The Prettiest Books I Own
I love my book collections and they are my main form of home decor in my flat. Today I thought I would share some of the prettiest books I own on my blog.
I don’t collect books because of their covers – I’ve tried never to judge a book by its cover – but sometimes, a book is just as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside.
These are my favourites on my bookshelf:
This Young Adult story is written entirely in prose and set in-between pastoral France and Paris. It’s a lot like Normal People, following a romance between two young teenagers which re-emerges into their adult lives years later. Utterly stunning.
This was the first classic I ever remember reading entirely by choice. This copy was a gift from America, brought back by my friend Rob. It’s a really lovely light blue with an embossed title in the centre.
This magical young adult novel is hit and miss with many readers, but I loved it. Whilst the story may not be the strongest, the descriptions are out of this world, and the cover is just the same. Honestly, this may be my favourite cover design ever.
This Penguin Classic is a leather-bound edition, designed by Coralie B Smith. It’s the most tactile series of books you could possibly own and I adore having this book on my shelf. I’d love to get a few of the others in this series as well but for £20 each, they’re a little out of my collection price zone.
And finally, is my much prized Folio Society edition of Tales of Greek Heroes. This was a leaving gift from my former colleague Fran when I left Canelo and it’s the best leaving present I’ve ever received! It’s everything I love: beautiful books, collectors edition and a story of greek myths! Perfect.
What are the prettiest books you own? Let me know in the comments below.