Welcome back to tag Tuesday! This week, I’ll be doing the aesthetically pleasing book tag! This tag was created by Book Syrup, and you can find the original video here.
Best color combo on a book cover
The new paperback covers of the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo have some of the best color combinations that I can think of on a cover!
Best typography/font on a book cover
This was a really hard one for me to choose, but I’m going to have to go with the typography on the Farseer trilogy by Robin Hobb. I just love the looping script!
Best simple cover
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel is one of the most beautiful simple book covers that I have ever owned! The books I read tend to have really busy covers, so this is really refreshing to have on my shelves.
The first book that comes to mind for this question is The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. While I didn’t enjoy the book as much as I had hoped I would, It is a gorgeous book with beautiful endpapers!
Without a doubt, one of my favorite maps ever can be found in The Kings of the Wyld by Nicholas Eames. It is so detailed and I always enjoy going back and looking at the maps in my books.
Best naked hardback
This spot goes to two books (mainly because I can’t choose between the two). The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Not only are the naked books beautiful, but the dust jackets are gorgeous as well!
Best back cover
This is actually a really hard one, as most books that I own don’t have pretty back covers. For this prompt, I’ll have to go with the covers of Walk on Earth a Stranger and its sequel, Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson.
Best chapter headers
Without a doubt the best chapter headers that I’ve ever seen are the chapter headers from Harry Potter. Each chapter has a different illustration that goes along with the content of that chapter and they are gorgeous!
I don’t own many books that have illustrations in them, but you can find beautiful illustrations in the 20th anniversary edition of The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
My pick for best spines goes to the new paperback editions of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. They are all gorgeously illustrated and go perfectly together!
Favorite cover on your shelves
It’s really hard to pick a favorite out of all my books, they’re all gorgeous in their own ways. So, instead of picking one favorite, I’m sharing a photo of my two main bookshelves as all of my favorite covers can be found somewhere on these shelves.