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September 2016 Instagram Bookstagram Challenge

September 2016 Instagram Bookstagram Challenge

I'm extra excited to bring you this month's book pic challenge as I collaborated with the fantastic Sydney, otherwise known as @deertales. 

As always, participate to whatever degree feels fun for you, and if you have any questions feel free to shoot us a message.


1. Back to Hogwarts!
That magical day when the summer is officially over because Harry and co. are headed back to Hogwarts.  Show off your house colors because it’s time to go back to school!

2. Sequel Appreciation
Sometimes the second book in a series falls a little short of our expectations.  Today, show off your favorite sequels instead!

3. Bouquet of Pencils
C: “Don't you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” I adore this quote and the image of a bouquet of pencils. Include one in your pic!

4. Bookish Breakfast
Did you know September is National Better Breakfast Month? Yeah, neither did we.  But either way, put together a fantastic bookish breakfast to celebrate!

5. Red, white, or You
Today is Labor Day in the United States, so celebrate with some red, white, and blue, or share your workspace, we’re especially curious about you writers.

6. Sarah J Maas Day!
Both of us are attending Sarah J Maas book signing events this week, which means we have to wait to get our copies of “Empire of Storms”, but we want to celebrate the genius joy of her work on this day!

7. Book and Candle
C: Hi, I’m Casey and I have a candle buying problem. More so in the fall when it’s full of my favorite scents like apple and cinnamon. Show off your favorite candlelight reads.

8. International Literacy Day
Today is a holiday initiated by the UN in order to celebrate global literacy and promote literacy growth everywhere. Either give a shoutout to a parent or teacher who helped you become the reader you are today, donate to a literacy charity like The Book Bus, or take some time to read to someone today.

9. Book and Teddybear
Today is National Teddy Bear Day, so what better way to celebrate than to feature your favorite stuffed friend in a bookstagram pic?

10. Sharing is Caring
S: Do you share a name (first or last) with an author?  I know I have picked up books specifically because an author and I shared the same name, because sharing IS caring!

11. Classic Love
Set down all those new release books that get all the bookstagram attention, and the classic books some love!

12. Read Harder
C: Summer has passed and while I’m one for enjoying a frothy “beach read” whenever the mood strikes, I need to channel my AP English years and select something meatier.

13. Tuesday Dudesday
S: I just want to say in advance I am sorry for the ridiculousness of this prompt, the boyfriend wanted to put in his two cents… but we do always pay tribute to our favorite badass female characters, so today show off your favorite dude characters, both good and bad

14. Autumn Nature
Decorate those books with leaves, acorns, cinnamon sticks, pumpkins, whatever speaks to you.

15. Bookstagram DIY
We all do it: creating and making props specifically for a bookstagram pic.  Highlight your hard work today by making the props, the star of the photo

16. Local Coffee and Book
Starbucks gets a lot of attention this season, but let’s give some love to our local coffee shops and cafes. Take a book pic at the cafe, or share your local to-go cup or mug with your book.

17. Create A Word
C: I love this book: Lost In Translation And being the word nerd that I am, I long to have a single word that describes the feeling of selecting your next read. Make up a word that you think describes that moment of choosing your next book.

18. Autumn Poetry
There are many beautiful poems about fall, share your favorite or use this as an opportunity to discover a new poem or poet.

19. Book & Scarf
Cooler weather reached you yet? Better add an extra layer of awesome. Extra awesome points for bookish scarves.

20. Second Chance Books
Have you ever picked up a book, only to put it down a few chapters in because you just weren’t feeling it?  And then picking it up again later on to discover that the book is in fact the greatest thing since sliced bread? Today, show us those books

21. Spread The Book Love
Today is International Day of Peace, so let’s celebrate by spreading some book love!  Feature an underrated author, book, or a bookstagrammer.

22. Autumn Colors
In the northern hemisphere we’re officially transitioning into Fall, show off your oranges, reds, and golds.

23. Old Books
Yellowed pages, cracked spines, books that are fraying and falling apart: show us your old books!

24. Cozy Weekend
It’s finally the weekend! Show us what books make you want to stay cozy for two days straight.

25. National Comic Book Day
C: Ye Olde internet hasn’t been able to pin down the origins of this day for me, but let’s celebrate anyway. Share you favorite comic books or graphic novels. If you’ve never read one let today inspire you to pick one up. (Lumberjanes was my gateway drug to more comics if you’re looking for place to start)

26. Book and Cider
C: I love apple cider, cold or hot. I also love hard cider. Feature either of those if you have access to them, otherwise feel free to use tea or even an apple in your pic.

27. Witchy Reads
These darker, cooler nights bring a feel of magic to the air, share your favorite witch-centric books.

28. Cookbook or Cooking Character
C: Fall always conjures the smell of apple cider doughnuts and caramel cake. Share a favorite cookbook, baking how-to, or if you’re not the cooking/baking type, share a character who is.

29. Favorite September Publication
This year or any year past.

30. Best Read of the Month
So often we recap all that we read in the past month, but we want you to select your favorite from all your reads in these past 29 days.


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