I always loved pretty books, but joining bookstagram has only made me appreciate them even more. Seriously, a book that makes a good photo is so appealing, no matter how much we say “don’t judge a book by its cover”. AESTHETIC IS IMPORTANT
Since everyone loves a good post full of pretty books, I’ve decided to do the Aesthetically Pleasing Book tag, started by Book Syrup on Youtube.
Best Colour Combo
Them sunset covers blend so well together! Those gold highlights are just gorgeous against the black/ dark green.
I wish I could write like this.
Best Simple Cover
One of the few occasions the Australian edition is better looking than the US hardcovers! The tarot card and black background really suits the creepy atmosphere of the story.
THE LUNA PALACE IN FAIREST IS GORGEOUS. I was so worried it wouldn’t photograph well, but my fears were clearly misplaced.
The illustrations on this map are not only intriguing, but they are really good at demonstrating the land occupied by the Darwinists and Clankers.
Best Naked Hardback
This photo doesn’t really do HEARTLESS Justice. All that red is super metallic and shiny, and the black so smooth. It’s the most gorgeous hardcover I’ve ever seen.
Best Back Cover
The dresses on the back of the Throne of Glass books are STUNNING. What I appreciate even more is how most of the dresses are worn during important plot events in the novel.
Best Chapter Headers
Most books only have simple illustrations or just plain numbers as chapter headers. I like how SoC has a illustration that reflects the cover.
Is it any surprise that I enjoyed all those historical photos and forensic diagrams from the 1800’s?
I totally blanked for this category. I can’t think of any books at home that have a spine that’s as pretty as the cover, but I do like how you can still see the rose on the CRUEL BEAUTY spine.
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Favourite Cover on Shelf
The colours and skulls and all those little details just work so well together! It’s so gorgeous.
Do you agree with my aesthetic choices?
I think I might tag some of my favourite boostagrammers so you can stare at more pretty photos!
- Emily @ Loony Literate
- Cait @ Paper Fury
- Hannah @ Hannah Plus Books
- Kristen @ My Friends are Fiction
- Sarah @ Commas and Ampersands
If you really want to do this, consider yourself tagged!