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
Love and Other WordsBy Christina Lauren
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 EyesBy 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 OtherBy 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 ThiefBy 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.
YolkBy Mary H. K. Choi
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 WarBy Nina Varela
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 BrownBy 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 BoysBy 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 WarsBy 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 ClubBy 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 AshesBy 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 PaperBy 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 AchillesBy Madeline Miller
A thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War.
Shatter MeBy 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 BlueBy 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 DelightsBy 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.