A Guide to Basic Bookstagram Slang

We’ve all been there.

You’re happily reading a review of a book you are interested in, then all of a sudden you encounter a word you have never seen before.

So I made this list specially for you!

Let’s get on to the slang!

TBR: To Be Read. Usually this refers to the list/pile of books people still need to read. (These lists tend to be never-ending!)

ARC: Advanced Reader Copy. This is a digital/physical copy of a book gifted to readers to read and review before the release date of the book. Some of the most popular sites to find ARCs include Netgalley, Edelweiss or Booksirens!

DNF: Did Not Finish. Readers usually use this when they give up on a book and decide to not finish it, due to it not being enjoyable for them. Some people DNF a lot, some people rarely give up on a book, it depends from reader to reader!

RTC: Review To Come. Reader’s usually say this when they have finished the book and their review is yet to come.

Ship: When you ship two people, it means that you think they should be together romantically. There are many ships out there that don’t exist in the actual books!

YA/MG/NA: Young Adult, Middle Grade, New Adult. These are a few of the different age groups books are aimed at.

Book Tour: A promotional event arranged to expose a book to readers.

WIP: Work In Progress. A manuscript an author is currently working on.

MC: Main Character. The protagonist(s) of the story.

That’s it!

I hope you learned something new today! Put your new knowledge to good use and happy reading!❤

Till we meet again

Xx Alexia

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