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LIST: Recommendations from #BookTok to get you out of your reading slump

By Cheska Imbuido Published Jul 15, 2021 8:21 pm

TikTok has spawned another trend—this time, one that bookworms will love. Called #BookTok, it gives book recommendations, reviews, and memes for the reading community to enjoy.

Here are some recommendations from #BookTok that might help you recover from your reading slump.

Disclaimer: Although some of these books are already sold out online due to the popular #BookTok, you may still pre-order or go to your nearest bookstore to avail of your own copy.

Enjoy, book lovers!

1. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (2012)

One of the most recommended books in the #BookTok community, this story revolves around the Trojan War and demigod Achilles, and his relationship with best friend and lover Patroclus. This devastating love story will surely move you to tears. Buy it here.

2. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (2019)

The book follows the life of a fictional first son of the United States, Alex, and England’s Prince, Henry. After being forced to pretend to be friends, their feelings towards each other eventually grow. Buy it here.

3. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover (2016)

This romance is the story of Lily, who moves to Boston to finally start her own business, and meets the gorgeous neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid. Colleen Hoover is a famous author in the #BookTok community because of how young adults can totally empathize with her characters. Buy it here.

4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (2018)

The book follows the story of Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo who has now decided to tell the truth about her glamorous yet scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Buy it here.

5. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (2018)

Prepare your tissues as this New York Times best seller talks about Mateo and Rufus who are completely strangers, but meet through an app called the Last Friend. Through this app, Mateo and Rufus spend their last hour together in this world and enjoy life to the fullest. Buy it here.

6. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (2016)

The book follows the lives of four college classmates who are in search of fame and fortune in New York. While their relationship is tinged by pride over the decades, these men are held together by the enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. Buy it here.

7. The Invisible Life of Adie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (2020)

Exploring the life of Adie LaRue in France in 1714, it tells about Adie’s bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone that she meets. Thus begins her extraordinary life as a young woman in France. Buy it here.

8. The Book Thief by Markus Suzak (2005)

World War II is out there and yet Liesl Meminger is busy having a deep connection with books and words after picking up a book, called The Gravedigger’s Handbook, which is hidden in snow. Everything changes when her foster family hides a Jew in the basement. Liesl’s world both opens up and closes at the same time. This life-changing book gives so many feels after reading it. Buy it here.