When you search #BookTok on TikTok, it yields over 102 billion views currently. #BookTok is TikTok’s book community where creators share their favorite book recommendations, review books, and discuss all things book related. If you’re an avid reader looking for a new novel to dive into, you should definitely check out this TikTok subculture. Here are the best novels to read this year, according to #BookTok.
Things We Never Got Over
Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score is a very popular book among BookTok. The book is about a runaway bride who flees to a small town to help her sister and ends up starting a new life and meeting a handsome man. Women rave about how spicy the book is, and many TikTokers say the book made them laugh, cry, and feel happy all at the same time. It’s a highly recommended book if you’re a fan of romance with a little comedy thrown in.
Reminders of Him
Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover is one of her most popular books. Hoover became super popular in 2022 thanks to BookTok, and she even has her own hashtag (#CoHo), which currently has over 568 million views on TikTok. Reminders of Him is about a woman who goes to prison and gives birth while incarcerated. After she’s released, she goes back home longing to be in her daughter’s life. The story is based upon a relationship she ends up having with her ex/baby father’s best friend. Many users say they went on an emotional rollercoaster every other chapter during the book and that it will definitely make you cry.
One True Loves
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a novel about a woman who is torn between two men — her husband who was presumed dead after a helicopter crash and her new fiance. Tiktokers say that the book is heartwrenching at that you’ll be pulled in from the first chapter. If you’re a book lover who enjors romances with a twist, this one is for you.
The Silent Patient
The Silent Patient is a novel by Alex Michaelides that gained a ton of popularity on BookTok. The book is about a psychotherapist who has a patient that shot her husband and hasn’t spoken a word for five years, and the therapist wants to find out why. Readers say that it’s a chilling story with good plot twists. With short chapters and a nice flow, this is an easy read that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
This novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid is all over BookTok. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is about a Hollywood star who tells the story of her life — who she was, how she rose to fame, and how she ended up with seven scandalous marriages. TikTokers used the words glamour, fame, and love to describe the book. They say it gives you all the feels and you won’t want to put it down. If you’re looking for a captivating read that is LGBTQ-friedndly, this is the book for you.
So, have you read any of these books? Which one will you add to your reading list? Leave a comment below!