I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
A book by a woman author.
And what a good one! I hadn't meant to read two Deanna Raybourn books back-to-back, but it was delightful. I really enjoy both Lady Julia and Veronica Speedwell.
A shake of the dice: 5 (on square 6 to remind my faulty memory for the next move)
So now, my mission is Title has a colour word in it.
There's nothing in my current reading queue that fills this requirement, so I'm going to read my real-life book club selection in lieu (and get to shake only one die this time when I'm done). The Dinner by Herman Koch.