Bookstagram Hashtags That Will Improve Your Engagement

Hello, everyone! Today's post will be short, but hopefully useful. I recently fell in love with Bookstagram again, and I want to dedicate a few posts where I share my knowledge. Although there are people with a higher followers count, my engagement is pretty good. I use it mainly to interact with others, and I am a big fan of engaging with your audience. I did write a post where I talk about bookstagram with more details, but today we shall focus on hashtags.

In my opinion the bookstagram community is different from others when it comes to hashtags. We use them to get noticed, and discover others. Unlike general hashtags, bookstagrammers tend to use pretty specific hashtags. Mainly, they should focus on your love of books. Hashtags are here to tell the world that you love reading. 

Most popular bookstagram hashtags:
#bookstagram #booklover #books #bookworm #classics #bibliophile #bookstagrammer #books #booksofinstagram #igreads #igbooks #readersofinstagram #currentlyreading #bookish #bookishfeatures #mybooksfeatures #bookishaesthetic #bookblogger #bookcommunity #booknerd #bookaholic #allthebooks #bookcollector #yalit #literature #reading #bookshelf #shelfie #bookwormsofinstagram #bookhaul #bookmail #bookreview #fiction #bookaddict

I would also advise you to use hashtags specific for the book you're reading, especially if it's a popular one. For instance, #shadowhunters, #potterhead or #grishaverse will bring you lots of traffic, and not just from the book community. Being popular franchises, they have a dedicated fanbase, that love to stay in touch with everything related to the books/movies. I also know many people that use the title of a book as a hashtag, in order to see different opinions.

Popular hashtags:
#harrypotter #potterhead #shadowhunters #themortalinstruments #thedarkartifices #sixofcrows #grishaverse #shadowandbone #lainitaylor #cassandraclare #leighbardugo #sarahjmaas #darkacademia #darkacademiaaesthetic #darkacademiavibes #acotar #yacontemporary #yafantasy #prideandprejudice #janeausten #historicalfiction 

If you speak more than two languages, use that to your advantage. For instance, my first language is Romanian, so I use hashtags in that language as well (#bookstagramromania, #cartestagram, #cititoripasionati, #cititoridinromania). I would also advise you to enter photo challenges, they're lots of fun, and they will also bring you more followers. There are so many challenges you can choose from. Just use #februarybookchallenge (or the current month) and see what comes up. Like I said in the beginning, hashtags are a great way to interact with other accounts.

In the end, try to think of hashtags as a way of telling a story. Use hashtags relevant for your picture, like the title, author or genre. Throw in a couple of the popular ones, but try to mix them up. If you're using the same hashtags for weeks in a row, you might be banned (your picture won't appear under that hashtag anymore). Personally, I like to use maximum 10-15,and then also post some pictures without any hashtags. Most importantly, have fun! Bookstagram can be such an amazing community. 

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