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A Brief Dive into the Internet’s Booklist

It is clear that both “BookTok” and “Bookstagram” have helped to rejuvenate reading culture, particularly among younger generations and this support can be seen through a variety of books like “It Ends With Us” by Colleen Hoover, “Fourth Wing” by Rebecca Yarros, “Haunting Adeline” by H. D. Carlton, “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy and “The Atlas Six” by Olivie Blake. Each book has a dedicated fan base, yet their opinions are subjective.

While “It Ends With Us” and “Haunting Adeline” are popular among romance enthusiasts, “Fourth Wing” and “The Atlas Six” are beloved by fantasy readers, and “I’m Glad My Mom Died” is a memoir that extends the iCarly fandom and into the book community. A quick look through “BookTok” and “Bookstagram” will reveal how many readers enjoy these books. However, are these books truly interesting to read?

“It Ends With Us” explores major issues but lacks character connection and follows a plot that is overdone. “Haunting Adeline” is a fan favourite but lacks storyline and character personality. The eerie haunting sensation is developed through disturbing events in Adeline’s house. Fantasy enthusiasts advocate “Fourth Wing” as an introduction for this genre because it has an understandably distinct world build, yet, it appears to be more of a poorly written romance book with mythical beasts than a fantasy one.” The Atlas Six”, like “Fourth Wing”, is well-known in the community for its innovative concepts and intelligent characters, but that is it. The concepts and talents are introduced but never fully explored, with the entire book seeming like a build-up for something else. Coming to “I’m Glad My Mom Died”,  it has a fascinating title for a book and despite the worrying title, it is actually successful in terms of conveying what needs to be shared without ever deviating. It keeps the readers involved and allows them to meet their own conclusions.

Overall, “BookTok” and “Bookstagram” have become important aspects of the book community, each encouraging a love for reading in their own subjective ways.

Fatima Binte Zahid

Fatima Binte Zahid is a Journalist at BRACU Express. She is a sophomore, majoring in Media and Cultural Studies from the English Department at Brac University. She is very much passionate about writing, reading and music. Reach her at

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