CLOSE
iStock
iStock

11 Literature-Themed Coloring Books

iStock
iStock

Coloring books have been making quite the comeback in recent years, and now, you can color in almost anything you can imagine. That's especially true for book lovers—there is a whole smorgasbord of different literature-themed coloring books to choose from. If you ever imagined Harry Potter in Slytherin colors or Anne Shirley with black hair, now is the time to make those dreams a reality.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

1. WUTHERING HEIGHTS; $10.85

Emily Brontë's gothic novel paints a vivid picture of the Yorkshire moors, and the misty landscapes and brooding characters make for excellent subjects in a coloring book. Each illustration is coupled with a quote from the book, so you can relive the drama once again as you color.

Find It: Amazon

2. COLOR ME JANE: A JANE AUSTEN ADULT COLORING BOOK; $12.70

The sparkling world of Jane Austen offers up a whole slew of designs and clothing to fall under the tip of your colored pencil. Illustrated by Jacqui Oakley, the book is inspired by all of Austen's greatest stories, from Pride and Prejudice to Sense and Sensibility. The 80-page book offers characters, patterns, and accessories that all need a splash of color.

Find It: Amazon

3. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES; $9.98

Anne Shirley might not have been able to get rid of her carrot-colored locks, but with this coloring book, you can give her the raven- or auburn-hued hair she always wanted. Unlike other coloring books, this one offers a coherent storyline that unfurls as you color. Illustrations are done by Jae-Eun Lee, who breathes new life into the iconic characters.

Find It: Amazon

4. ALICE IN WONDERLAND; $13.12

The surreal and colorful world of Wonderland is a prime coloring book candidate because it welcomes bold and adventurous choices. If you want to give the Mad Hatter pinstripes and Alice a black dress, no one's stopping you—just don't mess with the Red Queen. Amily Shen gives the world and its characters a highly detailed look and even adds in new elements, like Alice's tiny bowler hat.

Find It: Amazon

5. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA; $8.98

This official coloring book offers a new way to enter the wardrobe. Color through the world of Narnia and enjoy scenes, characters, and designs from all seven books.

Find It: Amazon

6. TOLKIEN'S WORLD; FROM $4.22

This unofficial coloring book takes inspiration from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. There are over 90 pages in the book that come from six different artists. You can enjoy coloring all the fantastical locations and creatures, including elves, orcs, and hobbits.

Find It: Amazon

7. HARRY POTTER; $13.12

Enter the magical world of Hogwarts once more with this new series of coloring books. This book has over 90 pages just waiting for your colored pencils to give them life. When you're finished, you can try one of the other books in the series, like Magical Creatures, Magical Places & Characters, or Magical Artifacts.

Find It: Amazon

8. ESCAPE TO SHAKESPEARE'S WORLD; $7.09

Experience the stories of William Shakespeare in a completely new and interactive way. This 96-page coloring book features designs and patterns directly inspired by The Bard's work.

Find it: Amazon

9. EDGAR ALLAN POE: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK ; $10.93

You're going to need a lot of black and red before diving into this Poe-themed coloring book. Illustrator Odessa Begay brings the creepy motifs of Poe's work to each page, which are all laid out on thick, high-quality paper.

Find It: Amazon

10. THE DR. SEUSS COLORING BOOK; $8.81

This new coloring book is an ode to the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. Inside, you can color familiar characters like Horton, the Lorax, and the Cat in the Hat.

Find It: Amazon

11. A GAME OF THRONES; $16.93

This is not a coloring book for the faint of heart—besides the graphic content, the intricate linework makes for some intensely difficult coloring. You can color the Weirwood trees, house sigils, and scheming characters from the books.

Find It: Amazon

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
arrow
Smart Shopping
11 Geeky and Unusual Blankets to Keep You Warm
iStock
iStock

Wrap yourself up in one of these quirky blankets.

Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Thanks for helping us pay the bills!

1. STAR WARS; $20.99

Star Wars blanket

This 45-by-60 inch polyester throw—which features a storm trooper, Yoda, R2-D2, and Darth Vader—is the perfect blanket for the young Jedi in your life.

Find It: Amazon

2. POCKET BLANKET; $30

Despite being 63 inches long, this blanket can be folded up to fit in the palm of your hand—making it great for impromptu picnics and beach hangs. It’s water-repellent and puncture-proof to keep you safe from whatever twigs or puddles lie underneath.

Find It: Amazon

3. BLAH BLAH BLAH; $199.99

Curl up with this Scottish lambswool blanket and tune out the world. The woven blanket is covered in connected “blahs” that honor the times you just stop paying attention. It’s also reversible: One side is white and the other black.

Find It: Uncommon Goods

4. TORTILLA BABY BLANKET SET; $48

Make yourself a little baby burrito with this clever tortilla-themed swaddling blanket and hat.

Find It: Uncommon Goods

5. ALICE IN WONDERLAND PAGE; $75

Before you get wrapped up in a good novel, wrap yourself up in this book blanket. This literary throw features Alice and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland along with a passage from the title. It’s made with cotton and acrylic yarn so it has a little stretch.

Find It: Uncommon Goods

6. HARRY POTTER MARAUDER'S MAP; $34.62

Solemnly swear you are up to no good while wrapped in this blanket that resembles the Marauder’s Map that made its debut in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Luckily, you don’t need a wand or secret password for it to work.

Find It: Amazon

7. TARDIS; $29.95

This fleece blanket is shaped like the TARDIS from the beloved television show Doctor Who. It will go great with your TARDIS slippers, pajama pants, and mug.

Find It: Amazon

8. PERIODIC TABLE; $89.25

period table blanket

How many times have you desperately needed to consult the periodic table in the middle of the night but had no way of doing so? Probably never, but you still might need this science-inspired throw. It’s 75 percent cotton and 25 percent polyester and promises to keep you warmer than an exothermic reaction.

Find It: Zazzle

9. WESTEROS; $34.99

Westeros blanket

Sleep under a map of the Seven Kingdoms (plus Braavos, the Flatlands, and more from across the Narrow Sea) from Game of Thrones. The polyester throw is perfect for staying warm while watching HBO (or planning an invasion).

Find It: Amazon

10. SPACE INVADERS; $33.97

This officially licensed fleece blanket is dedicated to the classic arcade game Space Invaders. It's delightfully retro and will look great next to your old Atari.

Find It: Amazon

11. STAR TREK; $17

Let the Enterprise shuttle you to sleep with this officially licensed polyester blanket. The print is only on one side, with a white underside.

Find It: Amazon

nextArticle.image_alt|e
iStock
arrow
quiz
Jameses Who Changed the U.S.
iStock
iStock

SECTIONS

arrow
LIVE SMARTER
More from mental floss studios