TikTok Made Me Buy It!
Social media's been on the rise for years, and the relatively recent emergence of BookTok has made book shopping a whole new experience. Here are eight of our favourites, but you can find a whole load more on our bookshop.org list.
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
"Smart, witty dialogue and a diverse cast of likeable secondary characters... A realistic, amusing novel that readers won't be able to put down." - Library Journal
Sexy, sassy and wonderfully feel-good, Hazelwood's science-based rom-com finds Olive, a PhD student, embarking on a fake relationship with a hot young professor. But Olive soon discovers that the only thing more complicated than a hypothesis on love is putting her own heart under the microscope.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
"Tightly plotted and brilliantly written, with sharp, believable characters, this whodunit is utterly irresistible." - Heat
Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive. Pacey, brilliant and extremely devious, One of Us Is Lying is the perfect high school thriller brimming with tensions, twists and unforgettable characters. For fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, this is the perfect high school thriller.
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
"Once in a blue moon you get to discover a book you end up pressing upon many other people to read. Taylor Jenkins Reid has got every nuance, every detail exact and right. I loved every word." - Paul Rees
Intoxicatingly written, with a cast of characters to instantly fall for, Daisy Jones and the Six is a nostalgia-fuelled trip into the hedonistic world of 70's L.A and the stratospheric rise and fall of a band whose sound defined an era.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
"A brave and heart-breaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn't let go, long after you've finished it" - Anna Todd, author of the After series
Heart-breaking and exquisitely written, Hoover’s touching novel of desire, lost loves and second chances focuses on a brilliantly realised love triangle and how we must always live with the ghosts of the past. With this bold and deeply personal novel, It Ends With Us is a heart-wrenching story and an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
"A gorgeously written tale as lush and romantic as it is ferocious… Absolutely spellbinding" - New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken
Dripping with passion and danger, this tantalising opening to the bestselling fantasy romance series (inspired by Beauty and the Beast) from Sarah J Maas follows mortal Feyre who, after accidentally killing a faerie, finds herself hostage in the mystical lands of Prythian.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
"The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every reader mesmerized. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama." - PopSugar
An iconic Hollywood star mysteriously chooses an unknown young journalist to chronicle her life story in this sumptuous tale of ambition, regret and forbidden love from the author of Daisy Jones & the Six. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a mesmerizing journey through the splendour of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means - and what it costs - to face the truth.
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
"Emily Henry is my newest automatic-buy author... a heartfelt, funny, tender escape that you wish could last forever" - Jodi Picoult
Upping the ante on the sparkling wit and sweeping romance of her phenomenal bestsellers Beach Read and You and Me on Vacation, Henry's addictive tale of a literary agent and an editor thrown together in a small North Carolina town is a classic slice of enemies-to-lovers fun.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
"Anyone who reads Tomorrow can't stop talking about it. The story of Sam and Sadie and the worlds they create is something truly special." - Stylist
From the author of the beloved The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry comes a heart-warming tale of human connection, creativity and collaboration as two children who meet in a hospital go on to pursue their dreams and identities through the production of video games. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow takes us on a dazzling imaginative quest, examining identity, creativity and our need to connect.