Bookstagram: Recommendations

As part of my little Bookstagram series of posts I’m going to begin recommending my favorite bookstagrammers to you, and of course, listing the reasons why they’re my favorites.

So, here are some of my favorites!


Kricket from @amberinfandomland:

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Being naturally hilarious is another.

But posting gorgeous pictures being naturally hilarious takes things to a whole ‘nother level.

Apart from being an amazing friend, she has a God-given talent for making people laugh and for writing very sassy, very accurate synopses for books she’s read.

It’s the night of the ball and Aislynn couldn’t be more excited, tonight is the night she will meet her true love and they will live happily ever after… but not really because Aislynn has no control over her magic and everyone is like “get yo shit together gurl” and Aislynn is all “I’m tryin, but it would be easier if all the girls in hell hole of a school weren’t such bitches” but women are supposed to be obedient not sassy so her head mistress is like “you can’t be a princess no more so I’m sending you to fairy godmother school” and Aislynn is all “aww man! This sucks balls, I might as well become a nun!” and her head mistress is like “damn straight” but learning to be a fairy godmother doesn’t exactly go as planned because Aislynn is too strong willed for that shit and she has more important things to worry about anyways like why the fuck the wicked queen is kidnapping princesses and shit!

*resists urge to smile* Need I say more?

Leaving all notes of hilariousness aside, Kricket really has an eye for aesthetics, keeping her gorgeous dark and rich theme in check with every picture she posts.


Alex from @twirlingpages:

12540163_880450668719005_1068032376_nLook, I’m not the girliest girl out there, but I’m incredibly fond of all things bright, and cute, and well… Girly? Does that make sense? Regardless, Alexandra’s feed is one of my favorites because of this sole reason. Well… Apart from the fact that she’s one of the sweetest bookstagrammers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

Her feed is indeed very bright, and colorful, and I particularly love her sitting-cross-legged-in-bed-holding-books/reading. Not to mention she has a gorgeous, tumblr-like room which plays to her favor when the time for taking pictures comes.

Oh, and did I mention she’s also a stunning ballerina? Because yes, she is! I personally enjoy when bookstagrammers have much more going on to them than just reading (wether it be a talent for taking gorgeous photographs, drawing, making their own bookmarks, dancing, anything, really!), and even more so when they let their followers in on that other part of their lives that isn’t all about reading.

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Yup. *nods in approval*


Adam from @booksss.0k:

There’s a very particular reason why I follow Adam. I mean, apart from the fact that I love his pictures, of course.

His words.

I find that Adam has a very unique, very different way of thinking, and of presenting his opinions and ideas to his followers.

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12575963_880450692052336_2084568098_nI hope it doesn’t come across as weird, the fact that I knew where to find this specific comment, but I just wanted to give you guys a (more or less) concrete example of what I mean when I say that the main reason I follow Adam.

He talks about things… As they are. He doesn’t use them as an aesthetic because that’s just how it is. How he is. He posts what he feels should be posted, as he feels it should be posted, regardless of the feedback, and honestly, that’s how it should be for everyone.

If anything, Adam’s words, and how he translates who he is into his photography, even inspires me to not hold back when the time comes for posting a photo, or speaking my mind. It’s real nice.


Viktoria from @seelieknight:

12539974_880450678719004_885099441_nViktoria reminds me of everything faeries, nymphs, folklore, fairy tales and pretty much everything that has to do with crows and ravens, which is to say Six of Crows and The Raven Cycle.

I love it!

Her feed is so visually pleasing for someone who loves nature and cold, desaturated vibes. Her taste in books is so on point. Her music taste is the bomb-est ever, and her playlists are killer.

Two of my favorite playlists by her are her “shadowfire” playlist, inspired by Kaltain from the Throne of Glass books, and her “nocturne” playlist, inspired by Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, so I recommend you give those a play when you have the time.


Paulo from @bookswithtea:

12571332_880450725385666_1762256362_nBefore going into any details about how much I love his pictures, I’ll tell you one of the weirdest things that have ever happened to me when reading.

I… Imagined Paulo as Dash, from Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, without ever having seen his face. Paulo’s, I mean. I have no idea how that came to be, it was completely unconscious and unexpected. It’s about the weirdest thing ever and I feel like I shouldn’t even be telling you about this, it was so bizarre. But I guess if I had to guess, I’d base this whole thing on that one picture on the bottom row (the one in the middle).

Dash is described as a somewhat “hipster” character who enjoys time alone, himself and a book, and I guess those are the vibes that one picture (and his whole feed, for that matter) give me. Hipster in the good way, not in the wannabe type of way.

Very Connor Franta, if I may.

I’m in love with his feed, to say the least.


