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Books I Discovered and Loved Before BookTube | More Hannah

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  1. Sofia Garcês says:

    I’d love to see who you follow for great book recommendations

  2. nosaferplace says:

    I am loving all the bookish videos. My booktube heart is happy 😂

  3. Robert Menzies says:

    Most memorable book "What to say when you talk to yourself". Love that your wearing the top from yesterdays video on renting clothes. Merry Christmas / Happy Hanukkah

  4. SavedBySwift says:

    We did Never Let Me Go for GCSE Eng Lit, literally destroyed me 😭😭

  5. Amelia says:

    Alex Garland has since become a director and writes screenplays to his films (He wrote Ex Machina, Sunshine, and wrote the screenplay to Annihilation)! However, if you watch his interviews he's sooooo boring XD

  6. Admir Barucija says:

    I’m loving the book recommendation videos, I’ve bought a few of the ones you suggested and can’t wait to read them over break!! 💗

  7. Judith Montel says:

    Fascinating video… but I did want to mention that's a lovely top! PS – Is "Never Let Me Go" a book where towards the end there's this war and the narrator is crawling through an attic or crawl space and there's bombing or fires going on? I may have read it a long time ago but have only vague memories of the details of the plot. I clearly remember how the book made me feel, though.

  8. ugenewis says:

    How was the Color Purple? Love Whoopi Goldberg😍

  9. Rachael Marie's Book Journey says:

    I’ve been a Booktuber since March 2018 and LOVE That you’re bringing it to your channel ♥️♥️

  10. Frank McManus says:

    Hannah, did you forget the animated shark illustration on pages 329 to 374 of Raw Shark Texts? That should make people want to read this book!

  11. Andrew Hamblen says:

    2 book videos in 3 days, Christmas has come early! I'll have to add these to my rapidly expanding 'to read' list, although first I'm about to read Doing It which a friend got me for Christmas!

  12. K E Reads says:

    I've actually been thinking of rereading some 'pre-booktube' favourites lately. Some of mine were The Night Circus, Water for Elephants (both found randomly browsing Waterstones), Revolutionary Road, Atonement, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (all because of the films) and Station Eleven (picked up on a whim in the library). I kind of miss just finding books naturally rather than via the internet sometimes!

  13. Georgia Marie says:

    That description of Perfume took a turn REALLY quickly

  14. remedywithin says:

    Kurt Cobain was known for liking the book… Perfume. So… I’m not sure it’s good but I really want to give it a glimpse.

  15. zapfanzapfan says:

    Yepp, Perfume was really good, maybe it spoke even more to me being a chemist interested in history. I have only seen the beginning of the movie and it looks properly filthy and macabre, I have to see the rest someday!

    Some books I would recommend: Contact by Carl Sagan (became a good movie with Jodie Foster), Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, Last Chance To See (Douglas Adams own favorite of the ones he wrote), Rendezvous with Rama (Arthur C Clark, sadly not made into a movie yet).

  16. Kat Sayle says:

    I read an amazing book called The Interpretation of murder that I think you would really enjoy!

  17. Alyssia says:

    A lot of the novels I read, I just pick at random at the library

  18. Alyssia says:

    Go to the library if you want to browse !! Free books ! No clutter ! Good advice from staff !
    (Does it sound like I am a future librarian ? Cause I am 😇)

  19. Mikko Saarinen says:

    A great book that I stumbled into when it was released back in 2010 is Quantum Thief. It's the first part of a trilogy. The books are Jules Verne type adventure novels in a sci-fi setting but trough an Alice in Wonderland filter. Also the author has a PhD in mathematics which also had an influence. There's a game theory prison. The main character enters a state of autism when they enter combat that gives them superhuman abilities. If I remember correctly someone steals the sun or at least tries to. There a flirtatious sentient ship, called Perhonen (butterfly in finnish) that was sung into existence. (There's a big thing about spell-singing in the finnish national epic). There's interplanetary intrigue by quasi-divine beings.

    They're great books that are really fun to read and deal with some pretty cool themes.

  20. Cassia says:

    "never let me go"… i still have nightmares about it 😱
    I used to be very in love with all the magical realism.. Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez etc

  21. Joey Hodgson says:

    Yo Han ✌🏻 added some of your recs to my list, ty. I reckon if you’re looking for obscure then you should hit up “Engleby” by Sebastian Faulks. Although not my fav it’s probably the best novel I’ve read this year (contending with Lolita for the top spot).

    It’s an fictional autobiographic account of a dude with serious mental health problems (the origination and development of which are explained in piece by piece memory recollections throughout) within and around the time a young woman he obsesses over goes missing. The way the author tells this story from the perspective of a character so unique is nothing short of master genius and the plot mystery is like probably none you’ve yet read. It’s an intellectual read but well worth it. Unfortunately, none of the online synopses do the novel justice, so ya gotta trust me 🙌🏻

    Also, happy holidays 🌟

  22. unepommeverte17 says:

    i remember in 7th grade (05-06) we didn't have a super structured "these are the important books you need to read this year" thing like high school seemed to be. and our english teacher was really cool and picked other books that were just the "important" classic-type books. i still own two of them, but i haven't reread them in so long. one was The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. i wouldn't say it's necessarily sci-fi or dystopian, but it's like borderline both of those. basically, some time in the future, there's this middle "country" between the US and Mexico that's actually just a bunch of different opium farms. It essentially stopped immigration because anyone trying to cross the border would be captured and….brainwashed?? Controlled somehow to become laborers for the farms. The main character is this kid you follow from earlier childhood through young adulthood and it is WILD. it's kinda weird to remember some of the stuff that happens though, considering it was written in 2002, but now it's 2019 :/
    The other book I still have that we read in 7th grade was In the Forests of the Night by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes and it's kinda hidden on my bookshelf because i'm kinda worried it's a bit cringey at this point, since it's definitely part of that 2000s vampire thing. i liked it at the time but then again i was 12 and then became somewhat obsessed with twilight two years later so….???? it was somewhat a series of 4-5 books, and then she had another series that had at least 5 books that were more about shapeshifters than vampires. i remember one of the later books had some gays which was "omg that's weird!" to my 16-year-old self who was so closeted she didn't even know she was closeted lol. but i still remember most of the books, and i thought it was cool that i recognized that the title came from a poem (my 4th grade teacher was super into trying to teach us poems lol)

