Rainbow Spines Book Tag!

Wednesday, 17 July 2013
This tag has been all the rage in the book blogosphere lately, and so I was really happy when the lovely Sunny (over at A Sunny Spot) tagged me! Basically, the idea of the tag is to find book spines in all different colours - the colours of the rainbow - and talk a little about each of your choices. I was kind-of stuck on what books to show for indigo and violet but, oh well, I worked with what I could! ;)

For red I chose two books. Blood Red Road by Moira Young and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. I ADORED Blood Red Road but TGWCFiaSoHOM was so strange that I put it down and didn't pick it back up... Both have gorgeous covers though!

For orange I decided on The Elite by Kiera Cass. It's got a really pretty cover (as does its prequel!) and the spine is no different!

For yellow I went for Fated by Alyson Noel. I actually rather liked this book - despite it receiving mixed reviews. You may be able to tell from the photo that it isn't in the best state... It sort of landed in some salt water and shrivelled up a little. :3

I had a few green spines to choose from for this one but I ended up going with Seizure by Kathy Reichs and Mist by Kathryn James. Both great books that I recommend!

For blue I have The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke and Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I fairly liked TAC but, as some of you may know, the Inheritance Cycle books and myself don't quite see eye to eye. ;P

This is where it got tricky. Indigo isn't exactly the most common spine colour! The closest I could get was Wither by Lauren DeStefano - a book that I really loved (even though the same can't be said of the sequel)... Indigo is a bluey purple, right?! :3

Violet was also really tricky but I finally managed to find Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins which has hints of violet up and down the spine. Sidenote: I absolutely loved this book and completely recommend! ;D

So there we go, the rainbow spines book tag! I'm really hesitant to tag anyone because I know loads of people have already done it but, just incase, I tag Aneeqah over at My Not So Real Life and Kezia at Pansycake Reader - if you've already done it or just don't want to, it's fine! ;P

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo


  1. I think I've seen this tag once before... So I was intrigued and I looked around my spines... Now I understand how hard Indigo is!!

    Loved your choice of books :D It's a shame that Fated got slightly damaged!

    @ The Reading Pile

  2. I love this tag, I did this myself once and it was much fun:)

    Great choice of books! I used Wither too for indigo, it's indeed exactly the right colour.

  3. I LOVE this tag! It's an awesome excuse to look at other people's pretty books :D I've only read one book on this list but Seizure is such a good book.

    The Selection is at the top of my wishlist along with Blood Red Road and Wither. TGWCFiaSoHOM is such a long title o.O Great post, Rachel!

  4. Thank for the tag Rachel!! I don't have many books but I will do the best I could :D and I totally agree with The Selection series covers! They're too gorgeous :33

  5. Such a fun tag, isn't it? I loved posting mine! Your books look so well loved! Thanks for sharing!


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