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🦄 The Rainbow Tag 🦄

I looove rainbows, and showing off my books (heehee), so I stole this tag from Kayla @ Kayla’s Book Nook, and if you haven’t – go check out her cute blog! I’m a famous rule breaker so I decided to add one more color – gold, not because I’m a gold-digger, but because I actually have some beautiful golden books, and I had to display at least one! Of course, this is my addition, and anyone tagged doesn’t have to do it 🙂 Also, I’m making a change by taking the photos of my books myself, instead of taking cover images from the web, and since it takes longer to do check out Kayla’s blog for the original tag. You of course don’t have to go through that process, I just love to show off my books! 🙂 Alsooo, I used emojis by each title, but you can do whatever you like – emoji, colored font, nothing at all, whatever! Now feast your eyes on my paper babies!

The Rules:

  • Thank the lovely person that tagged you!
  • It must be the dominant color of the cover not the spine!
  • It has to be a book you own and/or has to be the exact copy you read (E.g. There are two copies of The Hate U Give, choose the cover of the copy you read)
  • If you do not own a book of the certain color, choose one that has the color somewhere on it.
  • Tag some people to do it! Whether they are bloggers, bookstagrammers, or booktubers. Spread the love!
  • Make it a game or do the tag as originally intended.

 

Red 🦀

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their beck and call; they could command winds, mountains, and woods. But by the early 1800s they have long since lost the ability to perform magic. They can only write long, dull papers about it, while fairy servants are nothing but a fading memory.

But at Hurtfew Abbey in Yorkshire, the rich, reclusive Mr Norrell has assembled a wonderful library of lost and forgotten books from England’s magical past and regained some of the powers of England’s magicians. He goes to London and raises a beautiful young woman from the dead. Soon he is lending his help to the government in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte, creating ghostly fleets of rain-ships to confuse and alarm the French.

All goes well until a rival magician appears. Jonathan Strange is handsome, charming, and talkative-the very opposite of Mr Norrell.

 

Orange 🔥

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Looks less orange in the photo

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Twelve-year-old September lives in Omaha, and used to have an ordinary life, until her father went to war and her mother went to work. One day, September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland. The new Marquess is unpredictable and fickle, and also not much older than September. Only September can retrieve a talisman the Marquess wants from the enchanted woods, and if she doesn’t . . . then the Marquess will make life impossible for the inhabitants of Fairyland. September is already making new friends, including a book-loving Wyvern and a mysterious boy named Saturday.

Yellow 🐤

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A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

Green 🐸

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This one is flashy

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Tender Morsels is a dark and vivid story, set in two worlds and worrying at the border between them. Liga lives modestly in her own personal heaven, a world given to her in exchange for her earthly life. Her two daughters grow up in this soft place, protected from the violence that once harmed their mother. But the real world cannot be denied forever—magicked men and wild bears break down the borders of Liga’s refuge. Now, having known Heaven, how will these three women survive in a world where beauty and brutality lie side by side?

Blue 🐋

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth novel in the Harry Potter series, written by J. K. Rowling. It follows Harry Potter’s struggles through his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, including the surreptitious return of the antagonist Lord Voldemort, O.W.L. exams, and an obstructive Ministry of Magic.

Turquoise ❄️

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I don’t have a turquoise book, so close enough

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family…

Purple 🐙

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My favorite, and the saddest part

A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold (A Song of Ice and Fire #3, part 2 of 2) by George R.R. Martin

The Starks are scattered.

Robb Stark may be King in the North, but he must bend to the will of the old tyrant Walder Frey if he is to hold his crown. And while his youngest sister, Arya, has escaped the clutches of the depraved Cersei Lannister and her son, the capricious boy-king Joffrey, Sansa Stark remains their captive.

Meanwhile, across the ocean, Daenerys Stormborn, the last heir of the Dragon King, delivers death to the slave-trading cities of Astapor and Yunkai as she approaches Westeros with vengeance in her heart.

Pink 🐷

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hogwarts Library) by Newt Scamander

An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. Scamander’s years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail … Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. This is an essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, and includes a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts!

Brown 🐻

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Can be read as standalone

Night Watch (Discworld #29) by Terry Pratchett

‘Don’t put your trust in revolutions. They always come round again. That’s why they’re called revolutions. People die, and nothing changes.’

For a policeman, there can be few things worse than a serial killer at loose in your city. Except, perhaps, a serial killer who targets coppers, and a city on the brink of bloody revolution. The people have found their voice at last, the flags and barricades are rising…And the question for a policeman, an officer of the law, a defender of the peace, is:

Are you with them, or are you against them?

White 👻

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Can also be read as standalone

The Snowman (Harry Hole #7) by Jo Nesbø

Oslo in November. The first snow of the season has fallen. A boy named Jonas wakes in the night to find his mother gone. Out his window, in the cold moonlight, he sees the snowman that inexplicably appeared in the yard earlier in the day. Around its neck is his mother’s pink scarf.

Hole suspects a link between a menacing letter he’s received and the disappearance of Jonas’s mother—and of perhaps a dozen other women, all of whom went missing on the day of a first snowfall. As his investigation deepens, something else emerges: he is becoming a pawn in an increasingly terrifying game whose rules are devised—and constantly revised—by the killer.

Black 🦍

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

Gold 🧀

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A must-have for Fae/Fantasy lovers

Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee

Edited by David Larkin. Two talented artists explore the world of faeries in myths, legends, and folklore.


 

 

I tag: Amalia @ The Opinionated Reader | Kara @ Bernard’s Book Blog | Hana @ Lady Bibliotaph | Frankie @ Freed by Fiction | Mo @ Jedi Library | María @ Bookgraphy | Orangutan lady @ The Orangutan Librarian | Aurora @ Aurora Librialis | Nicki @ Secret Library Book Blog   aaand anyone who wants to join in, the more the merrier! ❤

Have you read any of these, and/or do you own them? Do you prefer having beautiful/hardcover editions of your favorite books even though it takes a century to amass the fortune to buy them? Talk to me ⬇️

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27 thoughts on “🦄 The Rainbow Tag 🦄

  1. Cool tag! I do like rainbows😉 so can’t wait to do this one! I like how you took the time to take your own pictures, too! I’m a terrible photographer, so I don’t know that I could do that, but you did great!! Awesome list of books, too! Thanks for tagging me🙂

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  2. Thank you for tagging me! I love Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and the Fairyland series. I haven’t read Tender Morsels, but I really want to. I’m really curious about Margo Lanagan’s writing. I haven’t heard much about her, but I’m always so drawn to her books! That fairy book is one of the most beautiful books I’ve seen, wow 😍

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    1. Anytime! I love Margo Lanagan, I fell in love with her writing instantly! ♥ It’s a bit on the weird side, and some harsh things happen in Tender Morsels, but it’s still a beautiful fairy tale 🙂 Her other novel, Brides of Roll Rock Island is about selkies, also beautiful 🙂 She has a lot of short stories, so you can try that first, but many of those are contemporary so not similar to novels, but also utterly weird. Singing my sister down is definitely the weirdest short story I’ve read in my life. So I recommend her wholeheartedly! 🙂 Thanks! I have more books on fairies, I love them 🙂

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      1. Weird, dark and beautiful fairy tales are my favorite things 💕 Now I’m so excited to give her writing a go. I think I may have read one of her short stories in an anthology about witches, actually. But I don’t remember anything about it. ohh, I love selkies! And fairies!

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        1. Yes it’s amazing! The evil fairy man (can’t remember his name now for the life of me) is brilliant! All actors are great 🙂

          A bit odd but they do it often here with fat books, don’t know why 😀 I like them fat haha 😀

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