KHS’ BookTok

“BookTok” has taken over TikTok, with videos of readers suggesting their favorite books to viewers.

Ella Sottile

“BookTok” has taken over TikTok, with videos of readers suggesting their favorite books to viewers.

Scrolling through your TikTok “For You Page,” which consists of videos curated specifically for you, you may see some book recommendations.“BookTok” has taken over TikTok, with videos of readers suggesting their favorite books to viewers. Recommendations are not limited to a specific genre, ensuring every reader finds at least one title interesting. Just like “BookTok” creators, KHS students and teachers also have books they would recommend. See their suggestions for different readers, and possibly find your next favorite book. 

 

If you like mysteries… 

“My favorite book is ‘The Lovely Bones’ by Alice Sebold,” Maeve Heaney, junior, said. “This book is nostalgic [to me] because I read it when I was younger. It’s always been a comfort book, despite its suspenseful content.” 

 

If you don’t like to read… 

“My favorite book is ‘The Things They Carried’ by Tim O’Brien,” Dr. Eric Turley, English teacher, said. “When I first read this book in college, it was the first time I read a book like it. There’s a bunch of short stories that can be read separately or all together.” Turley said he likes the book because it plays with the idea of truth and memory, along with other psychological themes. “I think everyone should read at least one of Tim O’Brien’s books, and ‘The Things They Carried’ is the one I would pick.”

I think everyone should read at least one of Tim O’Brien’s books, and ‘The Things They Carried’ is the one I would pick.”

— Eric Turley

 

If you are a patient reader…

“My favorite book is ‘The Scarlet Letter’ by Nathaniel Hawthorne,” Dr. Donna Canan, English teacher, said. “[I like it] because of all the detailed descriptions, how the characters get revealed and the physiological aspects. If you have patience, and if you really want quality literature and symbolism, it is a great book.”

 

If you like young adult books…

“My favorite book is ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’ by Jandy Nelson,” Mia Intagliata, freshman, said. “It has a lot of different plots, [and] two different perspectives. The book is somewhat [dramatic] with a sad twist, and would be good for people who like young adult [books].”

 

If you like plot twists…

“My favorite book is ‘The Testing’ in The Testing series by Joelle Charbonneau,” Patrick McNees, junior, said. “There are a lot of twists and turns, [and] the character development is very well done along with the writing.People who like unpredictable stories would like this book.”

 

Recommendations are not limited to a specific genre, ensuring every reader finds at least one title interesting. (Morgan Hooker)

If you like romance…

“[My favorite book is] probably ‘Everything, Everything’ by Nicola Yoon,” Hadley Allaria, freshman, said. “I like how [the plot] built up and then got twisted. A lot of books I have read do a poor job of building the plot and connecting the characters,” she said. 

 

If you like adventures…

“My favorite book is ‘Peak’ By Roland Smith,” Sebastian Baker, senior, said. “[The book is about] a boy who is trying to achieve [his goal of] climbing Mount Everest at [14 years old,] the youngest age [to have] ever climbed,” he said. Baker also appreciates the subplots of the book as well. “[The main character] is an outcast, [and the author] tells the story of that very well [with] good character development,” he said. Baker notes the quality of the plot and characters adds to the experience of reading the book. “You feel like you’re in the adventure yourself when youre reading this book,” Baker said. “I recommend this book to someone who loves a good, simple read. It’s not a very complicated book, [and] it flows very nicely.”