My Book Clubs Picks | Zoella


Hello everyone! today I am going to be doing something super exciting if any of you are new around here or you’re newly subscribed or you just weren’t watching YouTube through the summer then you might not know that I did a book club with WHSmith it was even more exciting for me after it was launched to see how many of you got involved and read the books I was actually like blown away by the amount of you reading and buying the books and kind of tweeting me about them and tweeting the authors about them and tweeting each other actually and not just tweeting many forms of communication but twitter was where the hashtag was and where quite a lot of the author take overs happened and it was so nice to see so many of you enjoying things that I had recommended to you so many of you read one and then wanted to read another and then another and another and some of you were even reading all of them it was unbelievably lovely to see and I am so happy that so many of you enjoyed all of the books that I recommended and getting to the point I’m doing another round of the book club and I am so excited if you watch my vlog channel then you will already know that I have been reading, reading, reading non-stop since the last book club and I am super excited to be able to say that the second round of the book club is launching tomorrow which is Thursday 20th October for you guys and that is launching in WHSmith Reading is something I thoroughly enjoy and so to pass on that enjoyment to others really was such a lovely feeling and, so doing another round, was kind of a no-brainer I was so excited to kind of find some more amazing books that I know that you will all really love as well as seeing how you guys react to all the books and kind of discuss it and talk amongst yourselves about all the picks of the book by the way yes I do have a hairband cutting off the circulation to my finger right now I’m not sure why and it’s wet and damp and that’s disgusting As well as that I also loved picking the books I think stories and books are quite personal to each person I think people will take something away from a story or book that someone else might not and it kind of really resonates with how someone is feeling in terms of how they see or read or feel about a book and so picking them I feel like is such a huge task and so making sure I have the perfect eight in order to share with you guys is important to me and also I flipping love doing it so I feel like with this round it’s a little bit more diverse in a sense of genre and story and also there are some kind of more seasonal themes in these books which you will see soon I would 100% say out of these eight books there is something for everybody and I am really happy and confident in saying that I’m not going to be going into too much detail on the eight titles I have selected in this video because I’m going to be talking a little bit more in depth about each one over on the WHSmith YouTube channel and blog which I will leave a link to below so you can go on over and check that out LIke last time each title will be given two weeks of being the kind of chosen title there will be author take overs on twitter there will be Q+As and actually do go on over and get involved in those because even last time I was kind of watching them all happen and reading all the exclusive Q+As and the exclusive interviews with all the authors and I find them so interesting because when you have invested your time and imagination into a book it’s so nice to be able to hear more from the person who created it and who obviously that story means absolutely everything to and you learn so much more about the books that you’ve read and just things you never knew or hadn’t ever thought about before and all the authors are so lovely and helpful and just generally very proud of their books and it’s really lovely to see so do get involved in those and if you have any questions about the book then obviously that would be the time to do it so each book will be kind of highlighted for its two weeks and during that two week time it will be half price so the first book to be kicking off the book club is, where is it? where is it? this one, called if I was your girl by Meredith Russo Obviously without going in to too much detail, this story is about a trans girl who is, kind of, finding her feet when it comes to friendships, school, romance and I think just generally in life. And it was so eye opening, I think this is such an important book, I think absolutely everybody should read this, and obviously I’ll be going in to a lot more detail but, this one, absolutely loved it. Also worth noting again that every book I’ve selected for the book club has it’s exclusive to W H Smith covers and there all so amazing and they all look really great together As you guys know, I love a horror, I love a thriller so, reading a thriller and a horror, around the time of Halloween I think is just kind of perfect. So, this one is called Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell. And it is so creepy and amazing I’m not sure I would recommend you reading this before bed. But I loved it. It’s about a girl called Sophie who goes to stay at her cousin’s house and lots of creepy things keep happening around these little porcelain frozen Charlotte dolls On the front cover it says “we’re wating for you to come and play” it’s creepy and you will never look at small china dolls in the same way ever again. Next up is this one, which, I mean the front cover of this I absolutely love This is, I Was Here by Gayle Forman I always love looking at your book recommendations and so many of you recommended I read a Gayle Forman book which is what I did, and I loved this book. So at the start of the book there is a girl called Codie whose best friend Meg has recently committed sucide and it’s got a little bit of mystery in there and it’s also just a very emotional and heartfelt story of how a girl is coping after the loss of one of her best friends and this was so touching and so unbelievably like, almost raw, it was a really good book, I would highly recommend this. And also it’s just a good tale of friendship and a little bit of romance thrown in there as well. Next up is the book A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness This book is so, I’m gonna say good and almost good It’s about a little boy whose mother is very ill It’s so hard to explain without giving it away but the imagery in this book is really amazing and it proper tugs on your heart strings like your gonna need a pack of tissues to read this one. I believe this is being made in to a film which makes me so excited because, I after reading it the first thing I wanted to do was almost watch it, if that makes any sense? I think you’ll know, if you’ve read this, you’ll know what I mean The next one is The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Obviously, as you can see with the “twelve days” and the fact it looks like it’s been gift wrapped, is based around Christmas, I can’t have thrillers in there to be based around Halloween and, uh, not have something in there that’s a little nod to Christmas because you guys know how much I love Christmas. And I feel like there’s nothing better than listening to Christmas songs watching Christmas films but also reading Christmas books because they do say the imagination will always conjure up something that’s way better than anything you could ever watch. So, that’s why I thought a Christmas book would be really great This is about a guy and a girl, called Dash and Lily and they are a couple, and they have been for a year and it’s just about Dash, who is her boyfriend, I think finding not just the spirit of Christmas in Lily but her spirit. And I think it’s a really lovely story and I, after reading this I wanted to read it all over again. The next one is called Lying About Last Summer You can’t hide the truth, this is by Sue Wallman And this story is again, another thriller with twists and turns and everything that’s amazing about a thriller novel. Again this touches a little bit of grief and a little bit of romance with big twists and turns and I don’t really want to give too much away but, I really loved this book, it was great Next up is a book that you may have seen me talk about before in one of my favourites but I was so happy I was able to put this in to the book club because I love this story, this is by Sophie Kinsella and this is called Finding Audrey This book is based around a girl who is suffering with mental illness and it also has a little bit of kind of self discovery and romance and I really enjoyed this because there were traits in Audrey that I could see in myself, and I think that always works very good when your reading a character that you’re like “I do that” like I could really relate to her as a character. So overall, i would recommend checking this one out also. Lastly, if you’re after something a little bit more good a bit funny, a little bit of romance and, um, some real like a kind of emotional roller coasters you have got Paige Toon’s The One We Fell In Love With about three women who all have one thing in common which is the same guy. This is one of those books that’s an absolute page turner, I loved it and I honestly think that you should all read it. So there we go, that is the eight books in the second round of the book club, which I’m now finally so excited I get to share with you. Let me know in the comments if you’ve already read any of these and what you thought of them, obviously without giving anything away, if any of these have bumped right to the top of your to read list and which ones, because i am super interested. Don’t forget across the next sixteen weeks there will be more in depth reviews of each these books over on the WH Smith channels which I will leave below. And as I mentioned before, um, there’s going to be author interviews Q & A’s, extra chapters, videos, there’s going to be lots of amazing content to go alongside each of these stories which I really do recommend you check out because I absolutely love all the exclusive, exclusive moreness of each book That’s everything that I get to share with you in this video thank you so much for watching, and again, thank you so much for being so amazing about the book club, the response has been fantastic, I just love seeing people reading and enjoying what their reading and I think that’s the most important thing. Pick up a book, read it, when your done pass it on to someone else who you know will love it. And if you want to read all of them you can buy the eight book bundle online for £35 so I will leave a link to that as well but, for only one week, so if you want all 8 books at discounted price check out the website, they did that last time and it proved to be really successful because apparently a lot of you are book worms and you didn’t just want one or two you wanted to read the whole lot which I applaud you for and I hope you enjoyed them. It’s like a sauna in here so I’m going to go. And I hope your having an amazing week, I will see you again at the end of the week I love you very much and I will see again very soon. Bye!

