According to Book TikTok, These Are the Books to Read This Summer


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While heading to the beach to hit the water is one thing, there's nothing I love more than taking in the ocean breeze with a good book in hand. Even if you don't live near a beach, simply sitting on your yard or porch and enjoying the pleasant weather and immersing yourself in an imaginary world is just as pleasant. Escapism is always needed, right? To give you your wishlist on what to read this summer, I looked to BookTok, the book-loving community on TikTok that I can't seem to escape. It seems like every day I have a new selection of recommendations given to me by creators who have the exact same taste as me, and sometimes new ones that I never would've picked up at the store. 

BookTok creators use clever groupings to lure you into reading their recommendations, like "Books you have to read in your 20s to books you should read if you love an enemy-to-lovers storyline." Either way, you're bound to enjoy a book from the variety the app offers. To make things easier for you so you don't have to scroll through dozens of videos like me, I rounded up the books the TikTok reading community can't get enough of. Pick one (or two) up to pack into your beach bag this summer. 

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Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.