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The addictive combination of video, memes, and music on the social network of TikTok has inspired an entire generation of readers. The corner of TikTok dedicated to books has 16 billion views, propelling great books into the spotlight.

BookTokers capture the ‘visceral reaction’ to a book, which doesn’t come across in a written review. These posts can attract millions of views, and rekindle an appreciation of books in young readers.
- The Guardian

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The mainstream media has started to pay attention to TikTok where thousands of readers gather every day to share their favorite books.
TikTok readers created the BookTok hashtag for these conversations, inspiring more young creators to share video reactions to stories. In fact, the hashtag has been viewed more than 23 billion times on TikTok!
NBC News explained how the algorithms behind TikTok drive discovery, delivering personalized selections of videos about books: 
“TikTok shows users videos on their uniquely curated For You pages by considering what videos they have engaged with in the past, weighing factors like hashtags and songs featured in each video."
What Are the Top Books on TikTok?
We’ve rounded up some great recommendations from TikTok creators on Fable. You can read these books along with the TikTok creators, or start your own book club to read these selections.
Love and Other Words  by Christina Lauren digital book - Fable

Love and Other Words

By Christina LaurenFable Club Pick

They were each others’ first kiss, first love, first everything. And then, one night, it all fell apart. Ten years later, Macy runs into Elliot. He’s still handsome, bookish, great with words — still the love of her life.

Starry Eyes  by Jenn Bennett digital book - Fable

Starry Eyes

By Jenn Bennett

In this romantic dramedy from the author of Alex, Approximately, a teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is driven off the beaten path when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst adversary—the boy who broke her heart.

You Deserve Each Other  by Sarah Hogle digital book - Fable

You Deserve Each Other

By Sarah Hogle

When your nemesis also happens to be your fiancé, happily ever after becomes a lot more complicated in this wickedly funny, lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy debut.

The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak digital book - Fable

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak

The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen.

Yolk by Mary H. K. Choi digital book - Fable


By Mary H. K. ChoiFable Club Pick

Hostile sisters Jayne and June are on entirely different paths in life. Jayne is a young, self-destructive university student struggling to complete school and pay rent. June is an accomplished and independent business woman.

Crier’s War by Nina Varela digital book - Fable

Crier’s War

By Nina VarelaFable Club Pick

The line between human and Automae, artificially intelligent human creations, is thin—especially when it comes to love. This book will undo the very fabric of what you believe constitutes a human.

Get a Life Chloe Brown  by Talia Hibbert digital book - Fable

Get a Life Chloe Brown

By Talia Hibbert

A witty, hilarious romantic comedy about a woman who’s tired of being “boring” and recruits her mysterious, sexy neighbor to help her experience life.

Cemetery Boys  by Aiden Thomas digital book - Fable

Cemetery Boys

By Aiden Thomas

A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's New York Times-bestselling paranormal YA debut.

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar digital book - Fable

The Henna Wars

By Adiba Jaigirdar

Nishat doesn’t want to lose her family, but she also doesn’t want to hide who she is, and it only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life.

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo digital book - Fable

Last Night at the Telegraph Club

By Malinda Lo

Shining a light on the experience of queer women in historical time periods, Chinese American teenager Lily Hu struggles for acceptance from her family, friends, and society as a newly realized lesbian and the daughter of an immigrant in 1954 America.

An Ember in the Ashes  by Sabaa Tahir digital book - Fable

An Ember in the Ashes

By Sabaa Tahir

Year of the Snake: In a brutal world inspired by Ancient Rome, a young woman finds herself enrolled within the oppressive government’s military academy, with a deep secret: she’s there as a spy for the Resistance.

Perfect on Paper by  Sophie Gonzales digital book - Fable

Perfect on Paper

By Sophie Gonzales

A bisexual girl who gives anonymous love advice to her classmates is hired by the hot guy to help him get his ex back Her advice, spot on. Her love life, way off.

The Song of Achilles  by Madeline Miller digital book - Fable

The Song of Achilles

By Madeline Miller

A thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War.

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi digital book - Fable

Shatter Me

By Tahereh Mafi

One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill. No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power.

Red, White and Royal Blue  by Casey McQuiston digital book - Fable

Red, White and Royal Blue

By Casey McQuiston

What started as an altercation between America’s First Son and the Prince of Wales quickly turns into a precarious romance.

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong digital book - Fable

These Violent Delights

By Chloe Gong

This heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River.

Discover More TikTok Book Recommendations on Fable
Selene Velez (or moongirlreads_ on TikTok) was the first BookTok creator to join Fable, creating the YA Book Club focused on strong, diverse women of color navigating a world that doesn’t seem built for them. She also collected her favorite diverse YA book recommendations in a special Folio. 
 Watch Selene’s fabulous "Books that will make you SOB" video for more recommendations!
Other BookTok stars on Fable include Faye, the creator behind the TikTok account @literarylesbian. They help more than 100,000 followers find great and representative books in the young adult and LGBTQ+ genres at the Queer YA Book Club.
The Spicy Romance Book Club is another TikTok-inspired club. Hosted by BookTokker @aymansbooks, the club provides a safe and welcoming place for 347,000 followers to read “books that are guaranteed to make you swoon” together!
Kimmy's Infinite TBR Book Club will help you escape into an immersive world of New Adult books. Kimberly is an unapologetically Black romance reader who creates videos on TikTok behind the account @kimmybookss.
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