I don’t know about you, but when I logon to YouTube, I usually end up spending hours clicking from video to video. It’s probably not the most productive way to spend an afternoon, but it’s hard to control myself when there are so many amazing vloggers (video bloggers) talking about books!
A couple of years ago I wrote A Beginner’s Guide to BookTube, in which I highlighted some of my favorite channels and videos. Since then, so many new book lovers have joined the ranks and some previously small and unknown channels have grown to epic proportions. Choosing just ten favorites was hard and I spend hours agonizing over this list, but I’m happy with the result. Without further ado, here are my top ten favorite BookTube channels in no particular order:
The Readables was one of the first BookTube channels I found when I first started blogging. Priscilla’s fast-paced style and exceptional editing capabilities make her videos a joy to watch. She’s also an amazing artist and dabbles in animation. Priscilla covers books in almost every genre, from mystery and YA to classics and literary fiction.
Ariel has a unique style among BookTubers. She is more analytical than most, which, being an analytical person myself, I greatly appreciate. She’s also incredibly funny and entertaining. I recently learned from one of her videos that she’s in a long distance relationship with BookTuber Gregory White, who filmed the most epic review of Fifty Shades of Gray ever.
Jose reviews a lot of mysteries, thrillers, and literary fiction, which is right up my alley. She has a series called “Hidden Gem Books” in which she talks about little known books.
Chami has great energy and the most adorable Australian accent in the history of Australian accents. She mostly talks about YA books.
Natasha reviews YA books, the occasional adult novel, and TV shows. She also does collab videos with other BookTubers, most notably Christina Riccio of PolandBananasBooks. Sometimes she branches out and does something totally different, like in the video below where she combines her love of fashion and Me Before You.
6. Jen Campbell
Jen is a bestselling author and poet. I love her channel because I am pretty much guaranteed to learn about at least one book I’ve never heard of before in every video. Jen is one of the few BookTubers who covers small press poetry and fiction.
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Kristyn is another BookTuber who shares my taste in literature. She has an easygoing style and I absolutely love her bookcase (or rather the books in it) in the background!
Sasha mainly reviews YA fiction. She has a fun personality and likes to take readers along on her adventures (to BEA, bookstores, etc.). She also does the occasional parody and collab with other BookTubers.
Scottish BookTuber Jean shares her thoughts on a wide variety of books with an emphasis on literary fiction and the classics. (And yeah, her accent is amazing.)
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And lastly, my current favorite: Sanne is a Social Media Producer at Penguin Random House UK. She explores a variety of genres in her videos and has an engaging style.
What are your favorite BookTube channels?