I AM ADDICTED TO MAKING AESTHETICS.
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:
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.)
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.)
I ADORE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH. PLEASE READ THEM.
*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!!)
- MUCH VICIOUSNESS
- Lots of ballet!!
- MUCH VICIOUSNESS
- 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!
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!!
WHY DO PEOPLE DISLIKE HER SO MUCH, is my question.
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 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.
AREN’T AESTHETICS GREAT.
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.)