30 Aesthetically Pleasing Accounts Book-Lovers Should Follow on Instagram
As a book nerd to the highest degree, there are few things that give me more pleasure than cracking open a brand-new thriller. And the best place to find new titles? Instagram, believe it or not. While I know that there's debatably more to life than a good book, sometimes you just want to forget about all your worldly problems and get lost between the pages.
When I'm having an especially bad day or just want to take a break to check out new books for the 2020 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge, there are a handful of eye-catching — not to mention super-informative — Instagram accounts out there dedicated solely to books! Scroll ahead to see some of our favorite book nerds you're going to want to follow ASAP.
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If you're looking for some detailed book reviews and honest recommendations, Jordy's Book Club is the one-stop shop of your dreams. Not only can followers feast their eyes on beautiful book photos (It's incredibly addicting!), Jordy reviews at least one book a week, ranking it between one and 10. He's also your go-to guy for getting an insider-y scoop from the publishing industry, as he shares new book releases and even does weekly giveaways.
Branch out into more inclusive reads with Diverse Spines. The Instagram account highlights Black women and women of color authors and offers a monthly book chat to anyone who wants to tune in.
What do you get when you cross a book-lover with a gorgeous orange tabby? Read With Jamie's stunning Instagram account, that's what! A mom and Spanish teacher from Texas, Jamie's feed is chock-full of stacks of new-releases — some are color-coordinated! — along with a healthy dose of feline. Jamie reads all types of genres and gives each title a score out of five, making deciding what you want to read next a breeze. For the record, if I could live inside one person's page, it would be this one.
As a self-described "lover of books and beer," Lupita's feed showcases a diverse mix of new books and authors. Whether you're looking for a new, not-as-well known book to dive into or are curious about what IPA you should try next, this account has the answer. As an added bonus, Lupita attends a ton of meet-and-greets, which means you get to catch a glimpse of your favorite author that's not printed on the back flap.
Renée celebrates Black women in literature by highlighting some great reads by WOC authors. An added bonus is that her page also features some amazing quotes!
Nokukhanya Ntsaluba's bright and beautiful Instagram will light up your world. Whether you're looking for a new YA read or a suspenseful mystery, Pretty_x_Bookish has it all.
What began as an empowering podcast has led to an inspiring account to the tune of 143,000 followers, proving the gals at The Reading Women don't mess around. As you can tell by the account's handle, this page is entirely dedicated to all the female authors in the world who churn out impressive work. What's more, you listen podcast hosts Kendra and Autumn discuss some of their favorite titles on a weekly basis.
Caribbean Girl Reading's account Book of Cinz has the mission to "encourage people to read, read more, read widely, and #ReadCaribbean." She pairs beautiful photos of books with beach shots!
A mom and book-lover who goes by the name of Jessica keeps Instagram interesting by sharing what she's reading at the moment on Books and Margs. Aside from recommendations, she also posts exactly what she's sipping on as she turns the pages. Throw in a few photos of her on the beach, and you feel like you're actually on vacation with her. (Added bonus: she does tons of giveaways, which means you can score free copies! How's that for soothing?)
Get your daily dose of book recs with Jaime's Absorbed in Pages account. The bookstagrammer's favorite genres are YA and YA romance with some memoirs, history, and literary fiction sprinkled in.
With more than 10,000 followers, Spines & Vines pairs our two favorite things: great books and vino. Whether you're looking for a colorful stack of hardcovers to get you though the morning or want to read new and diverse authors, this account is one of the most informative accounts going.
If you enjoy crime fiction, you're in for a treat with Abby's Crime by the Book account. You'll be introduced to tons of suspenseful books, and if you see one that captures your interest, you can read along using the hashtag #ReadWithCBTB and join in on her monthly Instagram live discussions.
Originating as a book podcast, The Stacks Pod's Instagram now has more than 40,000 followers. With options to get involved in their book club and read in-depth reviews, you'll always know what book you want to read next.
If you're always on the hunt for a new book recommendation, Victoria's page, Books Life Home, is full of them. Her account is beautiful, and if you judge a book by its cover (guilty!), she makes every single one look good.
Bad Paper Podcast offers a mix of books, banter, and follower recommendations. Plus, their IG feed is super pretty to look at.
Anaïse is an English major with a knack for good reads. She shares all her detailed thoughts and feelings about the books she's reading in her posts and gives her followers life updates at the same time.
Nnenna is a NYC book-lover who reads all books and gives amazing reviews. If you're looking for some bookspiration for the upcoming months, ScsReads is the account to visit!
Australian bookstagrammer Aseel shares all her thoughts and feelings on books she's reading, and ties in some nature and coffee pictures along the way.
Become a "bookwyrm" and follow Kim's fun Instagram account! As cohost of the Buddy Read Podcast, Kim is sharing all her favorite romance and fantasy reads in style.
Silke Wadskjær Mølgaard is a Denmark-based lifestyle and book blogger. Not only is her bookshelf out of this world, but her reading recommendations are on point.
It's hard not to fall in love with Janice's vintage-style Instagram that consists of nature, books, family, and more. If you're looking for a sweet mix of books and lifestyle, this page is it.
Self-described "lover of books, travel, fashion, and all things Austen," Sajda's page is a mix of all these interests with a focus on books in YA fiction and fantasy categories.
If you're a wizard or witch who likes to game and read, Book Roast is the page for you. The account is filled with gaming recommendations and fantasy books to read, and it is a 10/10 in the aesthetic department.
If you're into thrillers, murder mysteries, or any borderline "scary" books, Darienne has a recommendation for you. Definitely check out her gorgeous book styling!
There are few things I love looking at more than adorable, tiny libraries. And Katie — a bookworm from Dallas, TX — stocks a little free library all by herself. Though Katie reads an array of books, she has a passion for anything in the psychological thriller or suspense category. Check out reviews and the title she's excited about on her handle, Basic B's Guide.
Yes, technically Book of the Month Club is a business — you pick a title or two and they ship 'em to you 12 times a year, hence the name! — but scrolling through this page is the definition of cathartic. Inspiring and full of monthly selections ranging from chick lit to thrillers to literary fiction, and beyond, scrolling through this account will make you want to hunker down with a good book and a cup of tea, stat.