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6 Binge-Worthy BookTube Channels

July 11, 2021
6 Binge-Worthy BookTube Channels

Hi book friends!!! If you’ve been around our blog or Bookstagram at all, you know I’m not one to read books just because everyone else is. The same goes for my BookTube picks. I don’t like the videos made by big name BookTubers because they’re getting tons of books from big publishers and 100s of thousands of views per video and the same amount of subscribers. I prefer to give my support to the smaller BookTubers and ones who talk about books I’m actually interested in. So, without further ado, here are some of my absolute MUST WATCH, BINGE-WORTHY BookTubers (get your TBR list handy because you’ll be adding to it!).

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Intentionally Bookish

Spencer is a BookTuber after my own heart – romance and cozy mysteries (a genre I really want to binge-read)! She doesn’t read the same books that EVERYBODY ELSE is reading, but her channel is the perfect mix of popular authors and hidden gems that you don’t see as often. She spotlights books that aren’t mainstream and manages to highlight Black authors without picking the same 10 books that everyone else is. Because, let’s face it … if you’re highlighting the same 10 Black authors that everyone else is, are you really helping?

I love Spencer’s cheery personality, and her videos are well-done and easy to watch. I’ve already binge-watched a handful and can’t wait to start building up my cozy mystery TBR based on her recommendations.

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She Is An Open Book

Contrasting from Spencer’s cozy mysteries, Melissa from She Is An Open Book focuses more on romance, with a particular interest in historical romances, it looks like. This is another genre that I’ve been slowly dipping my feet into and loving so much! I’ve only watched a few of Melissa’s videos but I already have a TBR that’s growing rapidly out of control ๐Ÿ™‚

I also love that she did an entire video based on books that she wants to give a second chance to. Books that she picked up at one point and for one reason or another, set back down. It’s a concept I don’t use too often but one I’d love to incorporate into my own reading lifestyle.

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Courtagonist

Courtney has some serious bookish energy, oh my gosh! Her videos are full of amazing recommendations, TBRs (because I love them, even though I can’t stick to them!), fun read-a-thons, and they’re just so enjoyable to watch! Courtney is another BookTuber who focuses (mostly) on cozy mysteries and I am loving how her hauls and videos are adding to my own TBR.

And I absolutely love her Birthday Book Haul (P.S. the Husband will be getting ideas for my upcoming birthday this December – as many as I can carry with one arm!!! ).

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Lisa Siefert | Cozy Mysteries

I have to admit, I fell in love with Lisa’s videos right away and even downloaded her first book – Cupcakes & Chaos – because it was free on Kindle Unlimited (remember that teensy buying ban I’m trying to stick to??) and it looks like such an adorable cozy mystery! I really enjoy authors who talk about books other than their own because many authors read just as much as they write. Shameless self-promo in every single video gets super annoying so Lisa’s videos are very fresh and entertaining. Plus, just like Courtney, oh my gosh the ENERGY!

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Becca and the Books

I stumbled on Becca’s BookTube channel when I found a video talking about her These Books Will Self-Destruct in 12 Months challenge and oh my gosh, do I ever want to do this challenge!! I’m not even sure if it really is a challenge, or just a way to “come to terms with un-hauling books”. After starting The Year of Less by Cait Flanders, I have been in such a mood to go through my possessions (and in large part, my books) and decide which ones I’ll actually read. 12 months sounds like the perfect time frame to read a book or be okay with giving it away to someone who WILL read it. (Be prepared to see an upcoming post like that in the VERY NEAR FUTURE).

Most of the BookTube channels that I fell in love with were because they talked about a certain genre or I really enjoyed their spunk. Becca’s channel stood out to me because of the self-destruct challenge. As for her Bookopoly board … it seriously puts our AtoZ-opoly board to shame.

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Sassyy Kassie

The recommendation for this BookTube channel actually came from Becca @ Becca and the Books. I started watching Kassie’s videos and loved how interesting and easy they were to watch. What interested me the most was that the first TBR video of hers that I watched highlighted books that aren’t super new (which is a major plus for me as I love showcasing backlist books).

I think I definitely like Kassie’s newer videos, as the style seems to have changed, but I’ve also found a couple of gems in her older videos. And again, I absolutely love TBR videos, even though I have no hope of ever sticking to a TBR I create.

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What BookTubers do you watch? Are you drawn more to the smaller BookTube channel or the ones whose followers number into the hundreds of thousands? Let us know in the comments below and let’s chat!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Lashaan Balasingam July 11, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Wonderful list of BookTube channels to check out! I’ve tried them once a very long time ago, probably closer to when it became a big thing but I couldn’t connect with most since their reading choices differ greatly from mine hahah Thanks for sharing, Megan!

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms July 11, 2021 at 10:58 am

      I’ve been looking for smaller booktubers and ones that align more with my own reading choices. It’s difficult to enjoy watching videos if they’re talking about books you don’t read. Totally get that! Thanks for stopping by to comment ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Wendy Williams July 11, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    I”ve never watched any BookTube videos, so thanks for highlighting some good ones. I don’t watch much youtube in general but might try some of these.

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms July 11, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      I used to watch a lot of BookTube videos when I first started blogging but then I switched to reading blogs and then Bookstagram. It’s nice to go back to where I started.

  • Reply chelsea @ your bookish friend July 11, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    admittedly, i don’t watch a lot of booktube. i’ll definitely be checking some of these out though! i like that you’ve included some smaller booktubers, once’s that i probably would have heard of otherwise.

    • Reply Bookstacks & Golden Moms July 11, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      I love showcasing the smaller ones. Honestly, the bigger BookTubers don’t need my help getting subscribers or views. And I thoroughly enjoy these ones ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Katisha August 29, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    I’ve never gotten into Book YouTube yet, but I am definitely interested in some of these channels you’ve highlighted!

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