September 15th – October 15th is Latinx Heritage month. To celebrate Latinx voices we want to share five of our favorite audiobooks written by Latinx authors!…
I’ve been working from home more and in the course of finding things to keep me company, I’ve gotten into BookTube. Like every part of the bookternet, Booktube has it’s problematic elements but it’s a diverse place with readers of every kind if you know where to look.
Noira from Noira Reads
Noria is a Nigeran BookTuber living in Lagos with a bubbly and entertaining personality that is exactly what you want in a Booktuber. Her enthusiasm is infectious and I could listen to her talk about books all day. The videos I’ve watched of hers have mostly focused on SFF and genre fiction but she seems to read across the board. If you need a laugh she has a video where she attempts to get her hyperactive cat to pick her TBR.
Erica from The Broken Spine
I discovered Erica’s channel during booktube’s town hall on race and inclusion. Watching her videos is like checking in with a friend’s reading life. She reads a lot of Black and African fiction and I’m always picking up recs I don’t see anywhere else.
Bree from In Love and Words
Bree is a romance booktuber and I like that she does a lot of Kindle Unlimited focused videos. I have a KU account and it can be hard to find books if you don’t have recs. She also does a lot of “evergreen” videos where she recs books based on a theme or author. Bree has multiple sclerosis and is always offering recs on disability romance from an #ownvoices perspective. Also, she sells stickers on Etsy.
Adri from Perpetual Pages
From book hauls to reviews Adri does just about everything on their channel with a focus on boosting marginalized voices. Their reading tastes are somewhat similar to my own and I am just in awe of how Adri’s ability to book talk. Even if they don’t like the book they can distill theme, context and story into concise digestible tidbits that make me want all the things. They are also a great source for #ownvoices reviews of Latinx, Non-binary/Trans/Pan/Aro books.
Ben from Benreadsbooks
Ben is a British reader and science fiction writer. He does in-depth reviews of science fiction and adult fiction along with videos about writing craft. I like his channel because he has an introspective and serene presentation that makes it easy to listen to while I’m working. He is also one of the few Booktubers I’ve seen do a video shouting out bloggers.
These are just a few of the creators on my YouTube subscriptions. Do you watch booktube ? Let me know some content creators you like in the comment section !
Welcome to the inaugural The Weekly Share! Inspired by some of our favorite content creators we are going to end the week on a positive note– by sharing some of our favorite links, recommendations, book deals, and our favorite bookish news from the week.
- Frolic revealed the cover for When Tara met Farrah by Tara Pammi, the first in Pammi’s new Bollywood Drama & Dance romance series.
- Amazon Live hosted romance authors Meghan Quinn, Corrine Michaels, Clare Contreras and Melissa Foster. The recording is still available on their website.
- I haven’t accomplished much this quarantine, but apparently Channing Tatum spent it writing a children’s book for his daughter!
Links & Reccomendations
- I am drinking a lot more homemade coffee drinks and to spice things up I’ve been on the hunt for syrups and discovered Amoretti ! Their Crema Di Pumpkin taste just like Starbucks’ PSL. – Kat
- Attention bloggers, two sources I just discovered for free (free free) aesthetically pleasing images are Pexels.com and Unsplash.com. They beautify any content! – Jess
- Looking for a TV show with 100 + hours of entertainment? I’ve been watching NBC’s Chicago Fire, it’s an over-the-top action-packed drama that has somehow been on for nine years? Plus it’s free on IMDBtv – Jess
I love a good cover change. It’s always fun to see the way publishers repackage books when it’s time for the paperbacks to come out. Many give the covers a reveamp to go with the 2020 illustrated cover trend and some just get a hue change.…
Spring is finally here and you can always count on an audiobook as a great little getaway, and AudioFile Magazine is here to help with their Best YA Audiobooks for Spring Listening. For more audiobook reviews, recommendations and blog posts and check out AudioFile Magazine.com or follow @AudioFileMag