Join me for my September 2018 book photo challenge!

Join me for my September 2018 photo challenge!

Welcome to my September photo challenge! This year, all my monthly Instagram challenges will be going under the hashtag #Ampersand2018, though I’ll be creating prompts for each month as usual.

I’ve given ideas for each prompt below, but you can interpret them however you choose! Don’t forget to check out my tips for conquering a book photo challenge!

  1. School: The Hogwarts Express leaves at exactly 11am! What would you have in your bag on the first day?
  2. Letters: Books with letters (e.g. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Finding Cassie Crazy, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society).
  3. Local: Share the love with a photo that features books from a local author.
  4. Conquer: The last book you were proud/relieved to finally finish.
  5. Charity: It’s the International Day of Charity. Share any books on your shelves/items in your house that have been purchased from a charity shop, or some books you might like to donate.
  6. Truth: Let’s have some #thursdaytruth—share your unpopular bookish opinions.
  7. #housepride: Create a photo themed around your Hogwarts house.
  8. Surprise: A book that surprised you.
  9. Flame: It’s Worldwide Candle Day! Create a cosy atmosphere with some bookish candles, or feature books with fiery themes.
  10. Numbers: How many books do you have on your shelf or on your TBR?
  11. #onthebed: It’s Make Your Bed Day! Apparently that is a thing. But I’m not going to force that on you. Take a photo of books on/in your made or unmade bed.
  12. Subject: Your favourite genre/topic to read.
  13. Okay: It’s #RUOKDay? in Australia. This is a suicide-prevention event that aims to help people connect through meaningful conversations. Ask your followers how they are, and share some self-care tips.
  14. Go-to: The books you always reach for when you don’t know what else to photograph.
  15. New: What’s the latest new-to-you book you’ve picked up? (i.e. a book that you’re reading for the first time)
  16. Socks: It’s #socksunday! Time to get in an awkward position to take a photo of your feet! Or get a friend or family member to help you.
  17. Pick: What are your desert-island reads? The books you’d want with you if you were stranded on a desert island.
  18. eBook: It’s International Read an eBook Day! Are you an eBook fan?
  19. #dressup: Get dressed up as a favourite character, or enjoy Talk Like a Pirate Day!
  20. Hour: On the 20th of September, celebrate Australian Reading Hour—take an hour to pick up a book and read. There’s no set time of day. Just enjoy it! And show us what book you’ll be reading.
  21. Grateful: In honour of International Gratitude Day, take a photo of a book you’re grateful for.
  22. Adventure: I’M GOING ON AN ADVENTURE! Share your favourite adventure books in honour of Hobbit Day.
  23. Banned: Kick off Banned Books Week with some of your favourite banned titles. You can find more info here:
  24. Sequel: A sequel you love/are looking forward to reading.
  25. Dreamer: A book or world you’re always daydreaming about.
  26. Vigilante: Who’s your favourite caped (or un-caped) crusader?
  27. Mark: How do you mark your spot? Bookmarks? Dog-eared pages? Sticky tabs?
  28. Nine: The ninth book in a series, the ninth book by a particular author, etc.
  29. Heart: It’s World Heart Day, so embrace that loving mood with a heart-themed picture.
  30. Wrap-up: What books did you read this month?

I hope you can join me for #Ampersand2018 on Instagram! Don’t forget to use the hashtag in your posts so I can check out your photos!

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