I haven’t participated in a Top Ten Tuesday in a very long time but when I saw today’s posts cropping up on my Bloglovin’ feed, I knew I had to write up my own post. This week’s theme is ‘Ten Bookish People You Should Follow on Social Media’, so obviously I’ll be focussing on Instagram 🙈
Over the past few months, I’ve really gotten into posting bookish photos on Instagram and being a part of the #bookstagram community. If you’re not a big bookworm then you might have never heard of this before but there are actually hundreds of bookstagram photos being uploaded to Instagram every hour!
So without further ado, here are ten of my favourite bookstagram accounts!
Bookworm and wanderluster, Ziba posts a mixture of bookish photos and holiday snaps from some of the most beautiful and sunny places I’ve ever seen. She seems to alternate between the two with every new photo uploaded which is what I try to do with my account too so Ziba’s account really is #goals for me. What’s more, she has the best jewelry collection! 😍
Alexandra always has the latest YA releases and I’m very envious of her book collection. Whilst I love the above photo and the gorgeous cover, it’s really the photos of Alexandra on her bed, hiding behind a good book (or a stack of books) that I really love. If such a thing as #bedroomgoals exists then it was made for Alexandra’s room.
I'm only waiting for one more item & then I'll have an amazing giveaway for you guys! I'm really excited for this and I bet you'll love it! So if you like bookish merch, be up to date with my account and look out for this really soon! 😘❤️ #shelfie #saturdayshelfie #bookshelf #bookshelves #bookstagram #booklove #instabooks #books #booknerd
Is this most gorgeous bookshelf you’ve ever seen or is this the most gorgeous bookshelf you’ve ever seen? Michelle from Germany has a bookshelf that makes me green with envy every time another colourful shelfie appears on my Instagram feed. Her book and funko collection, as well as her super cute cat, make my feed a little bit brighter everyday 😊
It was the really bright shots with blurry backgrounds, such as the one above, that first drew me to Marlene from Norway’s bookstagram account. All her photos are incredibly colourful, with lots taken outdoors in the woods and others taken in her bedroom. Her extensive collection of the most popular books makes me very jealous but it’s mostly the composition of her photos with their bright foregrounds and blurred backgrounds that I love!
As the name suggests, this is the ultimate Instagram account for book and coffee lovers. Based in NYC, Natasha’s photos are mostly in coffee shops or around the city. I’m not a fan of coffee but I wish I was just so I could take beautiful photos like these 😍
Viktoria is a amateur photographer and book lover from New York. Her photos have a rustic feel with many photos being taken outside in what looks like the countryside. Her account is a great example of a what it means to have a beautiful and consistent Instagram feed, which I would only dream of emulating. Viktoria herself also features in many of her photos and her striking red hair can’t help but remind me of Clary Fray!
Whilst I love this account because of all the amazing books featured, I can’t deny the fact that I am absolutely in love with her style! With an absolutely amazing wardrobe and bookshelf, @thelittlebookshelf is one of my favourite accounts for bookish and clothing inspiration!
A Curious Tale of the In-Between: 4.5/5 stars Pram Bellamy leads a curious life. For a girl who can see and talk to ghosts, it’d be hard to call her life anything but that. Orphaned, home-schooled, and living in a 200 year old home for the elderly with her aunts, the only real friend Pram has ever had is the ghost, Felix. But when Pram meets Clarence, a very living boy, who is looking for answers about his deceased mother, the two encounter a spiritualist, Lady Savant, who claims she can contact and see ghosts too. It’s just that the road Lady Savant takes is more dangerous than the pair could ever imagine. The writing in this middle-grade read is absolutely lovely. It reminded me a little bit of Neil Gaiman’s “Coraline”, as it’s a little darker and scarier with it’s other worldly dealings. Having said that, I feel like I should say that it’s not the ghosts that are scary or cruel. It’s the living that take that role. The ghosts are depicted as friendly throughout the entire tale. When you deal with ghosts, you also inevitably must deal with death. While the manner of deaths are glossed over pretty harmlessly, I would probably recommend this for older middle-readers. Possibly 10-12. (We like Tim Burton and peculiar things in our home, so I could see myself letting my daughter read this at whatever age she wanted. I just know some parents like to know info like that.) . I loved the characters in this. I felt like Pram was an excellent character for young girls to read about. She’s smart and kind, and figuring out how to have a life among her peers, when she feels she is so strange and different. I thought this was beautifully written, thrilling, creepy, and full of wonderful themes like love and friendship. . I recommend this for older readers too, as I myself really loved it. Looks like there will be a second book to follow this one this year and I will definitely be reading it. Very much enjoyed this little curious tale.
Folded Pages Distillery has been one of my favourite accounts since I started posting bookish photos. The amount of bookish and Instagrammable stuff that she has is simply incredible and allows her to create these magnificent flatlays that are usually in theme with the book featured. One day I will accumulate (and find somewhere to put) all these bookish goodies…
Mara’s reading nook looks simply perfect and I’d love to create a reading space like this for myself! She has an extensive collection of the best and latest releases as well as a very impressive funko pop collection. A cute BB-8 pops up every now and again too 😋
This account has a lovely theme with brown tones and is another page that makes me wish I liked coffee! She frequently posts pictures of her books in cafes and coffee shops and this is the perfect account for making you wish you could curl up with a mug of tea, a good book and a plate of biscuits 🍪
So there’s a list of ten of my favorite bookstagram accounts but if you gave me the time, I could carry on listing them! There are so many passionate bookworms out there posting beautiful pictures of their bookshelves, their reading nooks and their books on adventures around the town so you should definitely check out #bookstagram on Instagram if you haven’t already.
Aand now for a shameless self-plug, you can check out my bookish photos taken around Paris on Instagram at @whathotblog.
Which is your favourite account? What are some of your favourite Instagram accounts? Let me know in the comments below!
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