It’s a great time to be reader, especially if you love talking (or writing) about what you read. Technology has made it incredibly easy to create book related communities with people far and near. With online book clubs, sites like Goodreads and Library Thing, book blogs, and now BookTube readers can share their love of books with other readers from around the world.
What is BookTube, you ask? It refers to the slice of YouTube devoted to video blogs about books. BookTube comes in all kinds of flavors. There are videos of people discussing and analyzing books, unboxing videos, and videos commenting on the goings on in the book world. Basically if there is a topic related to books, there is probably a BookTube channel devoted to the topic. And if there isn’t – now’s your chance, create one!
This week (September 12 – 19) happens to be #diverseathon in the BookTube world. Created by Christina Marie, Monica, Joce, and Whitney, #diverseathon is a reminder of why diversity in books is so important. All week Christina Marie, Monica, Joce, and Whitney have been encouraging people to read and celebrate diversity of books. Although #diverseathon has already started it is not too late to join in the fun.
For more information about #diverseathon check out this video from Christina Marie, one of the co-hosts of the event:
Here are more interesting BookTube channels for your viewing pleasure:
The tag line for Thug Notes is “Classic Notes, Original Gangster” and it is all kinds of awesome. Enjoy their funny delivery and insightful summaries.
She has big hair and loves books – what’s not to love? She also loves paper products (i.e., journals and planners) and for that reason is one my favorites.
Host Ashley mostly reviews literary fiction, classic literary, and memoirs. She also has a great blog of the same name. She reviews books, gives suggestions on where to start with a particular author or genre, and much more.
Also check out BookTube News to see what else is happening in the BookTube world.
What are your favorite book channels? Let me know in the comments.