Hi bookworm friends! I watch A LOT OF Booktube! It became sort of addiction and source of information really. Being a vlogger myself (totally different hobby, mixed media art :)), I lean towards YouTube to learn about pretty much anything. Food recipes, movies, books. There are a lot of nice people out there talking about the books they read. So, I thought why not share my favourites so that you can check out if it’s any interest to you 🙂 My list is long, but I will limit it to 5 for now. Click on the pictures to go to their channels:
- Helene Jeppesen is from Denmark. What I like about her is she reads a variety of genres, mostly adult. She concentrates on literary fiction. Though, she reads YA, thrillers, non-fiction as well occasionally. Her calm nature, honesty and authenticity is what makes me watch her and believe her recommendations. Bonus: She has a very cute cat called Zeus, who always features in the videos:) If you enjoy interaction over Twitter or Instagram, she’s very active in those channels, too.
- Ange is another booktuber I love to watch. She’s from Australia. She’s a definitely literary fiction reader, and actually an expert in Classics. That’s my go to channel for these. She organises read alongs on Goodreads to read classics, which I love and join. Also, she’s very interested in history, especially Victorian era. So, she always has great recommendations for that.
3. Olive is a booktuber from the US. She’s also a reader, who enjoys a variety of genres. I find her articulations very impressive and explanatory when she talks about a book. She certainly comes prepared. I really like how she explains WHY she likes or doesn’t like a book. I found out a lot of books I haven’t heard of because of her channel. She also has a lot of Non-fiction recommendations always, which I’m interested in. Very kind and responsive as well 🙂
4. Jean is a booktuber from UK. A young, energetic book lover. She also reads a variety of genres, concentrating on literary fiction. She does have very good videos recommending YA to Adult books, lots of classics, fantasies, feminist books. Bonus, I get to learn a lot of London book stores from her 😉
5. I’m going to bundle these guys because I think their styles are very similar. Simon from SavidgeReads and Eric from Lonesome Reader from UK. Simon reads a wider variety, but they concentrate heavily on literary fiction. I find them very informed about authors. Also, they are my go-to channels for literary prize news and discussions. It’s always fun to watch their predictions, commentaries about Women’s Prize for Fiction or Man Booker.
I know there are a lot of YA booktubers out there, but I didn’t mention those here. The reason for that is, although they are fun to watch and you can get a lot of news as they are very up to date, I find their videos are mostly sponsored. So, I just prefer a bit more authenticity and go for people whom I can trust to buy a book or not. That’s just my preference 🙂
So, that’s all folks. I hope you enjoyed this post. Please let me know if there are any booktubers you like, I’d love to find out about new ones!
Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!