An ode to Bookstagram


Lately, I’ve really been working hard on my Instagram, or Bookstagram as everyone calls it now. And I’ve been loving it. Photography is something that I’ve always loved, and combining that with my love for books is just awesome. I feel like over the last couple of months I’ve really improved. I tried some new things and I’ve just come with a new theme. Obviously, it can always be better, but right now I’m quite satisfied with my feed. It may sound silly but Bookstagram has really become important in my life. When first it was blogging that took up all my time, now that has shifted to Instagram.

And it’s not just time, I happen to find myself buying certain things just for Instagram. Hell, I’m even knitting a scarf right now so that I can use it in Bookstagram pictures (to be fair, that is not the only reason, but still). I feel like I’m a bit obsessed right now, but on the other hand, is that such a bad thing? I enjoy doing it so much and I also feel like it’s rewarding. I can’t believe that I now have over 2000 followers. I mean, imagine that number of people in a room… that wouldn’t even fit. It’s insane. And I know that there are accounts that have way more, but hey Rome wasn’t built in a day right?! I just enjoy posting, interacting and also growing.

Speaking of interacting, that is one of the nicest things about Bookstagram. I feel like Instagram can be quite a fake place, where it is all about see and be seen, but – at least in my opinion – Bookstagram is a bit more genuine. There are so many nice people on there. It’s a place of like-minded people, a place where you can find friends. And that is one of the main reasons I love it so much. Everyone is so sweet. And when I get comments, direct messages or even shoutouts from other bookstagrammers complimenting my posts it just warms my heart.

A thing that I’ve started doing to spread the love is doing a ‘Bookstagram of the day’ on my story. Where I basically just share the picture that stood out the most that day. To be honest, I haven’t been doing this each day, but I do do it when I remember it. And I guess that is what Bookstagram is all about. No competition, but just sharing the love. There are so many bookstagrammers that make the most gorgeous photos. So, in this post, I also wanted to share some love, by sharing a couple of accounts that I love the most.










There are a lot more accounts that I adore, but this post would be endless if I would mention them all. So instead, I might do more of these posts. We’ll see. For now, I just want to say that Bookstagram to me feels so nice and warming and I’m really glad that I decided to join in on the fun.

Which accounts do you love? I always love to discover more <3


  1. Avatar
    November 6, 2017 / 09:35

    Nice post, I really love bookstagram as well <3 Your account is definetly one of my favorites, I really love your autumn theme right now. A few of my other favorite bookstagrammers are: @aga_reads, @paradisepinkpages, @justanotherbookishblog and @booksandbabblesblog 🙂

    • Lisanne
      November 6, 2017 / 15:22

      Aw that’s good to hear, thank you! And I’m definitely going to check out those accounts

  2. Avatar November 6, 2017 / 14:34

    I’ve been loving you on Bookstagram! And wow, 2000 followers is something to be proud of! Keep up the good work 😀

    • Lisanne
      November 6, 2017 / 15:23

      Thank you so much <3

  3. Avatar November 6, 2017 / 15:23

    This is lovely, thank you for sharing my post. And what you say about Bookstagram is so true! It’s (on the whole) a community of people who want to chat, share stories and recommend books because of pure enjoyment. Not just because they want likes and more followers, but for the pure joy of reading.
    Even just a day away from you guys makes me sad.

    • Lisanne
      November 6, 2017 / 16:02

      Exactly! I love it. And yeah I can’t even imagine myself going without Bookstagram for a couple of days, or even a day.

  4. Avatar November 6, 2017 / 15:27

    Congrats for 2k 😊🎉🎉🎉 Totally agree with your post. Bookstagram community is really nice and welcoming. I love them so much. One of the most important factor that made me stay. And yes, I started as book blogger but now I am shifting into bookstagram and spend more time and money on bookstagram 😂😂 I love your fav. I have followed some of them already. My favs are @prettygeekery, @paperfury, @thebookranter , and many more

    • Lisanne
      November 6, 2017 / 16:03

      Thank you so much <3 Haha so I'm not the only one spending money on Bookstagram... I'm definitely going to take a look on the accounts you mentioned.

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    Tamara d
    November 7, 2017 / 07:09

    Huh zijn al je volgers nu ook in 1x alleen maar Engels??
    Wel een beetje jammer..

    • Lisanne
      November 9, 2017 / 18:04

      Nee hoor, het merendeel is nog steeds Nederlands 😉

  6. Avatar December 5, 2017 / 07:23

    Ahh you really are one of my favourites! I hope that one day I will find my perfect theme and color scheme as well, I’m still not figuring that out since I just can’t deal with editing apps and do everything with photohop, but that’s so complex when you have little time hihi! But I will figure something out some day! For now I enjoy it and your christmas challenge!


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