Fangirling with Book Aesthetics! // I do a tag for the first time in forever ft. PRETTY PICTURES


Seriously, it’s the best thing ever! Pff no it won’t take away all of your time hahahah what are you talking about.

I was inspired by Michelle’s BEAUTIFUL book aesthetics and her super helpful tutorial and decided to finally try to make some myself!! Hence accidentally taking part in the book aesthetics tag also created by Michelle* because WHY NOT. I was already making too many aesthetics anyway. xD

*I wasn’t tagged in this but hahaha why not do a tag I wasn’t tagged in over the millions** I was tagged in?? 

**Hahahah people don’t love me that much. Also that would be SCARY like I would be drowning in tags?? I mean, it still feels like I am, but still. MILLIONS. Okay I’m going to stop now let’s look at the aesthetics.

Favourite book of the year

A Conjuring of Light, or basically the whole Shades of Magic series??! I reread the first two books to prepare for the fabulousness that is ACOL. THE BOOKS ARE AMAZING. If you haven’t read them yet, seriously, you must!!

V.E. Schwab’s writing is incredible, her world-building is amazing, and you WILL fall for her characters and have your heart stomped on. But it’s worth it.

ALSO. ICYMI, She’s writing more books set in the world???! *muffled shrieking and excited dancing* (But I don’t/can’t dance. So. You see what a monumental occasion this is.) The series is called Threads of Power and GUYS. I’m dying of excitement!!

Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab

I tried to incorporate as many elements I could?? I dedicated the first three rows to Kell, Rhy and Lila, respectively and kind of just improv’d the last 2 haha. But I think it turned out okay???

Again: READ THIS. Now. (You get sweets if you do/did!!)

OH and I also need to mention The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, because that was 100% one of my top reads this year as well! I just struggled to make an aesthetic for it that followed a good color scheme? BUT I LOVED IT TOO.

Character you relate to a lot & a character you look up to

So, these are actually two different categories, but I had to merge these two because I just COULDN’T choose between my two characters for the individual categories. Because they’re both!!

Starting off with: my older sister Hermioneeeeeee!! She is just such a wonderful role model and I’ve totally looked up to her ever since I discovered the Harry Potter books. She’s so brave, and holds her intelligence like a sword and just #yasss

Also SHE’S A BOOKWORM. Who sometimes prefers books over people. IS SHE NOT ME???!

Behold the aesthetic:

Can I just say Hermione’s aesthetic makes me feel SO WARM AND COZY and ahhhh I’m kind of in love with it?? Does it not just make you want to curl up with a book and a blanket???

And because aesthetics are life and also I’m an indecisive melon: NINA ZENIK!

Because she’s FABULOUS in a way I can’t even begin to explain??!

I simultaneously relate to her so, so much (waffles, anyone?) and also look up to her SO MUCH. She’s selfless, she’s brave, she’s confident, she’s caring and witty and literally everything. (!!!) You can’t NOT love Nina. You just can’t. (I will fight you on this.)

I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS AESTHETIC. Mostly because of the waffles. BECAUSE WAFFLES. But also I think/hope this really represents Nina?? I HOPE. Because I looove her.

Have you read the Six of Crows (by Leigh Bardugo) books??? OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE. *gives you side-eye*

Seriously, these books, no matter what genre you’re into, are 100% worth it. (Unless you’re against fantasy or heist plots??? Actually, never mind, even then because it is amazinggg.)


*tries to compose self*

I may be a tad excited over these books because as I’m writing this post I had finished rereading Crooked Kingdom (for the second time this year what is wrong with me) and I am just OVERWHELMED WITH FEELINGS (!!!!)

MOVING ON before everyone runs away from me….

An underrated gem 

This one was actually kind of hard to think of because so many books I enjoy are pretty popular? That being said, Tiny Pretty Things was pretty hyped up once upon a time buuuut I feel like there aren’t as many people aware of this novel.

Mini list about this book:

  • Lots of diversity!! Two WOC leads, a gay character (albeit a minor character)
  • Includes a MC suffering from an eating disorder (tw!!)
  • Lots of ballet!!
  • And girl hate
  • SO MUCH girl hate
  • And people being vicious
  • And petty and mean and cruel
  • But it was super interesting??! 
  • And the characters were so fleshed out ahhh.
  • Even though 2/3 of the leads were kind of awful, I felt SO BAD. GAH.

Literally this book is going against all the things I want in a book (like girl hate??) barring the diversity part and ballet BUT I still really liked it??? It was super addicting.

AND THE AESTHETIC! I hate how blurred out some of the images look but I do like the look of the aesthetic overall!

Hahaha I made this book look all about ballet and this hardly shows all the viciousness?? #oops IT WAS VICIOUS GUYS. New level of savagery. But I couldn’t remember details of the viciousness so :)) Ballet it is!

