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The Kindle Girlies Trend, Explained

For Kindle fans, there's nothing better than decorating a plain e-reader with cute stickers and memorabilia. Even if you don't have a physical book in your hand, you can make the reading experience extra special by decorating your Kindle to your heart's content.

With so many great ways to customize the Kindle, it's easy to see why so many BookTokers are now entering the Kindle Girl era.

What is a Kindle Girlie?

The Kindle was released in 2007 and, in case you didn't know, is Amazon's e-reader. While you may be a little skeptical of Amazon, there's a lot to like about the Kindle. Instead of lugging around heavy books, avid readers can now download thousands of books onto one compact device. The Kindle also makes it incredibly easy to highlight passages and change the reading font – and many Kindle fans love how easy the e-ink screen is on the eyes.

As you might have guessed, Kindle Girlies are readers who just love their Kindles. They are usually active on Booksta and BookTok and love to chat with other book lovers about their current books and their reading lists. They also often share their Kindle tips and hacks on their platforms – for example, did you know that you can extend the life of a digital library loan by putting your Kindle in airplane mode?!

@pixlperfectco I never thought this day would come, but now I'm a Kindle girlie!!πŸ€—πŸ’“πŸ“šβœ¨ #kindle #booktok ♬ The devil doesn't negotiate – Alec Benjamin

But the most striking thing about the Kindle Girlies is their love of decorating their Kindles. A standard Kindle Girlie setup usually consists of a simple clear case with stickers and memorabilia underneath. Charms, PopSockets, and protective cases are completely optional, but more than welcome.

TikTok user KCs.BooksNThings (@kcs.booksnthings) has some great tips for anyone just starting their Kindle Girl era.

@kcs.booksnthings If you're thinking about buying a Kindle Paperwhite, here's the tea πŸ‘€πŸ‘€ #kindlepaperwhite #kindlegirlie ♬ Original sound – KCs.BooksNThings

“If you want to be prepared, I would order the Kindle accessories before you get the Kindle,” the inventor noted, recommending RedBubble and Etsy as places to go for stickers.

What is the Kindle's girly aesthetic?

The concept of decorating an e-reader isn't new per se, but the Kindle girlies have pioneered an entire aesthetic, so it's definitely worth noting their contribution to online book culture. If you browse BookTok long enough, you'll notice a certain style. Think of it as an evolution of the VSCO girlβ€”the average Kindle girlie look is decidedly cozy and relaxed, in various shades of millennial and Barbie pink. You'll often find stickers with sassy quotes, pop lyrics, and of course, book memes.

Here's a pretty typical Kindle girlie example from Savannah Alexander, best known as one half of the TikTok account @joshandsav.

@joshandsav

please send me book recommendations

♬ Original sound – joshandsav

Of course, Kindle Girlies is all about having fun personalizing your e-reader. Don't be afraid to decorate your Kindle according to your personal taste!

Kindle Girlie Examples

If you've just entered the Kindle girl era, we've scoured the internet for the best Kindle girlie inspiration.

@sassyselenaaaa

KINDLE TOUR πŸ“š Don't say anything about my missing smoke detector

♬ Original sound – Selena

@taylorkhinojosa, decorate my Kindle with me πŸ“–πŸŽ€πŸ’πŸ§ΊπŸ’— Inspiration: @Monica 🫢🏽 #kindle #kindlebasic #kindleaccessories #decoratemykindle #kindlestickers #kindlegirlie #booktok #girlyaesthetic ♬ Birds of a feather flock together – π–’π–Šπ–Œπ–† π–Šπ–†π–—π–™π–π–‘π–Žπ–“π–Œ

@readbykaleigh has finally decorated my Kindle and there's no turning back πŸ“–πŸŽ€ #booktok #kindle #kindledecorating #decoratemykindlewithme #kindlegirlie #coquette #aesthetic #readbykaleigh ♬ Original sound – Danni

@literallycatherine_ I've converted to the dark side and I think I like it here 😏 #booktok #blackbooktoker #booklover #kindlepaperwhite #decoratemykindle #kindle #kindledecorating #kindledecor #kindlestickers #kindleskin ♬ Espresso Sabrina – Celebs Media

@nadismit ASMR Kindle Refresh πŸ¦‹ the pink was a bit too girly and pop for me πŸ˜… Link to everything in my B!0 under β€œKindle & Accessories” 🫢🏼 #unboxingasmr #techasmr #kindledecor #kindleaccessories #kindleskin ♬ Original sound – β€’nadiaβ€’

@litwaklibrary 🌸 Kindle skin tutorial 🌸 Sort of a Kindle skin tutorial… but really I'm just explaining my process πŸ˜…πŸ€ͺ Does anyone else update their Kindle skin often? I like to make my Kindle festive and seasonal πŸ’– β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ β€’ 🏷️ #kindleskin #kindleaesthetic #cozyreading #decoratemykindle #kindlegirlie #applicationtips #booklover #bookstagram #bookcozy #bookcommunity #kindle ♬ dance the night away, Speed ​​- ⭐️

@unawallflower I'm redecorating my Kindle 🌿 I love being a Kindle girlie now πŸ₯Ή #PrideandPrejudice #Kindle #ASMR #ASMRsounds #aesthetic #Kindledecoration #Decorating #Sonnyangel #Booktok ♬ Original sound – Emiliapfilms

@vickisylvia relaxed hands-free Kindle girls unite πŸ’†πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ how this setup changed my life lol πŸ™ #bookgirlies #ereader #booktokcanada #kindlegirlie #kindleunlimited #kindlesetup #pageturner ♬ Give me everything (stripped down) – Archer Marsh

@aprillenicole I finally got my Kindle upgrade! I've had my eye on it for a long time and it's so pretty! The accessories came a little late so here are the finishing touches.. #kindle #kindlepaperwhite #kindledecorating #booktok #bookish #kindlegirlie ♬ original sound – hanna

@gamergirlgale I finally gave in and bought a used Kindle Oasis πŸ₯Ί I'm SO obsessed with it, I think I love it more than my Kindle Paperwhite πŸ™ˆ Of course I had to decorate it with cute book stickers and OF COURSE I put them on backwards 😌 #kindle #kindleoasis #kindledecorating #kindlestickers #kindlerefresh #kindlegirlie #bookishtiktok #kindlepaperwhite ♬ Being a Girl – Jonica

@jayemslibrary reply to @GirlWithABrokenSmile Kindle decor πŸ–€ I wanted a cottagecore theme but no idea 😊 #kindledecor #kindledecorating #kindlestickers #fyp #booktok #kindlegirlie #bookworm #decoratewithme #kindlepaperwhite #kindle #journalwithme #scrapbookingideas ♬ My Love Mine All Mine – Mitski


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Stacey Nguyen

Stacey Nguyen is a lifestyle and entertainment writer based in California. You can find her work on Real Simple, InStyle, BuzzFeed, PopSugar, and more.

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