You need these adult colouring books on your wishlist. Fact.

We’re still not over adult colouring books. Though some people can find them strangely stressful, we think they’re super relaxing and we can’t get enough.


We’re loving how many YA spin-off colouring books are hitting the shelves. These are some of our very favourites.

discworld colouring book‘Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Colouring Book’

Paul Kidby was Terry Pratchett’s illustrator of choice for 14 years for the ‘Discworld’ series. As well as gorgeous drawings from inside the ‘Discworld’ series there are even a few exclusive scenes that haven’t been seen before. What a way to send off this series!

throne of glass colouring book‘Throne of Glass Colouring Book’

The ‘Throne of Glass’ hype is well and truly here to stay with book five ‘Empire of Storms’ hitting shelves in just a week (*deep breaths*) and we reckon everyone is going to need something to tide over the inevitable cliffhanger and emotional turmoil. Rumour has it that this colouring book even has scenes from ‘Empire of Storms’ ready and waiting to be brought to life…

Narnia colouring book‘The Chronicles of Narnia Colouring Book’

Aslan, The White Witch and the Pevensies are basically childhood heroes so it’s super cool to colour them in. There are patterns from the series, iconic scenes from all seven books in the ‘Narnia’ series, map and beloved quotes all designed by Pauline Baynes.

roald dahl colouring‘Roald Dahl Colouring Book’

Roald Dahl is a wealth of imagination and with the #RoaldDahl100 celebrations happening all year it’s only natural that we take the colouring in the moments that we’ve loved since we were kids – Charlie’s golden ticket, the BFG’s dream jars and more classic scenes.

disney villains colouring book‘Art of Colouring: Disney Villains’

The villains are obvs the best part of Disney so we’re totally up for colouring in Malificent, the Evil Queen and Ursula. Portraits, scenes, patterns, landscapes and iconic characters from Disney and we LOVE IT. Serious bonus of this colouring book being hardback – no awkward colouring for us! It’s the little things that make our day really.

Lunar Chronicles colouring‘The Lunar Chronicles Colouring Book’

Not only will the ‘Lunar Chronicles Colouring Book’ feature a whole load of gorgeous scenes from the series illustrated by Kathryn Adara, there will even be commentary from Marissa Meyer herself. Cool, huh? We cannot wait to see this sci-fi fairytale brought to life.

HP places colouringHarry Potter Magical Places and Characters Colouring Book’

Nope, still not over the Harry Potter colouring books. There may have been about 5 of these, but we’re still lapping ’em up. This one is all about the coolest places and magical creatures in the Wizarding World. If you’ve always wanted to colour the Great Hall or the Burrow then this is the one for you.

buffy colouuring bookBuffy the Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book

Good guys and bad guys, vampires and demons, forces of darkness and your favourite moments – they’re all here ready to be brought to life. All of the art in this colouring book is from regulars on the show. It’s basically the best thing for ‘Buffy’ fans ever.

alice colouring book‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Colouring Book’

Illustrated by Sir John Tenniel and images taken from the original ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking-Glass’, plus extra scenes and beloved characters such as Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts and Alice herself, you’ll basically lose yourself in Wonderland.

doctor who colouring bookDoctor Who: Travels in Time Colouring Book

With original illustrations featuring Churchill, Shakespeare, Van Gogh, Dickens, Madame de Pompadour and many more. Colour in kings and queens, Romans and Egyptians, Viking villages and erupting volcanoes . . . not forgetting the occasional dinosaur on a spaceship. What more could you want?

What adult colouring books are on your wishlist? Let us know at @maximumpopbooks

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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