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The best of BookTok 2024

By Kobo • May 01, 2024Recommended Reading

The #BookTok powers that be have spoken, these are the most viral books of 2024 so far.

BookTok is chock-full of amazing book recommendations from readers of all tastes. For some, the thought of scrolling through reviews and building a TBR is exciting. Thrilling, even. For others, it’s a small nightmare. This is where we come in. To save you the trouble of creating an account or scrolling endlessly, we’ve rounded up the hottest BookTok recommendations of 2024.

Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez

Abby Jimenez is beloved on Booktok. You’ll have a tough time scrolling without someone recommending one of her romcoms. Jimenez’s newest release, Just for the Summer, is finding its way onto every Booktokker’s TBR. Justin and Emma are complete strangers with one thing in common: they are cursed when it comes to love. Together, they come up with a plan to cancel out each other’s curses . The plan? Date and break up. But what’s supposed to be a quick fling becomes a lot more when real life gets in the way. Or is it fate?

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Powerless by Lauren Roberts

Would we be talking about Booktok if we weren’t talking about Romantasy? Obviously not. The series capturing everyone’s hearts this year is a YA trilogy from Lauren Roberts. Powerless follows the forbidden, slow-burn romance between a Kai Azer, a powerful prince and Paedyn Gray, an ordinary girl as they try to survive their kingdom’s grueling laws pitting them against each other. The series is currently made up of two books, with the much-anticipated third due out in early July.

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Funny Story by Emily Henry

Since Emily Henry’s 2023 release of Happy Place, Booktok has been waiting with bated breath for her next book. Funny Story dropped at the end of April to no one’s surprise, it is everywhere. The novel follows Daphne and Miles, a pair of opposites with two things thing in common: they’re roommates, and their exes fell in love with each other. While drowning their sorrows, they form a tenuous friendship and a plan to post deliberately misleading photos of their summer adventures together. But it’s all just for show, because there’s no way Daphne would fall in love with her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex… right?

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Magnolia Parks by Jessa Hastings

It’s rare that a self-published novel goes completely viral, but thanks to TikTok, Magnolia Parks did just that. Now a full-fledged five-book universe, the series has more fans than ever. In a Gossip Girl style, Magnolia Parks follows the lives of an extremely wealthy group of friends living in London, and the will-they-won't-they love story of Magnolia Parks and BJ Ballantine.

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No Hard Feelings by Genevieve Novak

Considering the virality of Fleabag and literally everything Dolly Alderton writes, it’s no surprise that a novel described as a mix of the two is Booktok’s new beloved. In No Hard Feelings we meet hungover, underpaid and overwhelmed Penny and follow her through the hilarity and awkwardness of adulting and finding oneself.

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I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki: A Memoir by Baek Sehee

BookTok loves two things: therapy and adorable book covers. With I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki, we get both. The memoir chronicles Baek Sehee’s dialogues with her psychiatrist over a twelve-week period, on which she expands with her own reflective micro-essays.

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Bride by Ali Hazelwood

BookTok romcom darling Ali Hazelwood has dipped her toe into the paranormal world and readers are loving it. While the premise of The Love Hypothesis and Bride couldn’t be more different, Hazelwood’s knack for capturing the hearts of readers remains steadfast. This paranormal romance details the dangerous alliance between a Vampyre bride and an Alpha Werewolf that quickly becomes a love deep enough to sink your teeth into.

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