Every time I feel like I need a little reading inspiration, I’m sure to check some YouTube videos of lovely people talking about books. Nothing makes me want to read more than people showing their TBR piles, seeing their book hauls, or listening to their thoughts on their latest reads. Here I have a few BookTubers with genres and opinions similar to mine that I want to share with you. Check them out:
Jen is the first booktuber I ever actually subscribed to. She’s an author, reader, book seller, and even runs writing workshops and a fairly new podcast (visit her website for more info on that). She’s really smart, as well as kind, and her content truly shows her different facets with insightful reviews, poems, author interviews, an inside look into the publishing world, hauls, and great recommendations and discussions. She’s particularly fond of fairy tales (her new series on that has just started), but reads many different genres. Watching her videos pushed me to reach towards poetry, which was unthinkable for me before because I was too afraid of it, but it was exciting finding out that I enjoy it! No only does she read fiction and poetry, but also non-fiction, short stories, flash fiction, novellas, and plays, so you can expect to explore a variety of forms with her.
Katie is a grad student of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and in the reading department she focuses mainly on horror and psychological thrillers, although it’s not necessarily all she reads. She’s honest, critical and her reviews are concise and compelling, as well as her discussion-type videos. In her channel she also shares horror film reviews, her favorites of the month, and travel vlogs and tips, which are great additions to her channel.
HOLLY DUNN DESIGN
Holly is a New Zealander living in London who loves art, graphic design, dressmaking, magical realism, and books set in universities. She’s extremely sweet and a talented and passionate book designer, a topic she talks about in her channel with very informative and cool videos on things like the different styles of book edges, end papers, and cover finishes. Her illustrations are beautiful, some of which she shares in some videos, as well as in her website.
THE BOY WHO CRIED BOOKS
Joseph runs both a YouTube channel and a blog on Tumblr. His videos usually make me laugh and he is very sweet, so if you’re looking for someone who can bring a smile to your face, here you go! Last year, he dedicated his reading entirely to LGBTQIA+ books, a pretty cool challenge that resulted in a total of 46 books read through 2015. Though this year he is not exactly repeating the challenge, he continues to pick many LGBTQIA+ books. He usually reads fiction, comics, and graphic novels.
Above all, Nicole is outspoken, honest and witty, which shows in how analytical her videos are. She is fond of LGBTQIA+ literature and fantasy and reads mainly fiction and graphic novels. She loves writing and recently started posting videos giving tips for writers and updates on what she’s working on, which is great content for anyone who wants to peek into the process and work that goes behind crafting a book.
Ariel is energetic, passionate and really funny. My favorite videos of hers are her discussions. She’s certainly made me think twice about my reading habits! Check her ‘Annotating Your Books‘ video to see what I mean. She also writes and has recently shared some of her poems in her videos. Some of her favorite genres include general fiction, classics, fantasy, historical fiction, and young adult.
Sanaa enjoys reading young adult, fantasy, paranormal, science fiction, graphic novels, and classics. Her channel is not exclusively about books, although it is the biggest part of it. She also posts great gaming and beauty related videos. I especially enjoy her lively disposition and how articulate she is when giving her opinions.
Although I’m fairly new to David’s channel, I can already say that he is totally worth recommending. I actually came to know him thanks to Katie from ChapterStackss. David is extremely articulated and really funny, with a dry sarcastic humor that goes great with the funny images and gifs he adds to accompany his commentary. He reads literary fiction, comics and manga, and does tags, reviews, wrap-ups, and recommendations.