Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Books that BookTube Made Me Read

Since I've became a full-time reader four years ago when I started this blog, I've had no problem to find books to read. My TBR pile is an ever growing issue. But I do remember times when it was kind of difficult to decide what to read next. And back then, I discovered BookTube from which I drew a lot of bookish inspiration. So today I am here to share with you some of the amazing books I would've probably never gotten around reading if it weren't for YouTube...

  • The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides - One of the most difficult book to describe. The plot line of this story is just so sad and alarming. But the writing style of Jeffrey Eugenides is so incredibly beautiful that I can't help but think about this book as poetic. I would highly recommend it to you if you haven't read it already...
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Well, I know. The Great Gatsby is a classic so you would probably think I didn't need YouTube to be able to discover it. But I actually hadn't had any interest in reading this book untill I heard so many amazing things about it from various BookTubers. So I picked it up and fell in love with the story thanks to them all...
  • How I live Now by Meg Rosoff - This book is actually a dystopian novel that takes place during some kind of World War III, if you will. It is really frank and raw but incredibly beautiful. I am aware that this book is not for everybody, but I would still encourage you to read it. It's one of my all time favourites. And I am going to re-read it soon...
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - Oh, I love this book entirely. It's hilariously funny and the main character just plain adorable. Both of my parents read it and utterly enjoyed it too. Seriously good one...
  • Just One Day by Gayle Forman - If you follow my blog somehow continuously, you'll probably know that Just One Day is one of my all time favourite book. And if it weren't for BookTube I might have never read it. What an idea. I love the story about Allyson and Willem so much. And I like to carry them in my heart wherever I go. I can't imagine not knowing them at all...
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perskins - I had read this book way back before starting my blog. So I guess it was one of the books that showed me an amazing world of contemporary literature. Since then I have discovered many other authors who I now love. But Stephanie Perkins will stay the first for ever...
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - I don't think that Rainbow Rowell needs to be recognized by BookTube, awesome as she is. But I actually found out about her books right there. Her stories are cute and honest and I love them to pieces. So I am pretty grateful that people around YouTube discuss her books so much. They are so worth it...
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline - With this book I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone. But because one of my favourite BookTubers had mentioned it so many times, I thought that I might as well go and try it, which I am so glad I did. This book really deserves all the hype it gets. It is an amazingly crafted and gorgeously written story that sets you wondering about many important things. Plus it's highly enjoyable read...
  • It by Alexa Chung - I found about this book from Alexa herself, because I have been watching her fashion videos for a long time and enjoyed her personality a lot. It's more like a coffee table kind of book with loads of pictures and short articles that you can flip through while drinking coffee. It's perfect for days that are lacking any inspiration...
  • Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli - This book is actually the one that inspired me to write this post. For I was absolutely not interested in picking it up when it came out. But because it got so popular on BookTube, I was curious to find out if it really was as good as everybody said. And I seriously loved it...
  • Stay by Deb Caletti - This book isn't necessarily the most popular on BookTube, even though it's a pity. Nevertheless, BookTube is where I first heard about it. And I am so glad I read it, because Deb Caletti is now one of my favourite contemporary authors. I would definitely encourage you to read this novel, for it tells a poignant story that is both shocking and beautiful...

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