Top Ten Tuesday: Indian Flag Colours on My TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. How it works is that each Tuesday the host assigns a topic and then posts their top ten list that fits the topic. Every blogger can create their own top ten (or 2, 5, 20, etc.) list as well and link to the host’s. The topic for July 3rd, 2018 is: Books with Red, White, & Blue Covers (In honor of the 4th of July in the USA. Choose covers with your own country’s colours if you prefer!) I decided to go with the colours of my country as they are more challenging. If you’re not familiar with the flag, it has 3 equal bands of saffron, white and green from top to bottom with the blue Ashoka Chakra in the middle. However, the flag was not always like this and there is a rich history behind its design. You can check out some Indian non-fiction books discussing the events of the pre-Independence era to know more about that. I’ve decided to showcase 3 books from my TBR having orange, white and greenish hues on their covers each and one that has blue, rounding out the required 10 books for the list. Also, the books having the same colour all belong to the same genre.

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1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon


2. The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine


3. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy


4. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch


5. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


6. Why Evolution is True by Jerry A. Coyne


7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

8. Five Go to Smuggler’s Top by Enid Blyton


9. Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli

Reality is Not What It Seems

10. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng



What are the colours of your country’s flag? If you had to pick your next read based on the flag’s colours, which would it be? Have you shared your Indian Lit Readathon TBR yet? Let me know in the comments section below.

16 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Indian Flag Colours on My TBR

  1. I recently finished a book which was blue on the outside but bright yellow on the inside, very much like the Swedish flag, but I think it is too soon for a reread.

    I was tempted but unfortunately won’t have time to join in the readathon. However, I’m on the final 100 pages of Midnight’s Children which I have on my Classics Club list and hope to review it in the weekend so I’m still inspired by it. (I’m telling it here to push myself to actually finish and review it on time…)

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    1. Wow, that’s great! Which book would that be? I have a soft spot for the Swedish flag because I love both the colours on it. 😍

      How are you liking it so far? That’s totally fine! I’m very glad you’re inspired by the readathon to review an Indian book! ❤

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      1. The Hound of the Baskervilles. I guess I could have read it as a free ebook but the colours tricked me into buying a fancy new edition instead…

        I struggled for the first half of Midnight’s Children and kept loosing track of all the names, but since I gave myself a deadline I have been reading regularly which made it much easier to follow. So now I do enjoy it. Only 80 pages left, hope to finish it tonight.

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