What to read next based on your favorite #BookTok book
Many TikTok users have become familiar with BookTok's usual cast of characters in authors like Emily Henry, Colleen Hoover, and Taylor Jenkins Reid to name a few.
While many of these picks are well worth your time, seeing the same recommendations on your FYP on a rolling basis gets old pretty quickly.
If you've already worked your way through TikTok's top picks, we've got the perfect book for you to start next based on your favorite BookTok reads.
If you liked The Song of Achilles, you should read Elektra by Jennifer Saint
The Song of Achilles may be BookTok's top choice for Greek mythology retelling, but you won't want to miss Jennifer Saint's Elektra if you're a fan of the genre.
Elektra follows Clytemnestra, Cassandra, and Elektra during the Trojan War.
The striking stories of these complex women provide poignant reflections on the cost of war and the meaning of destiny.
This feminist retelling of a classic tale breaths new life that has quickly grown to dominate BookTok.
If you liked Verity by Colleen Hoover, you should read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Verity is all the rage on BookTok right now, and if you've already read and loved it, you'll have to bring back the classic novel that serves as something of a blueprint for it – Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
The gothic romance novel follows an unnamed narrator who marries the wealthy Maxim de Winter and moves into his sprawling estate known as Manderley.
The narrator soon finds herself haunted by the memory of de Winter's late wife, Rebecca, echoing the main storyline in Verity.
With gorgeous prose and thrilling plot twists, Rebecca is a beloved classic for a very good reason.
If you liked Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, you should read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me series was a staple of the 2010s YA fantasy golden age, but it received a renewed spark of interest thanks to its popularity on BookTok.
2011's The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer deserves to be the next in line for this revival.
The novel follows a teenage girl who somehow emerges unscathed from an accident that killed her friends. Working to put the pieces of memory back together, Mara Dyer discovers more than she bargained for.
This thrilling trilogy shouldn't be forgotten amid the resurgence of so many of its peers. Go read it!
If you liked Heartstopper by Alice Oseman, you should read Loveless by Alice Oseman
While Heartstopper has gotten all the hype it deserves thanks to BookTok acclaim and an acclaimed Netflix adaptation, Alice Oseman's prose novels remain criminally underrated.
Out of all of Oseman's books, Loveless is the best pick for fans of Heartstopper to start with, as it's a similarly moving coming-of-age tale.
Loveless follows Georgia, a romance-obsessed girl who is beginning her time at university. Determined to find love, she unexpectedly embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will change her forever.
Skewing a bit older than Heartstopper, Loveless tackles issues of identity, sexuality, and friendship within a college setting.
If you liked Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid, you should Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty
BookTok darling Taylor Jenkins Reid can truly do no wrong. Fans of her gripping family drama Malibu Rising will love Liane Moriarty's Truly, Madly, Guilty.
Like Malibu Rising, the novel explores the nuances of family dynamics and navigates themes of parenthood, responsibility, and purpose.
Moriarty, who is best known for her novel Big Little Lies, deftly portrays complex and original characters who provide a rich foundation for the book's dramatic events.
Truly, Madly, Guilty is a compulsively-readable drama with an ensemble of well-developed characters.
Happy reading, bookworms!
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