A character that deserves more love

Because my brain is BLANK and I’m going with the first name that I thought of: Lara Jean Song from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han!!


I mean, fine, yes, people complain of her being immature or childish, but I really don’t think Lara Jean is all that bad??? She can make questionable decisions and naive at times, but that’s being human! I honestly think people are wayyy too hard on Lara Jean!

(Also… I MEAN SHE’S A BAKER. You gotta love her. *mouth waters thinking of all the sweets*)

I want those macaroons and thingies-on-the-stick-I-forget-what-they’re-called (cake pops??) SO MUCH right now. Gah.

I was thinking more of a baby pink aesthetic for Lara Jean?? But I had all of these beaaaaauuuutiful pastel blue images saved on Pinterest and they just WORK. But I’m very tempted to make a pink one??? Somebody stop me.

*scrambles off to Pinterest for another hour*


An underrated OTP

Everyone talks about Cress and Thorne, or Kai and Cinder, and even Scarlet and Wolf (love them all, of course) but I hardly see anyone talk about Winter and Jacin from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer??! I love them SO MUCH. ❤

If you haven’t already read the books, you must go do that!! Winter and Jacin are so sweet and cute and I love them together ahhhh.


Ahem. I won’t be tagging anyone buuuut if you want to do this tag, go for it! Just don’t forget to check out Michelle’s post for all the rules and credit her for the tag. 🙂 If you do the tag, link back here as well so I can FAWN OVER AESTHETICS. 😍

SO. Have you read these books?? What’s your favourite aesthetic out of these? Do you like waffles??? (Yes, yes you do.) Are the stick-thingies in the aesthetic for Lara Jean called cake pops?? What’s an amazing or underrated book or OTP you need to shriek about? (Or shriek about anything, tbh, I’m all ears.)

68 thoughts on “Fangirling with Book Aesthetics! // I do a tag for the first time in forever ft. PRETTY PICTURES

  1. omg I love your aesthetics, they’re so pretty!!! I adore aesthetics 😀
    I’m reading the ADSOM series right now and I love it so much! Lara Jean deserves more love!
    (and yes those are called cake pops)

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    • YOU SHOULDDD!! It has great sister dynamics and FOOD and is super cuteee. RIGHT??! MY FAVOURITES I’m so hungryyyy. ❤ YES! Hermione's aesthetic JUST SPOKE TO ME and I love it haha. WAFFLES YES they are fabulous, just like Nina herself!! I KNOWWWW WHY do we have to wait so long???!?! I CRY.


  3. Oh these are amazing aesthetics Analee, I saw this tag as well and am definitely going to take part in it. Forget the many I still have in my queue, I was to post pretty pictures like these ones, I’ll get around to all the others eventually. 😀
    I loved your aesthetics, they’re incredible. The one you created for Nina definitely fits her characters, wow those waffles look incredible, also your aesthetic for the Shades of Magic series is beyond amazing as well. I am so excited for her new series, how well do the names go together as well, Shades of Magic, Threads of Power. I can’t wait! 😀
    Again great aesthetics and great answers for this tag. 🙂 ❤

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    • Ahah thank you Beth, and eeeep I’m so happy to hear that!! I can’t wait to see your aesthetics ahhh I’m sure they will be lovely. Haha right? The moment I saw this tag I knew I couldn’t resist. 😀
      Thank you so much!! Ahh that means so much ahah yes, those waffles are AMAZING and I’m kind of hungry right now??! xD Thanks! Oh yes, her new series is bound to be incredible, and the names are GENIUS ahh. ❤ ❤

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      • That’s all right. I’m going to be working on it this weekend because I want it to be as close to perfect as I can get it. 🙂 Its definitely an incredible tag.
        That’s all right. I love book aesthetics, they’re always so incredibly beautiful. I have high high hopes for her new series already! 🙂 ❤️


  4. These aesthetics are so on point! I adore Hermiones omg it’s so cuddly and warm and cozy and SO HER. And also Nina’s like the color scheme works out perfectly and it’s so bold. And I love how soft Lara Jean’s is because she’s soft and perfect and I love her. Although any pink would also be super cool.

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    • Haha thank you!! ❤ YES Hermione's is so warm and cozyyyy. I love Nina so much!! I really wanted to go with something that represents HER haha. Lara Jean is so totally soft and perfect ahhh!! She is just adorable and yesss pink would work fabulously (I actually did end up making a pink one for her haha). xD I'm obsessed.

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    tbh I'm not a really big fan of winter/jacin??? I guess it was because they didn't seem to have as much time to develop, and we didn't REALLY get to know Winter *that* well?? I mean, reading Stars Above made me ship them SOM UCH MORE because the FEEEEELS. But stilllll.

