BookTubeAThon/BlogAThon Day 1: 3 books I’ve read because of BookTube

Confused? Click here for my introductory post! 

BookTubers are a large source of knowledge for me on what books to read so, I’ve got plenty of books to choose from when creating this blog post. What I also discovered when looking through for links and for books, is that I also have a lot of unread books that have stemmed from BookTubers… Whoops!

A few of the books I’ve chosen this week also directly, (or indirectly!) stem from youtube but I haven’t read them yet so, lets get onto the three I have!

REVIEW: Divergent - Veronica Roth1. Divergent by Veronica Roth

One of the first posts I ever wrote on my blog (since deleted!) was a review of this book, and I’d discovered it through BookTube.

I came across Divergent in The Works, and having heard about it from Youtube, I decided to give it a try. And in a spout of boredom, between my first and second year of university, I devoured it. It was great and so much better than the Hunger Games.

I recently finished the series, and despite disappointing views on Goodreads, I really enjoyed the ending. The film adaptation released recently was also brilliant and I can’t wait for Insurgent to be released.

Having found it through a recommendation, I ensured that I passed this on to friends to read. But this blog is a chance for more people to see it so, why not pick it up?

You can grab it from The Book Depository by clicking here or find your local independent bookseller.


Recommended by: BooksandQuills | KayleyReads


The-Name-of-the-Star-UK2. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

I enjoyed this book so much that when it was £1 on a deal in waterstones, I bought a number of copies to pass onto friends. I’m not sure any of them actually read it, or if they did enjoyed it, but I certainly did.

I liked the play on Jack the Ripper (such a compelling thing to write about!) and I much preferred it to other works Maureen has written (I was starting to be very disappointed because she’s so funny in videos and on twitter!). And the sequel didn’t disappoint. I’m certainly looking forward to the next instalment!


Buy it from The Book Depository here!

Recommended by: MissxRojas | KayleyHyde


Gatsby_1925_jacket3. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald 

This was a classic I’d never really considered reading but after John’s strong advocacy, I sat down and finished it in one sitting. Short, sweet and full of lessons (much like To Kill a Mockingbird really, one of my favourite books ever!) Gatsby is brilliant!





Grab it in a better cover than mine from The Book Depository by clicking here!

Recommended by: Vlogbrothers




Extra: We Were Liars by E Lockhart

As I mentioned above, lots of the books I’m reading this week have some kind of source from BookTubers, but I thought I’d give a special mention to the book I’m reading that doesn’t directly hit any of my challenges. I couldn’t include it in my top 3 because it’s yet to be read (today’s book was The Silver Linings Playbook) but I have heard so much about it from a billion book tubers that I thought it deserved a mention.

I’ll keep you updated on day 7 on what I thought, but until then – how about reading it yourself? I’d love to see some other bloggers taking up this challenge with me!

Recommended by:  ArielBlissett | MissxRojas | TyrannosaurusLexxx


P.S. Some of these books are specifically discounted this week because of the BookTubeAThon at the Book Depository! Why not check them, and more out here!


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