I've been looking out for ages for a book review account on Instagram that was on my wavelength. Like most working mums of three, I'm pretty busy so I wanted reliable recommendations for great fiction in a quick and easily digestible form. An instagram version of that cool table in Waterstones, where all the best new fiction resides!
There are some beautiful #bookstagram accounts out there, but I wanted to follow a British account which was driven by the quality of the book and not the image. I also wanted to follow an account where the books had actually been read rather than being on a 'reading list' or arranged by colour of spine on an Ikea bookshelf.
The sort of books I like to read are what you might describe as 'literary fiction.' Women writers, historical settings, dystopian futures, adventures, political upheaval, and clever timelines get my attention, but I do enjoy all sorts of fiction and will give anything a go (except maybe churned out Chick Lit!)
@fortysomethingreader came about because I simply could not find that site! I took a bag of books on holiday last summer and set up my own.
So far I have reviewed 68 books which I think are life-changing reads. If I don't enjoy a book, it doesn't get a mention.
I've also read some fantastic books which have been recommended via discussion on the page and I'd never heard of.
Feel free to pop over to Instagram and join in the chat!