#BookTok made me buy it: Our top 5 #BookTok reads

January 16, 2024

Hey there, fellow book lovers and TikTok aficionados!

If you’re like us, scrolling through your feed often leads you down the rabbit hole of #BookTok, where passionate readers and creators come together to dish out book recommendations that are as entertaining as they are insightful. So, grab your popcorn and get ready to explore the top 5 #BookTok reads that have taken the platform by storm!

1. “Six of Crows” by Leigh Bardugo

If you haven’t heard of this gem, it’s time to crawl out from under that rock! “Six of Crows” has been hailed as a masterpiece of fantasy heist storytelling. Filled with cunning criminals, a daring heist, and a world that’ll have you longing for a ticket to Ketterdam, this book has captured the hearts of #BookTok readers everywhere. Get ready to fall head over heels for Kaz Brekker and his crew as they take on an impossible task in the heart of danger and intrigue.

2. “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller

Hold onto your heartstrings, because this one’s a tearjerker! “The Song of Achilles” retells the ancient tale of Achilles and Patroclus, weaving in a love story that’s as tender as it is tragic. Madeline Miller’s beautiful prose and her ability to breathe new life into classical myths will leave you reaching for the tissues. Get ready to embark on an emotional rollercoaster that’ll make you want to call your best friend and give them a big hug.

3. “Clap When You Land” by Elizabeth Acevedo

This novel is an emotional knockout! Elizabeth Acevedo’s powerful storytelling shines in “Clap When You Land,” a novel-in-verse that explores the lives of two girls who discover they share a father after his tragic death. The raw emotions, the vivid characters, and the lyrical prose will leave you speechless. Prepare to go through a whirlwind of feelings as you experience the journey of love, loss, and family.

4. “The Poppy War” by R.F. Kuang

Attention fantasy aficionados: this one’s for you! “The Poppy War” introduces us to Rin, a war orphan determined to escape her circumstances and master the art of shamanism. But as she delves deeper into her studies, she discovers a world of darkness and power that threatens to consume her. R.F. Kuang’s unflinching exploration of war, power, and sacrifice sets this book apart, making it a must-read for those craving a darker and more complex fantasy narrative.

5. “Cemetery Boys” by Aiden Thomas

Get ready for a paranormal romantic adventure like no other! “Cemetery Boys” follows Yadriel, a transgender boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family by summoning the ghost of his murdered cousin. However, he accidentally summons Julian, the school’s resident bad boy ghost. With humour, heart, and a touch of the supernatural, this book explores identity, family, and young love in a way that’ll keep you turning the pages until the very end.

So there you have it, bookworms! These top 5 #BookTok reads are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the amazing recommendations flooding the platform. Whether you’re into fantasy, romance, or powerful contemporary stories, there’s something there for everyone. So, grab a copy, dive in, and let the magic of these stories transport you to new worlds and emotions. Happy reading, and happy scrolling!

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