Recommending books based on their aesthetic

Hi guys! I’m back with another book recommendation post! Of course this will be a bit biased, as the recommendations are based on my perception of the aesthetics, but I hope you still like them.

Art Deco: 

While not many people have this as their personal aesthetic, it can be fun to read books like this. 

Poirot books by Agatha Christie

I really should branch out, but this was the only one I could think of. Even though Poirot himself does not necessarily support the Art Deco phase, the books are placed in the Art Deco period and show some elements of that era. Many of the houses used in the TV show are also good examples of Art Deco.


I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

This book was amazing. Because of its artsy vibes, I decided to put this one as boho. It doesn’t completely fit with this aesthetic, but it just makes me think of this aesthetic, especially because of its focus on the beach and the arts.

It also had some great quotes like this one:

What is bad for the heart is good for art. The terrible irony of our lives as artists.


Girls of July by Alex Flinn (you can check out my review here)

Though Girls of July wasn’t amazing in my opinion, it does fit the cabincore aesthetic very well as the whole book is about four girls who live in a cabin in the Adirondacks for the month of July. 


The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett 

This book is so cute and I think that it really fits this aesthetic. I have read this one so many times, starting in my childhood and continuing on. I love the whole feel of the book, especially because it’s on the edge of Dartmoor, which is an amazing location. While it isn’t in a cabin, it has that feel, especially when they’re in the garden.

Dark Academia: 

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

I loved this book so much. Most Sherlock Holmes book adaptations that I’ve read have put Sherlock Holmes to shame, but this one was really interesting and suspenseful. I also liked that it wasn’t an automatic relationship type of book. Even at the end of the series, it kept me wondering.


Divergent by Veronica Roth 

While Divergent isn’t completely grunge infused, the dauntless faction definitely is. 

Ocean grunge: 

The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

I read this book a while ago, and I think that it is a perfect match to this aesthetic. Though it’s a middle grade fantasy, it had some interesting elements and was actually slightly dark for a middle grade book.


Lost Property Office by James Hannibal 

This book really shows a lot of the steampunk elements and really works with this aesthetic due to its time focused plot and steam based technology.

I had a lot of fun making this post and I hope you enjoyed it too!



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