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The #BookTok Effect: 10 trending books to read on TikTok

The #BookTok Effect: 10 trending books to read on TikTok

Nowadays, bookworms are heading to TikTok to share their love for reading. The phenomenon “TikTok made me buy it” isn’t just for all those random (but handy) items. It has also been an avenue to discover new books to read.

While TikTokers are rekindling their passion to read, the BookTok effect is also simultaneously creating a huge impact on authors and publishers alike. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera was published in 2017 and is one of the books that have been trending on the app. According to a feature by The Guardian, the book has sold more than 200,000 copies in the UK after thousands of posts about it. #AdamSilvera has been viewed 10.8m times.

Fully Booked has rounded up some of the most-seen and trending books on TikTok so you can hop on the #BookTok scene. You can also check out the BookTok Reads collection found on Fully Booked Online.

1. Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sings is a telltale story of a possible murder and the heartbreaking coming-of-age story of Kya Clark, a young girl who has been abandoned by her parents. This award-winning novel has been on the bestseller list for 124 weeks.

2. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Desperation made Addie LaRue make a deal with the devil to live forever but the price is high—no one will ever remember her. The fantasy fiction standalone The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

3. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

With an enchanting mix of magic and mystery, Aidan Thomas treats readers into a vibrant and imaginative narrative in his paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys. A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave. Definitely a #Pride book recommendation!

4. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

TJ Klune’s The House in the Cerulean Sea is a book about opening your heart and soul: a novel about unconditional love and respecting others' differences. The novel follows the story of Arthur, a 40-year-old caretaker of magical misfit orphans from around the world. Enchanting and masterfully told, this book is about discovering family in the most unexpected place.

5. You Have a Match by Emma Lord

What would you do if you found out you had a secret sister and it was accidentally revealed to you through a DNA service? Hopeful. Light. And a heartwarming read. This YA contemporary book is centered on family, friends, romance, and sisterhood. A must-read if you're looking for something light and sweet.

6. All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

An instant New York Times bestseller! All Your Perfects is a heart-wrenching and profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past—a resounding love with a perfect beginning trying to survive a lifetime between two imperfect people.

7. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them... and what they will leave behind. A tale about family, betrayal, and riches—you might want to reserve some tissues while reading this book.

8. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life is a haunting novel filled with joys and sorrows. It follows the story of four college classmates as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships (which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride) deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude: a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma.

9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

A thrilling classic that is undoubtedly timeless. Victor Frankenstein's creature is stitched together from the limbs of the dead, taken from 'the dissecting room and the slaughter-house'. The result is a grotesque being, who, rejected by his maker and starved of human companionship, sets out on a journey to seek his revenge.

10. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Nora Grey finds forbidden love with her fallen angel. For her, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. Mysterious and humorous all together, Hush, Hush is a heavenly book waiting to be read.

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