Bookstagram is one of the popular communities on Instagram where thousands of people share their love for books and reading. It’s one of the most positive and intellectually stimulating online communities that encourages many to read more. Saudi-based Bookstagram accounts are also quite popular in the online world – here are some that will spark your love for reading.
Literature addict and writer Sumaiyya shares her reading journey and inspires others to explore new books and genres. She’s hosted #MurakamiMadness in January to encourage others to read the works of the brilliant Japanese author Haruki Murakami, dozens of people participated in this two week readathon. Sumaiyya is currently reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.
Faroukh joined Instagram to develop his newfound love for reading. He is currently reading the first book in the Game of Thrones series. He often posts photos that show Saudi Arabian culture alongside books.
Saad is a poet, traveller and booklover who moves between Malaysia and Jeddah. He’s currently reading After Dark by Haruki Murakami. His account is fairly new, but his reading choices will inspire you. Saad’s favourite author is Elif Shafak.
Physiotherapist and booklover Sakinah’s takes amazing pictures of the books she’s reading and loves. Her account often features her adorable nieces and nephews caught in the act of reading. In December, she read the Slated series by Teri Terry.
Hissa is a blogger who mostly reads Young Adult fiction and sometimes classics like Pride and Prejudice. She recently read the Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick and Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover.
Nora is a bibliophile who loves YA fiction and contemporaries. She often posts photos of her trips to Jarir Bookstore and shows her Instagram followers her bookish finds.
Reem is a booklover and senior in college who loves reading fantasy and dystopian books and thrillers like The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Her current read is the first book in the Game of Thrones series.
Andaleeb is a lover of YA fiction, Harry Potter and the Divergent series.