Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish People You Should Follow On Instagram

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly linkup of book bloggers hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! This week's topic: Ten Bookish People You Should Follow On Social Media. I'm not big into book vloggers or Snapchatters, but I do follow several bookish Instagram accounts, so here are ten of my favorites!

@kath_reads: Lots of people are into super carefully posed and arranged photos. I like those every once in a while too, but I like looking at pictures that don’t seem “art directed” but are still pretty even more. Kath’s photos are lovely without making me wonder how long she spent putting everything into place just so.

@theguywiththebook: Faroukh posts very naturalistic book pictures from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The instagram book community (at least the parts that I see, which may be a reflection of my own internal biases) tends to be very female and mostly white and Asian women at that. To see a Middle Eastern guy's perspective is refreshingly different.

@wordrevel: Josephine’s images are simple and striking. You don't realize how hard it is to achieve that kind of unfussy grace until you try it yourself!

@thethumbedpage: Just because I'm not always into more artsy photos doesn't mean I never appreciate them! Tess's photos look like she wants to make them nice, but doesn't spend hours working to make them perfect.

@bookmarauder: Mara's pictures always make me want to start collecting the Funko Pop figurines!

@books.tea.quotes: I fell in love with Nina's account when she posted a photo with her hedgehog in a book. Who can resist a hedgehog?

@hardcoverquotes: Seeing quotes that are meaningful to people is something I especially love about the book community! This account is just quotations in their natural habitat: the books they're in!

@sweptawaybybooks: Alyssa's sock game (and, of course, book collection) is seriously on point.

@pulitzerprizes: The book awards official account is full of interesting insights and information about the many books they've honored over the years.

@theenglishreader: These pictures give me serious cover envy. I pick up most of my books secondhand, so they're frequently in less than perfect shape in the cover department (as long as the words are still there, that's what matters to me), but it sure is nice to sigh longingly over the gorgeous copies on display here!


  1. Thanks! I don't maintain separate instagram accounts and my personal is slowly getting swallowed up by all my book people that I follow (but that's okay with me)

  2. Great list! I don't currently follow any of these, but all that means is that I now have some more bookish people to go and follow :)
    Heres my TTT

    1. Thanks! It's always fun to find new places for bookish content :)