October 11: Top Ten Books I Read Because Of Bookstagram
The vast majority of books I see on my Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and blog feeds are YA books – primarily because I follow YA authors, publishers and fellow enthusiasts – hence this list is made up almost entirely of the genre.
1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
I adored this book: it had been on my radar since publication, with fellow Instagrammers taking stunning photographs of the beautiful cover, but I only recently read it as it was one of the Zoella Book Club picks.
2. Cherry by Lindsey Rosin
This contemporary was all over my social media accounts, with bloggers and YouTubers promoting the debut novel. I loved the premise and read it quickly.
3. Legend by Marie Lu
I saw comparisons to The Hunger Games on Instagram, and received the trilogy for my birthday.
4. George by Alex Gino
I’m pretty sure I heard about this book through a recommendation on Goodreads, as a few people I follow rated it highly.
5. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
This book was all over social media last year: it has a striking cover and the novel itself is fabulous, so it’s easy to understand why.
6. This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
I heard about this on Goodreads a couple of months before its release. I pre-ordered it and subsequently devoured it.
7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
These fairytale retellings with a difference were, and still are, everywhere on Instagram, thanks to the beautiful covers.
8. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
A number of BookTubers I follow rated this book highly as a Christmas read: the fact I read it in the summer made little difference to my enjoyment.
9. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
This novel was all over my Instagram feed, with it’s beautifully colourful cover. I ended up winning a copy in a giveaway.
10. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Morgan Matson’s books are frequently photographed, and this novel was no different. It received excellent reviews on other social media platforms, which ultimately led to me picking it up.
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