Tiktok made me buy it

Sep 5, 2023

Here is a round-up of some of the most popular books on social media right now! Find them in Waterstones, WHSmith, and the Works!

Fantasy book choice: Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Fourth Wing is a thrilling fantasy epic that centers on the main character Violet’s attempts to become a dragon rider amidst the intrigue and deadly danger of the kingdom of Navarre. With brutal action, magical romance, and complex world-building, it is an addictive novel that is very worth the read! Only published may this year, it is already considered one of the most popular books of 2023.

Romance book choice: Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

A wonderfully witty and escapist read, McQuiston’s transatlantic romance centers on the turbulent relationship between America’s First Son and a British prince that could have serious diplomatic consequences. Due to its popularity when published in 2019, this enemies-to-lovers plot was adapted into a movie, which can now be found on amazon prime!

Self-help book choice: That Sucked. Now What? by Neeta Bhushan

How to Embrace the Joy in Chaos and Find Magic in the Mess: This book offers a practical five-stage framework for overcoming setbacks with grace and redefining tough moments. Whenever life serves up a setback, no matter the size, learn how to build resilience and bounce back. Turn your greatest problems into challenges that can be overcome.

Non-fiction book choice: Barbie and Ruth by Robin Gerber

In the wake of the new Barbie movie, dive further into the story of the world’s most famous doll and the woman who created her. A brilliant, creative, ruthless, and passionately competitive visionary, Ruth was a mother and wife who wanted it all—a masterful entrepreneur who, together with the Barbie doll, changed American business and culture forever.

Children’s book choice: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson gets thrust from his very normal life into a world of monsters and Greek gods. Worse still, the king of the gods thinks Percy has stolen his all-powerful lightning bolt – and it seems making Zeus angry is a very bad idea. Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to catch the true lightning thief and stop an all-out war from erupting on Mount Olympus…

Best mythology-inspired book: Song of Achilles

One of the most well-known Greek myths is the tale of Achilles’ heel. But before his great death in the Trojan War, there is a captivating life story waiting to be told. The Song of Achilles is a riveting tale of love, ambition and immortal fame, told from the point of view of his closest friend Patroclus.