Do you love finding your next read based on the recommendation of a book influencer? We do too. We rounded up 20 queer bookish influencers of color that you should be following. It’s important that the book reviews and recommendations you see come from diverse voices all year long. Read on and give these content creators some love.

Bookstagrammers

 

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Tashay runs BooksontheL, which started as a book sharing program on the L train in Chicago with the fantastic motto “Take them, Read them, Return them.” Since the pandemic, Tashay has been sharing great reviews of current reads.

 

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Michelle’s bookstagram features epic bullet journal spreads of her reading progress along with great reviews of diverse reads.

 

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When I think of aesthetically pleasing bookstagrams, Paris immediately comes to mind. Through his feed, he shares his thoughts on books by authors of color.

 

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Lupita reads widely and diversely, but if you’re looking for Mexican literature and Latinx book recommendations she’s got you covered.

 

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David loves a twisty thriller, but his feed will be sure to put you in a happy mood with its splashes of bright colors and his upbeat positivity.

 

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Rebel Women Lit deviates slightly because they’re not one bookworm, but a book club dedicated to creating a space for women and queer readers in Jamaica and online to discuss works by Black authors.

 

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Hey, y’all really need to be following Brody! They read very widely across genres and have great recommendations for books by Indigenous authors.

 

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Lex features gorgeous photos of her current reads, but I especially adore her bookstagram captions. Sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re reviews, and sometimes they’re open and honest discussions about mental health.

Booktubers

It’s clear from watching any one of Jesse’s videos how much they love talking about and sharing their love for books, authors, and fellow booktubers. 

While Mina reads widely, I adore her honest romance book recommendations. She’s introduced me to several new indie Black romance authors that I can’t wait to read.

Adri is an incredible champion of queer books and BIPOC authors, who we featured in our Booktubers of Color to Follow. They are incredibly active in the booktube community, hosting readathons and even a virtual pride.

Lexie has only been booktubing for a few month’s and it’s been fantastic to see her channel and confidence grow. You can immediately tell when she loves a book in her wrap-up videos because she lights up.

Co-host of the Canadian ReadEHthon, Zoe has a fun personality that shines through in her booktube videos. I adore her dramatic readings of book synopsis and hilarious editing style.

Joel has recently rejoined the book community and his content has been incredible. From his laugh out loud booktube videos to his gorgeous bookstagrams, you must have him on your radar.

You can always count on having Starlah’s monthly wrap-up and TBR in your subscription feed. She also creates a lot of other fun content such as her “second chance” series and themed reading vlogs.

Looking for fantastic book recs, tag videos, and thoughtful discussions? Then you need to check out Paola Guerrero. She’s also been hosting awesome author interviews such as this one with We Are Bookish favorite Adriana Herrera.

Bloggers

With their blog, Shenwei reviews and shares books by Asian and other OwnVoices authors. Their reviews always demonstrate fantastic analysis of the text and will leave you with a lot to think about.

On Em’s Bookish Musings, Em features great reviews that include her thoughts, trigger warnings, and insight on representation. I really loved her “It’s Queer Here” blog series for Pride that included book and author lists and discussion posts.

Natalia is that bookish person doing the most and we love to see it. While being a fantastic blogger, bookstagrammer, and booktuber, she also co-runs a blog tour company that uplifts OwnVoices reviewers.

LaRonda’s reviews on Flying Paperbacks are so much fun to read, while also being extremely thorough. She shared her coming out story in a truly honest way via a blog post for Pride month that is a must-read.

Dana Cuadrado

Dana Cuadrado is the Social Media and Administrative Assistant at NetGalley. She manages all of NetGalley’s social channels, spends a lot of time taking bookstagram pictures, and specializes in finding the perfect gif. When she’s not working, she’s probably baking cookies, binge watching a show on Netflix, and attempting to read all of the books on her TBR pile.

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