My Bookstagram Adventure

Hellooo, beautiful bookworms! If it isn’t your first time on my blog you might remember me making a post about my foray into the bookstagram world. It’s been a couple of months since then, and my bookstagram aesthetic has changed quite a bit! As I said in the last bookstagram post, I wanted to stick to a black, red, and white theme. But look at a couple of my photos since then:

Wow, that is… not black, red, and white at all.

I know, right? But I realized as I was building up my bookstagram that I didn’t really fancy dark colors all the time. Instead, I really wanted to take more photos of the outdoors because, 1.) it forced me to go outside LOL, and 2.) the parks in Singapore are just beautiful. I also didn’t need to add in so many fancy props and stuff; just the scenery is more than enough to make an impressive photo.

I haven’t joined the challenges yet because I feel that I don’t have enough books in Singapore (my book collection’s mostly in Manila) but I did manage to do some tags. Here are a couple of my favorite tags that I’ve done:

All in all, I’ve been enjoying myself! The community is nice and welcoming and I’ve seen so many creative and wonderful accounts that have become my inspiration.

Here are some beautiful bookstagram accounts:

  • fellow_bookworms: I adore their outdoor shots! Also the lighting in their photos are always so perfect. I especially love the ones with sunrays spilling over the horizon, they’re so magical.
  • theauslibrary: I love the earth-toned photos! They also have some impressive book arrangements and some cool lighting in their photos.
  • bookheroin: I just love the simplicity and cohesiveness of their feed. The photos also have that natural, earthy look that I’ve been growing to love so much.
  • loveofbooks: Another bookstagram with outdoor shots, and I love how their feed shows the changing of seasons! Since it’s winter right now, their photos currently feature beautiful shots of books and white, white snow. It’s amazing!
  • booknookangel: Can you tell that I really love outdoor shots? This is another lovely account with pretty and creative outdoor shots worth visiting.
  • acourtofreaders: I really, really love the play of shadows and light on their photos. It’s super awesome and make for really interesting shots!
  • allisbooks: Another very pretty, earth-toned feed. I love the framing and arrangement of their books and props!
  • adragonslair: There’s a lot of outdoor shots, but they also feature themselves in some the photos, making for some very unique and beautiful shots!
  • wistfulandwandering: I am really drawn to earthy filters, I think LOL. They also feature themselves in the photos and all of their shots are pretty cool!
  • b00kswithmaps: More outdoor-themed bookstagrams, yay! I really love their arrangements. Those books on the railroad, man!

There are SO many more amazing bookstagrams out there, I’m a bit intimidated by all the talent tbh lol! These are just a few of the ones I love. I’m sure I’ve missed a lot and will be linking to more accounts in a future post, so be on the lookout for that!

But wait, there’s more!

Probably my proudest achievement regarding my bookstagram photos is getting retweeted by Rick Riordan LOL.

Rick Riordan Retweeted Me
Screenshot for posterity!!

When I saw that retweet I was screaming inside! I texted several of my friends immediately just because I was really happy about it. Senpai (sensei??) noticed me! A friend joked that now I can write “Retweeted by a NYT Bestselling Author” in my resume. Definitely one of the better things that happened to me this year. Thanks, Good Guy Rick!

Who are your favorite bookstagrammers? Is there an awesome bookstagram-related story you want to tell me? Leave your comments below!

You can also follow me on Instagram at yalitreads!

4 Comments on My Bookstagram Adventure – Updates!

  1. Cait @ Paper Fury
    December 27, 2016 at 5:14 am (3 years ago)

    Ahhh THAT IS SO COOL that Rick Riordan retweeted you!! OMG YOU ARE FAMOUS BY ASSOCIATION NOW. Congrats! Congrats! And your photos are gorgeous. I can’t stop staring at the stack with the rose petals and the book crown on top.😍😍 Actual gorgeousness goals omg. Bookstagram is definitely my favourite and I can’t wait to go check out some of these accounts you’re recommending!
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    • Chiqui
      December 27, 2016 at 7:18 am (3 years ago)

      YES I WAS LIKE “????” when my dumb tweet was somehow getting so many likes and I checked and saw “Rick Riordan retweeted you” and I probably yelled at everyone who would listen to me, my poor yet understanding friends. And aaah thank you so much that means a lot! <3

      You definitely should check out those accounts! They're my aesthetic 100% (And I wish it snowed over here in SE Asia so I too could take photos of books and pretty snow, but alas all we get are scorching heat and rain, sometimes in the span of a day.)

  2. Dinh
    March 3, 2017 at 11:45 pm (3 years ago)

    wow that’s so cool Rick re tweeted you!
    I didn’t even think to follow him. Lol

    I don’t know if it’s my iPad or not but I can’t see any of your pics, only the tweet. 🙁

    • Chiqui
      March 14, 2017 at 9:15 am (3 years ago)

      LOL yeah I was super shocked but pleased! Uncle Rick has noticed me ;u;

      Huh that’s weird! I checked on my iphone and it seems to be showing up just fine, so I’m not sure what the issue is…


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