Give your Instagram stream a literary makeover with this definitive list of young adult authors whose accounts you should be following. No seriously, go follow them and thank us later.
If you like your InstaGs with a side of snark, then make sure to give these authors’ pics a double tap.
Dude, she is hilarious and GREAT. (Pun intended.)
Debut author of Side Effects May Vary should have a warning label for her Instagram — WARNING: MAY CAUSE EXTREME LAUGHTER.
Kathleen’s instagram is just as weird, wonderful and horrifying as her debut novel.
TRAVEL & LEISURE
These authors are living the life you always wished you had and now you can live vicariously through them via Instagram.
It makes sense that the author of a book about wanderlust has an Instagram account that’s all about travel.
Erin’s ethereal Instagram account is like a virtual calendar. Right now you’ll find lots of photos of icy winter scenery, but keep scrolling through her beautiful landscape photographs and you’ll find spring, summer and fall, oh and pictures of her Taken series.
Sunsets and beaches and so many places I want to visit. Doesn’t this pic remind you of the cover of Jessi’s book Golden?
The author of The Beginning of Everything has a little bit of everything on her Instagram, but it’s her travel and food pics we love the most!
Did you know that in addition to being a writer, Jenn Rush is also a photographer? Guess that explains why she has some of the most gorgeous photos on Instagram.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Did you know? Writers have other talents besides weeping over deadlines in the middle of the night. Sometimes, they can make other things too.
Holy crap. Did you know Maggie Stiefvater is an incredibly artist, in addition to being an awesome writer? We’re not sure what we love more, The Raven Boys or her stunning illustrations.
In case you didn’t already know this, the Incarnate author is a world-class knitter and she loves sharing pics of her projects on her Instagram. Bonus! She also has lots of animals and she also posts many, many, many photos of them too.
YA CATS EDITION
Follow for the authors. Stay for the cats.
Cats of Instagram: Smudge & Fang
All we think about when we look at the Minion Hoard leader’s Instagram account is OMG THERE MUST BE HAIR EVERYWHERE.
Cats of Instagram: Sokka, Cecil, Momo and Nim
Cats. Cats. Cats. Cats. And more cats. Cats all the time for this YA author.
Cats of Instagram: Valkyrie and Loki
Another YA author on this list with an awesome, grumpy cat.
Cats of Instagram: Samuel Wilderness & Don Gato
Mindy is one of the rare YA authors who could also be considered for the Doge Category (see below), but it’s her fatty black cat and Samuel Wilderness we’re paying attention to on this Instagram account.
YA DOGES EDITION
These are the big dogs of Instagram. (See what I just did there?)
Pretty sure it was Morgan Matson’s doge who helped her write Since You’ve Been Gone. We recognize Murpho’s keen style within those pages.
The upcoming author of The Murder Complex posts a LOT and single-handedly started the #booknerdigans hashtag. While we adore all of her fandom posts, we get über excited whenever her doges show up.
Amy has a gorgeous black lab we love seeing in our Instagram feed. Oh, she wrote a book too.
Doges: Gunner & Patrick
This debut author has some of the tiniest, cutest pups on the Instagram block!
For the record, we aren’t authors, but we are a community for fans of YA book lovers and the authors themselves, so we felt compelled to add ourselves to this list. (Plus you’re on our website right now, so it’s only fair that we shamelessly plug our own account. Also, we totally have the sexiest book porn around.)
Who are your favorite YA authors to follow on Instagram? Tell us in the comments!