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Summer Fun on Bookstagram

Monday, June 24, 2019

Read & Gush July - Emoji Photo Challenge for Bookstagrammers

There are so many different Social Media Platforms around, it can be overwhelming.  And then throw in all the "games" that are played on them... well I totally understand why trying to build your own platform on one is too much to even attempt.

But Book Bloggers looking to expand into Bookstagram (a subgroup of Instagram) have no fear, we are here to help you.

For those of you who already are on Instagram, and want to reach the users of #bookstagram or #currentlyreading this is your place too.

And of course, there are those of you who have been on this journey with us for the last couple of years and love the community we have...

So what are we?

We are a monthly photo challenge to help you stay motivated and consistent on Instagram.  We provide daily prompts to guide your photos and your captions so you never get bored or stagnant in your posts.

We are a community of book lovers who simply want to find our tribe. The place where other book lovers can get together and gush over all things books any time of the day.

Before the month starts...

Share the challenge image in your stories, with the hashtag, maybe even tag all the co-hosts so we can shower some love on you. 

Or even, follow the co-hosts!

Marissa: marissa_writes
Natelle: Tall_Telle_Tells_Tales
Kylie: kylielovesbooks
Irene: Justicereads

Then be sure to follow the monthly hashtag so you know which bookstagrammers to engage with. This month we will be using #readgushJuly19  But you can always follow #readandgush for updates in general.

And if you have any questions leave them here, or jump over to my Instagram and ask me there.

Read & Gush July - Emoji bookstagram challenge

July's Book Photo Challenge


1. 📚 - Top books on your July TBR (book stack emoji)
2. 🛸 -  National UFO day - (UFO emoji)
3. ⏱ - #waitingonwednesday - what books are you waiting to be released? (stopwatch emoji)
4. 🎆 - Fourth of July, Independence Day in the USA (fireworks emoji)
5. 👙 - National Bikini Day - show off those summer vibe covers (bikini emoji)
6. 💋 - International Kiss day - which book has your favorite kiss scene?  (kiss emoji) **Also the first live discussion for Read Gush Error (click here for info on that fun bookstagram read along)
7. 🍫  - Snack and books (chocolate bar emoji)
8. 🎮  - National video game day - Sci-Fi/Gamer characters & stories (video game controller emoji)
9. 🧝🏼‍♂️  - #TolkienTuesday - Show of a Tolkien book, or book that gives a nod to this Father of Fantasy (elf emoji)
10. 🍷  -  #winewednesday - do you have a favorite character who always has a glass of wine? (wine emoji)
11. ☕️ - #thirstythursday - what would you fill your mug with today? (mug emoji)
12. 🎧 - Audio Books (headphone emoji)
13. 🗡 - #swordsaturday - show off a cover with a sword, or knife, or add the like. (sword emoji)
14. 🧦 - #socksunday - let's see those amazing summer socks... or go sockless! (sock emoji)
15. 🗺 -#mapMonday - show off a bookish map (map emoji)
16. 🧜🏼‍♀️ - Mermaids - Ocean themed stories (mermaid emoji)

17. 🧚🏼‍♀️ - Favorite Fantasy books (fairy emoji)
18. 🤖 - Show of your favorite robots and AIs (robot emoji)
19. 🧛🏼‍♀️ - Lets see those books with vampires in them (vampire emoji)
20. 🧙🏻‍♂️ - Show of your favorite wizards, magicians, and spells (wizard emoji)
21. 🍦 - National Ice cream day - What's your favorite flavor? (ice cream emoji)
22. 💅🏻 - #manicuremonday - hold a book up so we can see your summer manicure, or be creative and find a book with a hand on it... (manicure emoji)
23. 🛁 - #selfcare and bubble bath - show off those bookish extras for a day of self-care (bubble bath emoji)
24. ✈️ - Where would you go for a summer reading trip?  What books would you bring with you right now? (airplane emoji)
25. 🚀 - Space books (rocket emoji)
26. 🚢 - Books that takes place on the water in some way (ship emoji)
27. 🌿 - Take your book outside for "take your plant for a walk day" (tree branch emoji)
28. 🦄  - Feature your favorite mythical creatures (unicorn emoji)
29. 🎭 - Book to move/tv adaptations (theater masks emoji)
30. 🛍 - Bookish haul - show off all those great books and bookish extras you got this month (shopping bag emoji)
31. 📖 - Wrap up - tells us which books you finished this month (open book emoji)

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!

Do you love Instagram photo challenges? Are you a book fanatic?  Leave me a note, I'd love to chat with you.

Marissa Writes

ReadGushJuly Emoji challenge for bookstagrammers and Book bloggers

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