HAHAHA. After weeks of no blogging, I finally have a T5W post up. So this week is a list of books I’ve read because of Booktube! I don’t really rely on Booktube that much when choosing my next read because 1) I can be a picky as fuck, and 2) extreme hype can sometimes turn me off. I also prefer the old school method of book buying: going into a bookstore and looking through the display until a particular book catches my eye. But these are some of the few books I took a chance on because of booktuber recs and will forever be grateful that I did.
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
I first heard of Victoria Schwab while watching one of Jesse’s (jessethereader) videos. He mentioned how much he was a fan of her work and I was like, “Hmm, okay I’ll check her out.” And check her out I did. No regrets, friends. I picked up Vicious on a whim and it has now become a favorite of mine.
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Initially, I had no interest in reading Eliza and Her Monsters because it’s a contemporary book and I’m a bit iffy when it comes to those. What managed to convince me was this video from Sam (Thoughts on Tomes). I knew she wasn’t the biggest fan of contemporary either but she made a Gush video on the book so I decided to give it a shot and if you’ve read my review of it, you would know exactly how much I love this book.
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
When I discovered Booktube, one of the first channels I watched was abookutopia. I remember Sasha talking about the Poison Study series and it sounded like a type of book I would enjoy. I also ended up reading Snyder’s other series (Touch of Power) after watching her fantasy book recommendations video!
Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Again, same with Eliza and Her Monsters. Not a fan of contemporary but booktubers were going crazy for this book. Plus, it’s LGBT+ and god knows I’ve barely read any books that feature non-cishet protagonists so it made it’s way on my TBR. Read it while I was taking a break from fantasy and I ended up loving it more than I initially expected.
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Admittedly, after reading Six of Crows, I had no desire to read The Grisha Trilogy since a lot of people said it wasn’t as good. But again, credit goes to Sam for this one for her never ending gushing (both on her channel and on her Tumblr haha!) Oh, speaking of the Grisha Trilogy, have you guys heard about the spin-off books featuring Nikolai? Because I literally hyperventilated when I saw the announcement. Can’t wait for his series to come out!
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