Somewhere between fashion and beauty tips is an awesome YouTube community of literary enthusiasts. BookTubers is the catchall name for a new generation of youth that give bookshelf tours, conduct book reviews and read aloud from books they are currently reading. Some of the online personalities rack up millions of views and its worth checking out during the cold winter months. Today, we are going to look at the top BookTubers that you should know about.
Riccio is best known for her humourous and excitable nature. She is loud and animated, making her perfect for YouTube. Riccio’s reading tastes are vast, meaning she will read whatever she is in the mood to read whether it be fantasy, contemporary, supernatural, you name it. Her reading taste is as sporadic as she is. Oh, and her skit videos are on point.
It’s classic literature, original gangster. Join Sparky Sweets, PhD. for summary and analysis of the world’s most important literature – from Shakespeare and Jane Austen to Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut. Forget about the CliffsNotes and SparkNotes. You don’t know sh*t ‘till you’ve watched Thug Notes
Fantastic and informative book reviews, our host is Cliff Sargent, a very swell fellow, predominantly literary fiction. Wonderful stuff, he also does film reviews.
This channel is run by Ashley Riordan and she mainly discusses classic literature, literary fiction, and memoir. The name Climb the Stacks is from a Ray Bradbury quote: “You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.”
If you’re a fan of fantasy or sci-fi, this is the channel for you. Lindsey reads at a rate that seems inhuman, but her weekly wrap-ups keep us updated on most recent tomes. She never fails to unveil the best (and less-than-the-best) of the fantasy and sci-fi genres. Her enthusiasm is so contagious it’s impossible not to get excited at the prospect of new books to dive into.
Caitlin will read a book from any genre with one condition — that it features a romance. Whether characters are star-crossed lovers or suffering the dreaded love triangle, Caitlin’s on it. Expect a wide array of recommendations of different young adult and new adult romance novels from Caitlin, whether it’s set in our world, a fantasy world, or a supernatural one. She’ll also supply plenty of tips for your DIY needs while she’s at it.
Jean bookishthoughts is one of my favorite booktubers, she mainly reviews/recommends historical fiction, which I’ve been really into lately .
Elizabeth primarily talks about science-fiction and fantasy novels. Many people are attracted to her energitic personality and the fact she dresses up to suit the theme of the book she is reviewing.
This channel is run by an eclectic photographer from Germany named Fanzi. Her accent and love of books is very apparent and is very infectious.
Jen Campbell is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling ‘Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops’ series, ‘The Bookshop Book’ and ‘The Hungry Ghost Festival.’ She’s also an award-winning poet and short story writer. She grew up in the north-east of England, has an MA in English Literature from Edinburgh University and now lives in north London. Jen has worked in bookselling for nine years.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.