While I love reading written reviews of books on blogs and Goodreads, sometimes I just want to watch something. I’m really nosy and I love bookshelf tour videos and book hauls in addition to the traditional book reviews! Whenever I need a good dose of booktastic videos I turn to YouTube, specifically the lovely people below.
Note – These are not in any particular order, and if you have any favourite BookTubers let me know in the comments, I’d love to go subscribe!
- Sanne - Booksandquills
Hi. My name is Sanne. I’m a 23-year old graduate with an MA in English translation and literature. At the end of 2012 I moved from the Netherlands (where I was born) to London, where I’m currently looking for work. On this channel I post book reviews, travel videos and vlogs.
- Sanne’s ’About Me’ on YouTube
Booksandquills was one of the first BookTubers I subscribed to, I love her channel’s mix of book reviews, hauls and occasional random vlogs. She gives fantastic descriptions of books she has read and never fails to get me excited about reading, I could quite easily blame at least 50% of my Amazon purchases on her videos!
- Pricilla – thereadables
One of the most interesting things I find about this channel is that every month there is a different theme (January’s is Dystopia!) and Pricilla reads about 3 or 4 books that fall in to that theme, usually including at least one classic and one young adult novel. The production quality of these videos is really high and I love how enthusiastic she is about reading!
- Harry – ReadTomes
For some reason guy BookTubers seem few and far between, if they were all like Harry I would love it if there were more! Videos are uploaded regularly, at one every week usually, and are a mixture of book hauls, reviews and general updates. I could listen to Harry talk about books all day, it’s actually really refreshing to get a guy’s perspective considering the lack of it on YouTube. The books he reads tend to be young adult and current novels.
- Catriona – LittleBookOwl
I subscribed to LittleBookOwl at first because of her voice, I know that sounds really weird but it is so soothing and easy to listen to! Catriona posts regular book hauls, book reviews and bookshelf tours and every video I watch I come out with a list of books I want to buy. The genres tend to lean towards young adult, especially fantasy, which I have a bit of a weakness for! I know I can rely on recommendations from this channel because whenever I have already read one of the books Catriona reviews I usually agree with her opinion.
- Kat - Katytastic
Hi! My name is Kat. I love books, coffee, Korean dramas, and the internet. I want to tell great stories, travel the world, and have fantastic adventures. I’m a gamer, a Nerdfighter, a Whedonite, and a Whovian. I put up three videos a week, sometimes more if I’m feeling vloggy!
- Kat’s ‘About Me’ on YouTube
My favourite thing about Kat is her energy, it is seriously contagious and you can tell she likes her coffee (same here!). As well as the usual hauls and reviews Kat has some really interesting vlogs on writing, her recent ‘Factors of a Great Novel’ series of videos really intrigued me despite the fact that I rarely write. Kat writes young adult fantasy books in her spare time, I’d really love to read one of them one day!