Mesmerizing Book GIFs for When You’re Too Stressed to Read

Danika Ellis

Associate Editor

Danika spends most of her time talking about queer women books at the Lesbrary. Blog: The Lesbrary Twitter: @DanikaEllis

When my brain is going a million miles an hour, a book just won’t do. My eyes slide off the page and I am quickly back in my own mess of thoughts. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to indulge in my bibliophilia! I absolutely love gifs as an art form, and mesmerizing gifs manage to hypnotize my spiraling brain, at least for a minute. Plus, when they’re mesmerizing book gifs, it reminds me how much I love reading, which often leads to me successfully picking up a book! If you, too, like a calming/hypnotizing bookish gif, check these out:

Coffee, cats, and books? What else do you need for a relaxing afternoon?

But here’s one if you’re missing summer.

More cats! This time, with a melancholic witch.

This looks so cozy. And it suggests that corgis may be substituted for cats, if available.

Even more books and cats.

Do you have any favourite calming book gifs that I missed?