We all know Instagram or, should I say, Bookstagram, as well as Booktok, has seen a surge in popularity in the last couple of years. For those of you who haven’t dipped their toes in yet, it offers bookworms like ourselves a safe space to discuss all things bookish. So, with that in mind, I thought doing a post about the 12 most Instagrammable books to read in 2024 is more than appropriate.
Who knows, after seeing this post you might want to check it out. But first, what do I mean by “most instagrammable books?”
In short, the books that fall under this category are super popular on Instagram. The reviewers talk about them in a way that makes you run and purchase that particular book, whether it’s your genre or not.
I will give you specific examples shortly, but let’s just say that Fourth Wing is the perfect example of an Instagrammable book. And, let’s be honest, fantasy books have the best covers!
But let me end the anticipation and get started with my version of the 12 most instagrammable books to read in 2024.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zenin
This is an older book, but it deserves a spot on this list. Tomorrow, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is one of the best books ever written, in my opinion. The detailed descriptions, strong character development, and great storytelling makes this one of those books that you will forever turn to. Whenever someone asks me for book recommendations, this is one of the top books that come to mind.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E.Schwab
One of the best fantasy books ever written, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is still popular today, although it was published in 2020. This is the type of book that will convert certain skeptical readers like myself. It is typically not my genre, but I’m so glad I finally stepped out of my comfort zone and read this book. It appeals to all ages, and it is definitely entertaining.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
When this book came out in 2015 it created a cultish following, young adult version. If there was one book most females between the age of 15 and 25 read at the time, it was this one. It is a fairytale that contains faeries, magical lands, and all the elements of a real fantasy book. So I can understand the hype behind this book: we all want to escape reality and get lost in a make-belief world, if only for a little while.
Divine Rivals by Rebecca Ross
This is an enemies-to-lovers fantasy novel that is filled with heartbreak but hope as well. The best part is the jaw-dropping ending that will lure you in. It also makes you anticipate its sequel, which came out only a few months later. If you haven’t read it yet, the good news is that both books are out now. If you’re an impatient person, you don’t have to wait for the continuation of this addictive novel.
Ruthless Vows by Rebecca Ross
The sequel to Divine Rivals, this second book by Rebecca Ross has taken Instagram and Booktok by storm. The world the author created in the first installment continues to mesmerize its readers. I guess there’s something about fantasy worlds that people just love getting lost in. It concludes up the cliffhanger the author left for the readers in the first part.
The Fury by Alex Michaelides
If you learned to know my personal tastes a little, you know I wasn’t wowed by the author’s previous books. The Silent Patient is one of the most talked about thrillers on social media, but it wasn’t my cup of tea. But this catchy cover and intriguing plot has been all over social media as of late. If you’re a fan of the author, I think this book is a safe choice.
Strange Sally Diamond by Liz Nugent
You’ve seen this colorful cover all over social media as of late? Unless you’ve been off your phone, there’s no way you missed it. Eye catching, the book cover in itself is intriguing and will make you run out and buy the book. It is a satirical thriller that readers on Instagram raved about, so you can definitely give it a go. I know I can’t wait to eventually read it myself.
None of This is True by Lisa Jewell
Unreliable narrators, unlikable characters, and an unexpected ending, this book has all of these elements and more! You heard it here: the buzz is real. If you weren’t sure if you should pick up this book, do so. It is fast paced, easy to read and entertaining all at once. It lives up to the expectations, and it is a book that will get you into thrillers, if you haven’t ventured into the genre yet.
Rouge by Mona Awad
The second book by Awad, Rouge also was the buzz on Instagram last fall. A mix of gothic vibes and horror, you would not think this is a dark book judging by its cover. But brace yourselves: this is a wild ride, from what I hear! If you’re anything like me, you will also get enticed to read this book, so let me know what you think of it.
Bunny by Mona Awad
I have to be honest, this book intrigues me. I’m not sure what to make of it, but I am exteremely curious to find out what all teh buzz is about. Some reviewers really loved it, others hated it. But it created enough buzz that I finally took the plunge and reserved it from my favorite library. I will give you my impressions as soon as I read it. It is a blend of academic thriller and dark academia, both genres I dig, and it contains some horror elements. So, I’m hoping this book will live up to my expectations.
Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros
Part two of the magical world Yarros created in Fourth Wing, this book has been all over Instagram late last year. Welcome back to the land of Empyrean, fellow bookworms. A highly popular Instagrammable book, Iron Flame continues the story that took many by storm and hooked them into a fantasy world. Some reviewers don’t love it as much as Fourth WIng, but it is a noteworthy sequel to consider if you’re into the genre.
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
This is the most Insta-worthy book of the year! Since it came out in May 2023, this is the most talked about book on social media. I’ll be completely honest here, I did try the audio version during the summer, but it didn’t work for me. That being said, I have a hard time with fantasy worlds, so don’t let that dissuade you from picking it up. If nothing else, curiosity might get you, like it did me. Who knows, you might love it! The author introduces the reader to the world of Empyrean, where you find dragons and many strong characters. Be prepared to get lost in a fantasy world, which is a great way to escape reality for a while!
This sums up my version of the 12 most Instagrammable books to read in 2024. You’re welcome! Now that I made you want to read them, go get yourselves your own copies.
As a side note, some of these book covers are simply gorgeous. If you are interested in acquiring any of them, they really do look better as hardcovers. Especially the fantasy books, since some of them have sprayed edges. That makes them even better to look at, just saying.
Let me know in the comments below if you have read any of these, or if you’re planning to.
Until next time, keep reading my fellow bookworms.