Those are all the recommendations I have for you today!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and that what I had to say about these accounts inspired you to go give them a follow, and do keep in mind that these are only 5 of the 479283 (not that many, but you know) accounts that I’d like to recommend to you.

Keep an eye out, maybe you‘ll end up in my next “Bookstagram: Recommendations” post!

Happy reading!

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Booktuber Recommendations #1

I LOVE BOOKTUBE! As a reader, I love hearing people talk about books and book related things. And in addition to being super fun and entertaining to watch, they always get me in a reading mood. SO, I’ve decided to start recommending some of my favorite booktubers to you guys, in case you want to check them out or need some inspiration. On each Booktuber Recommendations post I’ll be giving you guys three reasons why I love each booktuber as well as the links to their channels and bookstagrams.

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Dana Wilkinson:

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  • Her videos always manage to take me to a very happy place because she doesn’t try to sound professional or incredibly smart and deep when she talks about a book or explain it. It’s like she’ll fangirl and say what she thinks about the book in the same exact way she thinks of it in the first place. It’s very cute, very endearing.
  • I believe her favorite genre is contemporary, as that is what she talks about the most on her channel. And even though my all time favorite genre is fantasy, contemporary comes very close behind, so naturally, I love hearing people gush and fangirl over cute contemporary novels.
  • She’s just simply so adorable and always makes me think of cute, sweet, girly things and for some reason watching her videos always makes me want to huddle up in my bed wrapped in a bunch of blankets with my laptop and a book and a hot cup of tea, while the weather is chilly. Don’t ask me why, but her videos (and her pictures) give me those cozy, chill vibes.
  • Youtube & Bookstagram

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Books Beauty Ameriie:

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  • I really love that her channel is not only about books but also about beauty. I absolutely love makeup and styling my hair and fashion, and even though I don’t love those things as much as I love books, they come close to it. So I really love that I can get my dose of books AND beauty in one channel.
  • Her reviews are always so eloquent and she speaks them in a way that you can’t help but be drawn to listen to what she’s saying. Every time I watch one of her reviews I just immediately feel like I need to read the book she’s reviewing, or not read it at all, because she does such a spectacular job at describing them and expressing her thoughts about them.
  • The overall look and feel of her channel is very classy, clean and well put together, and I’m personally a huge fan of classiness. (AND SHE’S SO BEAUTIFUL)
  • Youtube & Instagram

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Blueeyedbiblio:

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  • Let’s just go straight into the fact that her bookstagram is absolutely gorgeous, and that she’s freaking queen of bookstagram. I’m infatuated with her pictures, I can never get enough of them. They’re literally goals, and just like with Dana, I found her bookstagram before I found her channel, so the flawless pictures and over all beautiful aesthetic of her account was what ultimately made me check out her channel.
  • Emily is so dorky and charming and funny. She’s the type of person you’d just want to be around all the time, I can’t help watching her videos and thinking she’s the type of person I’d be friends with.
  • Her videos have like a casual, chilling and talking about books with a hot cup of tea kinda vibe going on, and I dig that. Also, her room is so lovely, it’s like it has bookstagram/tumblr written all over it.
  • Youtube & Bookstagram

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Lovelyreads_:

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  • I started following Alina waaaay before she made a booktube, back when her account was starting, so when she announced that she was making a booktube, I was ecstatic. She’s such a sweet person, and her bookstagram was (and still is) lovely (pun intended), so seeing the transition from bookstagram to booktube was pretty cool.
  • I love tumblr, and Alina’s whole aesthetic and vibes are very tumblr to me. Her room is so pretty and she’s so gorgeous and sweet and the way she goes about things is very… Clean and fresh and classy in a very simplistic way. Not to mention her bookshelf is flawless.
  • Her way of speaking is very paused and cool and collected which is nice for a change because although fangirling like a crazy person is fun to do and watch, sometimes one just wants a more relaxed, lovely (pun intended) vibe.
  • Youtube & Bookstagram

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Abookutopia:

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  • Sasha’s one of the more popular booktubers so I don’t think I even need to tell you guys about her channel, but I will anyways! She’s so hilarious in a crazy fangirl kind of way. I love how when she picks up a new obsession (aliens, Scotland, Emerson College) and she’ll just obsess over it and talk about it to no end.
  • Even though she’s incredibly funny and pretty much the definition of a fangirl, she does know how to give a proper review or opinion on a book.
  • SHE LOVES FANTASY! This is such a huge plus because fantasy is my favorite genre, and I always appreciate some fantasy recommendations or just simply hearing her rave over fantasy books.
  • Youtube & Instagram

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I hope you check out and enjoy these lovely accounts, remember to show your support by liking and commenting on their videos and pictures, and HAPPY VIEWING!

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