Oh, get your mind out of the gutter!
I was trying to think of a novel (ha ha!) way to play with the blue theme for Project Spectrum this month, and came up with books I have read that have the word blue in their title. This is easy to do - go to your favourite online book merchant, type "blue" in the search engine, and come up with 10 (if you can) books you have read with the word blue in the title:
Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
This was an assigned book when I was in elementary school - maybe grade six or seven. I can't say I could critique it now, but I do know I have read it.
One Fish Two Fish Three Fish Blue Fish - Dr. Suess
I have a soon-to-be four year old... this particular Dr. Suess book must have been read aloud in our house a gazillion times.
Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts
I believe this was the second in a trilogy (Into the Garden) about a ghost on a former southern plantation. Not my favourite of Roberts' trilogies (that would be the Three Sisters Island trilogy) but still a good read. Actually, I believe I listened to all three books in this series on CD. It still counts!
Blue Moon - Laurell K. Hamilton
Sex, werewolves, backstabbing action... and a Richard that went from dreamy to scary...
Blue Hat, Green Hat - Sandra Boynton
Again - kid. This book is simple enough with the prose and pictures that Willow can read it without actually reading the words.
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues - Tom Robbins
I read this in university after seeing the movie with Uma Thurman in it. I then went ahead and read a half dozen other books by Tom Robbins. He's odd.
Chesapeake Blue - Nora Roberts
Another book in a trilogy about brothers in Maryland. I'm afraid it's not sticking out beyond that.
Blue Mars - Kim Stanley Robinson
Wonderful series! This is part of a very involved trilogy about the colonization of Mars - covering everything from politics, mysticism, terraforming... I really think everyone should read this series because it isn't all that far off - and even though it technically is science fiction, it is very realistic - not fantastic.
Midnight Blue - Nancy A. Collins
This is a three-in-one trilogy (what is it with me and trilogies?!?!) about Sonja Blue, a Vampire Vampire Hunter (yeah, the word vampire is there twice on purpose). Not to everyone's taste - the book is exceptionally violent and graphic - but a great story nonetheless.
Counting With Blue - Lauryn Silverhardt
Willow received this book as a baby and it has a cute rhyme while counting up to five. It is another book she has pretty much memorized.
Your turn - what blue books have you read?