One of my favorite places for book recommendations is TikTok and exploring the ‘BookTok’ hashtag. I picked out some of the top books I saw from those videos. I’ll list them here, along with a part of the book description and one or two book reviews from readers.
You can also check out the Goodreads sites for all these books, which will be linked under the title.
1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
“Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready, to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.”
I see this book pop up several times throughout BookTok, and it has a high rating on Goodreads. It is voted 4.47 out of 5 stars by readers on Goodreads.
Here are a few of those reviews:
“This book was so, so so GOOD!! I swear I was barely two pages in and already knew that I’d love with all my heart! There’s just something about that golden Hollywood era that captivated me right from the beginning and once Evelyn entered the scene I was a goner. I just loved the way her story was told!” 5/5 stars.
“I can’t say for sure what drew me to this book. It’s not the kind of thing I usually pick up, and I haven’t read anything by Reid before. But something about it intruged me. So I checked out the kindel sample. Just a couple chapters, I figured, because I probably wouldn’t like it anyway. And I was HOOKED.”
If you enjoy the book, Netflix is also said to be creating an adaptation of the book!
2. Every Summer After by Carley Fortune
This book goes through six summers of Persephone Fraser’s life and is a love story.
“Told over the course of six years and one weekend, Every Summer After is a big, sweeping nostalgic look at love and the people and choices that mark us forever. Six summers to fall in love. one moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right.”
This book got a 4.34 out of 5 on Goodreads.
“There are some books that you now are going to be worth 5 stars even before you read the first page. And this was one of them for me.” 5/5 stars.
“Oh god! My heart is so close to explode after overloading of extreme angst and heartbreak!” 4/5 stars.
3. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
“Jude was seven when her parents were murdered, and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the high king.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him-and face the consequences.”
This book got 4.09/5 stars from Goodreads by readers.
“Wow, what a start to the trilogy! I’m not sure what I expected going into The Cruel Prince, but it certainly wasn’t this much fun or this much nastiness.” 5/5 stars.
4. Verity by Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover has grown in immense popularity on TikTok, and you can find countless posts talking about and reviewing her books.
“Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, the husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.”
This book has 4.42/5 stars on Goodreads.
“This one is a killer! So dark and disturbing. I was not expecting to love this one so much. Colleen Hoover writes romance books. this one is. thriller. I have seen authors go from romance to romantic suspense, but never have I seen an author go from Romance to a dark and disturbing crazy thriller. She knocked this one out of the ballpark.” 5/5 stars.
This book does have some reviews saying it’s disturbing and has some hard content, so if you want to read a calm romance book, I suggest checking out one of Hoover’s other books.
5. Crier’s War by Nina Varela
“After the War of Kinds ravaged the kingdom of Rabu, the Automae, Designed to be the playthings of royals, took over the estates of their owners and bent the human race to their will.
Now, Ayla, a human servant rising the ranks at the House of the Sovereign, dreams of avenging the death of her family… by killing the sovereign’s daughter, Lady Crier. Crier, who was Made to be beautiful, to be flawless. And to take over the work of her father…”
This is only half of the description, but it sounds so good; it is definitely on the list of books to read now! This book has 4.16/5 stars.
“Really enjoyed this one! The story was exciting, well-paced, and I found it very original!” 4/5 stars.
Here are five books I found from the BookTok hashtag and I am the most interested in reading. I have heard great things about all six of these in Goodreads reviews, book recommendation groups, and TikTok videos. If you are in a Barnes and Noble, they also have a BookTok table set up in some places! If you ever want to find more of these books, you can look up ‘BookTok’ on YouTube or TikTok, and there are countless videos with book recommendations.
Which one of these books are you going to read first? Let us know in the comments down below!