#RiotGrams Are Back! Celebrate June With A Month-Long Book Riot Instagram Challenge

Kelly Jensen


Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

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Summer is here for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere (and winter, for our Southern Hemisphere friends). It’s time to celebrate the change in season with another edition of #RiotGrams, Book Riot’s month-long bookish Instagram challenge.

This is our second challenge of the year, and we’re eager to see what wonderful books and images you share with us all month. For those who are new or want a refresher on the (very few and loose!) guidelines, here you go:

  • We’ve talked a bit about Bookstagram here on Book Riot, and you probably know about our own sweet little Instagram account. Now, we’d like to challenge the awesome readers and community of Book Rioters to take part in a month-long Instagram challenge, hosted by us. If you’ve got an Instagram account, that’s all you need to take part.
  • We’ve come up with 30 prompts to get you thinking about photos and books for the whole month of June. Take these as suggestions—you don’t have to be literal, though if you want to take these prompts very literally, chances are we’ll see some really fun pictures, too.
  • Those who take part can do every prompt, some of the prompts, or just a few that call out to you. Post your pictures with the hashtag #RiotGrams so everyone can see them in one easy place. You can post them any time of day, from anywhere in the world. If you want to take a bunch in one day, go for it. There aren’t strict rules. This is about having fun.
  • As a bonus, or perhaps an incentive, we’ll pick photos from the challenge to feature on our own Instagram account throughout the month. This will be a fun way to think about books, to share favorite reads, and to keep up a powerful community of readers.

We’ll post the full challenge prompt onto our Instagram, as well as leave it here for those who want to refer back. All photos, though, will happen right on Instagram with the #RiotGrams tag.

Here’s the prompt with all 30 of the challenges. We invite you to use your imagination, get creative, or choose to do something else entirely (of course, we hope you’ll tell us what it is in the caption!). Share your photos, then check out the photos tagged #RiotGrams on Instagram and spread the bookish love.


Book Riot Instagram Challenge #Riotgrams June 2018

#RiotGrams Prompts

1 Reading Selfie
2 Library Love
3 Favorite Title
4 Travels & Adventures
5 Rainbow Book Stack
6 Duologies, Trilogies, & More
7 Ice Cream/Sweet Treats
8 Best Book Friendship
9 Spine Poetry
10 Book Deserving More Readers
11 Naked Hardcovers
12 Queer Reads
13 Freebie
14 Audiobooks or Book Podcasts
15 Maps, Legends, or Other Bonus Art
16 Spell “June” in Book Titles
17 Take Your Book On A Date
18 Book You Never Finished
19 Favorite Comic Animal(s)
20 Book You’ve Reread
21 Sunny Reads
22 Paperback Stack
23 Pink
24 Read In One Sitting
25 Disability Reads
26 Set In Your City, State, or Country
27 Sequel, Please!
28 Floral Covers
29 Chills and Thrills
30 Current Read