Top Ten Tuesday | Books I bought because of Booktube


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week’s theme is ‘Books I Bought/Borrowed Because…’ and because I watch a lot of booktube in my spare time, I decided to talk about the books I bought thanks to the booktubers who recommended them!


The Awesome by Eva Darrows: I first saw Elizabeth @ booksandpieces mention this one, and as soon as she mentioned the dynamic between the heroine, Maggie, and her mother I knew I had to pick up a copy. I ended up having a lot of fun with this one!

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos; translated by Hildegarde Serle: This one did the rounds on booktube when it was first translated into English, and I was intrigued enough to pick up a copy when it was released in paperback. Sadly I ended up DNFing this one!

The Diviners by Libba Bray: This is another one that I feel like I saw around booktube when it was first released, but it’s been monica kim‘s gushing about this series over the years that finally convinced me to read it last year and I loved it!

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers: It was Lucy @ The Book Belle who convinced me I needed to give this book a try, and it ended up being exactly what I needed at uni when I needed a break from my essays.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: This is another that did the rounds across booktube and the blogosphere, and I saw so many rave reviews I just had to give it a try and it ended up being the first book by Holly Black I really enjoyed!


Peter Darling by Austin Chant: I had to get my hands on a copy of this book after I saw Adriana @ perpetualpages talk about it. I didn’t love it as much as they did, but I still enjoyed it and I’m so glad I read it.

Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik: It was leena norms who made me want to try this Muslim rom-com, and it ended up being such a fun read.

The Sword of Kaigen by M.L. Wang: Kaitlin @ Kitty G is a regular judge for SPFBO, and when I saw her rave review for this fantasy novel I knew I had to read it and I loved it.

Entreat Me by Grace Draven: I have Jean @ Bookishthoughts for bringing Grace Draven to my attention, who’s now a go-to romantasy author for me! I couldn’t resist getting a copy of Entreat Me when I heard Jean talk about it and I loved it a lot.

The Book of Human Skin by Michelle Lovric: I actually first came across this novel at uni when my friend Elena bought a copy, but it was Simon @ SavidgeReads who reminded me about it a few years later when it popped up during one of his book hauls. I need to cross this one off my TBR!

Which books made your list this week?

23 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday | Books I bought because of Booktube

  1. foreverlostinlit says:

    The Diviners is so good, I wholeheartedly second the recommendation! Peter Darling is also one I’ve really been wanting to check out, I love reading Peter Pan inspired stories. The Book of Human Skin has also been of interest to me!

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  2. dinipandareads says:

    The Book of Human Skin!? Is that as gruesome as it sounds?! Lol I’m definitely curious! I still haven’t been able to really get into booktube but I’ll be sure to check out some of these ‘tubers whenever the mood strikes. Maybe I’ll start with the video about this book! 😅

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  3. Greg says:

    I don’t know if I’ve bought very many books from a Booktube rec, but I imagine if I watched more Booktube I’d probably start buying a ton that way haha! Anyway I LOVED Grave Mercy and The cruel Prince (that whole series) is high on my list to try soon. I should re- read Grave Mercy probably and then finish that series. 🙂

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  4. Emer @alittlehazebookblog says:

    Oh I’m so pleased to see Sophia Khan on a list! It’s such a funny book and I feel quite underhyped. I read the sequel too but didn’t like that as much at all sadly. I’m very curious to read a winters promise myself but I’m a little apprehensive because I’ve heard many mixed opinions about it. Great ttt Jess 💚💕


  5. acquadimore says:

    “The Book of Human Skin”: I had never heard of this before and I don’t know what it is but out of context this is the creepiest title I know.
    I also find a lot of interesting books because of booktube. I think that’s where I’ve heard of Grave Mercy first too, but I haven’t read it yet.
    Great list!

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