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Culture The Best Books With Purple in the Title  

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It turns out that books with purple in the title are way more common than you think. Here are 20+ good books with purple in the title, including both fiction and non-fiction. It's safe to say that most of these titles aren't books about the color or different purple hues, but the core commonality between these books is that they have the word purple in the title.

Books with purple in the title include The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, and Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey. If you have a favorite purple book, vote it up below, or add it to the list if it's not already here. It doesn't matter if it's science fiction, fantasy, romance, or non-fiction - if the book has purple in the name, it belongs on this list.

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Purple Hibiscus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Crockett Johnson

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The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Alice Walker

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Riders of the Purple Sage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title

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Purple Panties is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title

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The Purple Land is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
William Henry Hudson

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The Purple Cloud is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
M. P. Shiel

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Purple Pirate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Talbot Mundy

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Garden of the Purple Dragon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Carole Wilkinson

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The Purple Decades is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Tom Wolfe

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The Purple Plain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
H. E. Bates

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The Complete Deep Purple is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Michael Heatley

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Wearing Purple is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Quintin Jardine

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Purple Cow: Transform Your Bus... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title

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Walter's purple heart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Catherine Ryan Hyde

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The Banana Sculptor, the Purpl... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title

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A Purple Place for Dying is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
John D. MacDonald

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Beware of the Purple Peanut Bu... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title

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Writer of the Purple Rage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Joe R. Lansdale

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Purple Ronnie's Little Star Si... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title

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Purple Class and the Skelingto... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title

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Purple cane road is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
James Lee Burke

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Lilly's purple plastic purse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title