March 24, 2015

Discovering Booktube

Filed under: Books, Web/Tech — Tags: , — rvchua @ 5:41 am

I usually get my book recommendations from goodreads but late last year I have started to watch a lot of YouTube videos about books. People who make these videos are usually called booktubers. I loved the videos where they listed the best books of 2014 which has prompted me to put some titles in my to-be-read list. Other videos are usually book hauls, book reviews, book wrap ups, unboxing, etc. There are booktubers who only read YA but I prefer those with diverse reading backgrounds. I want to read more scifi, more literary fiction, more graphic novels.

Though I hear the usual authors (Atwood, Sanderson, Murakami, etc), booktubers have made me aware of new authors. One such heavily mentioned name is Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I haven’t read any of her works which include Half of a Yellow Sun and Americanah. She also gave a 2012 TEDx talk called “We should all be feminists.”


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