Bookish Topics, Booktube, Minimalism

My 5 Favorite YouTube Channels

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I recently discovered YouTube. By “recently,” I mean I used to think of YouTube as a place to go for how-to and funny videos. I was never really interested in YouTube much before. However, over the past few months I’ve discovered that I can find “YouTubers” who record information about anything I’m interested in, including BOOKS!

If you have not become familiar with BookTube yet, I highly recommend it, especially if you enjoy YA books. Most BookTubers review and talk about YA books, but there are some who review adult books as well. Everything from vlogs, book hauls, reviews, and book challenges, you will absolutely love discovering BookTube if you’re bookish like me.

In addition, I’ve found a plethora of channels about living a minimalist lifestyle and really enjoy those as well!

Here are my current top 5 favorite YouTube channels (in no specific order & not all are about books)…

1.Peruse Project

Regan is a really fun BookTuber and her videos are always entertaining. I really enjoy her book hauls, monthly wrap-ups, vlogs, and sometimes she throws in random topics like recent clothes she’s purchased. I don’t know why, I just really seem to connect with her. Also, her dog Matilda is adorable!

2. Mollie Reads

I absolutely adore Mollie’s YouTube channel and I think it’s mainly because we’re of a similar age, so she makes it feel acceptable to still enjoy reading YA books. 🙂 She’s a free-lance editor and married, which means she understands the demands of real life and talks about fitting in her reading time with everything else that needs accomplished. Mollie also includes many adult fiction books in her videos, which I’m very thankful for. I love how she’s just very real and down to earth in her videos, especially her vlogs.

3. The Ingham Family

This family is everything future family life goals. The Inghams live in the UK and have three sweet girls and they vlog every day. Each day is so fun and full of adventure for this family and it’s really just a positive YouTube channel which is why I enjoy watching. It’s also neat to see how families function in the UK as many things are different, from the foods they eat to the types of trips they take as a family. In the midst of all the depressing news we’re faced with from around the world, I know the Inghams will always be uplifting and they remind us to remain kids at heart!

4. Sarah Nourse

Love, love, love Sarah’s YouTube channel! She and her husband moved from the U.S. to Europe for a simpler lifestyle. They talk about everything from different foods available in Europe and routines to travel and minimalism. I found their channel at the beginning of my minimalism journey and I’ve been hooked ever since. Sarah really creates enjoyable and helpful vlogs!

5. Allyson Faber

I recently discovered Allyson’s channel through my minimalism searches and started watching more of her videos. She’s a special needs mom and minimalist. I think we’re of similar age, which helps me to find connections with her. She has very simple, yet helpful videos for becoming a minimalist. I highly recommend watching her channel, especially if you have a family and want to live a simpler lifestyle.

 

Bookish Topics

11 Ways to Spoil Your Bookish Valentine

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“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” Albus Dumbledore

Flowers? Chocolates? Dinner? Nahhh… buy us books! 🙂

1. Buy them their favorite classic in the prettiest cover you can find. Like these

2.Give a gift card to their favorite bookstore and let them shop. Here’s my favorite bookstore

3. Sprinkle paper book hearts (like these) all over the table, floor, dresser, etc.

4. Fill the bathtub full of bubbles and a bath bomb (like this), light candles, play soft music, and set their favorite book (or a new one from their wishlist) next to the tub. Leave them alone for as long as they’d like.

5. Create book origami together… here are instructions.

6. Anything Harry Potter… 🙂 Like this cute scarf!

7. Plan a movie marathon night with movies from your Valentine’s favorite books. Serve up book themed cookies using these cookie cutters

8. Write a story or poem together.

9. Spend the evening snacking and coloring with a coloring book like this one…

10. Game night with one of these board games…

11. Cuddle up on the couch together and simply read. Light one of these candles