    also everything by Tamora Pierce, especially the three core Tortall quartets. the first one was apparently first published in the 80s, and it's a somewhat typical "girl disguises herself as a boy to become a knight" thing but it's so good, and she's recently said that, had the terminology been around back then, she probably would have described that character as genderfluid which is just !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  23. Mika R. Jarwson says:

    Omg Perfume is such a goddamn good book 🙏🏽🙏🏽 It's among my top 5 of all time

  24. annali552 says:

    I’m quite picky with books and rarely branch out from what I usually read (which is typically Young Adult), but I’ve read Perfume in German class and although it’s a book I would have never picked up myself, I really enjoyed it! We read and analyzed lots of books in both German and English class, but Perfume really stood out with its detailed descriptions and unconventional theme. And I can recommend the movie as well, it‘s well done and includes loads of detail as well!

    Another book (or rather novella) I loved that we read in German class is Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler. Sadly, there aren’t many videos on it on YouTube. What I love about this is the way the discoveries and theories of psychology that were new at the time (1920s) are implemented in it and how much can be read between the lines.

    I think this proves how I should branch out more and leave my comfort zone every once in a while, because there are definitely some gems that i would miss. So thank you for this video, I’ll definitely take it as inspiration! 🙏🏻

    Greetings from Germany ☺️

  25. A Pig In Space says:

    Atonement, The Godfather, and It were all pre-BookTube for me.

  26. Zofia Bochenska says:

    I used to read so much more when I was a teen, but mostly YA and fantasy (have you read/watch the Witcher? I am curious of your toughts!), and my "booktube" was my friends, with whom we were constantly exchaning books.
    For adult fiction I would have to go through my old bedroom bookshelf, the ones I remember the most would be Women in the Dunes by Abe Kobo (short but moving story about what is the meaning of life), and Notre Dame the Paris, also known as the Hunchback of Notre Dame (well known, but my pitch would be "story about how we all are going to die and go to hell probably, how the hell somebody managed to made it into a cartoon", but then I learned that the cartoon was actually based on a play, which was already seriously altered by Hugo himself). Oh, an Master and Margarita – it is a modern classic I guess, but story is immersive and so enchanting it is a decently easy read.

  27. thebloggerandthegeek says:

    I'm so happy to see Perfume! I have never seen it in the book community – for the same reasons you mentioned at the beginning, we are so into this hole of being relevant and having to read the same books that we miss a lot of amazing books. Perfume for me was such a discovery when I was a freshman in HS, I even remember having to do a book report about this one!

  28. Ksenia Sadovnikova says:

    "but then everybody is reading the same books and that's just boring!" yes! YES!!

  29. The Queer Runner says:

    Is Raw Shark Texts a play on Rorschach Test?

  30. Hannah R says:

    HUGE fan of Kazuo Ishiguro, so loved to see him on your list! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Great pre-booktube reads: Literally anything written by Tamora Pierce (was gifted "The Immortals" box set by my mom when I was 12), The Sugar Queen (Magic Realism book that is probably more problematic upon re-reading now that I'm older, and I discovered it in the clearance bin at the drugstore I worked at when I was 15), and Artemis Fowl (honestly have no idea how it entered my life but it was a HUGE book series for me in my formative years). My bookshelf has shrank over the years as I try to downsize but these remain constants 🙂

  31. Catherine Tomlinson says:

    These book videos are great! I'd love to know what your parents favourite books that you've shared are too.
    I was lucky enough to have a wonderful woman in my life who sent me books multiple times a year until I was 16, my favourites she ever gave me were a series about a black family living in the South in 1930's america, I can only remember the name of the 3rd book though – Roll of thunder, Hear my cry. I've been meaning to re-read them for awhile, this has encouraged me to 🙂

  32. Gregory Thomas says:

    The movie Perfume is different from the book…a females virginity is not required as one of his kills is a prostitute.

  33. Rose Elizabeth says:

    Deffinatly gonna check out the raw shark texts, it sound really interesting and it's really weird because I used to want a smiley face tattooed on my toe when I was younger. I don't know why I wanted it or why that face makes me wanna read the book but 🤷

  34. Rose Elizabeth says:

    The book ( a series now) that I really remember loving growing up was Inkheart. I actually read it before Harry Potter and it used to be a favorite of mine, there's also a movie of it and it's alright

  35. Rose Elizabeth says:

    Does anyone remember the dead is series by Marlene Perez? It used to be really popular in my 5th and 6th grade class at school

  36. Literary Espresso says:

    Love this video! What a great idea. I like that you have made a video that talks about books not often talked about. As a booktuber who loves books but doesn’t keep with the trends of reading that much, I often feel out of the “loop”. It is nice to see someone who relates to this as well, and is embracing reading on their own path.

  37. Esmeralda GamgeeTook says:

    I actually don’t think what I read is actually all that influenced by booktube. Sure I add things to my tbr but most of the books I actually read are things I randomly pick up or are recommended to me personally. Some uncommonly talked about books I really recommend are The Blue Salt Road, Three Men in a Boat and The Butterfly Garden (the Dot Hutchison one)

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