Hello and happy Wednesday. You don’t have to be super observant or follow me very closely to notice that lately, I’ve had more time to read and to blog. This has also meant that I’ve had more time to get back into BookTube, despite the entire post I made on no longer following BookTubers anymore. The truth is, even when I wasn’t following any, I liked to sometimes go to their channels and watch the videos they’d uploaded recently. Today, I’m back to fully embracing the BookTube life again, but not like before, when every book that anyone talked about would go straight to my wishlist. I have come to terms with the fact that I have my own books and my own rhythm and that I can just watch BookTube for entertainment purposes and not necessarily bookish guidance. And watching them is also fun to get ideas for posts, like the one that went up last week. I am following five BookTubers and I want to share the reasons why I do with you. Let’s get started, shall we?
Let me start by saying that the books Emily reads are for the most part very different from the ones I read. This is awesome because I don’t feel compelled to even check out any book she mentions, but I still enjoy listening to her talk about them. It’s probably weird, but who cares? We each have our reasons to follow certain people. I guess I enjoy the consistency of her videos, too. I know I can expect TBRs at the beginning of every month and wrap-ups at the end, and I love that Emily usually reads big books and that she shops at Book Outlet more than I do. She mostly reads sci-fi, horror, and thrillers, so if you’re into that, you should check her out.
I talked about Hailey in my previous post since it was based on a video of hers. I like her attitude and her energy, and I think that’s what made me want to check out her channel when I was watching an episode of Bookmarked. Bookmarked is a live chat she does with Zoë and Hannah, whose channels I’ll be talking about in a second. It’s every week and they talk about bookish things for about an hour. Anyway, here’s where I discovered Hailey and then after exploring her channel, I realized she did weekly reading vlogs, which I think are what I enjoy most about her. I like how she combines her daily life with reading and writing, and how she inserts hauls and unboxings into the videos. I enjoy her vlogs more than I do her regular videos, but I still watch those.
Zoë is not as consistent with her uploads as Hailey and Emily, which for some reason makes me even more excited when I see she has a new video up. I love her 24-hour readathons, especially because I don’t think I’d ever be able to do one myself so it’s cool to see someone else reading so much. Also, out of all the BookTubers, I think my taste aligns the most with Zoë’s because she’s into contemporary romance, but she also reads some fantasy here and there.
If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, watch one of Hannah’s videos and you’ll be completely at ease with her voice. Her videos are just so relaxed and soothing, and she’s one of those people who give the impression of always knowing what they’re talking about, and as a teacher, I admire that. I want to say that Hannah leans more toward fantasy, so the reviews she gives about contemporary novels are very useful because they’re more unbiased, I think. I love that she posts tags and challenges, although again, she’s not super consistent.
G from Book Roast is more of an old-school BookTuber, or maybe I feel that way because I used to watch her videos years ago. Since then, she’s changed her repertoire, and now she mostly does weekly vlogs and unboxings, which usually are Harry Potter or fantasy-themed. I love unboxings, especially when I know I could never get the subscription boxes she gets because they’re Europe-based, but a girl can dream, right?
Do you follow any BookTubers? Tell me about them in the comments below.
Love, Miss Camila