Adult coloring books are everywhere, it’s seriously the new craze and no longer just for kids! Whether you want to color in or out of the lines is now a decision that people of all ages are making. Let’s face it, life can be hectic for us adults and sometimes you just need some quiet time to settle down and relax. So grab a pencil sharpener, and hey, even a glass of wine, and get coloring because August 2 is National Coloring Book Day!
We’ve even got four unique coloring books that you won’t have to share with your kids:
Calm the F*ck Down: An Irreverent Adult Coloring Book, Sasha O’Hara (CreateSpace, January 2016)
This title is pretty self explanatory. When you’re feeling like you’ve had too much coffee or you have a stack of dirty dishes in your sink, take a break with this witty adult-friendly coloring book and calm yourself down!
The Showdown: Trump vs. Hillary: An Adult Coloring Book on the Presidential Election Because…WTF?, Outrageous Katie (Swear Word Coloring Book, June 2016)
The 2016 presidential election is right around the corner and we just can’t seem to turn our televisions on without seeing nominees Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, so why would our coloring books be any different? Filled with pop culture battles and slogans, this book will have you laughing from beginning to end.
Color Me Swooooon: The Beefcake Activity Book for Good Color-Inners as well as Beginners, Mel Elliott (TarcherPerigee, September 2013)
So you’re not much of a colorer but you do appreciate a good-looking leading man. Well then, isn’t today your lucky day, because Mel Elliot has found a way for you to get your creative juices flowing while ogling some hot men. Who cares if they are only cartoon drawings? You’ll be practically drooling all over your pages thanks to the inclusion of men like Bradley Cooper and Idris Elba.
The 1990s Coloring Book: All That and a Box of Crayons (Psych! Crayons Not Included.), James Grange (Ulysses Press, August 2013)
Coloring books are not the only things making a comeback — so are the ’90s! You can reminisce about this vibrant decade from page to page, but only under the right conditions: first, you need your favorite black choker. Next, rock your crimped hair and tune out the world with your Walkman and the sweet sounds of No Doubt‘s classic album, “Tragic Kingdom.” Then, you shall be truly ready to shade in some hella fly graphics. (Maybe throw on some All That in the background to complete the mood.)