It started with 7 and somehow turned into 20 pink books and you know what I’ve still got some left over. If I colour-coordinated my library the pink section would only be outdone by the black.
So apart from the pink cover/spine what do all these books have in common? With the exception of Watching the Roses every book was a contemporary story and that’s where the comparisons end.
Some books were what I imagined, like The Anti-Prom and The Lipstick Laws for example, fun stories that take you away for a few hours.
I had books I only picked up because they were pink and recommended to me, which I ended up loving, Sean Griswold’s Head and Fab Confessions of Georgia Nicholson are two examples.
Others turned out to be seriously impressive and will be proudly displayed in my library, a few of these are: Torn, Annie on My Mind, Della Says: OMG!, Kiss, Date, Love, Hate.
And finally we have the two books that were nothing like I thought they’d be. Girl, Aloud and Falling. One I loved, the other I did not.
Without having self-imposed this reading list I would have missed out on some really amazing books, just because I had a preconception of what a pink book is.
I still have plenty of pink books left, my version of Sophie’s World for example is bright pink, as is Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. These weren’t part of the pink thing because I already knew they wouldn’t be what I imagined a pink book was – the whole point was picking those I would normally overlook and see what magic there is behind the cover.
Honestly I’ll probably avoid pink things for a few weeks (when I do these things I take it a bit too seriously – I started collecting all sorts of pink stuff >.<) but when I’ve recovered I’ll never not look at a pink book because it’s pink. Even when the cover is so bright I need sunglasses because after this month I can honestly say some of my favourite books this year are just that. Bright Neon Pink!
The Pink Thing Book 20: Girl, Aloud by Emily Gale
The Pink Thing Book 19: Georgia Nicholson Vol.1 by Louise Rennison
The Pink Thing Book 18: Kissing Booth by Lexie Hill
The Pink Thing Book 17: Watching the Roses by Adele Geras
The Pink Thing Book 16: Pretty Twisted by Gina Blaxill
The Pink Thing Book 15: Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt
The Pink Thing Book 14: Falling by Sharon Dogar
The Pink Thing Book 13: A Brighter Fear by Kerry Drewery
The Pink Thing Book 12: How to keep a Boy as a Pet by Diane Messidoro
The Pink Thing Book 11: to Della Says: OMG! by Keris Stainton
The Pink Thing Book 10: The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald
The Pink Thing Book 9: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The Pink Thing Book 8: The Look by Sophia Bennett
The Pink Thing Book 7: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
The Pink Thing Book 6: Ten Things We Shouldn’t Have Done by S Mlynowski
The Pink Thing Book 5: The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
The Pink Thing Book 4: Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
The Pink Thing Book 3: Kiss, Date, Love, Hate by Luisa Plaja
The Pink Thing Book 2: Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott
The Pink Thing Book 1: Torn by Cat Clarke