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20 TikTok Books to Add to Your TBR in 2022

Danielle Howson
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Danielle Howson
Published On
Feb 23, 2022
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Anyone else on BookTok? Not just me? Good! And if you’re not, no problem—I’ve got you covered with this list of book recommendations that BookTok is absolutely OBSESSED with. 

From romance to high fantasy, there’s definitely something for everyone and you’ll likely be adding most of these TikTok books to your TBR (to-be-read) list for 2022. 

Okay, let’s dive in!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Goodreads Rating: 4.48 Stars

We’re starting with my personal favourite on this BookTok books list. 

The past and present collide in this story about iconic Hollywood actress turned recluse, Evelyn Hugo, and her return to the spotlight for one last tell-all interview. This novel takes a critical look at 1950s Hollywood and what one woman had to do in order to achieve the fame she had always dreamed of—while protecting her biggest secret that she’s finally ready to share.

Read the full synopsis here.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Goodreads Rating: 4.09 Stars

It’s 1983 in Malibu, California. The Riva siblings seemingly have it all: good looks, talent, and fame—as well as plenty of secrets between them. A story about family dynamics, we follow the four siblings over the course of one night that will change their lives forever.

Read the full synopsis here.

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Goodreads Rating: 4.4 Stars

Daunis Fontaine has always struggled to fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She hopes that college will be the fresh start she’s been dreaming of, but her future is put on hold when tragedy strikes her family.

Read the full synopsis here.

@thebooksiveloved This stunning book is OUT NOW 😍🧡 #booktok#ad#firekeepersdaughter#yafantasy#yabooks#AirPodsJUMP @angelineboulley ♬ Drive Forever – Remix – Sergio Valentino

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Goodreads Rating: 3.94 Stars

Over the course of one unforgettable day, Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio’s lives are changed forever after they are delivered some bad news: they’re going to die. Whether you believe the hype on BookTok or not, the premise of this novel is definitely intriguing and worth adding to your TBR.

Read the full synopsis here.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Goodreads Rating: 4.41 Stars

We all know the Greek myth of Achilles… or do we? This story is told from the perspective of Patroclus, who is forced to live at Peleus’ court after being exiled by his father, and soon falls in love with the demi-god Achilles. 

BookTok has warned us all that this novel is heartbreaking, so only read it if you’re prepared to shed a few tears!

Read the full synopsis here.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Goodreads Rating: 4.24 Stars

Like all deals with the devil, Addie’s wish for freedom comes at a price. Cursed to live forever only to be forgotten by everyone she meets, we follow Addie on her journey from the French countryside in 1714 to modern-day New York City—until she unexpectedly meets someone who remembers her name.

Read the full synopsis here.

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Goodreads Rating: 4.42 Stars

After being hired to finish writing a successful book series after the original author—Verity Crawford—was unable to finish, Lowen Ashleigh also uncovers her incomplete autobiography. Lowen is faced with a decision of whether to reveal the manuscript to Verity’s husband or keep the dark secrets it reveals hidden.

Read the full synopsis here.

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Goodreads Rating: 4.44 Stars

A riveting drama about the ravages of domestic violence, this next BookTok recommendation is a young adult novel packed with painful truths. Ryle Kincaid, a charming surgeon who desires neither marriage nor children, and Lily Bloom, who owns a flower shop, make for an unlikely pairing. And when Lily’s first love suddenly reappears in her life, the new relationship she has built with Ryle is threatened.

Read the full synopsis here.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Goodreads Rating: 4.2 Stars

What happens when the First Son of the United States and the Prince of England’s feud becomes an international scandal? A fake-friendship ploy that turns into a steamy romance. The ultimate recipe for a great BookTok book.

Read the full synopsis here.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

Goodreads Rating: 4.08 Stars

Sapphic romance, time travel, and Casey McQuiston’s writing… this novel’s BookTok success absolutely make sense. 

August Landry is a somewhat cynical lover of mysteries, quickly becomes enchanted by the same girl she keeps running into on the subway. Jane looks like she’s stepped straight out of the 1970s—which only adds to her charm—until August discovers that Jane has actually been displaced in time.

Read the full synopsis here.

