5 YouTube Book Vloggers You Need to Know

My love for books began in childhood. Our neighborhood had a library within walking distance from my home. During the summer, the library was my weekly hotspot. Checking out as many books as you can carry for free was perfect. The library offered a summer reading program. Read 20 or more books and you were rewarded with a free McDonald's cheeseburger coupon. Check! I usually read 100 or more books each summer. I still have my reading certificates.  Fun times. As an adult, I read as many books as my time allows. I aim to read a book a month, even though I usually come up short due to work and other responsibilities. Since my time is limited, I often seek out book recommendations to increase my chances of choosing interesting books. Yes, I have started books that I could not finish. Reading book reviews is one way at getting a preview of a book before investing a lot of time. There are 5 YouTube Book Bloggers that are interesting and worth checking out.  Let's discuss…

1. Left on Read:

Jourdan's gregarious personality and love for books are apparent. The Left On Read channel operates like a virtual book club. There are live book discussions, books of the month, live chats, read-alongs and playlists. 

Book Reviews as of 2020 include: The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey, Michaela Angela Davis, Caste by Isabel Wilkerson and Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn.

Channel Description: This channel was inspired by a black girl dreaming to see herself in ART. Featuring the works of minorities. Works behind and in front of the screen, on the cover of books and the ones who hold the Pen.

2.  Mike's Book Reviews:

Mike's delivery is animated and engaging, and he posts often. His content includes fantasy and horror. His channel has author interviews, film reviews, weekly updates and read-alongs. 

Book Reviews as of 2020 include: The Talisman by Stephen King, The Martian by Andy Weir and The Fires Vengeance by Evan Winter. 

Channel Description: The home of Mike's Book Reviews, for all things horror, fantasy, and sci-fi literature discussion and debate.

3. Bookie Charm: 

Pricilla loves books and it shows. She reviews a diverse range of books, including children's books, fantasy, horror, nonfiction and poetry. Pricilla usually films in front of a bookshelf, which further emphasizes her passion for reading. 

Book Reviews as of 2020 include: Latinx Picture books, Dominicana by Angie Cruz, The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peeble and Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel.

Channel Description: Bookish Tejana taking life one page at a time. 

4. My BookStash (Children's Books): 

Looking for reviews of children's books? Checkout MyBookStash. Each episode opens with "Hi friends", and you will feel welcomed. This is a new channel. The content covers very popular children's books. 

Book Reviews as of 2020 include: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, Wonder by R J Palacio and Grandpa's Great Escape by David Walliams. 

Channel Description: Hello Friends! We are a Mother daughter duo who enjoys reading and reviewing books. Daughter- Sanvi, a 5th grader book enthusiast who reviews books. Mother takes care of editing, uploading and interacting with viewers. Sanvi loves reading books of various genres. Through this channel she will be reviewing and revealing various books that she owns. Her reviews are from point of view of a 10 year old and are specifically for children and young adults who love reading. Parents who are looking to inculcate the habit of reading into your children will find many book recommendationas and references in her videos. Hope you enjoy our channel as this idea is a total "razztwizzler" for us. #roaldahlfan P.S- razztwizzler - one the words coined by my most favorite writer ever- Roald Dahl. It means enjoyable and exciting. Stay tuned to my channel to learn such new and exciting words.

5. Thug Notes on the Wisecrack Channel:

Join your host Sparky Sweets, PhD for interesting conversations about stories. If you are interested in an entertaining hip-hop analysis of your favorite movies and stories, then Thug Notes is the show for you. I usually laugh quite a bit while watching the episodes. With over a million views on several videos, the show is very popular. The reviews cover stories such as Pride and Prejudice, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Raisin in the Sun, to name a few. I do not see a lot of new content on the channel. The saved videos are classic. The Wisecrack channel critiques movies, plays, etc. You will enjoy yourself. 

Book Reviews as of 2020 include: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. 

Channel Description: THUG NOTES: Explore LITERATURE with yo' boy Sparky Sweets, PhD. It's classic literature, original gangster.

Wisecrack is a collective of academics, filmmakers, artists, and pop culture junkies who are curious and contemplative about the world around us. Our channel explores big ideas like philosophy and critical thinking through the lens of movies, TV shows, video games, current events, books, and more.


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