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.)

Books I’ve loved this year and other things I liked! // Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag 2.0 – 2017 Edition

Thought of the day: We’re halfway through the year, HOW???

I can’t be the only one who thinks someone fast-forwarded through this year? If someone did can I ask them to fast forward to future book release days thanks.

Sooooo we’re now at the end of June, halfway through the year, and I thought it would be fitting to do the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag! I did one for last year I think? I wasn’t tagged by anyone this time but psh, rebel here.

Oh and I’m also going to be linking up with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt for “Best Books You’ve Read in 2017 So Far”!

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The Be Thankful Challenge | TAG

♪Hello from the other side!!♪

Sorry, had to do that. Kind of currently loving this Adele song!

So yes, hello bookworms! It’s been a while since my last post, sorry about that! I’d say I hope you missed me, but I know you did. (RIGHT?!!) I know I missed you guys! So, after a long absence, I am returning with the Be Thankful Challenge in which I have found myself to be tagged in a while ago—thank you Catia for tagging me! She is a lovely person and has a wonderful blog. I command you to all give her some bookish love because she deserves it! ❤

Since the whole Thanksgiving theme is about being thankful and such, this tag would’ve been great several weeks ago when it was Thanksgiving here in Canada, but better late than never, right?

The Thankful Challenge

The Rules:

  • Share this image in your blog post.
  • Write about 5 people in your life you are thankful for.
  • Write about 5 things in 2015 that you are thankful for
  • Spread the love and challenge 5 other blogs to take part

5 people I’m thankful for:

  • My family. I think this is a pretty common choice! Even though we have our regular arguments and squabbles, at the end of the day, I love them. They’ve almost always supported me in everything, and I don’t know what I would’ve done without them! 😀
  • My friends. They’re all crazy, but I love them and they’ve stuck with me through a lot. I’m so thankful that I have such amazing friends! We’ve had our fair share of drama and issues, but we’ve managed to get through it all and now we’re stronger than ever. 😉
  • The blogging community. Must I say any more? I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH. I’m so grateful to have gotten the chance to have become friends and to have chatted with you all, because you have no idea how much of an impact you have on me. Seriously guys. I don’t know where I’d be without you! ❤
  • My middle school English teacher. Might seem like an odd choice, but it is partly due to this teacher of mine that I started blogging in the first place and fueled my love for writing, so I will forever be thankful for this teacher!
  • My Favorite Authors. Or any author who I’ve read! Because it is because of them that my love of reading has even existed, and because of them that I have been introduced to such incredible books. So thank you, authors! XD

5 things I’m thankful for:

  • Books. Come on, you had to have seen that coming. Books led me to live a thousand lives, and I will always be grateful for its existence!
  • My ereader. It’s a lifesaver! Whenever I’m going on a trip, I take a few physical books, but mostly I depend on my ereader which holds a bunch of books I have collected over the years, and which also happens to be waterproof! 😉 It has served for me to also not pay attention in class before as well… lol.
  • Music. Next to books, music is another one of my loves! It is absolutely fabulous, and again, I will always be grateful to have it!
  • Internet. It’s kind of scary how dependent we are these days on the internet! But I wouldn’t have it any other way, so long as I get access to the internet—I don’t know what I’d do without it! There would be no blogging, no Google, nothing, if we didn’t have the internet. Oh, the horror!
  • Chocolate. This one is pretty random, but necessary! I don’t think I would’ve normally come up with this as an answer, but since I’m currently snacking on a Kit Kat bar, I decided that this is an important choice. Chocolate, thank you for existing.

So that’s it for the Be Thankful Challenge! I know it mentioned in the rules to tag 5 bloggers, but I’m going to be skipping that and taking the easy route–-if you like this tag, tell me below and I’ll be sure to tag you! I’d love to know what you’re thankful for, so even if you don’t do the tag, feel free to tell me in the comments.

Now tell me; which one of these are you thankful for as well? Am I the only one who thinks chocolate is something to be thankful for? OH, and: who else has Hello on repeat?! 😀

I hope you’re all enjoying your Monday! (And happy belated Thanksgiving for those of you who celebrate it! :P) Lots of love to you all!

Until the Next Meal, Analee