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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Read Gush September - a Bookstagram challenge for Instagram

Can you smell autumn in the air yet?

Yeah, it still feels like summer here...

Granted I have chatted with many of you on Instagram and you are feeling the change of the season already, and I'm a little bit jealous... only a little though.

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons because it's so vibrant... the leaves acting like flowers, the air fluctuating between warm and cool... the annoying bugs finally starting to fade away...

But then it's over in a snap so I don't want to rush it.

Anyway, it's time for another Book focused Instagram challenge.  This is the perfect chance to help plan out your posts for the month, to help you get at least one post a day on Instagram  And we all know that the Instagram game is quite the challenge in itself, so this helps you plan, and then know where to start your engagement each day!

Post your picture, and then search out the hashtag "ReadGushSept18" to engage with others - like, comment, follow... it's a sure way to get some traction. If you want more tips on how to start growing your Instagram, I have a few posts you can check out here.

But for now, check out this month's challenge.

As always, jump in and out as you want!  And if you have any questions leave them here, or jump over to my Instagram and ask me there.

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 September - a Bookstagram challenge for Instagram

September Book Photo Challenge


  1. TBR - Your September To Be Read list - at least the first two you will read...
  2. Cover buy - a book you bought because the cover drew you in first
  3. Skyscraper Day - #bookstack 
  4. Two Dark Reigns Book Birthday - Share a book featuring a character with a magical power of some kind
  5. #booksnotbullies - blue books, spread some extra bookstagram love
  6. Read a Book day - Show off your #currentread
  7. Naked books - show of some pretty books without their dust jacket
  8. #saturdaylove - talk about your OTP or favorite ships
  9. Take a book outside for #sundayhike or #sundayfootball or #autumncolors
  10. Favorite bookish merch - show off your favorites, don't forget to give the shop a shout out
  11. #tuesdaytruth - share a life lesson you learned from a book
  12. Bookish rainbow
  13. Positive Thinking day - give a special shout out to some of your favorite booksta-buddies
  14. #bookflip 
  15. #bookshape - pick any shape you want!
  16. #bookfoldinglove - if you want some instruction check out our pinterest page!
  17. Bookish ombre - any colors you want!
  18. Wildcard Book Birthday - Share a sci fi book - or even a video game focus book
  19. Talk like a Pirate Day - Favorite Pirate stories
  20. Book & Mug 
  21. Summer Wrap up - show off some of your favorites that you read this summer
  22. Hobbit day - It's Bilbo and Frodo's birthdays!  Share your favorite Hobbit like photo
  23. Autumnal Equinox - #autumnreads
  24. #mondayvibes - share a book that helps you to relax, or destress
  25. Vengeful Book Birthday - share a darker theme book or picture
  26. #wednesdaywisdom - share a favorite quote from a wise character
  27. Current Bookmark
  28. #fridayreads recommend a book to us!
  29. Book & Merch haul - show off any books and bookish extras you bought this month
  30. Wrap up - share the books you've read, and rate them if you want

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

Are you new to Instagram? And the challenge?  Make sure you leave a comment below so I can search you out!  I love to spread the love for my fellow bookstagrammers!

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Read Gush September - a Bookstagram challenge for Instagram

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  1. I am def' joining this ASAP! Thank you.

  2. This looks like so much fun! I am part of a book club so I may need to join in!

    1. That would be a great way to add to the book club!

  3. Oh what a fun challenge!

    Also- not even close to feeling like autumn here in FL.. we've still got a few months of summer left lol. So instead I'll grab a book and head to the pool. <3


    1. That's totally fair! I'm quite a bit north... and while we still have some summer days here and there autumn is sending her winds our way often now

  4. What a fun challenge. I always sign up to do these challenges but somehow forget to post

    1. the best part of about instagram is you can just share the photo and not really say much at all if you don't have the time - and we don't worry about signing up, just use the hashtag when you want to jump in.


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