Who said young people don’t read? Here are the books that became bestsellers because they were talked about, sung and danced on the youth social network.

Tiktok has rapidly gained popularity among users of all ages around the world. The platform for showing short videos allows you to expand the range of hobbies, give free rein to imagination and show acting talents. And also to exchange impressions about books.

Back in early 2021, Insider wrote about the growing popularity of videos in which users recommend books. Some of the videos went viral and brought incredible popularity to their authors. The editors of the online edition of Readmodo books have prepared a selection of books that have become popular thanks to Tiktok fans.


1. “The Ninth House” by Lee Bardugo

Lee Bardugo is a contemporary American writer whose fantasy books became popular immediately after their release in 2012. It seems that each of her books is becoming a bestseller. And the ninth house became the same bestseller in Tiktok.

The book introduces the story of the girl Alex. Although Alex Stern is only a freshman at Yale University, he is very different from his peers. Her home was the backyard of Los Angeles, schooling was still unfinished, and she could only be friends with bad guys. At the age of 20, Alex got into a terrible massacre, surviving in which, the girl got a chance to enter one of the most prestigious universities in the world. What is the truth, the double meaning, the purpose? What terrible secrets does Yale keep? Lee Bardugo skillfully transported us into this mysterious world.

2. “Six Crows” by Lee Bardugo

Another bestseller from Lee Bardugo. Tens of thousands of likes, thousands of cosplays, a whole army of fans on the run elevates the “Six Crows” to new heights of popularity.

This book in the fantasy genre from the publishing house Vivat captures from the first pages and irrevocably immerses in the mysterious Ketterdam. After receiving a new order with an incredible reward, Kaz Brecker faces those who will become his allies: Sagittarius, a novice unfamiliar with weapons, a witch with a special gift, a witch hunter and a gymnast from a brothel. There begins the journey of the six Crows, united by a common cause. The plot will be appreciated by all who love “Game of Thrones”, “The Hunger Games” and “Eleven Friends of Ocean”. The advantage of the book is that humor and cruelty are in balance here, but magic is just everywhere.

3. “Circe” by Madeleine Miller

Another novel by Vivat. Madeleine Miller is an American novelist, teacher of Greek and Latin, winner of the Orange Literary Prize for her novel The Song of Achilles, which she worked on for ten years. Unfortunately, the novel “Song of Achilles” has not yet been translated into various languages. Circe, like the Song of Achilles, has gained popularity among book bloggers.

The novel “Circe” is an author’s version of an ancient legend about the cunning and beautiful sorceress Circe, the daughter of the god Helios, on the one hand, and on the other – about a woman whose goal is to win back her place in the world of men. Circe possesses incredible power even by the standards of the gods; by a force that made Zeus himself tremble. An exile in the world of gods and a stranger in the world of people – she must determine which side she belongs to, because deep down she is the same as us.

4. “Verity” Colin Hoover

Colin Hoover, author of the New York Times bestseller G1, has written eleven novels, the first of which was published in 2012. The author is known for her ability to evoke tears and feelings of readers in her novels. Several books by the author are popular on the map, and one of them is Verity.

The story is about Lowen Ashley, who, after serious financial difficulties, is forced to accept an offer from the writer’s husband Verity Crawford to co-author her novel, because Verity, after a serious accident, does not get out of bed and does not react to the outside world. What secret will the manuscript accidentally found in the writer reveal? Is there really a killer among them? You can buy the book on the website of the publishing house “Ridna Mova”.

5. “Yard of thorns and roses” by Sarah J. Maas

Fantasy story, invented by American author Sarah J. Maas, multiple winner of the Goodreads Choice Award. She tells the story of a hunter, how much she will pay for the life taken from an animal, what forces she will face and how she will get into the magical lands with Tamlin – one of the deadly and immortal Fairies. Hatred, from which love is only a step. A terrible, ancient shadow wants to destroy the beautiful lands of Tamlin. And only a girl can save this world.

6. “Secret Story” by Donna Tartt

The ticking gave impetus to a new wave of American popularity writer, Pulitzer Prize winner for the novel “Goldfinch”, Donna Tartt. It’s about “Secret History” – a psychological thriller. According to the plot, nineteen-year-old Richard Paypen comes from California to a small college in Vermont to study ancient Greek. His new friends are smart, rich and completely fascinated by ancient culture, which is why they consider themselves a special caste of knowledge keepers. Friendship is bursting under the pressure of the modern world. There is a murder. And it is only many years later that Richard tries to make sense of what happened, recreating each day of his student life.

Videos with these books garner hundreds of thousands of likes and even more views. We hope that our readers will also agree to read these stories that undermined BookTok, and for now we present a brief description of three more such books:

1. “Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” Taylor Jenkins Reid (“Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” Taylor Jenkins Reed)

Elderly Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. Enthusiastically listening to the story of the actress, the author Monique begins to feel a real connection with the legendary star, whose life intersects with his own life Monique in tragic and irreversible ways.

2. “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover (“It Ends With Us” by Colin Hoover)

The story of Lily, who has come a long way from a small town in Maine to Boston, where she started her own business. A story of feelings between the heroine and the wonderful neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid. The new relationship forces her to return to the memories of her first love and connection with the past. What should the heroine do with a new feeling when the past reappears in her life?

3. “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V. E. Schwab (“The Invisible Life of Eddie LaRue” by V. E. Schwab)

In exchange for eternal life, the young woman faces the curse of the invisible – she will be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Eddie LaRu and a fascinating adventure that spans centuries and continents, history and art, when a young woman learns how far she must go to leave her mark in the world.