15+ Teenage Bookish Influencers You Should Follow Immediately (ft. Book Bloggers, Booktubers and Lots of Links)

So if you all didn’t know, I’m Taasia and I’m a teen book blogger who loves boosting teen voices!

And as a teen book blogger, I love it when I can find and connect with fellow teen book influencers.

I, like the majority of people in the community, read YA. I’ve seen that in an area of reading and publishing that is meant to be targeted at teens, that teens are so often left out of conversations, with many adults taking up spots for teen influencers.

We see this in more and more YA books being catered for older teens and less books being catered towards younger teens. We see this in how the primary influencers around YA are adults, especially since they are financially independent and just independent in a lot of other ways, leaving teens, who are dependent on their parents/guardians, heavily disadvantaged. We also see this, in how, in my opinion, adults are increasingly taking up spots that should be for teens.

Disclaimer: I love so many adult bookish influencers, but I’m really seeing teens being pushed out of this space when they really shouldn’t be. IMO, this gap between adult and teens should be a lot more even and less obvious. Does that make sense?

Anyway. After seeing this gap between teens and adults in the community, I decided to create a teenage bookish influencer round-up as a post on my blog! I put out a call on my Twitter for any teenage bookish influencers (across any and all forms of social media) to reply to my Tweet by the end of April. In my mind, teens are people aged 13-19 years old.

I am aware that my blog is very small, and that this may not get a lot of views. But I really want to boost the voices of my fellow teen bookish influencers, and I know that my newbie self would have really appreciated seeing this round-up of some really amazing teen bookish influencers.

I may do this again in a few months or so, and make this a series (or some sort of feature spotlighting teens because this was exhausting and took me way too long to post). Who knows?

In no particular order, here are 15+ teenage bookish influencers (more specifically, book bloggers and booktubers, in no particular order) that you should all follow now, if you haven’t already!

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A Chill May TBR Wrap Up + June TBR (ft. all the queer and summery books!)

Happy June + Happy Pride to everyone this month!!

Oh my god did I just say Happy June …. how are we close to half of the year gone?

June is going to be such an exciting month (no more school!!) and I’m so excited to get all the reading time, because I am exhausted and am in such a summer mood™️.

I didn’t do super well on my TBR but I’m not mad about it because I was suffering from exams and had intended on mood reading the whole month.

I’m genuinely so excited about all the books on my June TBR! Let me know if you want to buddy read any of these, and we can message on Twitter (because I love buddy reading omg).

Also – from now on, (for the sake of brevity), I’m only going to check in with my previous month’s reading plan posts and not write comments on any of them because it’s a lot for everybody. I plan to read many of the titles that I didn’t get around to in June or in the summer (where I’ll have a lot more time to read).

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May Wrap Up – I Made It Out Alive (Somewhat) From IGCSE Season, Read A Lot of Books + I’m Back From Hiatus!

So, as you can tell from the title, I’m back from hiatus!

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I’ve made it through most of my IGCSE exams (somewhat) alive, and … let’s not talk about them lmao. That period of my life is mostly over until results day is over.

Also, this month (and in the time I was away on hiatus) I reached 200 WordPress followers and 400 followers overall, which is awesome! It really blows my mind that 400 of you all are genuinely interested in reading my ramblings while I stumble through blogging. At the time of writing this, I’m close to 450 overall followers, which is pretty dope. I’ll probably do something for 500 overall followers, but I’m not sure. We’ll see.

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April III – The Month of Mood Reading, all the Asian Readathons and Way Too Many Lists (+ Happy Asian Pacific Heritage Month!)

Welcome back to another installment of me chatting about books that I intend to read (and will most likely fail to read) in the current month!

Well, for the most part.

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April II – The One Wherein I Wrap Up My Feeble Attempt to Conquer My April TBR (yikes)

Disclaimer: That graphic’s title is not entirely accurate.

For those of you who have been reading my reading plans’ posts for the last few months may be wondering why I’m only wrapping up my April TBR and not revealing what I intend to read in May.

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April I: Wrap Up // My 1st 5-Star Read, A Stressful Spring Break + I’m Going On Hiatus!

We are now ONE THIRD through 2019.

Whatttt.

April was an … interesting month. I had some great ups and some pretty bad downs, so it’s felt like a weird month? I’m super tired and stressed thinking about things in April, but also in May. Like … I just want to take a long nap and ignore my life responsibilities, but it can’t happen.

What can you do, though?

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My Favourite Book of the Year, Wherein I Cried At Least Six Separate Times aka Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

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“It’s okay not to be okay.”

I guess writing about my 5 star crisis helped to break that horrible jinx that I was going through this year, because I found a five star read less than a week after scheduling it.

And as you can see by the title, it’s this masterpiece.

Spoiler: I loved it.

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