I’m well into my 40s now, and I don’t know about you but when I hear the words ‘TikTok’ I immediately zone out because I just know it’s going to be some ridiculous viral trend, lip synch, or something else I just won’t get and will need explaining to me, leaving me feeling rather old every single time.
So when my friend started sending me a few bookish TikToks or BookToks, I was rather surprised at how much I liked them. Whatever your literary slant, TikTok is as full of book lovers as it is kids doing silly dances and lip synchs, and I enjoyed them so much, I’m here to share my favourites with you.
Don’t worry you don’t need a TikTok account to watch as we’ve embedded all the videos into this blog. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
@felixir_When Ginny wants to meet in the Room of Requirement ⚡️ #harrypotter #foryoupage #fyp #pourtoi #viral #potterhead #foryou #hogwarts #tiktok #trend♬ original sound – Ｓｔａｙ ｈｙｄｒａｔｅｄ 緯俺な
You could send this Harry Potter lookalike to my room of requirement if you wanted to. If someone has told me this was on TikTok I’d have signed up years ago!
@ellereadsbookslikeMy copy of The Octunnumi arrived! ⚙️ #theoctunnumi #booktok #bookunboxing #bookish #bookmail #theoctunnumiunboxing♬ Studio Ghibli Medley Pt. 2 – Nicholas Yee & Shawn G
My friend is always buying her son really expensive things because he saw them on TikTok, which I thought was ridiculous until I saw this unboxing! I don’t care what it is, I need it!
So now I’ve found a new pointless book related pursuit… watching other book nerds on TikTok. At least now I can say I’m down with the kids too.