exist in nature but was first created by farmers in East Asia more than 2,000 years ago. What is the difference between GMO and what farmers have been doing for thousands of years? None really!

3. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Most covers of this book have orange in them, I wonder why?

4. Nine Lives by William Dalrymple

To be fair, this one is a bit more red than orange.

5. The Village by the Sea by Anita Desai

I have my own photo of this one, I posted my review last week.

6. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

7. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

8. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

9. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

10. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Normally when I do lists like these, I try to include non-fiction books, but orange does not seem to be a popular colour for non-fiction book covers. Again, I wonder why?

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