Social media isn’t just about keeping track of your friends anymore. It’s become an influx of influencers that are just a few clicks away, no matter what your favorite hobbies or interests are. Now with Bookstagram and BookTok (TikTok) being ever so popular, those looking for reading recommendations might find themselves scrolling endlessly. Well, we’ve got you covered. From titles that have been out for a few years to hot new releases, here are some of the most talked about books on BookTok and Bookstagram.
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Richard Pappin is determined to be admitted into the eccentric group of friends that Greek mythology professor Julian Morrow has created. Realizing what is at stake, Richard is willing to do anything to feel like he belongs, including creating a secret past to try and infiltrate his way into the group.
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Tate Collins has just met airline pilot Miles Archer and the two cannot deny the mutual attraction, but love is the farthest thing from either of their minds. Once they realize how badly they want one another, they realize what they have is the perfect opportunity for sex without love. This will be easy for the two, as long as Tate follows Miles’ two rules: don’t ask about the past and don’t expect a future. The further they get in this relationship, they both learn that these rules may break them completely.
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
Olive Smith is a third-year Ph.D. candidate who does not agree with her best friend when it comes to lasting romantic relationships. In an effort to prove she’s dating, Olive kisses the first man she sees. But that man is the strict and crabby professor, Adam Carlsen, who agrees to keep Olive’s experiment a secret and pretend to be her fake boyfriend. As the two keep up with the charade, Olive begins to find herself becoming more of a believer.
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Alex Claremont-Diaz is considered an American prince after his mother became President. He is handsome and charming; the perfect example of what you would want for a son in the White House. However, he does not like Prince Henry from across the pond. After the paparazzi get a photo involving an altercation between the two men, the families and their handlers team up for damage control, and the only answer is to make a very public (and staged) truce between the two. But the fake friendship turns into much more as Alex finds himself in a shocking and unexpected romance with Henry.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Evelyn Hugo was the ultimate Hollywood actress who led an exciting and scandalous life, but she’s now a recluse. Unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant was just chosen by Hugo herself to tell her life story, and while Monique jumps at the chance for this once in a lifetime opportunity, she can’t help but wonder: why me? While her husband has left her and her career seems to be at a standstill, Monique is determined to make this story her big break. As Monique arrives at Evelyn’s apartment, Evelyn does not hold back when it comes to how her career started in the 1950s to how it ended in the ’80s—including the seven men she married along the way.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Four men who couldn’t be more different go from college classmates to being bound together by friendship. When they all move to New York City after graduation, their lives are vastly changed through their own personal experiences. The glue of the friendship is Jude, a man who has endured unspeakable trauma. Along with Jude comes aspiring actor Willem, artist JB, and architect Malcolm. A Little Life follows these men and the ups and downs of their lives through decades of friendship.
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Dr. Theo Farber is a criminal psychotherapist who has been waiting his entire career for someone like his new patient, a beautiful woman with the perfect life who shot her husband in the face and hasn’t spoken a word since. As his determination to find out what happened that night turns into obsession, he finds himself in a position where he could be in a dangerous position if Alicia Berenson finally does speak.
The Summer of Broken Rules by K. L. Walther
When Meredith Fox lost her sister eighteen months ago, she shut everyone out. But her annual family vacation to Martha’s Vineyard seems like the perfect place to join the world again. She’s determined to win the traditional Fox family game of assassin that will take place during a week of wedding festivities, as her sister always loved the game. But when she forms an alliance with a cute groomsman, she’s at risk of losing both the game and her heart.