It’s time for my absolute favorite post to make every year! This is where I share with you Booktube’s Top 10 Books of 2017 based on the 30 booktubers I subscribe to and their 2017 favorites list. Although I’m a blogger myself, I get all my recommendations from Booktube so I’ve been hearing about these books all year. This post is always super fun to make but also super time-consuming and complicated because I need to watch all the videos and figure out how to write an excel code that can take into account rankings and the number of books each booktuber talks about. But anyway, I think it’s always fun to see what are the most hyped books of the year and to see whether I myself would be interested in reading them. So without further ado, here we go!
Today I am here with the last of my 2016 round-up posts. So in 2015, I started watching Booktube a lot and it’s where I get a lot of my book recommendations. My favorite videos to watch are everyone’s year-end videos of their favorite books of the year and there are a lot of them. So what I decided to do, because I like to be unnecessarily complicated, is to create an excel algorithm that could tell me definitively what were the top books of the year. The algorithm is pretty complicated but it takes into account ranking (if booktubers had ranked their favorites), and it even takes into account whether booktubers ranked their favorites or not.
This list is great if you’re new to Booktube and want to know what books are popular right now, but you don’t have the time to watch all those videos. This list is based on the following 30 booktubers (because I can’t include everyone):
polandbananasBOOKS, Katytastic, abookutopia, shoutame, jessethereader, Tashapolis, HardbackHoarder, PeruseProject, padfootandprongs07, Piera Forde, emmmabooks, Between Chapters, BookswithEmilyFox, Bookables, Hailey in Bookland, BangadyBangz, Riley Marie, Thoughts on Tomes, Kassidy Voinche, carolinethereader, A Clockwork Reader, sarawithoutanH, WhyMermaids, ChapterStackss, Super Space Chick, Kellys Bookspill, ForTheLoveOfBooks, InsaneReader, gracewithabookinherface, and brandonthebookaddict.
Consider this a booktuber recommendation list too. Collectively, they read a lot of YA so this list will comprise mostly of YA books. But anyway, without further ado, here is the list!