Nail Art For Bookworms: 17 Manicures That Will Make You Put Down Your Book And Head To The Salon

Are you the type of bookworm who always has perfectly manicured nails or do you tend to go polish-free most days? Either way, we know you’ll love these 17 books and the incredible literary nail art they inspired.


1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

This design catches the spirit of the second Hunger Games book, Catching Fire, with a shimmering phoenix and dazzling flames. It comes from prettynails164.

2. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

These nails inspired by The Hobbit seem to take us right into Bilbo’s journey. You can follow their amazing creator, ashearer3, on Instagram.

3. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

And if you like that, you’re sure to fall in love with these Lord of the Rings nails from tifannypacks as well. As she says, “One manicure to rule them all.”

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

I’m in love with this minimalist nod to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from livuszkaa.

5. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

There is simply too much amazing Harry Potter nail art out there to choose just one, so here’s another one from hannah_nails_it.

6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I’ve never read Me Before You, but this adorable manicure from books_polished makes me want to do so immediately. Also, if you’re interested in reading the novel, be sure to check out our book review, here!

7. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

One of Dr. Seuss’ classics for all ages, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! inspired these whimsical nails. The picture comes from valleynyc.

8. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This chic nail art by italia1425 might not have any plot-specific designs from The Great Gatsby, but it certainly captures the spirit of the book and the time period in which it was set.

9. Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne

This delightful manicure, brought to us by hannah_nails_it, pays homage to A. A. Milne’s classic, Winnie the Pooh, and it’s perfect!

10. Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

If you love the story of Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, and the musical it inspired, as much as I do, you definitely need to see this manicure by ashearer3.

11. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Here’s a fun nod to another childhood classic, The Little Prince, by mash_nailed_it.

12. Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

This sweet manicure by hellotanya includes not only a portrait of the Bard himself, but quotes from Much Ado About Nothing and She’s the Man, a movie based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

13. Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

These gorgeous Peter Pan nails from elainemo83 will have you thinking happy thoughts!

14. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

This nail art by booksandmanicures absolutely “nails” the cover of Eleanor & Park! Check out our review, here!

15. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

These nails by bookishnailart are heartbreakingly beautiful, like the book that inspired them, The Fault in Our Stars.

16. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

As Instagram user lazy_sunday_afternoon says, these nails are “worthy of a Bennett sister” from Pride and Prejudice.

17. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

There is tons of Alice in Wonderland nail art out there, but I really like this manicure by nailsanatomy. It’s as quirky and fun as the book!


What book would you put on your nails?

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