5 Bookish Snapchats You *NEED* To Be Following Immediately


I’m just a teeny tiny bit obsessed with Snapchat – I love how personal it feels and also how less scary it is than other social media platforms because the numbers aren’t so glaringly obvious and I feel like I’m sitting down to have a chat with a good friend.

Louise O’Neill, author of Only Ever Yours and Asking For It – oneilllouise

I had to include Louise first on my list because she is the QUEEN of Snapchat. Often she is the reason I log in because I love scrolling through her Story each day and hearing her thoughts on things such as books, feminism and, of course, seeing her amazing writing uniform – a bear dressing gown.

The best thing about Louise’s Snapchat presence is how honest and unashamed she is – she isn’t afraid to talk about her books and sing her own praises, but she also talks about the things lots of us are too afraid to talk about or show. I think she’s a wonderful person and this really shows on her Snapchat.


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Sanne, booktuber at booksandquills – booksandquills

As one of my favourite booktubers, I love getting a behind the scenes looks at Sanne’s life – as she navigates London talking about the books she’s read and exciting things she gets up to.

Whenever I see new additions to Sanne’s story, I rush to grab my headphones so I can watch them and hers was one of the first book-related Snapchat accounts I followed and really solidified my love of Snapchat, so it is a must-follow!

Meredith (and Quigley and Diggle) from The Book Ferret – bookferretsnaps

If you’ve never spent hours at a time looking through all the adorable pictures on The Book Ferret Tumblr, what are you doing with your life? Meredith runs one of my favourite blogs and has made me fall head over heels in love with her ferrets, Quigley and Diggle.

Meredith’s Snapchat has extremely cute ferret pictures with added books and sometimes sneak peeks at how she runs her Tumblr – taking the pictures and all about books.

Lucy, booktuber at The Book Belle – thebookbelle

Lucy is another one of my favourite booktubers whose videos I love watching and her Snapchat Story is no different. I found Lucy’s Snapchat again in my earlier days of getting into it properly for bookish purposes (and not taking stupid selfies to send to people) and I’ve loved seeing snippets from events and getting a look at her upcoming videos.

Also, if you haven’t watched any of Lucy’s YouTube videos yet, you definitely should! Her videos are the BEST.

Kate Ormand, author of Dark Days and The Wanderers

I’ve been a fan of Kate ever since I started reading her blog years ago, so I love that’s she jumped on board with Snapchat. We have quite similar tastes in books so it’s good to pick up new recommendations, as well as taking a peek behind the scenes of her writing process as she works on her next novel.

Kate is an all-round lovely person whose Snapchat Story brightens up my day – I love spotting books we’ve both read!

Which bookish Snapchats do you love following? Leave recommendations in the comments!

You can add me on Snapchat where I’ll be starting new daily book recommendations – lucythereader

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  • Reply
    22 July, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Argh I’ve been avoiding Snapchat forever. I don’t get it which makes me feel really old but I love anything from Sanne so much I might just have to try and figure it out! And the rest of your recommendations as they all sound fab. Thank you!

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      Lucy Powrie
      22 July, 2016 at 11:45 am

      I know it can be a bit scary at first – but you don’t have to post anything yourself and can just watch others’ stories. Let me know if you need any help with it!

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    Kyra Morris
    22 July, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I’ll definitely give them a follow – they sound lovely! 🙂
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    22 July, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    <3 <3 <3
    I love your bookish snaps too, Lucy!

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    Geraldine @ Corralling Books
    23 July, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I had no idea there were bookish Snapchats! Will have to follow some of them – they all have some great usernames 😀
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    Rebekah @ Wings Made of Words
    24 July, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I love following people’s Snapchat stories… you’re right, it does seem a lot more personal and friendly! I’m always looking for new people to follow, so thank you so much for this post! I love your Snapchat too, I’m always so happy when I see you’ve updated it!<3
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    Anonymous Blogger
    25 July, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you for these recommendations. I love Snapchat stories as you can easily watch them on the go and it isn’t like watching a 20 minute vlog of someone’s day. I love Sanne’s Snapchat and I will definitely be checking out your other recommendations. Happy Blogging! xx

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    20 August, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Oh, I’ve literally only just downloaded snapchat and I’ve been searching for more people to follow. This list is absolutely perfect! Thanks so much Lucy 🙂
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