Real talk: When I’m not looking up travel photos or doing some serious creeping on the people who I went to high school with (we all do it, fess up), I’m scouring Instagram for food. Whether it be recipes, #FoodPorn, cheese pulls, or meal prep inspo, I stare at my screen salivating and envious at whomever posted the photo. The only photos I look up more frequently are of books, at which I also stare at enviously while salivating (kidding…kind of). I have an entire Bookstagram dedicated exclusively to following other Bookstagrammers so that I have endless amounts of recommendations at my fingertips. It’s a super helpful tactic for when I need to find my next read and I don’t know where to start.
But in an ideal world, I could combine my obsession with reading with my love of food. I really appreciate when people post pictures of food—especially homemade food—with a little description of the recipe or the significance behind the dish. It makes the cooking experience and process much more personal. I feel the same about books: Bookstagrammers who give an opinion or background on what they’re reading and why always draw me in. That’s why I absolutely love these 7 Bookstagram accounts! If you’re like me and want to get food inspo at the same time as your reading inspo, these 7 accounts will help. Just try not to lick your screen in the process.
I would be surprised if you haven’t already seen this all over Bookstagram. Each book is paired with a gorgeous pie handmade by Steph, owner of @pieladybooks, and they’re gluten free. She also gives lovely, detailed descriptions and reviews of each book she reads to help you find one you want to dig into.
I love this account because it features children’s literature, which I never see enough of on my feed! The @storybookcook gives a summary of her current read and a little explanation behind her baked good of the day. Her photos are always colorful and full of life and stand out from the rest on my feed.
This account really delivers on its promise: one look at this profile and you’ll want to find the nearest tiny, low-lit café and curl up with a book all day. I love that Maryam starts each post with a quote from the book she’s reading, because most of the time that’s all it takes to convince me to pick it up, and if that doesn’t, her rating system helps as well.
For those of you who read in Italian (or who have a desire to learn!) this Bookstagram is perfect for you. Giulia features tons of homemade goodies and gives a little history behind each dish here and there.
This is the ideal image of breakfast goals—but really, I now need every serving tray that @books_baking_brews uses. I also love that this Bookstagrammer poses a question of the day to really get involved with her followers.
I started to follow this Bookstagram because of its pure simplicity. Every photo features a great shot of a beautiful book cover posed artfully next to some kind of small and delicious treat. It’s super helpful that this Bookstagrammer reads across many genres too because it’s easy to find a recommendation no matter your book preferences!
Books? Check. Color coordination? Check. A delicious looking snack? Check. The most adorable dog in the world? Check. There’s nothing left to say about how amazing this Bookstagram is—go scroll through the feed and see for yourself.