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Best Bookstagram And BookTok Recommendations For Your Reading Obsession

Aug 04, 2022



Carrie Thornbrugh

If you’re looking for your next great read, you came to the right place! Bookclubs hosts a variety of public book clubs led by popular and enthusiastic readers from BookTok, Bookstagram, and BookTube sharing reading recommendations, book reviews, and gorgeous book content. Join a book club led by bookish influencers to discover popular Booktok recommendations and lively discussions with like-minded readers.


photograph of a color bookshelf with many books

Photograph by All the Rad Reads


Here’s what popular Booktok books are trending in August:


All the Rad Reads: A book club for the raddest readers, hosted by @alltheradreads. They dive into one book a month from a variety of genres and a diverse range of authors, then meet virtually at the end of the month to connect and chat. Currently Reading: The It Girl by Ruth Ware.


BigBookNerdBuddyReads:  Two bookish gals who's friendship started on Instagram! They’ve read together for over a year now —and decided to open up their buddy reading to everyone. Join them on their next buddy read!  Currently Reading: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt with discussion guide, + the author will be joining their meeting!


Booksta Book Club: Monthly virtual book club hosted by Melissa (@bookswithbuzzi) and Alex (@whatisalexreading) reading all the newest popular books on bookstagram!  Currently reading: Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier.


Fiction Addiction: Book club run by @rimpysreads focusing on newer releases. Members can vote on the month's book, everything from non-fiction to fantasy. This club holds monthly video chats to discuss the book picks. If you’re looking to make new bookish friends and discuss some awesome books then you’re in the right place!  Currently Reading: Book Lovers by Emily Henry with discussion guide!


HeyitsCarlyRae Book Club: Instafamous Book Blogger, HeyitsCarlyRae, launched her book club where every genre is welcome. Don’t miss joining this bookish space. From YA to Fantasy to Romance to Thrillers AND Bestselling Authors even join in!  Currently Reading: The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden. 


LITina Book Club: A book club hosted on Instagram live hosted by Erica Bernal (with occasional in-person events) featuring content, giveaways, and live interviews with Latinx authors to discuss the book, underlying themes, and anything else relevant to Latinx culture.  Currently Reading: Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester.


Reading With Maria: Maria is all about book stacks, book recs, & reviews. This book club gives a spotlight to recent releases that have flown under the radar across many genres, and may even be your new favourite book!  Currently Reading: Jameela Green Ruins Everything by Zarqa Nawaz.


PeepMyBookshelf: A classic reading challenge hosted by Ashton (@peepmybookshelf). If you want to be more well-versed in the world of classic literature or want to understand where certain phrases and tropes that have made their way into popular culture come from, check out this book club! They read one classic a month and discuss the book via Zoom at the end of the month.  Currently Reading: Lolita by Vladamir Nabokov. 


Pretty Little Bookshelf: This book club was created to empower readers to read and fall in love with titles written by authors from underrepresented communities. Together, they discover and discuss their impact once per month. This book club is the perfect addition to your calendar!  Currently Reading: Last Summer on State Street by Toya Wolfe.


Shelf AddictionThis online book club was created by Tamara Ford, host of the Shelf Addiction Podcast. This is a judgment-free zone, a safe space for readers.  Currently Reading: Rogue by Rachel Vincent.


Weirdo Book Club: Come read eclectic, intriguing, intense and of course, weird books across all genres and subject matter each month.  Currently Reading: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage.



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