Booktubeathon TBR & Booktuber Shout-Outs!

July 12, 2018

BOOKTUBEATHON 2018: July 30th — August 5th

Let’s talk about Booktubeathon! If you’re already familiar with it, you can skip this next little bit, but if you’re wondering “what is Booktubeathon?!” and “what challenges?!”…
Booktubeathon is an annual summer readathon! Despite the “booktube” focus, participants include booktubers, bloggers, bookstagrammers, and people who just really love reading. ♥
You can watch the official announcement video here!
Every year, there are challenges, and these are this year’s:
1. Let a coin toss decide your first read.
2. Read a book about something you want to do.
3. Read and watch a book-to-film adaptation.
4. Read a book with green on the cover.
5. Read a book while wearing the same hat the whole time.
6. Read a book with a beautiful spine.
7. Read seven books.


Luckily for me, Booktubeathon starts a few days after my summer classes finish, which means I get to celebrate the end of the semester by having a good excuse for binge reading! *CONFETTI*

Here’s my TBR for the event…

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1. Coin toss — Vampire Academy:
2 books I really want to read for the throwback event were Shatter Me and Vampire Academy; I flipped a coin, and VA won!
2. Something you want to do — The Scorpio Races:
Because really, who doesn’t want to ride water horses?
3. Book-to-film — Gerald’s Game:
One of the throwback bingo squares is a book from my birth year (1992), so I was already planning on reading Gerald’s Game by Stephen King and watching the Netflix adaptation!
4. Green on the cover — The Opposite of Innocent:
This is an eARC I just received recently for a story told in verse, so, 1) I’ll be knocking out an ARC from my TBR, and 2) verse novels are typically very quick reads!
5. Wear the same hat — In An Absent Dream:
Hats give me headaches after a while, so I wanted to pick something short for this one.
6. Beautiful spine — The Book of Hidden Things:
Just… look at it. You can’t tell in the picture, but it has gold foiling all along the spine.
7. Seventh book — Mapping the Interior:
I’ve been itching to read this, and it’s another short pick, just in case I don’t get to read quite as much as I hope to for the readathon!


Lately, I’ve been getting really into booktube, and friends are always asking me who my favorite booktubers are, so I thought I’d give you guys a fairly comprehensive list of my recent faves! Click the photos for links to their channel pages!

Kayla (Lala) focuses heavily on thrillers and contemporary titles of MG, YA, NA, and Adult age ranges! She’s super fun and does a lot of very unique videos.


Emily is the first booktuber I ever really liked, and still tied for my #1 fave spot; she’s witty, reads a big variety (but especially sci-fi and fantasy), is a major supporter of libraries, and her accent is GORGEOUS.

Gabby is tied with the first 2 for my #1 favorite booktuber spot! She’s hilarious, down to earth, gives very honest reviews, and has a super adorable puppers. ♥

I think every booktube viewer probably knows who Regan is, but I wanted to include her just in case. She’s fun, bubbly, and reviews a really big variety of titles (mostly YA and MG)!

Hannah is so fun and sweet, and she does some of the zaniest videos (definitely check out her “playlist” videos – she has a new one for the new Panic! album that is perfect)!

Julie is both a reader and a writer, and she focuses a lot on contemporary romance titles with a lot of NA and Adult – so if you’re looking for steamy recs, she’s a great one to watch!

I only “met” Samantha a couple of months ago for the Sob-A-Thon that she helped host, but she is so nice and her videos are lovely, so she’s already become a fave!

If you prefer a booktuber who posts a lot of reviews (rather than mostly hauls/wraps/TBRs) and discussions (like her “Trope Talk” series!), I highly recommend checking out Sam!

Peter is so freaking bubbly and charming and hilarious, and literally one of the only channels that I have ever subscribed to within the first minute of the FIRST video. He’s also an openly gay man and gives own-voice reviews for m/m books, which I love!

Holy diverse recs, Batman – Adriana is one of my absolute FAVES for reviews of books with diverse rep, and they have such a way with words, too!

Jes is someone I met through bookstagram, and it’s been so cool watching her channel grow. She’s so sweet and is always there for me when I need someone to talk to, plus I just love her reviews.

I think I met Allie through Twitter, and I have come to totally love the content she produces! She recommends fantastic diverse titles, and she’s so sweet and lovely!

Okay, guys, that’s all I’ve got for shout-outs today! These are the booktubers that I immediately want to watch new videos from, regardless of what the topic is. Watching them has actually inspired me tremendously and I’ve been considering creating a channel of my own, so let me know if you guys think I should give it a whirl or just stick to blogging! ♥




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      1. Haha! Been there – not with that exact book obviously, but with others that were definitely waaaaaaay above what the average 14-year-old reads in terms of content. My mom always tried to monitor what I read, but I could slip some past her sometimes. 😛

    1. omggg vampire academy is still one of my top guilty pleasure reads. like logically i know it’s trash but it’s SO FUN. hope you like it (and also An Absent Dream b/c i still feel that eventually i’ll continue with the series)
      good luck!! i’ve been meaning to get back into booktube so i’ll check your recs out ?

      1. Ahhh this makes me so happy! I’m super excited to read it. I know almost nothing about it. I saw the film adaptation once but it was during a very bad date so I dumped the whole thing from memory. WHOOPS
        And thank you ♥

    1. I subscribe and love many of these people! I’ve been really getting into BookswithEmilyFox’s videos, and I”ll be sure to give your recommedations a try!

    1. I would love to see you try a vid. 😀 Thanks for the recs. When I have some more time I’ll have to check them out.

    1. Good luck with the readathon.. I don’t know if I will be able to participate….
      And love your list of booktubers… Samantha and Hannah are my favorites too ❤️❤️❤️

    1. You have a great TBR! I looooved Vampire Academy when I read the series in high school; I’m definitely due for a reread of those books soon! Very jealous but very excited to hear your thoughts on In An Absent Dream. 🙂 I’m having the toughest time choosing a book for the book-to-movie challenge, because I generally am just not a fan of movies or TV in general.
      You mentioned some of my favorite BookTubers! I watch Kayla, Hannah, Adriana, and Allie regularly. And, of course, I love Julie’s channel! I got to hang out with her at BookExpo this year, and she’s just as awesome in person. Good luck with your reading during the BookTubeAThon! (PS- you should absolutely start a channel if it’s something you want to do!)

      1. Thank you! 😀 Oooh, I feel you, I really do not watch movies or television much AT ALL. I hope you can find a good one!
        Awww, that’s so awesome! 😀 And thank you for the encouragement!

    1. Just in case anyone hasn’t warned you — heads up on Gerald’s Game for lots of CWs. Gory stuff, but also sexual assault, etc. It can get pretty intense. I read the book when I was way too young and don’t remember much, but I saw the movie when it came out and it was GREAT but something you definitely have to be in a good mindset to see.

      1. Thank you so much, love. ♥ No, nobody had warned me – I assumed it was pretty dark but I didn’t know about sexual assault in it, so THANK YOU for warning me. I’m planning on starting it tonight and I’ll be sure to practice loads of self-care and be prepared to put it down if it gets to be too much. I was thinking maybe if I read it early in the week, I can have a few days to “rest” before I watch the adaptation at the end of the readathon!

        1. Happy to help! I don’t get triggered easily, but in the adaptation at least, I found all the emotions to be extremely intense. I do feel like the story ends up being about strength and resilience, so that does help but of course it’s important to focus on how you’re feeling during the journey, etc. Hope the experience goes ok for you! <3

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