9 Houston Bookstagrammers and BookTokers for H-town book-lovers

Social platforms are changing the world of publishing - and reading.

A table displays signs that read #BookTok, at a Barnes and Noble in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. 

A table displays signs that read #BookTok, at a Barnes and Noble in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. 

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Bookstagram first as a way for readers to connect with each other on Instagram. With nearly 70 million posts and more added every day, this community has become a powerful way for publishers and authors to reach a global audience. More than a curated feed with stunning photos of books, these accounts focused on their love of books first. 

Bibliophiles' demand for honesty and authenticity in reviews became crystal clear . In less than three years, it has amassed over 26 billion views and has single-handedly put backlist books on the New York Times best-selling list years after their initial release. This is a rare and unprecedented phenomenon that not even Bookstagram managed to achieve, despite its popularity.

Yet books like "They Both Die at the End" by Adam Silvera, "It Ends With Us" by Colleen Hoover and "The Song of Achilles" by Madelyn Miller — to name a few — all found their way back on the list thanks to book recommendations on BookTok.

We’ve found nine amazing Bookstagrammers and Booktokers for you to follow, all located here in Houston. Whether you prefer gorgeous photos with witty captions or creative videos bringing books to life, these accounts all want to share book love.


Readers will find memoirs, women’s fiction, contemporary fiction and select young adult fiction shown throughout this crisp and aesthetically pleasing feed.

Abby is one organized bookworm. Every month she shares her reading stats, including chapters, pages, words and hours. She enjoys creating reading guides, features new books roundups regularly and even has fun quizzes. In addition to reading, she shares her passion for cross-stitch, houseplants and her dogs, Murph and Benny. Readers looking for a wide variety of genres will enjoy Abby’s positive but honest reviews.

This thoughtfully curated feed primarily features memoirs and nonfiction with the occasional literary and contemporary titles.

AJ wants to have a conversation with you. Her ongoing "Lit and Live" series is a dedicated discussion with authors and influencers that anyone can watch and participate in. These chats may start to happen live, as she recently moderated an interview at Kindred Stories Bookstore in Third Ward. Readers looking for books with deeper meaning will love her genuine enthusiasm and authentic approach. AJ also offers spirituality recommendations and readers can follow her #saintsofbookstagram tag.

An elegant feed featuring nonfiction, thrillers, cozy mysteries, romance and everything in between.

Every feature and review has a pop of Suzy’s lifestyle in the frame, bringing a touch of intimacy to her account. Her reviews are honest, and her captions frequently mention aspects of her everyday life which make her posts feel like you’re visiting a friend. This vibe is enhanced even further with her many outdoor photos and to-die-for pool shots. Readers who have eclectic tastes will love the wide range of books she features.

This fun feed amplifies BIPOC books in all genres while showcasing hot spots all over Houston.

Alexis is a bookworm on the move. She travels, both throughout Houston and beyond, and always has a book in her bag. Her photos are vibrant with a touch of glam. Readers who value BIPOC voices will find a lot of insightful posts featuring powerful books in a variety of genres, but the focus is on her preferred genres of historical and biographical fiction.

Fans of fantasy books in both the YA and Adult space will love this dark, moody feed.

While Stephanie focuses mostly on fantasy books, readers will find a healthy mix of contemporary, memoirs and commercial fiction. She actively features thrillers on #thrillerthursday and highlights various bookstores from her worldwide travels on #bookshopmonday. Here, you’ll find bookish merchandise and clothing with the occasional discount code, book promotion, buddy read, giveaway and the occasional bulldog photo bomb.


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Funny and engaging videos featuring thrillers, horrors and a touch of romance.

Beth has a thing for serial killers — in fiction, of course. Though she does feature some romance and other genres, dark fiction is her jam. Her videos offer behind-the-scenes glimpses into life as a bookworm, book hauls, book challenges, read-a-longs and more. But it’s her snarky sense of humor that gives her feed a refreshing splash of realism. Readers who like their book recommendations on the more intense and terrifying end of the literary spectrum will find a lot to love in her account.

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Colorful and seasonally coordinated, this feed is a fantasy and romance lover’s dream.

One of the most unique and fun aspects of Julith’s account is her #booklook and #bookoutfit posts. Readers who want to bring their love of reading into the real world will find plenty of inspiration in her feed. The books she features are diverse, focus on the more romantic side of fiction and include all levels of steam. She’s also on bookstagram, , where she posts photos and videos bringing her outfits, book reviews and other bookish shenanigans to life.

I had so much fun with @Gab Union at her “You Got Anything Stronger?” author event! #bgyb

Focusing on Black literature of all genres, this vibrant and adventurous account mixes reading and traveling.

Kayla came out of the pandemic wanting to celebrate her love of reading and travel. Her videos prominently feature bookstores she visits in various cities all over the United States. With her infectious smile and enthusiasm for life, this is the account to live all your bookworm dreams through. Readers who like shopping for books as much as reading books will adore her videos and her feed. She also Bookstagrams .

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Bringing books to life through stunning book aesthetics, this account is perfect for fantasy lovers.

Nolani believes reading has turned her into a hopeless romantic, and she wants to turn you into one too. While she focuses primarily on the fantasy genre in her videos, there are a healthy number of romance books added to the mix. She creates immersive aesthetic videos, recreating the general vibe of her favorite books in a way that invites the reader to jump inside the covers. Readers who adore fantasy, enjoy romance and relish being immersed in bookish worlds will love these videos.