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5 Authors You Should Be Following on Social Media

by | August 3

Here are five authors you should follow for laughs, political discourse, and adorable photos. Disclaimer: I’m not including the super obvious choices like Roxane Gay, John Green, or J.K. Rowling (who is great, but seriously needs to stop trying to rewrite her books after the fact).

1. Hannah Orenstein: @hannahorens on Twitter and @hannahorens on Instagram

Not only is Hannah’s new book, Playing with Matches, charming, smart, and hilarious, but this girl is hella fierce on social—I mean, c’mon, what author goes to a bar and gets guys to buy her book instead of buying her a drink?

2. Jenny Han: @jennyhan on Facebook, @jennyhan on Twitter, and @jennyhan on Instagram

I love Jenny Han for a lot of reasons. Her books are amazing, funny, and insightful. And one of her titles, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, is going to stream on Netflix on August 17—and I am literally just counting down the days over here. My favorite thing about Jenny though—in addition to her adorbs photos from the set of the movie, how cute she is with fellow writers online, and how much she loves Taylor Swift—is her *whip crack* witticisms about everything, but usually about politics, society, and current events. Case in point.

3. Jason Reynolds: @JasonReynolds83 on Twitter and @jasonreynolds83 on Instagram 

This man is on FIRE. He seems to be writing books at the speed of light—from Ghost to Lu; he was recently featured on PBS; he’s getting awards left and right; everyone adores him (I mean, I adore him); and he’s still this super supportive, humble dude telling stories about his mom on Twitter. 💖

4. Busy Phillips: @busyphilipps on Instagram and @BusyPhilipps on Twitter 

Busy is known for a lot of things—her TV shows and movies, her artwork, her Instagram Stories, her memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little (which releases this October!)—and now she’s known for getting a tattoo in the name of book promotion! And I’m here for it. 🙌🏾

5. Stephen King: @OfficialStephenKing on Facebook, @stephenking on Twitter, @stephenking on Instagram 

Okay, okay, okay, so Stephen King is definitely an obvious choice for this list and someone you should already be following. BUT, I just had to include him because (1) he’s pretty dang real about his feelings on the state of politics in this country (particularly on Twitter), and he was actually awarded the 2018 PEN America Literary Service Award for just this reason and (2) he constantly updates us on the tyrannical reign of his corgi, Molly, a.k.a. the Thing of Evil! Cannot resist.