posted by Hollie-Anne Brooks

Because sometimes there is value in getting off the Internet.

BookTube is a whole world to explore if you haven’t already. Whether you’re into gripping thrillers that keep you awake for days to YA fiction that transports you to a land of hot boys and illicit encounters, there are literally thousands of creators who will cater to your taste and recommend endless new titles for you to enjoy.

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Most BookTubers don’t have a speciality, instead focussing on what takes their fancy. Whilst many creators have the incredible ability to read several books at once (if you have this skill, we salute you) we’re lagging behind but have an endless wish list.

If you’re struggling to know what to read next or want to hear about which titles YouTubers are loving, read on for a curated list of the books you need to read right now!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

A book that has taken over Tumblr, Fangirl is the best-selling novel about two twins who head off to university and forge their own identities. Whilst Wren finds her outgoing nature and spends her time partying, Cath struggles with shyness and emerges herself in writing fan fiction. One of the best YA fiction books we’ve read this year, this romantic tale had us feeling all the feels.


Ready Player One

We The Unicorns staff members Liam and Charleyy have raved about this novel which they both first spotted on YouTube. One for gaming fanatics, Ready Player One was released in 2011 and over the past five years has gained cult status. Filled with inside jokes and gaming references, this futuristic tale has been sold to Hollywood with a release date set for 2018.



After by Anna Todd is a little controversial. The book follows Tessa and Hardin as they navigate their intense relationship. Part of a best-selling series, After was originally Harry Style fan fiction which was published on Wattpad before being editing and released as a series of novels. After is fast paced, intense and completely relatable. Despite the hefty amount of pages, this book gripped us and we soon moved on to the next book. Despite the One Direction stigma, the book’s story will have you sucked in and you’ll quickly forget the Harry Styles references as you fall in and out of love with Hardin.


What books are you loving right now? Let us know in the comments below.