A Month of Faves 2019 | The Blog and IG Love Edition #amonthoffaves #orangecountyreads

I’m late for yesterday’s prompt – and this one is my favorite! All this month, I’ve been joining Girlxoxo and Traveling with T for the annual #AMonthofFaves blog event – a fun way to recap the year that was. Get all the details here!

This will be my second year participating! (Click here to see last year’s posts!)

Join in anytime for some or all of the topics. There will also be a link-up on the host blogs so that we can all stop by each other’s posts to leave comments, high fives, good vibes, and well wishes.

WED. Dec 18 – #AMonthofFaves [The Blog and IG Love Edition] – Recommend some bloggers and/or Instagrammers for us to check out and tell us what you like about each blog, e.g. bookish, food, fashion, travel, lifestyle, money, mom blogs, productivity, etc. And are the ones you recommended in the past still around?

How do you pick a favorite?! I’ve been pretty active on Instagram this year and have truly found a community of kindred spirits. Here is the A to Z of awesome “bookstagrammers” who have made an impact on my reading life this year. I’ve been lucky to meet some of these lovely people in person and hope to meet more someday!

Asha and I met IRL at an author event this year and we have attended several events together. I like the thoughtful way she reviews books and that she’s always up for going to an event and discovering new authors! She also runs a super fun book club here in Orange County.  Instagram | Blog

Kimberlin is another local friend who has a beautiful feed. She also loves going to author events and bullet journaling and has more washi than me! Instagram

Cheddar Mouse is the cutest account. It’s the bookish adventures of a library mouse! Instagram

Deborah and I met this year at an event and she reads an incredible range of books. She’s a prolific reader and I enjoy her take on the books she reviews, plus have you seen her furbaby?! Instagram | Blog

Elena has been an active friend and commenter on IG for a while and she has the most delicious new baby! Instagram | Blog

My MOST favorite bookish candle company! I’m not a rep, just a HUGE fan. All the best scents and they are long-lasting! Instagram | Website

Megan is a new friend who lives in Southern California. We both like some of the same authors – hoping we get to meet at an event soon. I’m going to have to ask what her handle means! 🤔 Instagram | Blog

This account is gorgeous. I love the aesthetic and blame her 100% for a recent bookish purchase from Yoshi. Merry Christmas to me! Instagram | Etsy 

Christy is a funny and kind soul and I admire that she is open and honest about her personal struggles. She’s an inspiration. And she’s also a foster kitty mom! Instagram | Etsy

Jordy is one of those REALLY popular accounts with a fantastic aesthetic. He and I attended a couple of the same events and I had no idea how much of a following he had. Did I embarrass myself? Probably. Instagram | Blog

Kathleen Carter works with amazing publishers and authors and I’m so grateful to be able to work with her on book tours! Thanks for supporting bloggers and making my mailbox so happy. Instagram | Website

My friend Shannon is one person on this list I MOST hope to meet in person someday. She is a wonderful human and we’ve bonded over little free libraries and buddy reads. Love her generous spirit and her thoughtfulness. Instagram | Blog

This account BLOWS my mind. So creative and so tiny! I can’t believe the detail. I would love to see how she works. Good light and a magnifying glass?! Instagram 

Heather is a long-time follower and she always takes the time to comment and be supportive! She and I have similar tastes in books too and I always look forward to seeing her posts. Instagram 

Michelle is my twin. Seriously. I adore this woman. She is my biggest cheerleader and is such an avid reader and reviewer. I recently got to meet her in person and was even more impressed by her enthusiasm and intelligence! Instagram | Blog

Where would I be without our local library? Instagram | Website

Gigi’s feed is so beautiful! I have gotten the chance to know her better this year and love her sense of humor and her unique take on young adult and fantasy titles. Instagram | Blog

Okay, not many Q accounts, but this one is so clever and creative!  I love the short and succinct reviews. Instagram | Podcast

Alex is one of those people who seems to brighten a room with her smile!  I met her earlier this year and she is so nice and sweet.  She always takes the time to reply and engage with a funny comment. Instagram 

I love the aesthetic of this account!  It really stands out with the white borders. Instagram | Blog

Jenni is an amazing blogger and bookstagrammer.  She takes the most gorgeous photos and is always up to help someone out. She recently hit three years and 10K on Instagram!  Goals for sure! Instagram | Blog

Sophia is my NY book buddy! She is funny and kind and is a rabid Friends fan like me! Instagram | Blog

Vanessa is a recent transplant from Canada, she has a BookTube channel and she lives less than five miles from me! I always look forward to her thoughtful comments and well-done vlogs! She is always up for an author event – can’t wait for Colleen Hoover in January! Instagram | Blog | Booktube

These two cuties are so much fun!  They also have a booktube channel and they make me smile with their enthusiasm and friendship. Instagram | Blog | Booktube

Another tricky letter, but I found a lovely account and enjoy Brittney’s posts.  Lots of YA and fantasy recommendations here!   Instagram 

You either love it or you don’t! And she likes Colleen Hoover, so we can be friends! Instagram 

Last but not least, this Z account is full of great thrillers and favorite authors.    Instagram | Booktique

To ALL the bloggers and bookstagrammers out there, I thank you for sharing your love of books and making this such a wonderful community. I am grateful for every like and follow and comment!

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  1. These accounts you highlighted are so creative. I’m a newcomer to Instagram and am constantly impressed by the novel ways people find to showcase the books they’re reading


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