One of my favourite ways to get book recommendations is by watching booktube videos. Although I’m almost certainly going to be sticking to blogging for the time being (the thought of talking to a camera and sticking it on the internet terrifies me!), I’m subscribed to a fair few booktubers, and want to share with you some of the channels giving the best historical fiction book recommendations.
In the interest of keeping this post to a reasonable length, I’m sticking to my top 3 for now – but if you’d like some more recommendations, make sure to let me know in the comments below and I’ll be happy to oblige!
So here, in no particular order, are my current top 3 booktube channels for fabulous historical fiction recommendations:
Lucy is a voracious classics reader, which is what makes her historical fiction reviews so interesting. Like me, she enjoys novels brimming with historical detail – and what I really love is that she compares the modern day author’s take on a historical period to that of an author who was writing at the time.
I love her discussions on how certain scandalous topics covered by historical fiction authors would have been censored in novels of the time, and I always head to her channel when I’m looking for an intelligent, in-depth review.
Michelle is one of my favourite booktubers to watch at the moment! Her reading taste is pretty diverse, but she has a love of historical fiction and studies history at university.
What I love about Michelle’s reviews is that I can always trust them; she isn’t afraid to be critical of books she didn’t like, which I always appreciate. When Michelle says she enjoyed a historical fiction novel, I know it must be really good, and so it usually goes straight to the top of my TBR!
Hailey was the first ever booktuber I subscribed to, and her channel is one of my all-time favourites! I adore Hailey’s personality – she’s so hilarious and full of enthusiasm, and I think she would be the perfect bookish friend.
On Hailey’s channel you will find some great WWII book recommendations, which, as you know, is one of my favourite historical periods to read about. As Hailey mostly reads YA there are also a lot of historical YA recommendations, which I really want to read more of.
This post was so much fun to write! I love watching these amazing booktubers’ videos, so I wanted to give more people an opportunity to discover them 🙂
Who are your favourite booktubers to watch? Leave me a comment to let me know – I’m always looking for new channels to subscribe to!