• Claire L. Smith

Top 8 Horror BookTubers To Watch This October 🎃

BookTube, a safe haven of YouTube for millions of book lovers to discuss their favourite stories. However, within BookTube a wonderful little niche of horror fans have come together to create a nice little corner dubbed 'Horror BookTube'.

So to celebrate the spooky season, I thought I'd highlight some of my personal favourite BookTubers to get into this spooky season and onward.

If you have any favourites that didn't make the list, be sure to find me on Instagram and/or twitter to send me some suggestions!

Harpies in The Trees

Harpies in the Trees aka Mers was one of the channels that got me into the Horror Booktube space. The gothic atmosphere in her videos is to die for with candles littered around the background and the occasional mixed-media artwork to accompany her horror book reviews.

Her videos range from book reviews to spooky unboxing and the occasional special project such as 'creepy audio storytelling' and the occasional collaboration. Regardless, you can tell the time and talent that has been put into each video and it's really inspiring and interesting to watch. You really have a treasure trove of macabre here and it's not to be missed!

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Marie McWilliams

Author and horror fan Marie McWilliams brings us a wonderful channel for all your spooky bookish needs. From gothy unboxings, book reviews, book tags and other fun stuff, there is a lot to dive into. There are also some really helpful advice videos for those wanting to start a Bookstagram platform if you're looking for some genuine tips.

Marie's warm personality really brings this channel together, making for a great stop for anyone obsessed with the horror and the gothic.

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Cameron Chaney

We leave the macabre gothic backdrops to visit Cameron Chaney's colourful rainbow bookshelf. If you love unboxing videos, definitely check out Cameron's channel as it is unboxing glore! It's like the joy of buying all these monthly subscription boxes minus the pain in your wallet.

There are also a plethora of thorough book reviews and the occasional bookshelf tour and book haul. Cameron's content is not only perfect for any horror reader but his presentation style is very engaging, making for a great viewing experience.

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Jordaline Reads

The first video I found on Jordaline's channel was her 'Horror Books for each Zodiac Sign!' video and she got me, a Capricorn, hooked on her content with the line "when I think of discipline [Capricorn trait], when I think of patience, when I think of practical, I think of cannibals."

The amount of thought that goes into each video combined with Jordaline's wit and blunt takes makes for a very fun and interesting watch. Plus her recent bookshelf organisation video made me feel as if I had my own life together for a good minute and I am grateful for that.

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Nightmare Maven

Maven's channel can be described as a fun, lucky-dip of horror goodness. From film reviews, book reviews, discussions on latest releases, hauls and more, you're really spoiled for choice on the wide range of content available.

Her reviews and recommendations are very in-depth and helpful as she mentions the best and the worst of whatever she is reviewing, giving a very honest outlook in each video.

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Covering mostly horror but also bringing in the occasional sci-fi or thriller piece, Rachel's channel is a beautiful library of book recommendations, book hauls and reviews. The types of books she covers are vast, ranging from space operas to coming of age mysteries, witchy horror and more - ensuring that there is something for everyone.

This channel is a definite go-to if you're looking for book recommendations with each video filled with plenty of potential 'stabby' choices. Rachel does an amazing job at describing a book and why a potential reader would love it, as well as the strength of weakness of the book, giving us a truly genuine and thoughtful opinion to help us decide what our next spooky read will be.

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Marcy Reads

I'm still rather new to Marcy's content but I'm loving what I'm seeing so far. From tag videos, monthly wrap-ups or the occasional vlog, regardless, I'm always intrigued by Marcy's engaging and upbeat attitude and her talent in relaying a book's synopsis and intrigue through her videos.

Overall, she's definitely someone I would recommend to any BookTube fan.

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Hey Little Thrifter

Hey Little Thrifter was possibly one of the first faces I saw once I stumbled into the Horror niche of Booktube. From singular reviews to book hauls, wrap-ups and the occasional film review, Alex brings a lot to the table with her structured reviewers and videos, and of course, her wonderful backdrop.

Her book hauls are a favourite of mine since they have a very laid back and chill vibe, meaning I can easily listen whilst I'm completing other tasks (or procrastinating more likely XD).

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