6 Books by authors who kill the social media game

When it comes to social media, we love following our favorite authors to get a sneak peek into their lives. Whether they’re writing, creating memories with their loved ones or even posting about their daily coffee order, these authors are fun to follow. Keep up with these authors who kill the social media game.

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Bri wants to be a rapper like her hip-hop legend dad, but when her song finally goes viral, it’s for all the wrong reasons. She’s targeted at school, the media is unforgiving and things at home are tight for her and her mom. Can she stay true to herself or must she give up what matters most to keep her family together?

Angie Thomas is a whiz on Instagram where she shares about books and life with the same raw authenticity for which her first novel, the award-winning The Hate U Give, is most beloved.

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Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken

When Bertha Truitt is discovered unconscious in a cemetery with her bowling gear, she quickly becomes the small New England town’s most fascinating resident. Soon she marries a local and opens up a popular bowling alley, but becomes the talk of the town once again when she dies in an accident and family secrets from her past bubble up to the surface.

Super active on Twitter, bestselling author Elizabeth McCracken is a must-follow as she shares lots of book love, author support and tons of humor.

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Prosper Redding The Last Life of Prince Alastor by Alexandra Bracken

In this story of a dark underworld where humans and demons fight a centuries-old feud, two enemies must put aside their differences to save everything they love. The battle lines are drawn as Prosper Redding and Prince Alastor of the Third Realm embark on a mission that could change their ancestral path forever.

Bestselling YA author Alexandra Bracken’s Instagram posts are a fun juxtaposition of all things dark and girly. She shares about books, life and the things she loves, sprinkled with the beauty she finds in every day. Her latest novel is out this month.

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Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Chula and her family live in a gated community, safe from the drug war and political upheaval surrounding them. She’s trapped within the confines of her home, until her mother hires Petrona, a live-in maid who comes with stories of the area’s most dangerous slums, along with a heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. The two women confide their deepest secrets – a decision that will force them to make great sacrifices in the end.

Ingrid Rojas Contreras is a great Insta-follow for fans and aspiring authors who want a candid peek at the publishing process. She openly and artfully shares about her life as a writer, from the chaos to the triumphs.

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The Emerald Sea by Richelle Mead

In this final installment of The Glittering Court Series, fans will finally discover the secret behind Tamsin’s drive to win at all costs. As she strives to be the best prospect among all girls in the court, she immerses herself in training: etiquette, history, music and all things high society – all for the sake of a better life for her family. She is focused and unstoppable, but can she risk friendships along the way?

Author Richelle Mead is a fun follow as she challenges fans to guess specific characters from her books through photos of items that best represent them.

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Limelight by Amy Poeppel

When Allison Brinkley uproots her family from their suburban Dallas home to Manhattan, the transition proves to be less than smooth. Things worsen when she has a fender-bender in front of other moms from her son’s school. But when she runs into none other than Carter Reid – a famous pop star with a blossoming Broadway career, it turns out to be an encounter where she most unexpectedly finds her place.

Authors can take note from author Amy Poeppel’s Instagram account, a tool she has mastered to promote her work. Find lots of support for other writers and inspiration along the way.

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Alison Luther

Contributing Writer

Alison Luther is a freelance editor and writer based in Fredericksburg, TX, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her background is in digital consumer content and marketing strategies, but today she focuses on small business marketing, ghostwriting, and writing about all things books on She Reads. In addition to raising longhorn, chickens, and children, she loves to cook and is a voracious reader.

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