@ellasimpsforbooks once I got into this book I couldn’t put it down!! 🥺✨ #onelaststop #bookaesthetic #caseymcquiston #ellasimpsforbooks #rwrb #bookthings #bibooks ♬ Domino Lovers Challenge – stilestefanbae

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

Goodreads Rating: 4.1 Stars

This epic fantasy novel follows the passionate and ruthless Rin, who surprises everyone by passing the Empire-wide test that allows her to train at Sinegard—an elite military school. Finally able to escape her life of servitude, Rin is thrown into her training only to discover she might have magic running through her blood. On the cusp of war, Rin’s powers might be the only way to save the empire she calls home.

Read the full synopsis here.

One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Goodreads Rating: 4.03 Stars

The brain, the beauty, the criminal, the athlete, and the outcast. Five high school students are given detention on Monday, but only four show up to school on Tuesday. Think The Breakfast Club but with a little bit more murder.

Read the full synopsis here.

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Rating: 4.19 Stars

This new adult fantasy romance is a Beauty and the Beast retelling, but with dangerous Fae and a huntress heroine. Feyre’s life changes forever when she is stolen from her family in the hopes that she will be able to break the curse placed on the High Lord of the Spring Court. Get swept into this epic series that is currently five books long.

Thank you BookTok for the recommendation!

Read the full synopsis here.

Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

Goodreads Rating: 3.69 Stars

BookTok either loves or hates Sally Rooney’s writing, but there’s no doubt that her first two novels are popular. Her newest book follows four characters who are all still young but feel their lives catching up to them as they struggle to figure out who they are and how they should live. This BookTok recommendation attempts to help readers find meaning in an increasingly troubled world.

Read the full synopsis here.

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Goodreads Rating: 4.21 Stars

An apartment viewing quickly turns into a life-or-death situation as a failed bank robber takes everyone inside hostage. Filled with poignant yet witty commentary on human nature, this book will remind you to treat everyone with compassion.

Read the full synopsis here.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Goodreads Rating: 4.14 Stars

Alicia Berenson’s as a seemingly picture-perfect life. So when she murders her husband and never utters another word ever again, it’s obvious things aren’t quite what they seemed. A psychological thriller, this next BookTok book tells the story of a woman’s violent act against her husband—and the therapist who is obsessed with uncovering her motive. 

Read the full synopsis here.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Goodreads Rating: 4.46 Stars

When handsome and popular Chase Andrews is found dead, the “Marsh Girl” immediately becomes a suspect in the case. In this coming-of-age story, you’ll fall in love with Kya (AKA Marsh Girl) and the quiet fishing village she calls home—which is just as much of a character to the plot as any other.

Read the full synopsis here.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Goodreads Rating: 4.07 Stars

Life is full of infinite possibilities. Nora Seed lives a completely monotonous, ordinary life. The magical library caught between life and death shows Nora the infinite different paths her life could have taken if she’d only made different choices. From undoing breakups to pursuing her dream career… Nora must decide what truly matters to a fulfilling life.

Read the full synopsis here.

@newlynova hi here’s why you should read #themidnightlibrary , aka my latest mental breakdown #booktok #books #newlynova #bookrecs #bookish ♬ original sound – 📚lexi 👁👄👁📚

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Goodreads Rating: 4.03 Stars

The magical circus arrives without warning or understanding of how: it is simply there one night and gone the next. And behind the scenes, a fierce game between two young magicians will change the fate of the circus forever. Magical, lyrical, and romantic—this spell-casting novel is definitely a BookTok recommendation for a reason.

Read the full synopsis here.

Circe by Madeline Miller

Goodreads Rating: 4.26 Stars

Circe is a strange child. When it’s discovered that she possesses the power of witchcraft, she is banished to a deserted island where her powers only grow. Yet she cannot escape her fate and is ultimately pitted against one of the most powerful—and vengeful—Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must choose between the gods she calls family or the mortals she loves.

Read the full synopsis here.

BookTok Recommendations

Do you have a favourite read from BookTok that didn’t make it on this list? Leave a comment below!

Additionally, if you’ve already read these heavy-hitters, here are some of the most anticipated reads coming out in 2022:

Happy reading!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Danielle Howson is the Content Manager at TIA and self-proclaimed word nerd. She spends her time writing, thinking about writing, and coming up with creative ideas to write about. When not writing, you can find her online at @howsdani

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Danielle Howson is the Content Manager at TIA and self-proclaimed word nerd. She spends her time writing, thinking about writing, and coming up with creative ideas to write about. When not writing, you can find her online at @howsdani



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