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Books Instagram Made Me Read (and my 100th Post!)

I’ve made it to 100 posts on the blog! That is wild to me considering how many breaks I take and how spread out posts can be sometimes. I’m really looking forward to the next 100 posts! I thought for my 100th post on the blog, I would share some of the books that bookstagram made me read. You can follow me @kiraxjf.

A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J Maas

This one is the first one that comes to mind. It was when A Court of Mist and Fury came out and I saw this book everywhere. Eventually after thousands of Instagram posts, I picked up the first two books and read them both within days. I preordered the third book instantly. I still love this trilogy (though I don’t want to talk about the cover changes) and I’m looking forward to rereading it soon!

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

I have still only read the first books in this series – I need to read the last one soon! – but I asked for these books for Christmas last year after seeing them all over Instagram in anticipation for the release of the final book The Toll (which coincidentally is the one year anniversary of it coming out today). I was a little sceptical because it is not a genre I typically reach for, but I did really enjoy it! I’m not sure what I was expecting going into the series, but it definitely wasn’t that.

The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary

I know that I’ve been talking about this one a lot lately, but I am going to mention it again! I love this book and earlier this year, I was seeing this book everywhere. It felt like every single post was about The Flat Share so eventually I had to read it. I read it so quickly too and it has become one of my favourite books this year, maybe even of all time.

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson

This was one that I have read quite recently. During June when the Black Lives Matter protests started in the US, You Should See Me in a Crown was coming out in the US. I saw so many posts directing people to newly released books by black women and this was one of several amazing books I bought during this time. Unfortunately for me, I had to wait another month for it to be released in the UK. However, I read it last month and it was such a great book!

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

I had never read a graphic novel before and it never really appealed to me, but I had to see what everyone was talking about with Heartstopper and I am so glad that I did. I love these books and I reread them often when I need a little pick-me-up. I’m really looking forward to Volume 4 next year.

I have a tonne more book that Instagram has made me buy, but I just haven’t read them yet such as:

  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
  • Hamnet by Maggic O’Farrell
  • Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
  • Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo

Honestly, there are so many more! I really need to clear my physical TBR! What books did Instagram make you read?


19 thoughts on “Books Instagram Made Me Read (and my 100th Post!)

      1. My dad has recommended the most in my family:

        1. Tale of Two Cities
        2. Great Expectations
        3. Don Quixote
        4. Mayor of Caterbridge

        The above ones are the ones I remember him recommending.

        As for bookstores: all of them were by Park Road Books. They usually don’t fail at that- but every so often fail.

        1. A Darker Shade of Magic
        2. The Golden Compass
        3. Spinning Silver
        4. Queen of the Tearling- this was the one that didn’t quite work out

        At Park Road Books, you tell them the kinds of books you read, and usually direct you to read books that are similar

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      2. It has been very reliable.

        I have been writing Tale of the Cattail Forest since Summer 2018= once the book is finished and published, think I might reach out to Park Road Books to sell.

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      3. Yeah, I find that I always think one thing is going to happen in the chapter, but my characters take it a completely different way


    1. They’re awful, aren’t they?! I still need to finish Red, White and Royal Blue – but that is also another one bookstagram made me want to read! I highly recommend The Flat Share.

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