Read & Gush November: Bookstagram Challenge

Friday, October 20, 2017

Read Gush November - monthly Bookstagram Challenge on Instagram


The air has finally cooled off for just about all of us... has it for you?

Autumn is in full gear, and all the holiday madness is upon us - are you ready?

Well, we have put together a challenge for November - and we are filling with fun activities and games and tags.  I hope you will join us for as many days as you can. Feel free to make the prompts fit for you too.

There is a Book Folding Day again, and here are the links to the video tutorials and free patterns in case you want to give the folding a try.  I know many feel like this ruins books, but let's be honest, there are tons of books sitting sadly on goodwill shelves - grab one of those and transform it! 

I hope you will join in... just follow me on Instagram and check it out! And please follow my lovely co-hosts - they are super sweet, you will love them, I promise!

Natelle: Tall_Telle_Tells_Tales
Alice: Alice_in_her_bookland
Kylie: kylielovesbooks




Read Gush November - monthly Bookstagram Challenge on Instagram





November Book Photo Challenge

#ReadGushNov17

1.       National Literacy Month – Tell us your top two on your TBR for the month
2.       Book Spiral – stack up those books and spiral them
3.       #flashbackfriday – check out your oldest bookstagram shot and recreate it to fit with your look now
4.       Book Lover’s Day Book Crown – try showing off a book crown – no worries these won’t leave permanent damage.
5.       Daylight savings time ends, you have an extra hour – what book will you stay up late to read?
6.       National Nonfiction day
7.       Happy Book Birthday Renegades & Marissa Meyer – Do you have an autobuy author? Gush over her/him with us!
8.       #booksnotbullies – blue books
9.       Game day – Emoji day – share in emojis your favorite character…. Like color, feelings…
10.   Happy birthday Neil Gaiman – Let’s gush over some fantasy books that leave clear imagery in your mind.
11.   Twirling Pages – the weather is getting blustery for many of us, so let’s see if we can capture it with some twirling pages
12.   Game day – With American Thanksgiving just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to play a game where we build a feast – in the comments below share what you would bring to our bibliophile’s thanksgiving dinner, but do not repeat anything already shared…
13.   Happy birthday Robert L Stevenson – Tag Day #classicstag (thank you @justicereads for this one!)
a.       Pride and Prejudice (your favorite romance)
b.       The Great Gatsby (an exciting read)
c.       Wuthering Heights (a big book that you loved)
d.       Jane Eyre (a book that made you cry)
e.       Sherlock Holmes (a book that kept you guessing)
f.        Little Women (a book with a strong female lead)
g.       Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (book that had a lot of traveling in it)
h.       A Tale of Two Cities (a book with fighting in it)
i.         The Secret Garden (a peaceful read)
j.         Great Expectations (a book that surprised you)
14.   Young Readers Day – Share a good Middle Grade book with us
15.   #bookfoldinglove – have you completed a folded book with us in a past challenge?  Show it off today!  If you have an old book you are going to get rid of, consider trying one of these book folding patterns so you can decorate with your book.
16.   National Fast Food Day – Tag Day – join this fast tag #bookishbookstatag (thanks @libraryofsouls_ for this one)
a.       Favorite bookish fandom?
b.       ACOTAR or TOG?
c.       Hogwarts House?
d.       Prythian Court?
e.       Favorite HP spell?
f.        Hardback or paperback?
g.       Do you collect multiple editions of a book?
h.       Series you think is underrated?
i.         Bookmarks or dog-eared pages?
j.         Hands down favorite female character?
k.       Hands down favorite male character?
l.         Characters you think are underrated?
17.   Take a Hike Day – and #funkofriday – take your book, and a funko outside for an adventure!
18.   Bookish Shape – show off something different – create a bookish shape, a heart, a circle, a square… you pick!
19.   Cozy Reading Spot – share a cozy reading spot with us…
20.   #mapmonday
21.   Brown, red, orange spines
22.   Favorite food-centered scene – gush over a scene that sticks in your mind because of the food in it.
23.   Happy Thanksgiving – give a shout out to some of your booksta-besties – And know we are all so thankful for all of you!
24.   Black Friday – Black books & favorite bookish merch
25.   Small Business Saturday – shout out to some of your favorite bookish shops!
26.   #socksunday
27.   #Mondayreads – let us know what you are reading this last week of November
28.   Top 5 wish list – books, bookish merch… let us know your wish list
29.   Happy Birthday CS Lewis!  November book haul – let’s see the books and bookish merch you picked up this month
30.   November Wrap Up







Read Gush November - monthly Bookstagram Challenge on Instagram





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