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Op-Ed: TikTok Makes an Impact on Barnes & Noble

For those of you who don’t know what “Booktok” means, I will give you the rundown. It’s a new take on a book club in the form of social media. On the app, TikTok readers all over the world express their favorite books and come together as a community to exchange ideas, reviews, and books they’ve recently loved reading. 

Below I went ahead and listed some viral books on TikTok that you may be interested in and are available at Barnes and Noble. 

In Five Years 

Written by Rebecca Serle

We wonder what our future holds and where we will be in five years or even ten. Rebecca Serle, the author of In Five years, brings us a relatable, unexpected love story that is literally breaking the internet. The main character, In Five Years, plans life to a T, her career, and the job interview accepting her boyfriend’s marriage proposal. But soon, Dannie’s life takes a flip, and she is in a different apartment with another ring next to a different man. 

Serle, R. (2020). In Five Years: A Novel. United Kingdom: Atria Books.

All the light we cannot see 

Written by Anthony Doerr

All the light we cannot see is a war novel. Set during World War II and centers around the main character Marie-Laure-Leblanc.  

The story is a thrilling read with self-sacrifice, dangerous adventures, and a part of history. The blind French girl and the German boy’s paths collide in France as they try to survive World War II. Marie stays with her father in Paris, who works at the museum as the master of the locks.  Her father helps her navigate life in unimaginable ways, starting with building her a model of their neighborhood so she can navigate the streets on her own two feet: a fantastic read and a unique story. 

Doerr, A. (2015). All the Light We Cannot See. United Kingdom: Fourth Estate.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo 

Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

Hollywood‘s movie sweetheart Evelyn Hugo is ready to spill the tea on her wildly scandalous life. With over 1 million copies sold, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo fans are going crazy. Who does she choose to write this life on paper? The fantastic Monique, except Monique, is not precisely on top of the pyramid. Her husband has decided to leave, and her professional life is not going so far, but hopefully, this is just what she needs to get back on her feet. The story takes a vast spin as Monique starts to connect with Evelyn in unexpected ways. 

Reid, T. J. (2017). The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel. United States: Washington Square Press.


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