The Truth behind BookTok – Common Questions and Misconceptions

BookTok, the side of TikTok dedicated to talking about books, has been steadily growing for the past year. However, as it gets more attention, there have been several common themes in discussions surrounding the platform.

As a BookToker, I’ve learned quite a bit about this platform. So today, I want to share my thoughts on the conversations I’ve been seeing about this community, and hopefully clear up some concerns.

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Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett – The Perfect Escape (ARC Review)

Thank you so much to Netgalley and Simon Pulse for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Overall: 4.5/5 Stars
Characters: 5/5
Setting: 5/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 4/5
Review in a Nutshell: Chasing Lucky is an addictive contemporary with compelling characters, an immersive setting, and fantastic themes.

// Content Warning: Revenge Porn (Unconsensual spreading of nudes), Sexual Harassment, Stalking, Burn/Fire, PTSD (Mention), Slut Shaming //

Release Date: 11/10/2020
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Page Count: 416
Premise:

Chasing Lucky follows Josie, who returns to her hometown with her mom after spending half of her life constantly moving. But Josie knows she won’t be staying long. However, her plans don’t prepare her for running into her ex-best friend, and resident bad-boy, Lucky. They also don’t prepare her for when he takes the blame for a mess she got herself into. Now, she’s determined to find out why he took the fall for her.

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BookTok Tips + Tricks

Booktok is the side of TikTok dedicated solely to books and author. It’s where readers and writers can share their experiences, talk about their favorite books, and make other bookish friends.

I’ve been posting booktok content on my TikTok account since December of 2019. For some reason, in March, one of my videos blew up. Then another. Then another. It was surreal. Now, I’ve been a booktoker for around 9 months (6 months of posting daily), and I’ve learned quite a few things about the platform.

So, if you’re new to booktok, or you’re a seasoned booktoker looking to grow their audience, I have some tips for you that might help.

I can’t promise this will make your videos blow up– I can’t pretend to understand the TikTok algorithm- but hopefully these tips can help a little.

I’m planning on making this a series on my blog, where I dive into everything booktok related. Part 2 will hopefully be coming soon, going into the history of booktok and how to start your own!

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Fable by Adrienne Young – A Journey on the High Seas (ARC Review, Fable #1)

Thank you to Netgalley and Wednesday Books for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Overall: 3.5/5 Stars
Characters: 4/5
Setting: 3/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 3/5
Awesomeness Factor: 3.5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Fable is the start of an addictive new fantasy series that will have you dreaming of the high seas.

“Keep your knife where you can reach it.
Never, ever owe anyone anything.
Nothing is free.
Always construct a lie from a truth.
Never, under any circumstances, reveal what or who matters to you.”

[ Related: Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin – Was It As Good As The First? (ARC Review, Serpent & Dove #2) ]

// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Abuse, Murder //

Release Date: 9/1/2020
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Page Count: 368
Premise:

Fable follows Fable, the daughter of a renown trader, who is abandoned by her father on the shores of an island of thieves with nothing. After four years, she’s eager to get off the island, find her father, and claim her rightful place in his crew. But to do so requires the help of a mysterious trader named West, who isn’t what he seems.

“You weren’t made for this world, Fable.”

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