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BookTok Books That Are Actually Worth The Hype

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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Ohio U chapter.

If you’re a big reader like me, you’re probably obsessed with BookTok. BookTok is a great place for people to share what they’re reading and to give books recommendations, but are all the popular books really worth the hype? Here’s all the BookTok books (in my opinion) that are actually worth the hype.

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is a widely loved author on BookTok, and it’s for good reason. Daisy Jones & The Six follows the rise and fall of one of the biggest bands of the seventies, and the interview style writing will keep you hooked from start to finish. Once you’ve finished the book, you can check out the new Daisy Jones & The Six show on Amazon Prime, which is almost as good as the book. 

A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson

The A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder trilogy is one of the most raved about mystery series on BookTok. The first book, A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder, follows Pip Fitz-Amobi, who strives to uncover the truth about a murder that happened in her town 5 years ago. I was obsessed with this series when I read it, and the next two books (Good Girl, Bad Blood and As Good As Dead) are just as good as the first.

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is one of those authors that you either love or you hate, and I personally love her. She has a lot of books, but if you’re going to read one, I would most recommend It Ends With Us. It Ends With Us is a complicated love story, but also leaves a powerful message with every reader who finishes it. 

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient is an engaging psychological thriller with so many twists and surprises, you’re not gonna want to stop reading. I’m not a fan of spoilers, but what I will say is The Silent Patient is worth reading just for the ending alone. 

Beach Read by Emily Henry 

Emily Henry is yet another author who Booktokers love. Beach Read is an enemies to lovers novel about writer’s Augustus and January, who strike a deal to help each other solve their writer’s block. I absolutely love the connection between Gus and January, and I would recommend this to every romance lover. My only complaint about this book is it’s not actually set on the beach. It’s at a lake, which seems like false advertising to me.

Readers, if you’re still looking for your next great read, give one of these books a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Amelia is a writer for the Her Campus chapter at Ohio University. She is from Columbus, Ohio and is an Early Childhood Education Major. Along with Her Campus, Amelia is involved in Chaarg and KDPI's chapters at OU.