7 BookTok and Bookstagram Favorites That Are Worth Reading
Widely-recommended works of fiction that will leave you spellbound.
There is a reason why people say social media is the most incredible tool if you can use it wisely.
It isn’t just about connecting with friends but about finding a community with similar interests as you.
If you love reading, you can find numerous Bookstagrammers and BookTokers who can suggest the hottest books in your favorite genre.
To save your time from endless scrolling in a quest to find a good book, I have prepared a list of Bookstagram and BookTok sensations that you will love to read. Here we go.
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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
This book is a must-read for those who love fairy tales and fiction.
One day a nineteen-year-old huntress, Feyre, kills a wolf in the woods. Little did she know that her life was about to change.
Soon after her hunt, a mysterious beast-like creature appears, raging with a vengeance, and takes her to his world.
Feyre finds herself in a magical land she only heard about through folklore. She also discovers that her captor, Tamlin, is one of the lethal and immortal faeries who rule this world.
As she adjusts to her new home, her hatred for Tamlin becomes passionate love. She decides to protect him and the world of Fae from all the dangers.
This book is a BookTok sensation because it perfectly blends romance, thrill, and adventure. Are you ready to get lost in this faerie world?
Some heart-touching quotes from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas are:
“Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”
“I threw myself into that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn.”
Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
Reminders of Him is a heart-wrenching story of a mother who wants to reunite with her four-year-old daughter after spending five years in prison.
Kenna revisits her hometown, where everything started going wrong. But everyone in her daughter’s life tries to keep Kenna away, despite her yearning to embrace her child.
The only person who understands her and becomes her support system is a bar owner, Ledger Ward. Ledger secretly helps her throughout the journey, and they develop a deep connection.
As their romance grows against all odds, Kenna is determined to resolve her past mistakes and look for a brighter future with her loved ones.
Will she ever heal from her past and find true happiness?
You will find yourself going through an emotional roller coaster with Kenna. It is not a love story but a life story full of lessons like self-forgiveness.
This Bookstagram recommendation will give you a good cry and a sense of fulfillment after reading. Totally worth reading.
Some favorite quotes from Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover are:
“There was before you and there was during you. For some reason, I never thought there would be an after you.”
“Now that I’ve forgiven myself, the reminders of him only make me smile.”
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
If you’re into crime thrillers and detective stories, then Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter won’t disappoint you.
After Claire Scott’s husband is murdered brutally, she digs into it only to find that it can be linked to her past.
Her sister Julia also disappeared mysteriously twenty years ago, without a note or even a dead body, and their family fell apart. After two decades, she reunites with her sister Lydia to find the truth about both cases and discovers the strings connected from the past.
Later she finds out a shocking truth that changes her life forever.
Pretty Girls is a trending Bookstagram thriller due to its engaging story with twists and turns. It is an unforgettable thriller that discusses sensitive topics like torture, sexual abuse, violence against women, and dark subject matter. Give it a read if you are looking for a breathtaking book full of suspense that can be horrifying at times.
Some quotes from Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter:
“Optimism is a sliver of glass in your heart.”
“There is kindness in so many unexpected places”
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Secret History is a book of one of a kind with uniquely woven, mostly grey characters.
Richard Pappin desperately wants to be a part of the group of five eccentric students chosen by a professor, Julian Morrow. He came from a poor family and moved to study at an elite college in Vermont.
But he was prevented from taking up his favorite Ancient Greek course as the professor only taught his handpicked students.
He somehow becomes a part of this exclusive group but does something he never imagined.
He remembers his bitter past secret and to what extent he went for that.
I felt I was under a spell when I read this book. It is like you cannot find what is right or wrong but get lost in the events. Probably that’s why this book has become a Booktok sensation that has targeted several issues like slut shaming, murder, suicide, drug abuse, homophobia, and many more.
Some favorite quotes from The Secret History by Donna Tartt:
“Forgive me, for all the things I did but mostly for the ones that I did not.”
“Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming.”
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
This is the most entertaining Booktok favorite you can ever come across, with a meaningful message and a hopeful tone.
Alex Claremont-Diaz is the first son of the president of the United States. He is treated like an American prince with his charming personality.
However, he has a problem with Henry, the prince of England.
After the paparazzi captured their heated argument, their families come to their rescue and make a peace treaty between them publicly.
But this fake friendship turns into something more as Alex finds himself romantically attracted to Henry. Henry, too feels the same as they are forced to spend time with each other.
Honestly, this book deserves to be a Bookstagram sensation for its diverse characters, accurate depiction of queer relationships, and lighthearted humor. Definitely a good read.
Some quotes from the book Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston:
“Sometimes you just jump and hope it’s not a cliff.”
“Straight people, he thinks, probably don’t spend this much time convincing themselves that they’re straight.”
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Evelyn Hugo, a popular Hollywood actress, who always remained in the headlines for her exciting career and scandalous life, decides to write her biography.
She selects a not-so-popular magazine reporter Monique Grant to tell her life story. Grant wonders why she’s chosen by this famous actress when her own life is a misery but grabs this opportunity anyway.
Grant decides to make this story a stepping stone in her career and visits Evelyn’s place. The actress tells her story, without holding back, about the start and the end of her career, including the seven husbands she married along the way.
But all Grant (and her readers) want to know is which of her seven husbands did Evelyn truly love?
The book is a fascinating tale of an ambitious woman, unexpected friendships, and a forbidden love. It throws light on the glamorous life of a Hollywood star.
Some favorite quotes from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid:
“Never let anyone make you feel ordinary.”
“Don’t ignore half of me so you can fit me into a box. Don’t do that.”
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Alicia Berenson is a renowned painter, married to a fashion photographer, and living a life everyone dreams of.
One night, her husband comes home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia mercilessly shoots him five times until he dies.
She becomes silent and never speaks again after that.
This case becomes a mystery as Alicia refuses to explain anything. Alicia, the silent patient, is hidden away from the spotlight. A clinical psychotherapist, Theo Faber is determined to solve this mystery and find her motive.
Why do you think Alicia did that?
This psychological thriller is a must-read Booktok recommendation that keeps you intrigued until the end.
Some favorite quotes from The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides:
“Remember, love that doesn’t include honesty doesn’t deserve to be called love.”
“Choosing a lover is a lot like choosing a therapist. We need to ask ourselves, is this someone who will be honest with me, listen to criticism, admit making mistakes, and not promise the impossible?”
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