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Book review videos – our favourite BookTubers

Keen readers all over the world love to tell us all about their favourite books on YouTube – and we are proud to support many of these BookTubers as they spread the joy of reading and share their views on everything from classic novels to the latest bestsellers. With the Book People’s YouTube channel going from strength to strength (subscribe to our channel for news, views and more here), we thought we’d focus on some of the best BookTubers to be found on YouTube.

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If you run your own vlog, or have any suggestions for who we should check out, please feel free to tweet us, send us a message on Facebook or YouTube, comment on this blog or email social@thebookpeople.co.uk.

Here are our top 10 BookTube channels on YouTube:

Sophie’s BookTube

Reading anything – and everything – from young adult fiction to crime thrillers and celebrity cookbooks, Sophie is a new, charismatic book vlogger who is already admired for her frank and straight-talking approach to book reviews. Fair, insightful and always capable of provoking great discussion around books old and new, Sophie is a BookTuber whose opinion can always be trusted. Usually uploading two or three videos a week, Sophie’s BookTube channel on the Book People’s YouTube is a must for any reader!

Megan Olivier

A real star within the BookTube community, Megan was kind enough to film an exclusive unboxing books video for the Book People and if you watch it, you’re sure to find her enthusiasm for books infectious. With regular unboxing videos alongside tales of book hauls and much more, Megan is a BookTuber who will never fail to make you laugh!

Sarah Churchill

With weekly uploads and a passion for books that knows no bounds, Sarah Churchill is a very likeable girl from Wales with a lot of talent. Dipping into all the elements of the BookTube community, including bookshelf tours, readathons and the BookTubeathon, Sarah really knows her stuff. A huge fan of young adult books, she’s helpful, honest and informative. When it comes to YA fiction, you’ll want to check out her videos – she’s a big fan of graphic novels too!

Books and Quills

With over 105,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, Sanne is a certified juggernaut in the BookTube community – and with good reason. A Dutch girl who moved to London and works for Hot Key Books, Sanne’s book review videos are fresh, funny and enlightening. She always manages to put her own twist on the literature topics she covers in her videos and communicate her thoughts in new and exciting ways. At the Book People, we particularly love her Read It First videos, which review books before their film adaptations are released.

Jean Bookishthoughts

Describing herself as a ‘part-time YouTuber’ and ‘Imaginary Dragon’, book lover Jean Menzies’ YouTube videos are fantastically varied as she delves into all kinds of fiction genres. Her great reviews of chick-lit, romance, young adult books and fantasy are testament to her passion for reading and her reviews will certainly help you make the right choice when deciding on which new book to buy next. She’s very active on Twitter (https://twitter.com/JeansThoughts) too!


A very creative individual and a Photography student, Amy’s passion for books and reading comes through in every YouTube book review that she posts. She leads great discussion and you can trust her to provide informed recommendations for books to read.


One of the few BookTube reviewers that specialises in adult literature, 1Book1review posts a new video book review every Friday. An active member of the BookTube community, she is known for taking part in a variety of different book tags. She is also learning to play the ukulele.


Hosting a rapidly growing YouTube channel, Charlotte recently ran an under-hyped books readathon, which encouraged BookTubers to read books that weren’t widely talked about. This was – naturally – a huge success and from this she has gained a great reputation within the BookTube community. One to watch!


Incredibly mature beyond her years, Ellen posts highly in-depth book reviews, some on books that tackle very serious themes. Look out for her Bookshelf Tour video, which is one of the best of its kind on YouTube.


The only male featured on our list of best YouTube book reviewers, jessethereader is a fantastically bright and vivacious character – who reads a lot! A big fan of dystopian YA fiction, Jesse’s book vlog oozes humour and light-heartedness. Great to watch

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