1 Year Bookstaversary – and a GIVEAWAY!

Can you believe it? I started this book journey 1 full year ago!

It started as something to do to alleviate boredom staying home so much because I was really sick last year. I posted a photo on Instagram and the rest is history. The blog soon followed over the summer and here we are, on year later!

In honor of my Bookstaversary, I’m hosting a giveaway of four HOT ARC’s coming out in the next few months. These books are GOOD and you don’t want to miss out.

You can enter the giveaway here on My Instagram Page!

If you leave a comment below with your IG handle, I’ll give you 5 bonus entries!

(must be a blog follower to get the extra entries!)

I’ve gotten to know SO MANY amazing people through through blogging, Twitter, Goodreads, and of course Instagram – and am so happy to call many people new friends – some I’ve even met in real life!

Some Highlights:


The BookSharks community has been so fun. I’ve read so many amazing books I’d probably never have picked up if it hadn’t been for BookSparks! I’ve been featured in their Shark Spotlight 3 times now! Here’s my feature from last week:


(That’s me – bottom left!)

I have been involved in numerous popup tours, which can all be found on my blog here! And I was a campaign ambassador for the #NSFWreads tour, the #YAWRC2019 campaign, and I am just starting their new Spring Campaign: Spring Book Dates #SwipeRightOnReading!



Little Brown Ambassador! I just found out I am now ambassador for Little Brown Publishers – HUGE honor. I’m not sure what it entails just yet, so stay tuned!



Book Events! I attended a few books events, including BookCon last year. It wasn’t my favorite but it was a fun experience and I’m glad I went! I met several celebs (Oh hey, Tay Diggs!) and a lot of authors.

I’ve gone to several books signings locally, went to the Daisy Jones and The Six book launch and met Taylor Jenkins Reid, and also attended the Bucks Book Fest for it’s inaugural year and can’t wait to go back again this year!


This year I’ll be attending BookEXPO instead of Con. Which I am SO excited about. I’ll be meeting Suzy, and several other bloggers I’ve met along the way!



Book Tours! I am always honored to be part of Suzy Approved Book Tours. I’ve read SO MANY amazing books! I have so many new favorites because of Suzy. She’s an amazing book pusher, and has helped me grow my following so much! I’ll be meeting Suzy in person (finally!) in May at BookEXPO and I cannot wait!



Published! I cannot even tell how much I lost my sh*t when I was contacted by a university to see if they could use my photo in a magazine! EEEK!!

It was even more awesome that the photo is one of my favorite bookstagram pics and one of my favorite books of the year – The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey!

Check it out!

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THANK YOU book friends for hanging out with me during all these things! I’ve got lots more exciting things coming soon!

Wait til you see the bookstore I’m building (miniature!) you can follow along with me in my Instagram stories! It’s adorable!


Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

You can enter the giveaway here on My Instagram Page!

If you leave a comment below with your IG handle, I’ll give you 5 bonus entries!

(must be a blog follower to get the extra entries!)

60 thoughts on “1 Year Bookstaversary – and a GIVEAWAY!

    1. Omigosh Thank You! You are so sweet! It’s hard work, right?!
      But the fun definitely makes up for it! (and I’ve got your extra entries recorded!!)

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    1. Congratulations on your first year on Bookstagram!!!
      🎉🎉😘🤗 I’m glad you had such amazing experiences and found new friends! I also started on Bookstagram early this year and I’m loving this awesome and caring community! 💗 Thanks for this amazing opportunity and that you have many more happy days on Bookstagram! 😘

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      1. Thank you so, so much and welcome to Bookstagram!! It sure has been a fun year and I’m so happy to be a part of such an amazing community!!


  1. Congrats! Your bookstagram is honestly so amazing so it’s always been a pleasure following you – @little.white.bookshelf

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  2. You are goals! I ended up on bookstagram for the same reason! Congratulations on the published pic and you’ve inspired me to pay more attention to book sharking!

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  3. Congrats on making it a full year on IG! I love your posts. I’m so glad to be one of your followers! @chelsearallen
    Cheers for your next year!

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  4. Congratulations Kate! I definitely look up to you as a bookstagrammer and I hope that someday I can be half as successful. (@claudianeureads)

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  5. Not entering your generous giveaway, i just wanted to say congratulations on the amazing year you’ve had🎉💖🎉
    I’m looking forward to following more of you fabulous acomplishments to come.

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  6. I can’t believe you’ve only been doing this for a year!! You have done so much! Love your posts & blogs (though I don’t usually comment I read all your entries! 😊)
    Anyway, thanks for continuing to share your awesomeness!
    (Beth.eats.and.reads on Instagram)

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    1. Thank you Thank you Thank you! You are so, so kind!! It’s a lot of work right? Why did no-one ever tell us how much work it is! Haha! But it’s been so fun and I’m having a blast!! And it’s also been fun getting to know you, too! I’d recognize that donut anywhere!!


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