One of my favorite way to get book recommendations is watching people on Booktube or reading people’s thoughts on blog or on Goodreads. Recently, I picked up three books because of social media. Here’s how they turned out for me:
- Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Daisy Jones and the Six was EVERYWHERE this year. I couldn’t go on social media without watching a review, seeing the quotes, or hearing people gush about it in monthly wrap-ups. While this wasn’t my typical read (adult historical fiction) with a unique format, I decided to see if it matched the hype. It took me awhile to get into this book, but once I did, I couldn’t put it down. It is probably the book that I have recommended to the most people this year.
- Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
This book was all over my Instagram. It appeared on my feed almost daily. Paired with seeing countless displays in stores with this book, I decided to check it out. For me, this book was an average read. I appreciate that social media forced me to read outside my comfort zone–I rarely read nonfiction–but overall, I didn’t take away much from this book, which I feel like was the point of the book.
- Sadie by Courtney Summers
I heard Sadie frequently mentioned on Booktube for its compelling story and unique format. While I liked the concept of Sadie, it was only an okay read for me. I actually think this would make a better short series or movie adapted by Netflix.
What books has social media convinced you to read?
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