The 5 Most Popular Books Recommended By Booktok.

12 min readApr 11, 2021
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Either I have 20 new books on my Kindle or nothing to read. There’s honestly no in between. But, where do I get all those book recommendations?

I haven’t been to the library in so long, and as wonderful as Goodreads is, it’s rare that I get a book recommendation(rec) from there that I actually read.

This, my dear friends, is where booktok comes in. What’s booktok, you may ask? It’s a TikTok/reels(?) community that’s all about books. And if you think that’s boring, well I got some news for you. It’s not. You literally have every book fandom on there, ranging from Percy Jackson to ACOTAR.

The creators I’ve discovered on there are amazing. A few whose content I really enjoy on Instagram are:

If you know any more, tell me in the comments!

So, if you’re trying to remember that book, somebody on booktok recommended or you’re scrolling through your saved posts to find it. Even if you just want a book recommendation, that you can pick up and read right now. I got you. Here are 5 books/series that I’ve seen the most on booktok.

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ACOTAR By Sarah J. Mass

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ACOTAR stands for A Court of Thorns and Roses, which is the first book in the ACOTAR series. Believe it or not, I didn’t know about Acotar before booktok. But let me tell you, booktok is absolutely in love with pretty much everything Mass publishes.

I read the first book, and it honestly didn’t live up to my expectations. I guess I expected too much because of all the recommendations, but it was a solid 3.5 for…




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