Earlier this year I did a series of posts of books from my TBR piles grouping them into rainbow colours (collated here). Time for another – and something different. Spotting a multi-coloured striped spine across the room, I thought I’d look for more. Gosh it was difficult!
There are many bicoloured spines – maybe different colours on top and bottom of the spine, or the top and bottom being a different colour to the middle. These aren’t proper stripes. Failing to find many, I expanded my search to include regular patterns. It still wasn’t easy and I came up with the smaller than usual pile beneath – don’t they look pretty together?
I challenge anyone to come up with more than 11!
10 thoughts on “My TBR Rainbow #9: Pattern”
I don’t know that I could come up with *any* stripy ones! “Marie” is the one on your pile that I’m drawn to most – I keep hearing good things about it!
I want to try to fit Marie into WIT month. I am desperate to read Shopgirl from that pile (now I’ve found it again!)
Does Funny Girl count? The American hardback cover isn’t exactly stripy, but it has several different bands of colors. It’s pretty close to the way the Jess Walter spine looks, so I’m going to say it, yes, counts. But there’s no chance at all I’d be able to get together more than eleven books with stripy/patterned spines.
Having checked it out – it has the ‘testcard’ colours going on – so definitely Yes!
I give in at the first hurdle. I would have to spend half a day just getting anywhere near the back of the shelves to se what is lurking….
It wasn’t easy and I do have a lot of shelves to look at – but it’s fun – and I spot other books in my TBR that I want to read sooner doing it, so it also has some value. I’ve another fun one coming up soon – I’m currently searching! 🙂
I’d like to post an answer to your challange, but I’m not certain if all of my books qualify, either because of design or category. I’d love it if you would take a peek and let me know which I should remove before the final picture? Thanks so much!
Oh Wow! So delighted you’ve had a go and you’ve found some gooduns. Thank you for joining in.
If I was being really picky, I’d say that there are several particularly in the top half that have three bands of colour for author’s name, title and publisher that is just separation rather than a striped or regular pattern design, but I was really strict with myself on this one. You did ask! 🙂
Thanks so much for your critique. 🙂 I’ve pulled out some, hoping I understand what you have in mind.
If this was your pile, which ones would you pull now?
You are taking it seriously! OK – lose The Well Fed Writer which just three colours for the title, author and publisher rather than a ‘design’ and I’d be happy with the rest. 😀