TTT: Ten Books I Bought Because of Bookstagram

Can we pretend I posted this yesterday? It’s not like anyone knows what day is it, anyway right? In this week’s TTT, I’ll tell you about ten books I bought because of Bookstagram!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book tag hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is “ten books I bought/borrowed because…” and I chose to fill in the gap with Bookstagram! If you didn’t know, I’ve had a Bookstagram since September 2017, and I’ve bought so many books because of it.

1: Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas

This is the first book that popped into my head. I don’t even know when or where I saw it, but I do know I saw it on Bookstagram, knew it was popular, and wanted to have it, too. Thirteen books and one special edition later, she’s written some of my favorite books, definitely making it into my list of auto-buy authors.

2: Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor

I know for sure I saw this book on Bookstagram, because I remember thinking, such a pretty cover! I’ve now finished this series, and read Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares. I love Taylor’s way of writing. It’s so whimsical and descriptive!

3: Nevernight – Jay Kristoff

Just like with Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I was totally intrigues by Nevernight’s beautiful cover when I saw it on someone’s Bookstagram. Not gonna lie, I don’t think I would’ve looked into it if I had just seen the book in a bookstore. I was, and still am, a young adult reader for the most part, and adult fantasy can become dense for me really quick. But Nevernight was never that and I’m glad Bookstagram made me read it!

4: Daughter of the Pirate King – Tricia Levenseller

Now this one I remember where I saw it! @darkfaerietales on Instagram really loved this book, and it made me check it out. Good news, I really love this book, too! It’s such a fun and quick read and I wish there were more books in this world, because the characters are so fun to read about.

5: Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

I know for sure I bought this book because of Bookstagram. However, it took me so long to actually read it. I went to the bookstore and recognized it from my online ventures. But when I opened it up I was immediately put off by the format. Dumb dumb dumb! This is one of the most amazing books ever, and the format is super creative and incredibly immersive!

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6: The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater

Here it gets a little bit more vague again. I know I got this book because of Bookstagram, but I have no clue when of where I saw it. It was just one of those things where I recognized it in the bookstore and just took it home. I should do a reread soon, because this series is magical.

7: Falling Kingdoms – Morgan Rhodes

Ah! I definitely remember where I saw this book first! @thesimplebooklover on Instagram loved this series. I tend to trust Bookstagrammers’ judgment when it comes to books. I’ve read the first two books of this series, and I really should continue it soon.

8: We Hunt the Flame – Hafsah Faizal

I know that this book was marketed on Bookstagram a lot. Did you know that the author of this book is also the owner of Icey Designs? I loved reading this story, and really enjoyed the Arabian-inspired setting. I seriously can’t wait for the next book to come out!

9: The City of Brass – S.A. Chakraborty

I saw this book floating around on Bookstagram here and there, and finally decided to buy it during some kind of sale somewhere. I don’t even remember. Then the book was collecting dust on my shelves for a while, before I finally decided to read it. OMG I should’ve read that book sooner. The third and final book is coming out early this fall I believe and I can. not. WAIT.

10: Stalking Jack the Ripper – Kerri Maniscalco

And for the last book on this list, Stalking Jack the Ripper! Again, no clue where or when I saw it on Bookstagram, just that I did and decided to buy it. I really enjoyed this series, and I’m excited to read Kingdom of the Wicked!

Honestly, almost every book I buy nowadays was either recommended to me by friends or store employees, or I’ve seen it on Bookstagram. I hardly ever pick up a random book anymore.

Writing this blog post I’ve come to realize I hardly had to think about which books to include. I guess that means that just like bloggers, Bookstagrammers can be really influential!

Hope you enjoyed reading this Top Ten Tuesday on your Wednesday! Next time I promise not to forget which day of the week it is…

Cover image by Jason Leung via Unsplash


  1. April 8, 2020 / 2:14 pm

    Yes, it’s totally okay to pretend you posted this yesterday. Wow, you’ve found a lot of books you like from Bookastagram!

    My TTT .

    • simonevanheijst
      April 8, 2020 / 4:03 pm

      Bookstagram is truly great! It’s so easy to promote a book without even realizing you’re doing it

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