Struggling with another reading slump? Here are BookTokers you should follow for book recommendations that will push you to read more!
Out of boredom, TikTok became my past-time as I scroll through endless content for mere entertainment. This was until I found a home within a community of bookworms, inspiring me to read again after a 3-year slump. Aside from the unnecessary budols, BookTok helped me rekindle my passion for reading during the pandemic. The popular TikTok hashtag eventually became big as more individuals are influenced to read books and create book-related content.
Filipino BookTokers you should follow
Although I’m not as active as I was a year ago, I still go back to the supportive community for more book suggestions and funny memes. I also enter into a wormhole of BookTok chismis (hehe) from time to time. My love for this wholesome yet occasionally spice-obsessed community truly has no bounds. So, I rounded up some of my most trusted local BookTok content creators to give you some bookish inspiration and new book recommendations.
With 36,900 followers, the Davao-based BookToker, Bryan, is truly living like the main character. Known for his Queer book recommendations and funny skits, the 30-year-old influencer consistently posts aesthetically pleasing autumn-colored bookish content both on TikTok and Instagram. Despite his utter success as a content creator, Bryan still keeps it real with his genuine personality and engagements in the BookTok community.
@bryanhoardsbooks What if lang naman diba? 🤔 #booktok #booktokph #whatif #bookstore #bookwormproblems #bryanhoardsbooks ♬ original sound – Bryan 🍂
Looking for books with some spice? Ikay will be your go-to BookToker!
The 21-year-old Capricorn is almost always up to date with new book releases. Aside from spicy books, she also gives the best romance and fantasy recommendations. Moreover, Ikay is quite good at convincing you to read books she enjoys. In fact, she was the reason why I fell in love with Chloe Gong’s These Violent Delights.
@ikay.reads This book feels like an older sister giving you life advice! #booktok#booktokph#bookrecs#bookrecommendations#fypシ ♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim
The Jodi Picoult fan, Kwe, will be your gateway to the world of Filipino literature and memoirs. With her impressive bookshelf and diverse recommendations, the 26-year-old book nerd will definitely entice you to scroll through online shop apps late at night. Kwe is the true definition of an outspoken hot girl who loves to read and travel. Thus, let our response be, “Sana all!“
@kwehhhhhh that time of the year where I struggle to pick up books with 350+ pages 🥴 #booktok #booktokph #shortbooks #goodreadsgoal2022 #miekokawakami #madelinemiller #katrinastuartsantiago #emiyagi ♬ The Way I Love You – Michal Leah
Want to explore the nonfiction genre? Then BookTok’s local girl boss, Andrea, got you covered.
Aside from her compelling book reviews, the 22-year-old Iskolar ng Bayan is famous for her feminist and literary-fiction book recommendations. With 29,800 followers, Andrea is leading a feminist revolution in the BookTok community, influencing many to grab nonfic novels like Feminism, Interrupted, Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again, Sexuality and The Filipina, and many more. Outside the world of reading, she is also a great culture writer, contributing to different media outlets.
@girlbossinred hapi buwan ng wika 🌙 here r some filipino feminist book recs & my tbr!! #booktok #booktokph #philippineliterature #feminism ♬ original sound – andrea 🍰
Another Iskolar ng Bayan on this list is the artsy, funny, and witty, Julienne.
From a BookTuber to BookToker, she immediately garnered 112,700 followers through her epic editing skills and energetic videos. Julienne is also recognized for her advocacy of mental health and often recommends self-help novels to her followers. There is indeed no question about why she is one of everyone’s favorite BookTokers.
@lovejulienne Ang tagal na since the last BOOK HAUL! So here’s one from @National Book Store 🥳💗 #BookBingeBazaar #BookCaravan #ABxNBSARTFAIR #NBSat80 #NationalBookStore #Booktok ♬ original sound – YT: Love, Julienne 📚 🎀
So, who is your favorite Filipino BookToker? We would love to know them in the comments! If you like articles like this, click here for more.
Lea Briones' love for writing and reading books led her to the path of journalism, molding her to become the outspoken feminist she is today. At fifteen, she already knew she wanted to be a writer as she aspires to be her own version of the hopeless romantic it girl, Carrie Bradshaw. This introverted Virgo sun, Leo moon, and Libra rising is an astrology enthusiast and an avid crystal collector who found solace and comfort in writing her thoughts and innermost feelings.