Are you up for a challenge?

Read a Rainbow!

It’s pride month and I’m going to assume everyone who drops by here likes to read, so what better way to celebrate than to read a rainbow?

I’m gonna be perfectly honest and say I didn’t read all these books this month,  not even this year. But I was bored and tired, and what I do when I’m bored and too tired to write is play around with photoshop.

So, it all started with a look at a rainbow flag and me wondering how many book covers I could fit in one row and have it look like a flag. I went with 13, but I guess you could do 15 too.

A pride flag made out of book covers

So, a pride flag has six colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. That’s 78 books. Should you go with 15 books per colour, you’d get 90 books, and that might seem like a nicer number since it’s even and all, but 90 books take a long time to read.

If you’re like me, you don’t mind doing a 90 book challenge, I’ve done the M/M Romance Group’s shelfaton a few times over at Goodreads.  I think that’s somewhere around 200 books.

I have read every book in my flag, but I’m cheating a bit with the covers…or cheating, I don’t know if it’s cheating, but some don’t have the cover I’ve chosen to include anymore.

When I realised just how many books we were talking about, I made a square too. We’re Instagram savvy people, right??

A rainbow square of book covers

Reading a rainbow square would mean 54 books. That’s easy, people! LOL

If you decide to do this challenge, please let me know, I’d love to see what your squares and flags look like. So let’s #readarainbow!

And if you’d rather do a genderfluid flag or an asexual or bi or trans flag there is nothing stopping you. I went with the LGBT flag, but there are many options to fit your books covers.

If you have a hard time finding books, pop by Pinterest. I have a board called Read a Rainbow where I sort books according to colour. It’s still under construction, but I’m sure you can find some book you haven’t read in a colour you need.

Happy Reading!