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The Best Books With Purple in the Title 

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Updated November 17, 2017 62 votes 34 voters 2.9k views

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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The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Alice Walker
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Harold and the Purple Cr... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Crockett Johnson
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Walter's purple heart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Purple cane road is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
James Lee Burke
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The Purple Plain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
H. E. Bates
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Lilly's purple plastic p... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
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Wearing Purple is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Quintin Jardine
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Purple Ronnie's Little S... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
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The Complete Deep Purple... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Michael Heatley
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Purple Class and the Ske... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
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The Purple Decades is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Tom Wolfe
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Beware of the Purple Pea... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
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Garden of the Purple Dra... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Carole Wilkinson
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Riders of the Purple Sag... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
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The Purple Land is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
William Henry Hudson
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Writer of the Purple Rag... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Joe R. Lansdale
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Purple Cow: Transform Yo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
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The Purple Cloud is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
M. P. Shiel
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Purple Panties is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
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The Banana Sculptor, the... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
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A Purple Place for Dying... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
John D. MacDonald
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Purple Pirate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books With Purple in the Title
Talbot Mundy