I own about a 130 books but not all of them are as nice to look at. The ones I don't like much at all are usually stowed away in the back of my bookshelf. After collecting for a few years, I've accumulated a few gems and I thought it'd be cool to talk about them - or better show them to you.
Today I'll be talking about five of my most beautiful books. Pretty sure you've seen them all already - if not own them yourself but anyway. I'm going to let the photos do the talking because I can't describe everything without being repetitive.
• The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh: because it's purple inside! And has gorgeous illustrations and endpapers. The cover is great as well because it gives you that thousand-and-one-night-vibe and if you look closer there's a drawing underneath it all. The sequel, The Rose and the Dagger is in the same style which I am obviously very very thankful for. That one's in a very nice shade of blue.
• Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: the spines of these books have a very classic look, both the dust jacket and underneath. The endpapers, the title page and chapter headings (that are actually pages) are all on point. I don't have a single remark on these books, they're just amazing. Good job, Quirk Books.
• A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab: the cover is simple yet awesome. It represents the story very well. What's most special is the title page and the chapter headings (that are, again, actually full pages). A map would make everything even better but there's no point in adding one to this book. Mine also smells amazing so that's a bonus.
• The Way of Kings (Part One) by Branson Sanderson: this is the (UK?) paperback edition I'm talking about. The hardbacks* have colored illustrations inside which is even better but they also cost a fortune. The paperbacks have plenty of (black and white) illustrations in them + beautiful chapter headings. I'm talking about part one here but I'm sure part two looks just as good.
*Photos of the hardback edition: endpapers // endpapers? // Words of Radiance endpapers
⌙ All credit goes to the owners of these photos. None of these are mine!