Here’s everything trending on BookTok right now!

by |June 23, 2021
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Welcome to the wonderful world of #BookTok – a buzzing online community of book nerds sharing their love for all things literary on TikTok! If you’re anything like us, you probably downloaded the app on a dare and have now found yourself unconditionally and irrevocably in love with it (yes, that was a Twilight quote). Sure, it started out as a harmless way to pass time — a quick bookshelf reorganisation video here and maybe 4 or 5 videos of people weeping over A Little Life there — and next thing you know, your feed is flooded with all things BookTok and you’re not complaining but the thing is, where do you begin with all the fantastic book recommendations being made to you daily?

That’s where we come in – we’ll be sharing the top books on BookTok with you every so often to help you prioritise what’s trending! With regular round-up posts, think of us as your personal TikTok assistant, weeding out the random dance videos to serve up the finest of what BookTok has to offer. So, let’s get your TBR sorted for the next few months with these 8 books trending on BookTok right now!

Shadow and Bone

by Leigh Bardugo


You’ve watched the Netflix series and now it’s time to get stuck into the books, starting with Shadow and Bone! Step into the Grishaverse and follow Alina, mapmaker-turned-Grisha soldier and Ravka’s last hope to be rid of the Shadow Fold, an impenetrable swath of darkness and demons threatening to tear the country apart. This lavish world of royalty, intrigue and romance will leave you reeling and ready for Season 2!

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You and Me on Vacation

by Emily Henry


Also published under the title People We Meet on Vacation, Emily Henry is back with yet another hot summer romance following two friends, ten summer trips and their last chance to fall in love. If you’re a sucker for a second-chance romcom and loved Emily’s last book, Beach Read, you need this book in your life!

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We Were Liars

by E. Lockhart


Where are all my YA suspense thriller fans at? This is the book for you! Set on a private island, following a group of four friends, whose family secrets threaten to ruin them all, this book has one of the most unexpected plot twists of all time! You’ll be left staring at the wall for a good two hours after finishing this book, wondering how on earth E. Lockhart played you so well.

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A Court of Thorns and Roses

by Sarah J. Maas


Are you ready to binge-read an entire trilogy? A Beauty and the Beast retelling that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Sarah J. Maas’ swoon-worthy blockbuster is a MUST read! A fierce heroine, brooding Fae and a world of magic to get lost in, there’s a reason why this book is all over your TikTok feed.

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Red, White & Royal Blue

by Casey McQuiston


The hype is real — this queer YA romcom will leave you in stitches and tears! If you’re looking for a feel-good read with a rivals-to-lovers twist, this one’s for you. Alex and Henry’s story will be a comfort read you return to time and time again.

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The Song of Achilles

by Madeleine Miller


The legendary love story of Patroclus and Achilles is captured in breathtaking and lyrical prose in Madeline Miller’s rendering of the epic Trojan War. You won’t be able to put this book down – if you’re a fan of Greek literature, mythology and the classics, or you’re in the mood for a romance that defies all odds, this one’s for you!

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

by V.E. Schwab


All hail the queen of storytelling! This is a book that V.E. Schwab has put her heart and soul into and it shows. On love, immortality and remembrance, it will transfix and bewitch you, asking the question: in a world where everyone is compelled to forget you, who would remember you still?

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They Both Die at the End

by Adam Silvera


Two boys sharing their last 24 hours together before they die!? Sign us up! If you’re in the mood to cry over fictional characters, you’ve got to pick this book up! Beautiful, heartbreaking and weirdly uplifting, this book will be sure to send you into yet another existential crisis.

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