YouTube Tuesday: Booksandlala

I’ve found that there are so many people/channels that I’ve been enjoying on YouTube, so I would like to share my picks with you on a more regular basis. So, I’m going to be posting some of my favorites on what I will call YouTube Tuesday!

Today, I would like to introduce you to the first BookTube content creator that I started following: Kayla from Booksandlala.

I love how structured Kayla/Lala’s channel is. She typically starts every month with her TBR list and closes the month with a wrap-up video that goes over what she actually read and her thoughts about them.

She also does a fair amount of vlogging, where we get to know her better, and a fair number of readathons (which I appreciate, as it inspires my competitive nature to participate as well, with the result of expanding my reading diversity).

Her haul videos are dangerous, as they always lead me to want to buy far more books than I can read in a month. Watch with caution! But one of the best things about Kayla is that she often buys her books from a resale shop or some online stores like Book Outlet, which sells books at a discounted price. TBH, I started shopping on Book Outlet because of Kayla and I’ve filled at least 3 shelves on my bookcase already from them!

She also films a lot of tag videos, which are videos which are meant to be re-created by different people answering the same set of questions or doing the same challenges. I love the viewer participation that this fosters.

I’ve only discovered her channel midway through 2018, thanks to Monica (IG: @plan_with_monica; Etsy: PeanutButterTaco), but I’ve already watched nearly the complete body of work so far, if that tells you anything about how enjoyable her content is. 🙂

YouTubers I Follow: Emmmabooks

Hey, what’s up, hello!

Emmmabooks

I found Emma fairly early in my dive into BookTube. She is upbeat and enthusiastic and such a sweet individual. She tends to review more YA and Fantasy genres, which are some of my favorites. She also reviews a lot of popular books, which really works for me, as I’m usually too busy to be in-the-know about what is coming out or what people are talking about. Thanks, Emma, for keeping me updated!

One of the strengths of her channel is that she has a lot of very creative videos:

YouTubers I Follow: Merphy Napier

This year, I started getting into books and reading more and found BookTube (which I’m still not sure is something other than the collected YouTube videos about books and reading – is it also a specific site or membership?)

Merphy’s channel I happened upon by sheer chance one night as I was unproductively binge watching videos. She has an intelligent and critical approach to her book reviews, which I really appreciate. She is also fairly calm and straightforward in manner, which is a good change up from some of the other channels that can be a little too loud or overly bubbly in presentation.

This is the most recent video of Merphy’s that I viewed.

She reads a wide variety of books, and several genres that I’m personally interested in (contemporary, YA, dystopian, some fantasy), so we are compatible in that regard. I’ve added so many books from her suggestions to my mammoth TBR list.

From this video alone, I’ve added the following books to my TBR:

Please let me know in the comments if there are any BookTubers that you particularly enjoy watching!