Happy Tuesday evening, book friends! Normally my blog posts go up in the morning, but life has been just a little bit hectic and work has been a lot of busy, so here I am writing this post after 6pm. I’ve really been enjoying participating in Top 5 Tuesday, so I didn’t want to miss the week if I had the energy after work to get this together. And it turns out, somehow, I do!
This week’s prompt is Top 5 Illustrated Books. This one is interesting for me, as I don’t tend to read illustrated books very often. Let’s see if I can even come up with five!
How to be a Moonflower by Katie Daisy
I’m actually reading this book right now after receiving it as a gift from a friend, and it’s truly a work of art. I think it is the most beautiful book I’ve ever read, with its gorgeous full page illustrations. Some of the pages are a bit hard to read because of the colors and handwritten text, but it is overall just a visually stunning reading experience.
Your Spiritual Almanac: A Year of Living Mindfully by Joey Hulin
One of the things that drew me to this book was the pretty pages and illustrations peppered throughout. This book takes you through each month of the year with guidance on what the moon is up to, what produce is seasonal, and so much more.
Oddball (Sarah’s Scribbles #4) by Sarah Anderson
I adore Sarah’s Scribbles and always get excited when a new collection comes out. This is the most recent one (that I’m aware of) and it was a ton of laughs as always. I more or less made my husband read it with me because I kept showing him the ones that were #sorelatable. Which is, you know, all of them.
Yoke: My Yoga of Self Acceptance by Jessamyn Stanley
This book is a series of personal essays by badass yoga personality Jessamyn Stanley, and it includes full color illustrations of Jessamyn in various yoga poses between the essays. It’s a really lovely little book to hold. And the text packs a punch, too.
Fangs by Sarah Anderson
Am I including Sarah’s work twice? You betcha. Fangs is a graphic novel about a vampire and werewolf who fall in love, and it is as adorable and hilarious as you would expect. I enjoyed seeing Sarah’s artwork outside of the popular Scribbles comics and liked having a bit more of a story to follow.
That’s it for this week! I had to go back through my Goodreads shelves to jog my memory of the great books I’ve read that include (or are comprised mostly of) illustrations, but it was worth it to be able to share these wonderful books!
Have you read any of these? I’d love to hear about the illustrated books you enjoy, since clearly I don’t read them very often.