Saturday, January 14, 2017

My Favorite BookTube Channels

my favorite booktube channels

How amazing is the BookTube community?! I have to admit that I am still pretty new to the scene; having heard about it only year or so ago. Since then, I have watched various people do a number of lovely things with their channels.

For me personally, I like to be picky about who I choose to subscribe to. I like to make sure that they are the "right fit" with my reading personality, so when I watch their videos, I will find myself adding interesting books to my TBR. Some channels I liked at first, but soon lost interest, while others I had to stop watching immediately just because I didn't like the host's voice or personalty. I know, I know... That sounds wicked judgmental and harsh, but we're all human, we all have our own likes and dislikes.

One example that may make that a little easier to understand for anyone that thinks I'm just being ridiculous, was a channel featuring a teenage girl. This BookTuber had a very high pitched voice. She had lovely content that I wanted to watch! But her voice literally hurt my ears, so I had to stop watching. This isn't just the case with YouTube, I also cannot listen to a great number of female singers and some males singers, simply because of their pitch.

The following is not the full list of BookTube channels that I am subscribed to, but I wanted to talk about a few of my favorites.

So here we go!

My Favorite BookTube Channels

Hailey In Bookland

Hailey In Bookend booktube channel
(Formerly HailsHeartsNYC) 

Out of all the BookTubers that I have watched, Hailey has my absolute favorite setting. She stands in front of her bookcases, which are organized by color. She’s also very careful about her lighting, and I appreciate that very much. She has said that she uses the natural light coming in from her window, which makes the atmosphere of her videos very warm and soft rather than the harsh feel of pop up lighting.

Hailey's personality is upbeat and positive, so she is a joy to watch. Her content is really great and you can tell that she puts a lot of thought into each video. I think she does the most wonderful spoiler free book reviews, where she is not afraid to give her honest opinions. She also has a series of “Recommended Reads” where she discusses everything from her Top 10 Trilogies to YA Romance Recommendations. I love logging on to YouTube to see that she has uploaded another video in this series because I always find them to be so interesting.

Check out Hailey In Bookland.


Aprilius Maximus 

Aprilius Maximun booktube channel

I really enjoy watching April's videos because her bookish taste seems to line up nicely with my own!  I also really like that her videos have a more relaxed vibe than other YouTubers.

One of my favorite things about April is that she isn’t at all afraid to talk about the negative; whether it’s a part of a book that she didn’t like, or an entire book that she just didn’t care for. I really appreciate her honesty!

Check out Aprilius Maximus.


Lauren And The Books

Lauren And The Books BookTube channel

Lauren is an absolute TREAT to watch! Her personality is so bubbly and lovely! I love that her videos are all done in one take so it’s like we’re just sitting down and having a chat with her.

When I discovered her BookTube channel, I totally binge watched quite a few of her videos. I just couldn’t stop myself! I have added a number of books that she discussed to my TBR lists and cannot wait to start them.

Check out Lauren And The Books.


Jesse The Reader

Jesse The Reader BookTube Channel

Jesse was one of the very first BookTubers that I watched, and I instantly fell in love with his channel! He's so bubbly and positive, which never fails to put a smile on my face. I absolutely adore all of his little quirks and how he is unafraid to be himself. And hello.... just look at his bookshelves. I have some major shelf envy going on over here! 😄

I really like that Jesse is very consistent with his branding for the majority of his videos. Of course the exception being his vlogs or videos with guests. For most of the videos, he has a wonderful opening and closing that are so unique. Each video also has the same atmosphere and vibe, which is really great for viewers, like myself, who appreciate consistency.

Check out Jesse The Reader.


Meg Talks Life

Meg Talks Life BookTube Channel

Full disclosure here, Megan is a "real world" friend of mine. But of course I'm not just recommending her channel because of that. Her channel is lovely! She has an awesome personality and it really shows in her videos.

Megan creates really captivating book reviews, hauls, unboxings, recommendations, and other videos where she talks about things going on in her life. For example, when she got her first hate comment, she created a great video to help others deal with situations like that when it happens to them.

So whether you're looking for a standard BookTube channel, or something with a little more oomph, I highly recommend checking her out.

Check out Meg Talks Life.

Thanks for reading!

I am always, always, always looking for new channels to check out. So feel free to leave me recommendations in the comments section below.

For more of my favorite BookTubers, check out My Favorite BookTube Channels, Part 2.
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