Raise your hand if you started getting excited realizing that there are coloring books for grown-ups based on classic novels! I sure did, my inner literary geek started making happy sounds that probably sound a little high pitched and squeaky!  Get ready for a list of coloring books that will make your heart sing, from heartwarming tales like Anne Of Green Gables to dark and mysterious books like Dracula, and even some of the classic works of Jane Austen. You have to check out this list of grown-up coloring books for literature lovers! See my favorites below!

7 Amazing Coloring Books For Grown Ups Based On Classic Novels

*Affiliate links are included with this post

Anne of Green Gables Coloring Book

“Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile.” I may have squealed just a little when I found this Anne of Green Gables coloring book. This book has beautiful but somewhat dainty drawings and will sweep you right back into the series. This book is best colored with colored pencils to have a steadier hand with the fine designs. Pair this book with a pack of colored pencils for a great gift!

Edgar Allen Poe

Perhaps the more mysterious literature is more your style. Dive into this fantastic Edgar Allen Poe coloring book and don’t look back! This book features many drawings based on Poe’s most classic works. While Poe technically wrote poems and short stories put into long compilations most of the time and not as many actual long format novels, the coloring books are so cool you’ll let it slide! The drawings are wide enough that you can get quite detailed with your shading. The images are double sided, so I recommend sticking to colored pencils to avoid color bleeding onto the picture on the reverse side. This is an excellent book!

Romeo And Juliet

This Romeo and Juliet coloring book isn’t only a book to settle in to relax and color; it’s also a retelling of the story. The traditional verse has been reinterpreted, allowing this beautiful book to include the whole story. This is also a great way to teach high schoolers who may struggle with some of the original verse about the basics of this classic play. There is also plenty to be enjoyed by any fan of this classic love story.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Don’t be fooled, this Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland coloring book is surely for adults. Packed with rich, imaginative drawings, this book will quickly become one of your favorites. I love that the designs are single-sided pages and that most of the designs are fairly open. Regular markers or colored pencils will work just fine with these gorgeous images. You have to take a trip down the rabbit hole with this book!


Any vampire fans out there? You are going to love this fantasy style Dracula coloring book. This book is full of plenty of detailed drawings that are so cool, you are going to want to frame them when you are done! I love the offbeat feel this book has.

Jane Austen Coloring Book

Love the literary classics? Then you need to get your hands on this Jane Austen coloring book. I love how this book is a compilation of some of my favorite classic books including Pride and Prejudge, Sense and Sensibility and Emma. I also like that this is a hardcover book in a smaller format, great for tucking into your bag. This is perfect for Jane Austen fans, anyone else geeking out about this book like I am?

Beauty and The Beast

Fairy tales aren’t just for kids with this wildly beautiful Beauty and The Beast coloring book.

The images in this book are simply stunning! These designs are aimed much more closely to the 1700’s classic tale of Beauty and The Beast than the modern cheery versions. The details on this book are quite intricate, and it is recommended more for those looking for the next level book rather than beginners, so expect to spend some time between these pages!

I don’t think I could possibly choose a favorite from this list, as it totally depends on my mood. Do you have a favorite on my list of coloring book for adults, or a favorite novel on this list? What classic literature would you love to see in coloring book form? Tell me in the comments!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive our latest giveaways & news! I promise not to flood your inbox! :D

You have Successfully Subscribed!