Rainbow Book Tag

Posted September 7, 2017 by Amber in Tags / 11 Comments


Hello my lovelies!

I’ve been sitting on the Rainbow Book Tag for a while and I decided it was time to bring it out and do it!  It’s hard not to want to do and love pretty things!

I’ve snagged this tag from Reviews by Leevee, who is lovely and if you haven’t seen her blog already, you ought to check it out!  It looks like the creator of this tag is Terri @ Le Book Chronicles.


  • It must be the dominant colour of the cover not the spine!
  • If you do not own a book of a certain colour, just choose one that has the colour on it somewhere.
  • It has to be a book you own and/or has to be the exact edition you read (e. g. there are two different covers for Me Before You, you would choose the one you read)
  • Tag some people to do it! Whether they be Bloggers, Bookstagrammers or BookTubers.  I’ve decided not to tag people on tags anymore (OMG I KNOW WHY!!!) because there are so many people who have already done everything so PLEASE go ahead and do this if you want a pretty book rainbow on your blog. 🙂


The Scarlet Letter

by Nathaniel Hawthorn

Okay, so I chose this one because it is both red AND has a shade of red in the title.  Poor Hester Prinn and her scarlet letter “A”.

I haven’t read this book in a few years so I don’t have a review for it up here, but you can definitely check out what other people are saying about it on Goodreads – I really liked it.







Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by J.K. Rowling

This one popped into my head immediately because my husband and I just started listening to this one together.  Aaah, I can’t believe that after years and years of trying to get him to read the Harry Potter series, we’re almost done with it!  Bittersweet.

I have an older review of this one up, but I’ll be posting a new one when we finish it.





Hyperbole and a Half

by Allie Brosh

My gosh, THIS BOOK.  If you haven’t read it, you absolutely must.  It’ll make you laugh so hard, I promise.  It also happens to be the only yellow book I own… except, I suppose Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.  I think I still have that one….

Once again, I’m a major slacker and don’t have a review for you here.  I know I am the WORST.  I’m sure I’m going to be missing the reviews on a bunch.  Check out the Goodreads page though and add it to your TBR because Allie Brosh is amazing.




Quidditch Through the Ages

by Kennilworthy Whisp (J.K. Rowling)

Confession time.  I actually really, really enjoyed this book, and I am not a sports person.  I’ve read it through three or fours times, which is easy since it’s such a tiny book.  It’s just a really interesting history of the sport of Quidditch and since the Quidditch World Championships were last week, this seems like a good choice.

Head on over to Goodreads to add this to your TBR if you’re a Harry Potter fan and you haven’t read it yet, you monster.






by Suzanne Collins

The heartbreaking finale to the Hunger Games trilogy.  Read the first two before you pick it up, but then prepare to have your heart torn out of your chest, stomped on, and basically 100% destroyed.  Not big deal.  Whatever.  Bring tissues.

If you haven’t read this one yet, you really have to because the first two books were AMAZING and although I don’t love this one from my nose to my toes, it still deserve to be a part of the Rainbow Book Tag because a.) it’s light blue; and b.) I do find it a GOOD book even if I’m not crazy about the ending.  Check it out on Goodreads!





by Stephen Sondheim

Ooo, here’s something different.  Assassins is a play about the six presidential assassins (or wannabes) and gives these dark historical figures a moment to talk about their side of the story.  I read this originally for a theatre class in college and other than Shakespeare and Antigone, it’s the only play I have on my shelf.  It’s raw and honest with reflections of the American government and it’s people while sharing history and at some points, it’s a bit mad.  Overall, a really interesting book.

Since this is a script, I’m going to suggest FIRST that you try and catch the musical, because it’s really good.  Company is another good one by Sondheim that’s under appreciated… but I digress.  For whatever use it may be, here the Goodreads page.




by Chris Wooding

This was a book I didn’t think I was going to like way back when I read it.  One of those bookshop impulse buys, you know?  I’m really glad I read it because it was one of those books I read and thought I’d really like to read the sequel BUT THERE WASN’T ONE.

I’ve got to be honest, though, it’s been a LONG time since I read this one and I don’t remember as much about it as I would like.  I remember more about the swamp than any faeries mentioned in the synopsis.  I do remember that Posion was a quite good protagonist and Wooding described the setting vividly.  It’s  also on my “Book I Can’t Put Down” shelf on Goodreads, so that’s how you know it was addictive!



The Subtle Knife

by Philip Pullman

Okay, I know, as far as “pink” goes, this is really pushing it.  The actual book is a dark magenta AND GUYS?  I don’t really have any pink books?  I guess it must generally come from hating the romance genre with a completely unfair, fiery passion.

The Subtle Knife is the second book in Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy and PERSONALLY, my favorite.  We get loads of great actions from all the characters, and we meet Will whom I adore.  I just listened to this with my husband earlier this year and guess who has two thumbs and didn’t write a review.  This gal.  For a book review blog, I sort of stink at reviews, huh?  You can head over to Goodreads to check out this one.



The Queen of the Tearling

by Erika Johansen

I fell right into this series and I have no regrets.  The whole this is very good, but this first book in particular is just wonderful.  You have so many burning questions by the end of it, it’s just… argh, I really liked this trilogy.  EXCEPT THE ENDING.  I HAVE OPINIONS ABOUT THE ENDING.

Graaaaagh I have a review of The Fate of the Tearling, the third book in this trilogy that I read earlier this year, but ZILCH on this first book.  WHYYY do I do this to myself?  Especially since I’ve read it AND listened to the audiobook.  Goodreads, it is.




Jurassic Park

by Michael Crichton

So I could have used Red Queen for my “white” book, but I like to go with different stuff on these tags if I can. Everyone always chooses the latest books, the popular reads, and these lists all start to look really similar.  Well Jurassic Park came out over twenty years ago and it’s still a marvelous read and just as good as the movie, though quite a bit different.  I’ve read this one a couple times and find it absolutely fascinating.  I recommend the audiobook as well… just… really good.

You guessed it!  Here’s a link to Goodreads for you all to add this to your TBR.  It’s not YA and there’s no romance but there’s DINOSAURS.




Looking for Alaska

by John Green

You know, while I generally like John Green, I really didn’t connect with Looking for Alaska at all?  It’s on this list and part of this tag because a lot of people LOVE it.  Most of my friends who like John Green’s work will list Looking for Alaska as their favorite of his novels so far.  And that’s fine, more power to them.  My favorite is Paper Towns.

For those of you who are interested in reading a little John Green, you can check out this book on Goodreads. It  also features famous last words, if that is something you might fancy.




I’m a rebel and I split Purple into Indigo and Violet because SRSLY GUYS ROY G. BIV = RAINBOW.  …  My elementary school teachers would be so proud.

If you’ve already done this tag or are stealing it for future use, feel free to link up in the comments. <3


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11 responses to “Rainbow Book Tag

    • Amber

      I recommend Hyperbole and a Half to EVERYONE. Any book that makes me laugh until I cry is on the 100% RECOMMEND list.

      Although it’s nice because if you’re not sure you want to commit to it, about half the stories in it are on her blog, so you can pre-read and see if you like the humor.

      But seriously. Read it. Just a little at a time, when you need a chuckle. 🙂

        • Amber

          I like to think of it as… “Borrowing! Borrowing… without permission. But with every intention of giving it back!” (Jack Sparrow FTW).

          I am officially giving you Permission and Future Permission to snag any tag you see on my blog that suits your fancy. 😀

    • Amber

      Hyperbole and a Half is a book I recommend to eeeeeeverybody. Allie Brosh makes me laugh ’til I cry. Definitely add that one to your TBR. 🙂