Thoughtful readers always find themselves lost in the author’s world. If you’re the one, the stream of words in a book is not just words for you like others. It’s a virtual universe where you laugh and cry with your favorite characters.
But the same book with a luxurious cover and inner illustrations becomes even more worth the money for a reader. As we know, aesthetic things work better, but the right blend of content and aesthetics works great for a bookworm.
We, in this article, have come up with a list of aesthetic books to read so you can satisfy yourself with both words and beauty. These aesthetically pleasing books have lavish covers and fancy pages with beautiful pictures and paintings.
So without further ado, here are the best aesthetic books you can get both value and pleasure from.
(1) Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The first in our aesthetic book recommendations is Little Women by Louisa Alcott. This book has delighted generations of generations with its easy-to-read flow. It’s a tale of four sisters, Jo, Beth, Meg, and Amy, in the civil war era. They all are pretty different from each other but have creative minds.
When it comes to aesthetics, it’s the 150th edition of this book with 200 beautiful illustrations. Moreover, the cover depicts the early edition cover with a picture of all the sisters.
(2) The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
It’s a tale about an underground labyrinth. A young man discovers a book with lots of stories, including one that tells all about him. He investigates this mystical book and makes himself go into a place of pirates, secrets, and stories.
With the right combo of colours and the picture of a bee, the book covers catch the eyes instantly and intrigue the reader to open it up. Next, the symbols printed down on the side pages are one of the visual elements that create anticipation and mood to read more and more to complete that tattoo.
(3) Love for Imperfect Things by Haemin Sunim
This is another aesthetic book to read if you are planning to please your mind and eyes at the same time. It’s a self-help book that teaches you to put yourself and your well-being first before anybody else.
What’s even more great is its 35 pretty illustrations that make you fall in love with this book. The cover is even more eye-pleasing with the prime colour of blue.
(4) The little book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
If you’re a complete book-aesthetic person, the little book of hygge can serve you a lot. It’s all about the Danish people, their lifestyle, and why they are the happiest nation in the world. That’s what you get to know from this book.
This book is packed with all the secrets of Danish people living their lives fully. All ideas are illustrated by photographs and portraits. Well, the cover is what we can’t stop raving about. The pretty combination of matte colours and gold foiling makes it even more gorgeous.
(5) Zen the Art of Simple Living by Shunmyo Masuno
When we talk about aesthetic books, Zen is the one that can’t be left out. This book contains a hundred chapters, and every single chapter is filled with so much wisdom. As a zen master writes it, you’ll learn about meditation, mindfulness, and mental well-being as well.
The illustrations and paintings in this book play a significant role in helping its readers to get the highest value from its lessons.
(6) They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
A legit book by Adam Silvera that you’ll find yourself finishing more and more chapters while reading it. It is one of those aesthetic books to read that is stunning from both inside and outside. It’s a story of two strangers and their adventure living their last day before death.
As far as the visual component is concerned, it has a hardcover with beautifully designed graphics. At the same time, the fonts and page stuff will also satisfy your aesthetic while reading this book.
(7) Wabi-Sabi by Beth Kempton
Our next book has a complete book reading aesthetic for those who want both beauty and intellect from a book. Wabi-Sabi is a fascinating concept from Japanese culture which teaches us to see beauty and peace in imperfect things. It’s a cultural focused book teaching its readers to accept their existence.
The cover is decorated with a mint green matte colour. But a little touch of gold foiling adds icing to the cake and makes its cover more than gorgeous.
(8) The little book of Lykke by Meik Wiking
It’s the second book on our list by Meik Wiking. Like the previous one, it also talks about the secrets of Denmark nation and how they get ultimate happiness. The author has compiled all the reasons why the danish nation is the happiest in the world.
You’ll find this book a pretty storybook for kids in which pictures and graphics support each idea. Moreover, its cover has some similarities like the little book of hygge.
(9) Good Vibes, Good Life by Vex King
Good vibes, good life is all about how loving yourself is the key to unlock your greatness. This great aesthetic book encourages you to prioritize your well-being above all the others.
The book cover depicts a great combination of off-white and gold colours with a minimalistic design. Talking about more aesthetic elements, the font is so pretty and eye-pleasing. Also, the random quotes with relatable sketches make you fall in love with the content.
(10) The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
It’s a novel that tells the story of a family in India. The story is about the childhood experiences of twins and how the concept of “love laws” ruined their lives. And that concept is about which person should be loved and how much.
In our list of aesthetic books to read, this one contains a great aspect of the visual components. Not just in its pretty hardcover but also in fonts and paper quality.
(11) Healing is the New High by Vex King
Anybody who wants to overcome emotional turmoil can get great help from this book. This aesthetic book is all about healing from tragedies and traumas and finding self freedom.
The prime gold colour on the book cover is doing wonders in making it the most aesthetic book on the list. Plus, there are lovely illustrations at the start of each chapter.
(12) Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Fangirl is one of the best aesthetic novels to read. This book is about overcoming the past. It’s a story of twin sisters, Wren and Cath. As kids, they have spent their whole childhood time without their mother and a busy father. Being an adult-fiction novel, there’s also an element of boy-meets-girl in it.
The book cover goes on a bit funky side with pretty girlish colour combinations. However, other things like pages, font, and spacing will also fulfil your aesthetics.
(13) The little book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont
It’s a collection of hundred influential feminists. This book contains short and inspiring biographies of great ladies who are champions of strength and greatness.
The little book of feminist saints is pretty gorgeous from the book’s very cover. Even more great is the full-colour portraits of each lady icon at the start of each biography.
(14) #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
This is another book to read based on your aesthetic—a book for both dreamers and doers. Every chapter contains a lot of insights and career wisdom.
Filled with graphics, this book is full of to-do’s, exercises, and timelines. You can even carry it anywhere with yourself.
(15) Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon
Steal like an artist is a guide for those who want to make their minds creative. Austin Kleon emphasizes that creativity is possible everywhere and is for everyone. Telling his ten secrets to be a creative geek, the author explores new ways to invent ideas and products.
From the very first page, this book wins the game of being aesthetic. The whole book has a colour combination of white and black. Each chapter contains graphics and illustrations to explain all the points visually.