Do you love finding your next read from a beautiful bookstagram photo? We do too. To make sure that your Instagram is just as diverse as your TBR pile, our book influencer series rounds up bookworms who inspire us on the daily. This latest installment features 20 Black women on bookstagram who have us adding books to our TBR left and right. Read on and give these content creators some love! 

 

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We love Little Free Libraries, which is why we can’t get enough of Sarah’s initiative to put more books by Black authors in LFLs across the country.

 

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Through her insightful and incredibly funny video book reviews to her Word of the Week series, Cree’s created a strong sense of community with her followers.

 

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Anna’s feed is beautifully themed and promotes underrepresented voices in literature. She’s also the founder of @diverseclassics.

 

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Spencer loves romance novels, thrillers, cozy mysteries, and coffee. And she’s also a booktuber!

 

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Shelly reads a variety of genres and her book feature posts are guaranteed to keep your TBR growing.

 

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Ahtiya is a bookstagram and booktube reviewer, as well the host of YONCÉ-a-thon—a month-long Beyoncé-inspired readathon that is taking place throughout the month of September.

 

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Suzanna created her platform at the beginning of the year and uses it to uplift Caribbean and African stories and voices. 

 

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De’Siree’s space blanket is out-of-this-world adorable and we love how she uses it to spotlight her favorite romances.

 

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Ana’s themed feed is giving us all of the fall vibes right now and makes us want to grab a warm cup of coffee and dive into the books she’s recommending.

 

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Didi offers double the book recs and content by running both @browngirlreading and @readsoullit with the aim of highlight books by Black authors.

 

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Bezi is doing all of the things! From co-hosting @dreaminginthedarkpod (a podcast about Black fantasy) to contributing to @thereadingwomen podcast to starting the #readethiopian hashtag, we love keeping up with her bookish projects. 

 

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We’re just warning you now: Take a single look at Kat’s grid and you’re sure to be obsessed with her fashion and book reviews (and the ways she often pairs the two!).

 

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Jess uses her platform to explore intersectionality in literature and celebrate diverse books. You’ll find her recommending everything from children’s books to romance novels.

 

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While Reels are pretty new to the platform, Cayla is killing it with her lip-sync content—in addition to her phenomenal reviews and photos.

 

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South African bookstagrammer Nokukhanya never fails to capture our attention with her stunning photos.

 

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Former professional dancer Enobong shares her love of books, dancing, and Nigerian culture on her bookstagram.

 

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English teacher Jeanell Nicole always has fantastic recommendations for readers of all ages. She’s also in the process of launching an online and mobile pop-up bookshop that will highlight works by authors of color!

 

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In addition to her book blog A Warrior’s Library, Sheri shares her book reviews and reading updates on her bookstagram.

 

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Whether she’s taking readers through subway turnstiles or showing off her shelves, Brea’s book photo shoots are always amazing!

 

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Morgan is the creator of #blackresiliencebookstatour, which took place in July and helped uplift and celebrate Black authors through the feeds of must-follow Black bookstagrammers.

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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