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Summer Reading List: 5 Must-Read BookTok Books to Add to Your TBR Pile

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

BookTok, the popular book community on TikTok, has taken the world by storm with millions of book lovers sharing their favorite reads, reviews, and recommendations. With summer fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to dive into some great seasonal reads recommended by BookTok. Here are the top five BookTok books to read for the summer.

“The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” by Taylor Jenkins Reid – This book has been recommended by countless BookTok users and is a must-read for anyone who loves a juicy story filled with glamour, romance, and drama. The story follows the life of Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo, who reveals her scandalous past and seven husbands to a young journalist.

“People We Meet on Vacation” by Emily Henry – This book is a perfect summer read that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. The story follows two best friends, Poppy and Alex, who go on an annual vacation together. But this year, things are different, and the two of them confront their feelings for each other.

“The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller – This book is perfect for fans of Greek mythology and epic love stories. The book tells the story of Achilles and his companion, Patroclus, and their journey from boyhood to the Trojan War. The book is beautifully written, and the characters are complex and relatable.

“The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah – This book is a must-read for historical fiction fans. Set in France during World War II, the book follows the story of two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, who are caught up in the war and must navigate their way through danger and uncertainty. The book is emotional, gripping, and will leave you on the edge of your seat.

“The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett – This book is a thought-provoking exploration of race, identity, and family. The story follows the lives of twin sisters, one of whom decides to pass as white, while the other remains in the black community. The book is a powerful examination of the impact of racism on individual lives and relationships.

These are just a few of the many amazing books that BookTok has recommended for the summer. Whether you’re looking for a juicy romance, a thought-provoking exploration of identity, or an epic historical saga, there’s something for everyone on BookTok. So, grab a book, find a shady spot, and get ready to lose yourself in a great story this summer!

Ilyanna Santos is an aspiring writer and journalist from Austin, Texas. She is currently studying journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and is the Marketing and Social Media Director for Shamari Realty. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and having a good cup of tea.