The Aesthetically Pleasing Tag

The amazing Kelly from Just Another Book in the Wall tagged me for this, and I had so much fun looking through my shelves to answer these! Truth be told, I spend precisely 43% of my life just admiring book covers and maps and fonts and pretty much everthing that follows bellow, so I don’t know why I haven’t done a similar tag before!

This tag was created by Book Syrup on YouTube, and you can find the original video here.

Best Color Combo On a Book Cover

Touched, Cyn Balog


I just love blueish shades mixed with greys! ❤

Best Typography/Font On a Book Cover

A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E Schwab


Simple, yet beautiful.

Best Simple Cover

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

hunger games

Just a symbol on a black background, and YET THE FEELS.
I love this so much, even after all these years!

Best End Pages

The Bad Beginning, Lemony Snicket


Okay, so truth be told, I don’t have that many books with end pages. I had to go through all my hardcovers until I found this little beauty!

Best Map

Middle Earth!


Mainly because I feel like this map is widely traveled through the series. I don’t see the point in a map in a book when the characters only go to two or three cities in the land. Maps are beautiful–don’t get me wrong, I love them!–but they become so much more if you can associate most of the places on it to bits of adventures!

Best Naked Hardback

Seconds, Bryan Lee O’Malley


Best Back Cover

I’ll be blunt, I’m not a fan of back covers. I rarely read them, there’s usually a barcode that ruins it, and I prefer by far when it’s just blank. Mysterious and prettier.

Best Chapter Headers

Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo


Honestly, EVERYTHING about Leigh Bardugo’s books is just BEYOND aesthetically pleasing. It was a self-control exercise not to just put one of her novels in each of these categories!

Best Illustrations

everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too, jomny sun


Okay, so these illustrations are like, REALLY simple and some would argue that they’re far from the best ones, but MAN I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH. Everything in it is just so damn cute and I believe the same of the illustrations.

Best Spine

Notre-Dame de Paris, Victor Hugo


I still can’t believe I got this book for $1 in a book sales. LOOK AT THIS TREASURE.

Favorite Cover on Shelves

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling


This one was SO difficult! But I just had to go with my all time favorite world, and the latest book from the magical universe of Rowling is my favorite cover.

And now for the tags …

  1. thebookravenblog
  2. bookishluna
  3. theawkwardbookblogger
  4. yaandwine
  5. keepyourfeet
  6. annielikeswords
  7. emmareadstoomuch
  8. bookgraphy65
  9. weereaderblog
  10. calliopethebookgoddess
  11. thebooksareeverywhere
  12. awayinneverland
  13. confessionsofayareader
  14. and you!
  15. and you, there!
  16. yes, you!




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  1. I’m a bit picky with books I buy. I really dislike contemporary photographs on covers, especially for classics (which I predominately read) – like I kinda want the art to match the time period of the book. I’ve bought a lot of books on, but many of their classics have cover art that wouldn’t go well with others currently in my personal library.

    “Scythe” has a really kick-ass cover. LOVED its styling.

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    1. Ohh I totally agree! Covers definitely need to match the time period of the book. For example I never buy a Jane Austen book if it’s not an old or classic edition. Since I found Northanger Abbey in a second-hand bookstore in London, and then Emma in another back home, I want the others to go well with these two. So I physically cannot buy a new edition of one of her books haha.

      Totally agree about Scythe! And Thunderhead is even more kick-ass! (Whyyyy have I not read it yet!)


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