TTT: Popular Books I've Read Because Of Booktube

I don't know how others feel, but I don't like how sometimes book blogging and booktube are pitted against each other. If I have the time, I love reading a detailed book review. When I am busy, I love having Booktube videos in the background. We should all stand united against the common enemy, BookTok. Joking, although this grandma doesn't get Tik Tok. Although that's a "me problem", not the apps' fault.

Anyway, getting back to today's post, I want to share some books I've read because everyone on Booktube was raving about them. When 20 people talk about the same book, it's hard to get it out of your head. Admittedly, not every hyped recommendation worked, and I still don't get Cassie Clare's appeal. Again, more of a personal problem. But for the most part, I have found people with similar taste, and I highly value their opinions. So here are the best books Bootube made me read.

1/2. "Six of Crows" and "Crooked Kingdom" by Leigh Bardugo
I actually read the Grisha trilogy first cause I was intrigued by the location, although wary about the mixed reviews. But I don't think I have ever come across someone that hates this series. And if they do, I will go full Liam Neeson in "Taken" on them. It is my favourite series, and it will never be topped by another one. Every character is so complex and developed, it is hard to pick a favourite. The romances are so beautifully executed and the plot so well-crafted, you can't fault a thing. 

3/4. "Vicious" and "Vengeful" by V.E. Schwab
Another series that I adore with a passion. I'm always drawn to morally grey characters, and Victor is one of the best villains/anti-heroes out there. Philosophers always asked themselves what makes a person good, and this book raises some serious questions. Are we good because of our actions? Or because of their outcomes? Although Eli thinks he's doing good, he's actually the bad guy. And the bad guy does more good than him. Truly an amazing novel about morality.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

5. "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" by Laini Taylor
I know that most people rave about "Strange the Dreamer", but that was an OK book for me. DOSAB on the other hand, it's a favourite. I was intrigued with the whole "once upon a time a demon and an angel fell in love", and this novel exceeded all of my expectations. The writing is superb, and the setting marvellous. As a European, it is refreshing to see the action taking place somewhere other than the USA or even the UK. I will make an embarrassing confession and say that I need to read the rest, but I will do it soon.

6. "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak
Although I love history, I was always more interested in non-fiction. But this novel made me fall in love with historical fiction, so it will always have a special place in my heart. I love the fact that Death is the narrator, which gives it its uniqueness. Some think that it is overhyped, but I beg to differ. Like I said above, it is one of those books that made people fell in love with a genre.

7. "If We Were Villains" by M.L. Rio
Dark academia is my new poison, and I need it now. We have a group of artists who are slowly turning into the characters they're playing, and all the hedonism that comes with it. A murder mystery, friendship and slow-burning romance, topped with beautiful writing. If you haven't read this book yet, what are you waiting for?

8. "History is all you left me" by Adam Silvera
This is one of the most depressing books I've read, but it's so beautiful. Even when everything feels hopeless, Adam has a way of making you see the joy in small things. It's a novel that deals with heavy subjects like grief, mental illness and feeling lost. I cried a lot reading it, so probably best not to pick it up when you're feeling low. 


Obviously, there are many other books I`ve discovered through Booktube, but I wanted to include my favourites. Also, Adelina is having teething pain again, and it`s hard to stay on top of everything when your baby is hurting. If you leave any comments, I`ll try to reply as soon as possible, but struggling with organisation at the moment, to be fair.

* Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl


  1. Six of Crows has been on a lot of lists this week.

    My post.

  2. I've never even tried BookTube, but it's not for any reason other than that I prefer to read book reviews than watch them. I'm old-fashioned that way, I guess. I'm glad you've found some good recs through BookTube, though!

    Happy TTT!

    1. Since I became a mum it`s easier to watch Booktube, cause I put videos on when I play with my daughter. I do love old fashion reviews as well, when I can catch up with them