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Which Colour Are You? Books are Beautiful Quiz

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve done something a little different with some of our all-time-favourite reads. We’ve selected 30 classic works of literature and assigned colours to them.

They’re all so beautiful so for those of us that have a hard time deciding, we’ve come up with a quiz to help you figure out what colour to read first.

Once you’re ready to decorate (errr…I mean read), head over to any Chapters Indigo store in Canada to get yourself a set.

Take the Quiz!

1. What would your ideal vacation look like?
a. Partying in Las Vegas
b. Sun tanning in Mexico
c. Watching the sunset in Kenya
d. Hiking in the Costa Rican rainforest
e. Boating around the Florida Coast
f. Meeting Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Disneyland

2. What is your ideal way to spend an afternoon?
a. Enjoy a cocktail with friends
b. Spend time with family
c. Do yoga
d. Garden
e. Go skydiving
f. Get a manicure

3. If you were a food or beverage, what would you be?
a. Strawberries and chocolate
b. Veggies and Hummus
c. Salad with raspberry vinaigrette
d. A glass of Merlot
e. A cold beer
f. Cosmopolitan cocktail

4. What would your friends say is your best trait?
a. Passion
b. Smarts
c. Imagination
d. Level-headedness
e. Honesty
f. Compassion

5. What month is your birthday?
a. January or July
b. October or November
c. February or September
d. May or August
e. March or December
f. April of June

6. In your opinion, which statement best describes you?
a. I am persistent and hard-working and usually keep the rest of the team going.
b. I like to be creative, artistic or work with my hands.
c. I am very interested in cosmic and universal concepts.
d. I like things to be organized and well-planned. I frequently write lists.
e. One of my strongest priorities is to be in a loving relationship.
f. Acting foolish and outrageous is fun and does not embarrass me.

7. What is your dream job closest to?
a. Entertainer
b. Teacher
c. Artist
d. Doctor
e. Veterinarian
f. Marketing manager

Answers:

a. RED
If you answered mostly “a”, you are red.
Passionate and determined, your ideal list of Books are Beautiful reads are The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb and The Virgin Suicide by Jeffrey Eugenides.

b. YELLOW
If you answered mostly “b”, you are yellow.
Kind and creative, your ideal list of Books are Beautiful reads are Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry, The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman, Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and All That Matters by Wayson Choy.

c. PURPLE
If you answered mostly “c”, you are purple.
Meditative and gentle, your ideal list of Books are Beautiful reads are The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood and A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving.

d. GREEN
If you answered mostly “d”, you are green.
Organized and calm under pressure, your ideal list of Books are Beautiful reads are Black Swan Green by David Mitchell, Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai, Digging to America by Anne Tyler, A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie, The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels and A Student of Weather by Elizabeth Hay.

e. BLUE
If you answered mostly “e”, you are blue.
Caring and compassionate, your ideal list of Books are Beautiful reads are Arthur and George by Julian Barnes, In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatjie, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey and Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens.

f. PINK
If you answered mostly “f”, you are pink.
Fun-loving and generous, your ideal list of Books are Beautiful reads are Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland, The Tiger Claw by Shauna Singh Baldwin and The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters.

In case you’d like to read them all, here’s a full list:

A Student of Weather by Elizabeth Hay
All That Matters by Wayson Choy
Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland
Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
Mercy Among the Children by David Adams Richards
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens
Such A Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Digging to America by Anne Tyler
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Tiger Claw by Shauna Singh Baldwin
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

About Kat

Katerina Ortakova is a book lover, beginner home renovator, karaoke aficionado and animal nut. She enjoys nothing more than a good book, a comfy chair, and her pets at her feet. Having read the entire children’s and young adult section of her local library, Katerina set her sights on a career filled with books at an early age. As Assistant Manager of Online Marketing, she is thrilled to work with amazing authors and books every day. Follow Katerina on Twitter at @kortakova or @RandomHouseCA

24 Responses to “Which Colour Are You? Books are Beautiful Quiz”

  1. I’m apparently a split between red & pink, with pink winning out a little bit.. but I think I’m more a red.. :) Fun quiz!

  2. Jamie says:

    I got one of each and two b’s. I don’t know how to feel about this.

  3. Melissa says:

    I got one B, and a split of 3 Ds and 3 Fs. The thing that is strange, however, is that I’ve read several of the books in the B list, but none in either the D or F list. :)

  4. Christa says:

    I seem to be split between yellow and purple. But I kind of want to lean toward purple since Alias Grace is my favourite book

  5. David says:

    Great quiz, however does having a spit result mean you have a split personality? I did hedge slightly into the blue and have red one great book listed already, guess I’ll start there. The collection looks terrific!

  6. I’m most definitely a RED, wtih one yellow and purple to mix things up a bit!! Wow – so decisive….

  7. Rita says:

    I dont know what color will work for me – 2 b’s, 2 c’, 2d’s and an F. Does that mean I fail?

  8. Lori Rutherford says:

    I got 2 “c”, 2 “d”, and 2 “e”…..not sure what that makes me, except a bundle of happiness when I have a book in my hands!!

  9. Suezette Given says:

    Yellow, but I haven’t read any of the books listed. I guess I have to add them to my ‘to read’ list!

  10. Lisa says:

    I have a majority of a’s (3) but have read several of the books from all the colours! And liked most of them.

  11. Georgia says:

    2 c’s, 2 b’s and 1 of each d,e,f!!! Very confusing. I am a rainbow and can enjoy almost anything!!
    Works for me!

  12. bea says:

    1 e 2 a 3 a 4 e 5d 6 d 7 b

    Which colour would I be?

    Pls advise when you get a min.

    Thanks, interesting quiz

    • Kat says:

      Hehe, you are a bit of everything, Bea!
      I suppose you should read them all! It seems like it would be easiest if you started alphabetically :) .

  13. Carilyn says:

    I was equally split B,D,E until the last question, which tipped me into green. Perfect match as Funny Boy was one of my favourite novels from my final year at University.

  14. Karen W says:

    The quiz didn’t help much, but I’ve read more books in the Green pile than in any of the others. I’d really like to read The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie soon.

  15. Audrey Skinner says:

    I am definitely a yellow read and I would love to read Mercy Among the Children

  16. sandra mitchell says:

    I am green and would love to read the True History of the Kelly |Gang

  17. Moline says:

    Here’e my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/moline.dastrup
    And I am a new follower to your blog!

  18. Samina Sultana says:

    I am purple! Meditative and gentle. Thanks for the list of book suggestions. I now have to add them to my list!

  19. Evelyn says:

    I am definitely a green and have read most of the books listed.

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