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The #ausyachallenge is back for 2019 and I’m hosting it! If you don’t know what the #ausyachallenge is, it was a bookstagram challenge hosted by Aus YA Bloggers back in 2016. It was a massive hit, with people from all around the world participating! And this year we’re bringing it back *cheering*

There are a few important things to note about the challenge:

1) You don’t have to be Aussie to participate! Everyone is welcome to join in!!

2) The books you choose don’t have to be by Aussie authors but sharing the #loveozya love is always nice

3) Use the hashtag #ausyachallenge19 so I can see all your beautiful posts!

4) If you want to follow me on Instagram at @eternaldelicacy and @ausyabloggers as the host it’s always appreciated <3

5) You can post the challenge prompts so others know you’re joining in! If you head over to this tweet there are three designs, which should cover most bookstagram aesthetics :D

6) I’ll be posting the prompts in my stories each day along with suggestions!

I’ve never hosted an Instagram challenge before and I’m really excited to be hosting this one! I hope it’s a success and that people will join in *prays* Anyway, here are the prompts! They’re simple and you can interpret them however you want, really, but I’ll give some explanation in case anyone wants direction.

  1. #TBR – this one is easy, just post a photo of the book/s you plan on reading in September
  2. #mapmonday – any book/s that have a map on the inside
  3. Journey – this could be a magical journey, or a journey of self discovery
  4. Disability – a book by a disabled author or with a disabled protagonist
  5. Trickery – a character that tricks people or a story about hidden truths
  6. Preloved – a book you bought secondhand
  7. Indigenous – a book by an Indigenous author or with an Indigenous protagonist
  8. Into the Forest – where the woods or a forest feature prominently
  9. Standalone – a book without a sequel or prequel
  10. Musical – where music features in the story or the book is also a musical
  11. #wickwednesday – feature your bookish candles
  12. Girl Power – a strong female protagonist or a girl gang
  13. Person of Colour – a book by a person or colour or with a protagonist who is a person of colour
  14. #loveozya – a book by an Australian author
  15. Villain – a book about a villain, your favourite villain, or a villain origin story
  16. Hero – a book about a hero or someone who saves the day
  17. OTP – your one true pairing
  18. Friendship – a great friendship, or a story about a friendship instead of a romance
  19. #throwbackthursday – a book you love that’s more than five years old
  20. Adaptation – a book that has been adapted for film or TV
  21. Wet-and-wild – water features prominently (the sea, rivers, pools!)
  22. We Need Diverse Books – your favourite diverse books
  23. #lovenzya – a book by a New Zealand author
  24. Fulfilled Prophecy – where a prophecy is fulfilled
  25. #CoverLove – show us your favourite covers
  26. Auto-Buy-Author – an author whose books you buy automatically
  27. #QueerPride – your favourite queer books
  28. Retelling – a book that retells a fairytale, myth, or legend
  29. Graphic Novel – a graphic novel or comic
  30. Series – a series of books (duology, trilogy etc.)

If you have any questions about the challenge or the prompts please let me know! I’m more than happy to answer them ^.^


Will you be joining in the #ausyachallenge19? Let me know in the comments below!

Ta ta for now,


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Posted on: August 26, 2019 • By: Chiara

6 Responses to I’m Hosting a Bookstagram Challenge!

  1. Amber says:

    Oooooh, I’m tempted to join in! I’ve been looking for a good challenge to do in September.

  2. Ooh I need to remember this. I’m always forgetting about challenges, or not taking pictures in time. LOL I feel like I could do a lot of these prompts though.


  3. I am SUPER SAD that I just found this. I’ll have to participate next time! ?

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