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    NINA!!!! Waffles are amazing and one of my favourite foods ever. I love them *almost* as much as Nina loves Matthias. I really liked Hermione's aesthetic because 1) socks 2) books 3) cats. Like what more could you want???

    I really want to make an Ari & Dante aesthetic now, because I haven't seen any for them. They're honestly just so?? good and pure. I cry.

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    • AHHH THANK YOU ARIS!!! ❤❤❤ *showers you with chocolate (I hope you like chocolate??)*

      YESSS!!! Omg Nina’s waffles speak to meee haha I love them so much. RIGHT??! Haha. Eeep yes!! My favourite combination, all in one ahah.

      I haven’t read that book yet (I cry, I really need to) BUT YES PLEASE DO! Everyone has been talking about how amazing it is and I’m sure it would be amazingg!! 😍❤

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  7. I love aesthetics!! Your Hermione one is perfect👌🏻 I’ve got an aesthetics Pinterest board but never actually put one together! I may have to do this tag to give me an excuse to do so!! Great post ☺️

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  8. Your aesthetics are FABULOUS, Analee, I love them so, so much! That one for A Conjuring of Light is just PERFECTION, same for the Lara Jean one, love the colors in that one so much ❤ I really want to read Tiny Pretty Things, it sounds like such a great book and your aesthetic makes me want to add it to my TBR even more! 🙂

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  9. Analee your aesthetics are SO PRETTY I’M IN LOVE. I haven’t read Shades of Magic yet *hides* but I really want to. Tiny Pretty Things as well (ahhh so many books to read) I recently found out a lot of people dislike Lara Jean and I don’t understand?? I really like her haha. And your aesthetic!! So cute. Also yes to Winter x Jacin! They’re so cute together

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  10. These aesthetics are AMAZING. I love them so much! The Hermione one was spot on and so so beautiful. I’ve recently gotten into aesthetics and now I can’t stop. I’ve made aesthetics for all my characters in my WIP and it’s helped me so much in figuring out what kind of person they are. So at least it wasn’t all a waste of time 😀 It was research

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    • THANK YOU! ❤ I’m so happy to hear that ahhh. I’m so glad you think so! I’m a fan of the Hermolne one myself ahah. Right?! 🙈 It’s so addicting haha, and so much fun!! Ooh yes, that’s a great idea, that would be incredibly useful! Hahah indeed! 😂

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  11. YESSSSSSSSSS ANALEEEEEEE THESE AESTHETICSSSSSSSSS .< NINA'S AESTHETIC IS FRICKING GORGEOUS ANALEE HOW DID YOU DO IT?????? And oh my god Hermione's aesthetics DEFINITELY makes me feel warm and cozy too! YES that ACOL aesthetic is so on point adfjla;sdjflas.

    Also why did you show us so many pictures of FOOD.

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    • AHHHHHHH MAY THANK YOUUUUU YOU KIND SOUL!!! ❤ ❤ BAHAHA why I did it with.. MAGIC, OF COURSE. ;)))) (No, sadly, because that would be COOL, but I thank the world for Pinterest and BeFunky!! Yes, BeFunky. THE NAME IS GREAT OK. xD) Hahah right??! I wasn't sure if that was just in my head but I kind of love it! EEP THANKS. ❤ ACOL is fabulous.

      MWAHAHA It's my dutyyyy to bless your eyes with FOOD PICTURES (and also cause immense craving for sweets!! You're welcome :)))

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  13. Ohhhhh my GOSH these are amazing. I really love your Shades of Magic one, and the Nina and Hermione ones, but the one I’m really going crazy over is the Winter/Jacin one. They’re my favorite pair in TLC so I basically love seeing anyone mention them at all, but that aesthetic is SO PERFECT. You’ve definitely got an eye for this.

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  14. I love this tag so much 😍 and all your aesthetics were spot on!
    I totally relate with Hermione and that aesthetic is amazing and so comfy looking. I totally love your Lara Jean aesthetic and you should totally make a pink one too 🌸 I still have to read Six of Crows, The Hate U Give and Tiny Pretty Things, but I’m hoping to read then all soon!

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    • Ahhh it’s super fun!! You make wonderful aesthetics, you should totally do it haha. 😀 If you want. Thanks!! Ahhh I’m so glad you think so, I love Hermione’s aesthetic haha. Yes!! I’m currently making one, and I’m LOVING the pink look for Lara Jean. ❤ Yayyy I can't wait for you to read them! They're all so incredible. 😀

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  15. Oooh, I like all of these but I’m actually 100% in love with Hermione’s! So pretty! It feels like caramel and books and that place between summer and autumn, and her hair. I love it.

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