If you are half as obsessed with books as I am, you know the joy that comes when you surround yourself with books, quite literally. You like to carry a book wherever you go, you like every surface of your house to be covered with some kind of book or the other, and your social media presence is also not exempt from your love for books.
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Every though there are a number of wonderful book Instagram accounts out there, I have scoured the app for hours and hours and curated for you the best, most aesthetic book Instagram accounts, that are filled with all things books and will make your feed infinitely more satisfying to look at!
1. Folded Pages Distillery
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I’ll admit that while I think Holly Black is the coolest and I like the darker vibe she gives to her stories— aside from the Spiderwick series, I haven’t been mega crazy about the other books of hers that I’ve read. (I like them, but they never do that “thing” to me) . ✨ So, even though all my book friends with similar reading tastes as me were gushing over it, I still popped over to my library and checked out a copy (well, I waited on a hold list for a few weeks… ha) before deciding I was going to make a permanent spot on my bookshelf for “The Cruel Prince”. . ✨ AND? I loved it. I loved the amount of detail Holly put into this story and what she chose to describe. Maybe it was because I like reading about food and clothes that I appreciated the time she took with them. I just know that in my mind I was like, “this is kind of a lot of detail” at the same time I was loving.every.detail. haha. Overall, it was my kind of story. Lots of action and furious stand-offs, sweet revenge and me half choking on anger. Also, the perfect dash of romance for my taste. . ✨ I went through several different feelings throughout this story and I’m still sitting on plenty of mixed emotions about the characters and how this story went down. I’m like… do I like you or do I hate you? I can’t even tell. All I know is that I want to know what happens to everyone, I loved the world, and I can’t wait to pick up the next book. . ✨ Like I said before, I admire Holly Black’s edgier and darker tone to her stories. She certainly weaves a story that didn’t make any promises and toys with you. I have a lot of hopes, but I’m also not really sure how those hopes may come to pass after all that happened! . ✨ How was that for some feelings? All I know is that I would recommend this. It’s brutal and conniving as well as lovely (even if a little predictable at times). I have plenty more I would love to say about it, but I’ve tried to leave anything out that would be spoilery. So if you want to talk Cruel Prince, hit me up. . ✨ Anyone else love it? Or did you dislike it? (my sister DNF’d and hated it. Haha) Now I need to buy myself a cool edition! #thecruelprince #hollyblack #bookreview #books
One look at this page and you will know that the person who runs this account truly loves her books. The pictures are wonderfully orchestrated, with the book always being the center of all the chaos and the beauty that is created with careful and loving precision. It is satisfying, exciting and informative.
2. Hot Dudes Reading
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This wildly attractive world traveler has everything I’m looking for in London. The accent, the #HarryPotter look… he’s satisfying all of my wizardry dreams. Now all I need is a cape, wand and some of that magic amortentia love potion Hermione brews. #EnterMyChamberOfSecrets #hotdudesreading #HDRfangram
I mean, we all have enough negativity in our lives without our feed being filled with dark, angsty and depressing posts. If you are into books and you have a brain that can appreciate hot dudes, then you have to follow this account, which is going to become your daily dose of happiness, I kid you not.
3. Eden Hammond
Talk about aesthetics, and you cannot possibly miss out on this drop dead gorgeous Insta account that makes books look even more magical than they actually are. Playing with colors, doing outdoor shots, using flowers and accents are all part and parcel of this display of books, which is going to be something you keep coming back to.
4. A Literary Life (Siobhan)
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My December wrap-up. This wrap-up nearly got forgotten about but here it is. A marvellous end to 2017, filled with books that will stay in my heart. Apart from The Other Mrs Walker, which was good but I wouldn’t feel the need to read again, all the books I read were either 4 or 5 star reads. I would recommend them heartily. A Life’s Music and Such Small Hands were the translated works that really surprised me in their depth and how much I fell for them – epic and creepy storytelling. Mary Beard and Susan Sontag get to the heart of the matter, whether discussing how seeing pictures of war effects us or the silencing of women – both really made me think. The Worm and the Bird says little but looks divine, Plath as always cuts to the bone and Banville wrote a worthy follow up to The Portrait of a Lady with Mrs Osmond. Finally I finished my first Tolkien and was charmed and transported. January has a lot to live up to! #decemberwrapup
If you are looking for inspiration on how to take the best pictures ever for you books, then you absolutely have to check out this account, which is super realistic, but also super aesthetic at the same time. You can also get some excellent book recommendations and reading list updates from here, if you aren’t sure about what to read next (which is, quite frankly, an eternal dilemma).
We love our books and we love our coffee, so imagine my ecstasy when I found an account that celebrates both with the aesthetics that they deserve. Different books being read with different kinds of coffee is exactly the kind of nerd vibes I needed on my feed, and when you smash the follow button on this account, you too will wonder what ever were you doing all this while without it.
6. Gray Wolf Press
It’s true that there are a bunch of publishing houses on Instagram doing a fantastic job uploading pictures of their books, but these guys just have OVARY-EXPLODING AESTHETICS you guys. I mean, I probably spent 2 hours staring at all their pictures because they find the most perfect spot and background to take pictures of their books with, which just makes the whole ogling-at-books experience spine-chilling.
7. CATS ONLY
Incredible books and the cutest animals to ever exist? YES PLEASE. This is the kind of account that you would stalk every day for your daily dose of incredible books, as well as to see the cutest cats pose with those books. It is a curated account full of pictures sent in by other users, so you will have plenty of variety (of cats and books) to get you through the day.
8. Tiffany | Taiwan
You have to be absolutely crazy about books in order to make them look this good. These photos are not only about the incredible books (which are always the center of attention in all the pictures) but also about aesthetics, beauty, and art. Basically, you have a field day with this account if you like symmetry in color, and you are obsessed with books.
Istanbul in itself is one of the most beautiful places in the world. However, this account not only perfectly captures the beauty that the various places it has to offer, but also makes sure that books, cats, and coffee are featured abundantly in these posts. Needless to say, you are going to have a great time going through these incredible pictures.
10. Emily Ables
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two posts in one day?! i guess i'm making up for my absence this last week😅 i'm #currentlyreading The Power by Naomi Alderman. this (science? speculative?) fiction novel starts when teenage girls suddenly discover the power to send electric shocks from their hands. soon, almost every woman in the world has this power and the structure of the world as we know it falls apart. it's absolutely fascinating and while it took me a minute to get into it, i now don't want to put it down!! this doesn't come out til October, but it's available for preorder!!😄💙📖 | #reading #bookstagram #books #read #thepower
Emily Ables is a 21-year-old from New York who has over ten thousand followers on Instagram, simply because she makes reading and book arrangement look like an actual art form. We all have our own ways of arranging our books, but simply looking at her bookshelf will bring you joy. Plus, she has some excellent book recommendations, so double whammy.