Book recommendations, challenges and hacks await!
On a novel (no pun intended) corner of the internet lies a community of and for bookworms. BookTube is a subset of YouTube where video creators who happen to be passionate readers get early access to Advanced Review Copies provided by book publishers, review them and explore the diverse genres out there (though with more focus on the crowd favorite Young Adult titles). Some, of course, aren’t pigeonholed to book-themed content and upload other topics.
Looking for book recommendations, challenges, hacks and reviews to flourish your reading experience? Here are some BookTubers to check out.
A fun fact about Canadian BookTuber Ariel Bissett: she organizes her bookshelves by genre and color. On her BookTube, she explores her reading habits (yes, like skipping pages!), ranks classic titles and does the occasional book haul. The most interesting part of her channel is her videos highlighting her 1850s farmhouse, and did we mention that her favorite novel is Animal Farm?
BookTuber-turned-published author Jack Edwards started his channel to share about his university experience with the goal to make higher education more accessible to future students. Now, he shares regular book recommendations (the celebrity tag is *divine*) and lifestyle videos while working as a research assistant in the publishing industry. For incoming freshmen, his book called The Ultimate University Survival Guide: The Uni-Vers is a must-read!
Read With Cindy
A full-time ad agency art director and YouTuber, Cindy, champions books written by Asian Americans and African Americans on her YouTube and Instagram. Look out for her brutally honest and entertaining monthly recommendations here and even get to join the occasional giveaway. Free books? Yes, please!
If you’re more interested in classic literature, English Literature and Classical Studies student, Emmie, may just be your book soulmate. Her cozy, calming content is worth the watch while you finish up your latest read. Need some inspiration for your own bookshelf? Watch her book “palace” tour AKA home library here!
If you’re a fan of Young Adult titles and thrillers, American YouTuber Kat AKA Paperback Dreams may just be your cup of tea. She first started making vlogs with her dad before purely focusing on book content. From book reviews to challenges and even collaborations with other YouTubers, her relatable content is worth the binge. Need quick recs? Her favorite titles include Looking For Alaska, Radio Silence and Before the Devil Breaks You.
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