Coloring Book Review: Bookish – Adult Coloring Book by Martha Sweeney

Reviewed by Heather C

29600801Title: Bookish – Adult Coloring Book
Author: Martha Sweeney
Genre: Coloring Book
Length: 94 pages
Release Date: May 24, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Amazon Best-Selling Author Martha Sweeney has combined the love of books and coloring!

Finally, a coloring book for book lovers, bookies, readers, bookworms, book nerds and the like. Whatever you prefer to be called, this coloring is perfect for you and anyone who has a love for books. This coloring book shares in your love of reading with over 40 different designs to color, games and interactive pages and some hidden little gems inside.

This adult coloring book is full of some of your favorite book terms and phrases such as; book lover, so many books so little time, once upon a time, and much more. Amazon Best-Selling Author, Martha Sweeney knew that a bookish coloring book needed to be created when she couldn’t find any for herself.

Pages are single sided, allowing those who prefer markets to color also. (Note: A divider is recommended when using markers.)



I loved coloring when I was a child and recently picked it up again last year just prior to the adult coloring craze hit.  I usually prefer to color leaves and flowers, but when I saw that author Martha Sweeney had created a “bookish” themed coloring book…I HAD to have a copy.  I was lucky enough to receive an autographed advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

I really like this book particularly because of the bookish themed designs.  Plus, there are a variety of page design types to keep it interesting.  It even has a word search included.  I used several different coloring media throughout the book to get a good feel of what materials worked well with the paper.  The Prismacolor Scholar pencils went down smoothly and vibrantly on the bright white pages.  I do not have any alcohol based markers, but the Staedtler Triplus Fineliners and Faber Castell PITT pens had very little bleeding, although I still placed a blank sheet of paper behind the page I was coloring to prevent any transfer or bleed through.

My only real complaint about this book is the paper quality.  It feels very thin and cheap and you can easily see the print on the next page through the page you are coloring (as you can see in the photos below).  I was very disappointed by this!  Luckily, the pages are one sided and can be cut from the book for display if you choose.  Unfortunately there, are no perforations and I’m not one to cut up my books!

Recommend for any book lover and coloring book collector.

completed page

Colored with Prismacolor Scholar pencils and soft pastels



Able to see designs for the next page.


bleed through

Very little bleed through with Staedtler Triplus Fineliners and Faber Castell PITT Pens



A favorite page I’m looking forward to coloring.


Overall Impression: I Really Liked It

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

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