If you haven’t played Among Us, I have to tell you: you’re missing out. You play a tiny little spaceman who’s running around a spaceship trying to complete tasks. Usually, you play with ten people. The twist? There’s one “impostor” among you, trying to kill the other players and sabotage the tasks. The crew has to discover who the impostor is and yeet them out of the spaceship. It’s incredibly fun, no matter which role you get. Today, I’ve put together a list of books you should read based on the color you use in Among Us. Read on to find your new favorite book!
If you main red, read And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
People who choose red are generally some of the most vicious killers in the game. They’ll double-kill, turn the lights off, and cause general chaos. And Then There Were None is the perfect novel for them. When ten strangers are put together in a house on a remote island and people start dying, it’s up to them to find the killer among them before it’s too late. A mystery classic.
If you main blue, read Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
I don’t really know anyone who mains blue, so I’m just taking a stab at this one. Neal Shusterman’s Challenger Deep is a beautifully executed story of mental illness, family and love. Some of the time, Caden is living a normal life, going to school and spending time with his family. The other times, though, Caden is traveling on a deep-sea submarine headed for Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. I cannot recommend this brilliant, engaging, magnificent tale enough.
If you main green, read Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
My friend who mains green often pretends that she doesn’t know what’s going on when in fact she DO be knowing what is going on. This, along with the green cover, led me to pair green with Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere. When Pearl and her mother Mia enter the lives of the Richardsons, a wealthy family, everyone’s lives are turned upside down. It’s a brilliant look at class and privilege and what it means to pretend everything is fine when it is nowhere near fine.
If you main yellow, read The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu
This book is so obsessed with lemons that I had to pair it with yellow. The Devonairre street girls are cursed: whoever they fall in love with dies. Lorna doesn’t really believe until her best friend’s boyfriend is killed in an accident. From there, it’s all Lorna can do to fight the traditions of being a Devonairre street girl and decide if the price of falling in love is worth it.
If you main pink, read Chasing Starlight by Teri Bailey Black
Pink may look innocent, but they are not. Chasing Starlight will give you that same sense of unease as you follow Kate through 1938 Hollywood. I thoroughly enjoyed this tale of murder, mystery, and the glamour of old Hollywood.
If you main orange, read Extraction by Stephanie Diaz
Just as orange can sometimes fly under the radar, this brilliant YA dystopian from 2014 did the same. Clementine lives on the toxic surface of the earth, but if she passes her tests, she has a shot at being transferred to the much safer core of the earth. It reminds me of Divergent, while also being wholly original! I can’t recommend this series enough. Friends to lovers, brooding villains…this book has it all.
If you main black, read Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book is all sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. It follows an engaging cast of characters as they become a smash hit rock band of the 70s, and then hit rock bottom. It’s a story of the best times, and the story of the darkest times. The chic, dark themes of this book makes it impossible to pair with anything but black!
If you main white, read Every Day by David Leviathan
A brilliant story of a person that travels to a different body each day. “A” has resigned themselves to never finding anyone to be with, but that all changes when they meet Rhiannon. Suddenly, all A wants to do is spend time with her. This book is so smart, so unique, so EVERYTHING. I can’t recommend it enough. Reach for the fluffy white clouds on the cover and get a few chapters in before tonight’s Among Us game.
If you main purple, read I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest
I thoroughly enjoyed this YA contemporary romance about a young ballerina and her romance with the annoying boy next door. I paired this with purple because of the absolutely gorgeous cover. If you need a sweet story full of hijinks and laughs, this is the book for you.
If you main brown, read NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Not going to lie, I don’t really have a good reason for this pairing. Something just tells me that if you main brown, you’re in the mood for a horror novel! Step into Joe Hill’s terrifying novel and watch as Charlie Manx entices children around the country to join him in his car for a ride to the sinister Christmasland. Spoiler alert: Christmasland isn’t a nice place to be.
If you main cyan, read The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
There is one rule in Among Us: Cyan is ALWAYS sus. You know who else is sus? Scipio, the leader of a group of street kids in late 1990s Venice. He steals from the rich, and uses the money to keep his friends safe from the cold, mean streets of Venice. If you’re in the mood for adventure, mystery, found family or all of the above, give this delightful MG book a read.
If you main lime, read The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
Another one of my MG favorites! This delightful mystery is full of magic, intrigue and more. A must-read for any fan of magic!
There you have it: your next read based on your Among Us color. Anyone up for a match?