Gush About Your Love of Reading With Bookstagrammer Jessica!

Looking for some amazing recommendations? Get inspired to read with this week’s stunning Bookstagrammer, Jessica!

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Collage of pictures from Bookstagrammer Jessica's Instagram. On the left is a portrait of her and three smaller images of her in a bookstore and her book review images are on the bottom right. Graphics of stationary decorate the title.

Bookstr is so excited to introduce Bookstagrammer Jessica! Her cozy and perfectly aesthetic Bookstagram is stacked with fantastic fantasy and romance recs you will not be able to put down! Paired with lovely annotations, her reviews and commentary will make adding to your TBR all the more tempting. If you’re looking for a gorgeous, homely space to gush about all things bookish, read on to learn about the person behind Bookstagram @jessabibliophile!

Portrait of Bookstagrammer Jessica @jessabibliophile. She has long wavy brown hair, a black tank top, and is standing in front of a wall with open books.

Jessica of @jessabibliophile

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Thank you for joining us! Let’s start the interview!

Why did you start your Bookstagram?

I have always been a reader and wanted to share my love for books with others, as I didn’t have that many reader friends in my life. I had been following Jess from @jessicarmwrites for a while, and her content inspired me to just take the risk and start a Bookstagram! It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

 Bookstagrammer Jessica @jessabibliophile holds Fear the Flames by Olivia Rose Darling. She is in a beige linen dress and sitting on a mattress. On the nightstand is a colorful stack of three books.

Where are you from?

Southern California.

What do you want your Instagram to bring to the world?

I want my Bookstagram to be a safe and welcoming place for people to talk about their love for books. Reading has always been a refuge and comfort for me, and I want my content to be a source of inspiration and coziness for other readers wherever they are in their reading journey (whether they are life-long readers or just getting into reading).

An annotated romance book page. Three lines of a love confession are highlighted and underlined with a glitter pen in pink, purple, and blue. In gold glitter pen, hearts are drawn around the annotations.

What’s a fun fact about you?

Outside of reading, I love working out, cooking, traveling, and playing video games!

Who are your favorite Bookstagrammers?

A bookish collage features a stack of fantasy novels in the background and two other fantasy novels laid out in front of the stack. A purple and pink pen lay on both sides of the annotation tabs, which are in rainbow colors. A pink flower hair clip is beside the tabs, and everything is resting on floral printed and embroidered sheets.

What are your favorite books, and who are your favorite authors?

Who’s your fictional crush?

Aaron Warner from the Shatter Me series and Dorian Havilliard from the Throne of Glass series (I can’t pick just one!).

What’s your special approach to content?

I want to create content that allows me to connect with other book lovers and gives them a safe place to talk about their current reads. Whether it’s screaming about my love for a book, theorizing about a book’s ending, or swooning over a fictional crush, there is something so magical about connecting over a book with someone who lives a million miles away, especially when we all have our own interpretations and understandings of a book.

 Bookstagrammer Jessica @jessabibliophile stands in front of the romance bookshelves in a Barnes and Noble. Her long brown hair is half up, held together with an orange flower clip.

What’s your aesthetic / Instagram page theme?

I like to think my page is comforting and cozy, but I’ve been really leaning into “cozy chaos” lately. I have cozy lifestyle videos but also annotations, photo dumps, journaling videos, etc. It’s all really a reflection of my love for books, cozy living, and stationery.

Annotated romance book page. A pink highlighter highlights dialogue. Glitter pen underlined the highlighted dialogue and pink hearts and gold starts are doodled around the page.

How often do you post?

I try to post two to three times a week, depending on how busy I am that week with my full-time job.

What does your Bookstagram mean to you?

It means so much to me — it’s a place where I can share my passion for books and reading with others, a community that has allowed me to cultivate friendships with people throughout the world, and a way for me to stalk my favorite authors (hehe).

Annotated book romance page. Three lines are highlighted, first in pink, then purple, then pink again. The lines are underlined in matching glitter pen. Gold glitter hearts are drawn around the highlights.

What’s your favorite bookstore?

The Ripped Bodice in LA.

What author would you love to take a selfie with?

My dream is to one day take a selfie with Sarah J. Maas! I’ve been reading her books since 2012 and I feel like she played such a huge role in my young adulthood up until now.

Bookstagrammer Jessica @jessabibliophile standing in front of bookstore shelves. She is in a beige winter coat and a lighter beige beanie. She reaches out to grab a book off the shelf.

When did you know you had made it as a Bookstagrammer?

When people started telling me that my content inspired them to get back into reading and began asking me for book recs!

Do you have any advice for aspiring Bookstagrammers?

If you’re thinking about starting a Bookstagram, just go for it! I started my account in 2018, posting all my thoughts and non-aesthetic photos to my few followers (who were probably only my friends and family). It’s also so easy to get stuck in comparison and looking at the number of likes and follows you get. When you get in that headspace, try to remind yourself why you started your account and what or who you are doing it for.

Bookish collage of annotated romance books. A stack of three colorful books with annotation tabs that match the covers is on the left, and in front of them are two stacks of colorful tabs and two pink highlighters. A pink flower hair clip is off to the top side. The objects are on pink rose bed sheets.

Thank you to Jessica for letting us into the heart of @jessabibliophile! Make sure to give Jessica a follow @jessabibliophile on Instagram, TikTok, and Goodreads @jessthebooklover!

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