TikTok Has Spoken… These Are the Viral Books You Absolutely Must Get Your Hands On

Driving a big bump in book sales and fuelling a ‘Reading Renaissance’ is #BookTok, the small corner of the TikTok app for bibliophiles, raking up an impressive 163.1 billion views and counting.

Book Tok or Booktok is the name of the niche on Tik-Tok, where users post book recommendations, discuss books, literary tropes, and all things book-related. It has quickly become a driving influence on publishing and literary sales.

In honor of National Book Lovers Day (9th August), the experts at Aura Print have curated a list of 62 most talked-about books on TikTok and determined the must-reads which have taken BookTok by storm. 

1. Shadow and Bone

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.94

TikTok Hashtags Views: 15B

In Numbers: 15,000,000,000

2. It Ends With Us

Author: Colleen Hoover

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.23

TikTok Hashtags Views: 2.7B

In Numbers: 2,700,000,000

3. The Cruel Prince

Author: Holly Black

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.07

TikTok Hashtags Views: 1.3B

In Numbers: 1,300,000,000

4. Ugly Love

Author: Colleen Hoover

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.10

TikTok Hashtags Views: 879.9M

In Numbers: 879,900,000

5. Verity

Author: Colleen Hoover

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.35

TikTok Hashtags Views: 652M

In Numbers: 652,000,000

6. A Court of Thorns and Roses

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.20

TikTok Hashtags Views: 641.4M

In Numbers: 641,400,000

7. The Love Hypothesis

Author: Ali Hazelwood

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.19

TikTok Hashtags Views: 638.3M

In Numbers: 638,300,000

8. Red, White & Royal Blue

Author: Casey McQuiston

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.11

TikTok Hashtags Views: 475.1M

In Numbers: 475,100,000

9. Twisted Love

Author: Ana Huang

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.75

TikTok Hashtags Views: 472.7M

In Numbers: 472,700,000

10. Haunting Adeline

Author: H. D. Carlton

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.05

TikTok Hashtags Views: 468.4M

In Numbers: 468,400,000

11. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.44

TikTok Hashtags Views: 456.2M

In Numbers: 456,200,000

12. The Secret History

Author: Donna Tartt

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.17

TikTok Hashtags Views: 395.2M

In Numbers: 395,200,000

13. The Spanish Love Deception

Author: Elena Armas

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.87

TikTok Hashtags Views: 294.1M

In Numbers: 294,100,000

14. Fourth Wing

Author: Rebecca Yarros

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.67

TikTok Hashtags Views: 283.2M

In Numbers: 283,200,000

15. Song of Achilles

Author: Madeline Miller

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.35

TikTok Hashtags Views: 257.9M

In Numbers: 257,900,000

16. The Inheritance Games

Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.69

TikTok Hashtags Views: 249.6M

In Numbers: 249,600,000

17. It Happened One Summer

Author: Tessa Bailey

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.01

TikTok Hashtags Views: 225.6M

In Numbers: 225,600,000

18. The Guest

Author: Emma Cline

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.83

TikTok Hashtags Views: 152.6M

In Numbers: 152,600,000

19. Things We Never Got Over

Author: Lucy Score

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.21

TikTok Hashtags Views: 116.5M

In Numbers: 116,500,000

20. If He Had Been With Me

Author: Laura Nowlin

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.90

TikTok Hashtags Views: 111.2M

In Numbers: 111,200,000

21. Stone Maidens

Author: Lloyd Devereux Richards

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.82

TikTok Hashtags Views: 96.9M

In Numbers: 96,900,000

22. Off the Deep End

Author: Lucinda Berry

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.49

TikTok Hashtags Views: 87M

In Numbers: 87,000,000

23. The Atlas Six

Author: Olivie Blake

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.67

TikTok Hashtags Views: 78.4M

In Numbers: 78,400,000

24. Shatter Me

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.88

TikTok Hashtags Views: 39M

In Numbers: 39,000,000

25. The Summer I Turned Pretty

Author: Jenny Han

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.28

TikTok Hashtags Views: 35.4M

In Numbers: 35,400,000

26. The Way I Used To Be

Author: Amber Smith

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.17

TikTok Hashtags Views: 33.4M

In Numbers: 33,400,000

27. Girl in Pieces

Author: Kathleen Glasgow

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.03

TikTok Hashtags Views: 26M

In Numbers: 26,000,000

28. Before the Coffee Gets Cold

Author: Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.72

TikTok Hashtags Views: 22.9M

In Numbers: 22,900,000

29. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue

Author: V.E. Schwab

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.20

