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Hey everyone and happy Tuesday!
For this weeks Top Ten Tuesday, I’m talking about books I’m focusing on books I was recommended through BookTube. I don’t really watch BookTube that much anymore, but for awhile it was where I got the most recommendations. I thought it would be kind of fun to revisit what I read, and discuss whether I liked the books or not 🤷♂️
Anyways, Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl hosts Top Ten Tuesday’s every week, so go check out her blog (where you’ll also find more bloggers who participated in that weeks round of Top Ten Tuesday)!
Now let’s talk books!
The first four books I will talk about today are The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Daisy Jones and the Six (Both by Taylor Jenkins Reid), Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst, and The Girls by Emma Cline. I heard about all these titles through Emma Books channel, as I used to watch her A LOT 😂 but, these are books that were pretty popular on BookTube overall when they came out. I really enjoyed both of Taylor Jenkin Reid’s books, although I liked Daisy Jones more than Evelyn Hugo, while Of Fire and Stars and The Girls, were both kind of average reads for me (I enjoyed Of Fire and Stars more so than The Girls).
Go ahead and check out Emma’s channel! She is popular on the platform (in other words, probably doesn’t need me to shout her out 😂), but if these books interested you, you might enjoy more of her recommendations!
The next couple of books I’m going to talk about are the poetry collections, Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook and The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace. I found both of these books through Katesbookdate, as she has a few videos focusing specifically on poetry recommendations. The Princess Save Herself in This One is popular for those who are starting to read more poetry, but I liked Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately more, as I thought the concept of each poem having a song associated with it is a cool concept.
You can go ahead and check out Kate’s channel, especially if you like finding more poetry collections to read (or to start reading more poetry!).
I found The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton through PeruseProject’s (Regan) channel. I watched her a lot when I first got into BookTube, as she had a lot of interesting fantasy recommendations, but I lost interest as time went on 🤷♂️ However, I loved The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender when I read it a couple years ago, and definitely recommend checking it out if you’re into stories that blend our world with fantastical elements! The writing had kind of a whimsical tone to it, despite the story being sad and covering some serious topics, which was interesting.
You should check out Regan’s channel if you’re into fantasy and looking for more recommendations in the genre, although she’s also a popular channel as well, so you might know about her if you already watch a lot of BookTube.
The next book, An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon I heard about through Bowties and Books’ (Jesse) channel. It’s a sci-fi book, which isn’t a genre I read a lot, but the blend of sci-fi elements with the historical elements of slavery in the United States made it a much more interesting read for me. I’ve talked about this book quite a bit when I first read it earlier this year, so if you want a more in-depth explanation, I recommend checking out my WWW Wednesday post from August.
Check out Jesse’s channel if you want more recommendations for books focusing on LGBTQ+ and/or Black stories! They have some great book recommendations (I’ve added quite a few to my TBR), but since I only started watching them recently, I haven’t read as many of the books discussed on their channel 😅
Both Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor and The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas are books I heard about through BookTube, but I could not remember the specific channel 😂 I loved The Hate U Give, and actually read it all in one day, but Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a different story 😅 I enjoyed the first book in the trilogy, but when I tried reading the second book, I just got bored and put it down. I haven’t tried picking it up since then, and I’m not sure if I’m going to, if I’m being honest.
That’s all I have for today’s Top Ten Tuesday! Remember to check out That Artsy Reader Girl to see her post for Top Ten Tuesday!
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