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Like Books? Like Instagram?

Join us in September for FYA’s inaugural Photo-A-Day!

Like Books? Like Instagram?

Photo-a-day projects are all the rage on Instagram. I’m sure you’ve seen friends and loved ones hashtagging their photos with things like #photoaday or #fmsphotoaday. (The photo-a-day project run by blogger Chantelle of Fat Mum Slim is the most famous that I know of.)

Participating in photo-a-day projects is both fun and rewarding. Fun in that you can show off your personality—the prompts are typically open-ended and somewhat generic in order for you to put your own spin on things—and rewarding in that you become a part of a community full of awesome individuals you might not have ever “met” otherwise.

We hope you’ll find the FYA Photo-A-Day both of the above!

The rules:

Taking part in FYA’s Photo-A-Day is easy. Do you have Instagram on your phone? If so, all you need to do is follow these simple steps:

1. Find your phone.
2. Check out the prompt list (see below).
3. Take a photo with your phone of something inspired by that day’s prompt. For example, the prompt for Sept. 1 is “You and a book.” This prompt will likely inspire you to take a photo of yourself with a book. (Not all of the prompts are so cut and dry, mind you.)
4. Post the photo to Instagram. Be sure to tag us (@forever_young_adult) and include our fancy hashtag (#fyaphotoaday).

Et voilà! You’re done.

Then just repeat the four steps every day for 30 days. Pro-Tip: Set a daily reminder (with alarm) on your phone at a time that you think you’re most likely to be able to take a photo. This will help you remember to take part every day, particularly if you’re as absent-minded as I tend to be.

Please note: Not all of the books you take photos of have to be YA novels.

Additional incentive to take part: A few of us here at FYA HQ will look through the photos tagged with #fyaphotoaday each day* and will pick four faves. Those photos will then be shared on the official FYA Instagram account.

*Or thereabouts.

The prompts:

Feel free to grab this image and post it to your account if you’re taking part!

1. You and a book
Take a photo of yourself with a book. What book? Doesn’t matter!

2. Childhood favorite
Take a photo of a favorite book from when you were little.

3. Currently reading
What book are you currently reading?

4. Favorite series
Show us the books in your favorite series.

5. Favorite author
Who’s your favorite author? Take a photo of their books, or their photo from the back of one of them.

6. Your shelves
Where do you keep your books?

7. Your bookmark
What do you use to mark your spot?

8. Most read
Take a photo of the book you’ve read the most times.

9. Most anticipated
What book are you most looking forward to being released? (You can take a screenshot of a cover for this one, since it might not be out yet.)

10. TEABS (The End of an Awesome Book Syndrome)
Show us a book that left you wanting more … more … more.

11. Fictional love
Who’s got your heart?

12. Powerful quote
Take a photo of a particularly moving passage.

13. Reading spot
Where do you like to read?

14. Best cover
Show us an awesome cover!

15. Worst cover
Show us a terrible cover!

16. Drink of choice
Take a photo of your favorite beverage to partake of while reading.

17. DNRIP (Do Not Read In Public)
What’s the last book you had to read, alone, in a dark room?

18. Fred Savage
Show us a genre or book that you just cannot stand.

19. Favorite adaptation
Occasionally, movies or TV shows based on books can be good. What’s your fave?

20. Book store/library
Where do you get your books?

21. Funniest read
Show us a book that makes you laugh out loud.

22. Most recent DNF
Help us stay away from terrible books: Take a photo of the most recent book you couldn’t finish.

23. Beach read
Show us something light, something fluffy, something we could read in an afternoon while lounging by the shore. (Or on our couch.)

24. Biggest swoon
Do you know a book with swoon that goes to 11? Share it with us!

25. FYABC recommendation
Take a photo of a book you’d love to read one month for the FYA Book Club.

26. Most recent buy/borrow
What’s the most recent book you’ve bought or borrowed from the library?

27. Own (but never read)
We’ve all got books languishing on our shelves. Show us yours.

28. Overrated
Take a photo of a book you don’t get the hype about. We won’t judge.

29. Bestworst cliffhanger
Take a photo of a book that, when you reached the last word, you wanted to throw it across the room in frustration, but you also couldn’t wait until the next one came out.

30. You’ve read this month
Show us what you read in September!

Questions? Concerns? Commendations? Let us have ‘em in the comments.

Mandy Curtis's photo About the Author: Mandy is a small town girl living in a nerdy world, or—if you want to get literal—an editor/writer living in Austin, TX. In addition to yearning for YA books—the more dystopian or fantastical, the better—she can also be found swooning over superheroes, dreaming of The Doctor and grinning at GIFs.
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