TikTok Hashtags Views: 22M

In Numbers: 22,000,000

30. Carrie Soto Is Back

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.23

TikTok Hashtags Views: 20.7M

In Numbers: 20,700,000

31. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Author: Gabrielle Zevin

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.22

TikTok Hashtags Views: 18.3M

In Numbers: 18,300,000

32. Lessons in Chemistry

Author: Bonnie Garmus

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.33

TikTok Hashtags Views: 17.9M

In Numbers: 17,900,000

33. Heartstopper

Author: Alice Oseman

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.57

TikTok Hashtags Views: 17.9M

In Numbers: 17,900,000

34. Where the Crawdads Sing

Author: Delia Owens

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.40

TikTok Hashtags Views: 16.9M

In Numbers: 16,900,000

35. The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.33

TikTok Hashtags Views: 16.2M

In Numbers: 16,200,000

36. The Nightingale

Author: Kristin Hannah

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.61

TikTok Hashtags Views: 15.8M

In Numbers: 15,800,000

37. The Housemaid

Author: Freida McFadden

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.35

TikTok Hashtags Views: 15.5M

In Numbers: 15,500,000

38. Funny You Should Ask

Author: Elissa Sussman

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.64

TikTok Hashtags Views: 12.8M

In Numbers: 12,800,000

39. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Author: Holly Jackson

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.34

TikTok Hashtags Views: 12.7M

In Numbers: 12,700,000

40. They Both Die at the End

Author: Adam Silvera

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.79

TikTok Hashtags Views: 10.1M

In Numbers: 10,100,000

41. Normal People

Author: Sally Rooney

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.81

TikTok Hashtags Views: 10.1M

In Numbers: 10,100,000

42. The Viscount Who Loved Me

Author: Julia Quinn

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.03

TikTok Hashtags Views: 9.3M

In Numbers: 9,300,000

43. Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.90

TikTok Hashtags Views: 7.7M

In Numbers: 7,700,000

44. Mexican Gothic

Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.68

TikTok Hashtags Views: 5.8M

In Numbers: 5,800,000

45. Daisy Jones and The Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.23

TikTok Hashtags Views: 5.8M

In Numbers: 5,800,000

46. The Silent Patient

Author: Alex Michaelides

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.18

TikTok Hashtags Views: 5.2M

In Numbers: 5,200,000

47. You’d Be Home Now

Author: Kathleen Glasgow

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.21

TikTok Hashtags Views: 4.1M

In Numbers: 4,100,000

48. Big Swiss

Author: Jen Beagin

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.69

TikTok Hashtags Views: 3.6M

In Numbers: 3,600,000

49. Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.55

TikTok Hashtags Views: 3.5M

In Numbers: 3,500,000

50. Delilah Green Doesn’t Care

Author: Ashley Herring Blake

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.13

TikTok Hashtags Views: 2.5M

In Numbers: 2,500,000

51. Such a Fun Age

Author: Kiley Reid

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.81

TikTok Hashtags Views: 2.4M

In Numbers: 2,400,000

52. Georgia, All Along

Author: Kate Clayborn

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.80

TikTok Hashtags Views: 729.4K

In Numbers: 729,400

53. Love on the Brain

Author: Ali Hazelwood

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.94

TikTok Hashtags Views: 249.2K

In Numbers: 249,200

54. Pineapple Street

Author: Jenny Jackson

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.65

TikTok Hashtags Views: 129.7K

In Numbers: 129,700

55. Dark Matter

Author: Blake Crouch

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.13

TikTok Hashtags Views: 121.7K

In Numbers: 121,700

56. One of Us Is Lying

Author: Karen M. McManus

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.03

TikTok Hashtags Views: 118.6K

In Numbers: 118,600

57. How It Feels To Float

Author: Helena Fox

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.91

TikTok Hashtags Views: 102.5K

In Numbers: 102,500

58. The Shadow of Perseus

Author: Claire Heywood

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.72

TikTok Hashtags Views: 93K

In Numbers: 93,000

59. Someone Else’s Shoes

Author: Jojo Moyes

Goodreads Rating (/5): 4.0

TikTok Hashtags Views: 58.8K

In Numbers: 58,800

60. Get a Life, Chloe Brown

Author: Talia Hibbert

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.83

TikTok Hashtags Views: 24.1K

In Numbers: 24,100

61. Time Is a Mother

Author: Ocean Vuong

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.98

TikTok Hashtags Views: 18.3K

In Numbers: 18,300

62. The Night and Its Moon

Author: Piper C.J.

Goodreads Rating (/5): 3.50

TikTok Hashtags Views: 15.7K

In Numbers: 15,700

 

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