Top Five Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. I always see these posts and the topics look so fun so I wanted to give it a try this week! Today’s theme is books that I read because of blogging/BookTube. I have read a few books because of hearing about them online, but I’m not sure that I’ve read five yet. However, I’ve added a ton of books to my TBR because of hearing about them online, so I’m going to list five books that I want to read because of blogging/BookTube.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I first started hearing about this book at the beginning of the year while reading/watching “Most Anticipated Releases of 2018” posts/videos. This was on pretty much everyone’s list. Since then, I’ve heard so many great things about it on blogs/BookTube. Tomi Adeyemi is going to be at NYCC18 and I would love to meet her so I really want to finish this book before October.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
I’m pretty sure I’m one of the only people who hasn’t read this series and because of the things I’ve heard about it, I really want to finally get to it. I always hear about A Darker Shade of Magic on BookTube, especially in videos were people list their favorite books. Someone that I remember gushing about these books is Ashley @ a dash of ash. It’s been on my TBR ever since I watched her “Favorite Books of 2017” video, so it’s about time I finally read them! Now I just have to buy them haha.
The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
Emma @ emmmabooks is my absolute favorite BookTuber. She’s a big part of the reason I got into watching BookTube videos in the first place. I’ve loved the books I’ve read based on her recommendations and this is one she constantly raves about so I’m really eager to read it! I know this book is going to rip my heart out but I’m ready for it haha.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
I’ve heard about this book all over blogs and BookTube, especially since its sequel came out. It has so many great reviews. This is also another book that Emma highly recommends. I think the premise sounds fascinating – a world where even death has been conquered and scythes kill people to control the population. I haven’t read a dystopian novel in a while and this one sounds so unique.
Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
When I was looking into books coming out in July so that I could write my monthly anticipated releases post, I heard about this one. I thought it sounded interesting but initially I wasn’t going to include it on my list because it reminded me a lot of To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo and I honestly though TKAK sounded a bit better. However, people started posting reviews on their blogs and I heard so many good things about it that I changed my mind. I’m excited to see if I like it as much as everyone else and it comes out in one week so the wait is almost over!
Have you read any of these books? What books do you want to read because of blogging/BookTube? Do you participate in Top 5 Tuesday?