Hashtags Writers & Readers Use

Savvy Readers, we know you’re super savvy, so excuse us if you already know everything we’re about to tell you.. But we would like to chat about hashtags.


Want to get your tweets and Insta pics out there? Looking for people to chat books with? We have a list of the best and most popular hashtags used by (and for) writers, readers, and book lovers in general. If you want to talk about books, reach a book loving audience, or connect with other writers, consider using the hashtags below on Instagram and/or Twitter!

Using these hashtags is great for two reasons: you can find the tweets or pictures that have what it is you’re looking for (i.e. advice, entertainment, a specific book, etc.) AND you can you can categorize your own tweets and pictures this way (which leads toconversation, connection, and engagement!). It’s a win-win, really. So, go on, #HASHTAG.


Book and Reading Hashtags (Twitter/Instagram)

#AmReading – “This is what I’m reading”
#BookLover – used by anyone who wants to discuss a book – publishers, authors, readers
#Bibliophile – AKA book lover
#BookAddict – Self explanatory?
#ebooks – Looking for something to download? Find ebooks (and deals!) with this tag.
#books – What it says, really.
#bookchat – Discussing your book? Use this hashtag!
#LitFic – Discussing and sharing good old literary fiction
#50BookPledge – Our favourite hashtag! Kidding… Sort of. Tell us what you’re reading for the 50 Book Pledge!
#Goodreads – connect with others in the Goodreads community
#WhatToRead – looking for a recommendation, or want to give a recommendation? Check out this hashtag.
#FridayReads and #WeekendReads – specifically what you’re reading on Friday and/or for the weekend
#WomensFiction or #ChickLit – A few popular genre-specific tags

Genre Specific — #crime, #comedy, #darkfantasy, #dystopian, #erotica, #histfic, #historical, #kidlit, #MGLit (middle grade lit), #paranormal, #scifi, #sciencefiction, #YA, #YALit #YABook, #fiction, #nonfiction

PLUS, book titles! Hashtag book titles (like #LonelyHeartsHotel and #TheHateUGive) when you’re talking about specific books.

Writer-Specific Hashtags (to connect with other writers)

#AmWriting – Posts from people who are writing (and potentially stressed out – or excited – about it)
#AmEditing – Posts from people who are editing and revising their work
#AskAgent – Agent questions (and answers!)
#FictionFriday – Writing, reading, or promoting fiction… on Fridays
#NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month (Read more here!)
#pubtip – Publishing tips from both experts and your fellow writers
#writetip – Writing advice and inspiration for when you just can’t think anymore
#Author – Shameless self-promotion!
#publishing – General publishing industry discussion

Instagram-Specific Hashtags

#Bookstagram – Cool photos of books, basically. Note: there are over 10 MILLION posts using this hashtag)
#EpicReads – Photos of beautiful books, and book culture
#books – Just what it says
#BookClub – Mostly what people are reading for book clubs
#bookshelf or #bookshelves – Photos of beautiful, beautiful bookshelves.
#bookstore – Photos of amazing bookstores (fair warning: you’re going to want to travel the world after checking this out)
#booksofinstagram – Like humans, but books
#booklover – More of the same Bookstagram-y stuff
#booksigning – Authors signing their books (or promoting upcoming signings!)

So, what will you hashtag first!? Chat with us on Twitter @SavvyReader and tell us all about what you’re writing and reading.


Happy hashtagging!


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