The Aesthetically Pleasing Book Tag

I recently saw Heather of Bookables do this tag and thought it looked like fun. 
Because who doesn't like pretty books? 
The original creator of this tag is Book Syrup.

best color combo on a book cover
I have a serious crush on this book cover. The colors are stunning. 
The blues, purples and pinks make me happy.

best typography/font on a book cover
I'm a sucker for handwritten fonts. And When Dimple Met Rishi is a perfect example.

And the typography on The Serpent King is so good it's crazy. The font that looks like snakeskin, the falling scales from each letter... STUNNING.

best simple cover
The simplicity of this one is nice but it's the use of the waffles that really appeals to me. It's a perfect nod to Jessie and SN. :)

best end pages
Eleanor & Park is my favorite by Rainbow Rowell. The fan-created end pages in the collector's edition give me all the feels and make me want to hug these two little cupcakes.

best map
There's nothing particularly amazing about this map. It's your fairly generic Map At The Start Of Fantasy Novel. But I loved the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy and I was constantly consulting the map to learn where the Courts were situated in relation to one another.

best naked hardcover
The Cruel Prince... naked.

best back cover
I have this 50th anniversary edition of To Kill a Mockingbird and I love how the front cover wraps around to the back, showing both Scout and (I'm assuming) Jem.  

best chapter headers
Unique chapter headers are always a bonus. Why be basic with just a number when you can be fabulous? And the chapter headers in Shadow & Bone are anything but basic. 

best illustrations
I loved the illustrations sprinkled throughout Everything, Everything. 

best spine
Photo Credit: @abbie_reads_books
I actually considered using The Problem with Forever as my favorite cover because it's just that pretty. I even have the cover facing out on my bookshelf so I can see it all the time. And the spine is just as gorgeous. I love the colors, I love the watercolor effect, love it all.

favorite cover on your shelves
Since choosing just one favorite seems like cruel and unusual punishment, I managed to narrow it down to three. I love the pinks on the cover of It Ends With Us and the shattered flower fits the story so well. For The Summer I Found You, the heart in the sky (made of... rose petals?) is so gorgeous - again with the pink - and I find it simply stunning. And I love all the covers for the Shatter Me series. So unique, slightly eerie, and so bold. 

Do you have a favorite book cover?

If you want to take part, consider yourself tagged!


  1. I am impressed you could answer all these questions. I know I couldn't. I could never pick a "favorite" anything. I am terrible at that, but I am a fan of the covers for Autoboyography, WDMR, and that fangirl edition is gorgeous. I remember checking it out in the bookstore.

    1. It took some thinking! :) And on a few of the questions I agonized over "is this one really my favorite? Is there a better one?" Until I finally realized that I was being ridiculous and that it didn't matter and I just needed to pick one. LOL Autoboyography is simply book cover perfection. :)

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    1. Me too! Sometimes there's some awesome stuff underneath. :)

  3. I love and agree with so many of these! I adore the Autoboyography cover too! I'me a sucker for covers with blues, purples, and pinks too. I don't always think to check the naked hardcovers so I have no idea what was under The Cruel Prince. I definitely need to check under those covers more often. :)

    1. Thanks Sara! I actually with that naked hardcover question because I don't always look. That one took some sleuthing! ::)

  4. Love tags like this! I agree about Autoboyography, and Tell Me three Things is one of my favorite recent covers. Plus waffles. I do like that CoTaR map too. Fantasy maps are the best.

    The shatter Me covers are amazing.

    1. I saw someone recently go on about how heinous the cover of Autoboyography was and I felt like I needed to reexamine why we were friends. LOL

  5. I love naked hardcovers and when hardcovers have pretty surprises under the dustjacket. I always take off the dustjacket to check what’s under there.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  6. I love looking at all the covers. I think my favorite map inside a hardback book would have to be Belles. It’s all pink and pretty!

    1. Now I'm totally curious about the map in Belles. I'll have to see if I can find it online. :)

  7. Ooooh I LOVE this tag! And I agree that the handwritten font on When Dimple Met Rishi's super cute, and it has a lot of personality. Now I NEED a hardcover of The Cruel Prince because HELLO LOOK AT THAT GORGEOUS NAKEDNESS!?

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

    1. I love fonts in general and a cute handwritten font gets me every time. :) And naturally you need a hardcover of The Cruel Prince!!

  8. Fun post! I love when books have something underneath the cover jacket. It's such a fun touch!!


  9. Oooh, I love this tag! So many gorgeous cover aesthetics here. I originally got The Cruel Prince as an e-book but your post has me dying to get a hardcover edition now, lol.

  10. My favorite map right now are the ones in Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett. One is the path they take for their adventure and the other is a map to their romance when they used to walk around their neighborhood - so first kisses and those kinds of things. It's so cute!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. Oh my gosh, I have got to get my hands on Starry Eyes! I love the sound of their romance map! :)