As book nerds who also love #theaesthetic, we know the struggle all too well of taking a perfect picture—maybe of ourselves, a friend, a book—and then not being able to figure out Instagram captions to match! They can be their own art form, really. So we did what we always do in times of crisis: We turned to the books lining our shelves! And as it turns out, YA books are exceptionally good for inspiring Instagram captions.
In case you need something to pair with that perfect shot.
Scroll on through and don’t forget to keep track in a Notes doc! Or, you know what? Better yet, add these books to your TBR so that you can find even more, and keep track of them between their gorgeous covers instead! Yes, yes, we definitely recommend that option.
14 Instagram Captions Pulled Straight From Our Favorite Books
“You don’t understand the unbearable beauty of being you.”
– THIS SHATTERED WORLD by Amie Kaufman
“Once, I dared to dare greatly.”
– THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING by Morgan Matson
“She was a diamond in a quarry full of quartz.”
– THE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye
“Wishes were things of wonder that took a certain amount of faith.”
– CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber
“I would love you in any shape, in any world, with any past.”
– A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray
“You were the sun, and I was crashing into you.”
– CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell
“If you’re going to live, you might as well do painful, brave, and beautiful things.”
– THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner
“We were each our own island, gathered together into one messed-up archipelago.”
– THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert
“She moved like a poem and smiled like a sphinx.”
– DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE by Laini Taylor
“Every universe I’ve created lately, your face keeps popping up in it.”
– HISTORY IS ALL YOU LEFT ME by Adam Silvera
“It’s the imperfections that make things beautiful.”
– THE SUMMER I TURNED PRETTY by Jenny Han
“I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.”
– A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab
“The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”
– SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo
“With that knowledge came the realization that I was absolutely, without any shred of doubt, profoundly in love with her.”
– OF FIRE AND STARS by Audrey Coulthurst
What are some of your fave bookish Instagram captions? Let us know below!