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Gushing Over Books, One Picture at a Time...

Friday, May 19, 2017

ReadGushJune Instagram photo challenge for June 2017

June is almost here, and I am so ready for the summer sun and fun. Who else loves summer?

Alright so life can be crazy during summer too, but there is just something about getting out in the sun that is too fun.  And here's your chance to really use the sunlight to grab your photos for the monthly challenge... right?

So this is the second month of our "gushing" focus, partly because we all know how to gush, and because it was just a hit last month!  At the halfway point of the month we had more than 750 posts!  That means there are a ton of you all jumping into this challenge, and hopefully making new friends and followers!  I know I am!

There will be a day to show off any of your homemade props from the folding months we hosted earlier this year, but if you want to make some new paper flowers, here's the link to the pinterest board full of video instructions and such.  Plus there is a book folding day, and the instructions are on the pinterest board as well.  So prepare now!

We also have a few game days - you are welcome to come up with your game, but if you want to join in ours, remember to point out that there is no repeats!

Feel free to jump in and out of the challenge if life gets busy, we completely understand.  

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
Megan: Wonderland_Holds_My_Heart
Alice: Alice_in_her_bookland

ReadGushJune Instagram photo challenge for June 2017

June Book Photo Challenge


  1. TBR - What two books do you most want to read this month?
  2. Game Day- Feature your favorite book that you own, and then share the main plot in emojis - try not to pick the same book as someone else - at least don't copy their emoji story 
  3. Repeat Day - Gush over books you reread!
  4. #ShelfieSunday - Let's see those bookshelves - or where ever you keep your books
  5. Dedication pages - Gush over some unique and favorite dedications
  6. #TakeMeBackTuesday - Gush over some classic books with us
  7. #WisdomWednesday - Gush over a book that held a nugget of wisdom for you...
  8. Best Friends Day - Gush over some great fictional friends
  9. #FunkoFriday  - Let's show off some of your favorite Funkos... or which one are you just pining to get if you ever can hold off from buying books long enough to buy a funko 
  10. End Pages - Show off some gush worthy end pages
  11. #SockSunday or #NoSockSunday  - let's show off those socks, or painted toes, or sandals... 
  12. Happy Birthday Anne Frank - Is there a memoir, biography, or autobiography that moved you? Gush over it!
  13. Our Dark Duet Release day - Gush over the Monsters of Verity with us... or your favorite sequels even
  14. Happy Birthday Caldecott Medal Award - Comb through previous winners and gush over one of your favorites... or if you're super interested, nominate a book for the award here 
  15. Game Day - What Author (living, or dead) would you like to have coffee, or tea, with? Put your pick in the comments. Remember, no repeats! 
  16. Bloomsday: James Joyce's Ulysses  - Take your books outside, and snap a picture
  17. #SaturdaySwag - Gush over some of your favorite bookish swag!  Don't forget to tag the store!
  18. Father's Day - Let's gush over some amazing fictional dads
  19. Book Crown - Share with us some bookish royalty - the king and queen of a genre? A royal fictional family? Skies the limit here people!
  20. Summer Solstice - Let's gush over some of the longest books you've read...
  21. #Selfie day- take a selfie with your current read, or in your favorite reading spot
  22. Spread the love - Let's spread some love on Bookstagram by giving some shout outs to others!
  23. Game Day- If you were going to any cosplay event, what character would you dress up like, tell us which outfit you'd pick... 
  24. DIY props - Show off those lovely DIY and homemade props!
  25. Happy Birthday Eric Carle - let's gush over some amazing bookish artists, and illustrators, and such
  26. #bookfoldinglove - you know we had to do one paper folding... and since book folding helps save books from destruction, join us in our monthly book folding!  If you want to see the instruction videos here's a link, and here's a link to some amazing patterns, that are free!
  27. Happy Birthday Helen Keller - Who has inspired you to over come obstacles? Real or fictional, now's your time to share!
  28. #booksnotbullies - Blue books on Wednesdays - Give a shout out to a few of your friends, let them know what they mean to you
  29. Camera Day - Let's share what it looks like behind the camera during your photo sessions
  30. Wrap Up - Gush over your favorite read this month, and tell us how many books you read, or listened to!

What do we need to gush over in July?? Share your ideas in the comments!

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  1. Great list! Thank you for swinging by Create and Celebrate.


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