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TikTok’s #BookTok: A Digital Revolution for Literature Lovers

Destination KSA's favourite #Booktok books

In the age of social media, TikTok has emerged as a platform that entertains, inspires, and educates.

One such phenomenon that has taken the TikTok world by storm is #BookTok. This online community has breathed new life into the reading culture, connecting passionate readers and sparking conversations about literature, inspiration, and entertainment. With billions of views worldwide, #BookTok has become a powerful force in the publishing industry, reshaping how we discover and engage with books.

Within the GCC region, several influential creators have become the leading #BookTok influencers. Amani, known as @thesolotravelerdiary, Lyna from @crookedbooks, and Dr. Jana, recognized as @drjanaboureslan, have captivated audiences with their passion for books and ability to inspire others in their reading journeys. These influencers have not only created addictive #BookTok videos but have also built online communities that celebrate the written word, fueling the growth of the publishing industry in the process.

Unveiling Top Recommendations: Under the #BookTok umbrella, diverse thought-provoking and life-changing titles have gained significant attention. Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday, An Implicitly White Lock of Hair by Salha Obaid, and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg is just a few examples of the impactful books that have captured the imagination of the #BookTok community. In the MENA region alone, this trending hashtag has garnered nearly 2 billion views in the past six months, highlighting its immense popularity and reach.


Destination KSA top #Booktok recommendation 

  1. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  2. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  3. Babel: An Arcane History by R.F. Kuang
  4. Fear: Osamah M.Al Muslim
  5. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera



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