By Jensen Argyle
Attention readers! There is a small corner of YouTube you may not be aware of. It is called BookTube. It is a tiny area in the YouTube universe that focuses on books. The creators of these bookish channels post reviews, discussions, recommendations, and much more.
So next time you are looking for something to watch on YouTube, try checking out the wonder that is BookTube. Warning: You will fall in love with it. And it is a black hole that you will fall into. And your TBR (to be read) list will get ridiculously out of hand, if it hasn’t already.
Here are some of my favorite channels:
PeruseProject: This is probably my favorite channel. BookTuber Regan is real, honest, and funny. She is also very intelligent, and will give insightful reviews. She has impeccable taste, and her great love is fantasy, although she reads everything else. Especially if you love fantasy, be sure to check her out.
ABookUtopia: Sasha is adorable and inspiring. She has dyslexia, yet probably reads more than I do in a year. Her book reviews and discussions are engaging and well-written. She reads everything in the YA genre, so if that’s a genre you’re interested in check out her channel.
PolandBananaBooks: I am not going to lie to you. Christine can be a little disconcerting at first. She is loud and rambunctious. If you can get past this though, her reviews are very entertaining and will surely motivate you to read. Her filming style is great, and she utilizes lighting in such a way that it highlights each book she pulls out, making them so visually stunning you want to read them all.
TheBookTubeCouple: These guys are just adorable. This channel features a married couple who reads books together and then reviews them on YouTube. They also have some interesting and insightful discussions that they have posted on their channel. Warning: You will awe due to adorableness.
JesseTheReader: He is pretty much the only male I have seen on BookTube (except for the husband in the BookTube couple) and focuses mostly on YA literature.
There are more channels than the ones listed, these are just some of my favorites. Now go check out the wonderful world of BookTube. I’d recommend starting with the PeruseProject video “Overhyped Books”, it’s one of my favorites.
Have fun getting sucked into the beautiful vortex that is BookTube. And, as always, happy reading!
(Image taken from PeruseProject's YouTube video "Fall Time Cozy Book Tag!")