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  1. She is so generous – like if you agree πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

  2. Love ❀️ you you're so pretty ❀️️❀️️❀️️❀️️😍😍😘😘

  3. all your videos seem to make me smile. amazing editing and great content. like if u agree xxx 😊😊😊❀❀

  4. If you do the book club again please could you read invisible girl it's an amazing book and when I read the first chapter I couldn't but it down

  5. Reading is amazing, i started diehard reading in februari this year and i am 66 books in right now, books are amazing and the booktube community looks amazing and me being a part of bookstagram is also so amazing ❀️ reading is bae haha

    if i was here, a monster calls & finding audrey were already on my tbr but the other ones also sound really interesting!

    alsoo cant wait to read the 3rd girl online book πŸ™‚

  6. Zoe I absolutely loved the book club I love reading but can never find a good book I've read all the ones you have recommended and have loved all of them !!

  7. I'm not ready for this!!! I've still got 2 from last book club that i haven't finished yet!!! Just finished The potion diaries and LOVED it so have no doubt that I'll find some new favourites in this group as well πŸ’•

  8. Omg I love Paige toon as an author I read one of her books on holiday and Zoe is right you can't put them down when you get into them. I'm going to have to read that one πŸ’–πŸ“šπŸ“–

  9. This is so exciting, I can't wait to read them! I've already read I was here and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm so glad you made a book club 'cool' hehe xx

  10. I'm not a big reader and I find it really hard to pick out books, but I have recently got in to reading girl missing and sister missing, they are series and there is also a third one but i don't know what it's called but I would really recommend them πŸ’™

  11. Can I recommend the book the last boy and girl in the world by Siobhan Vivian. It's about a girl and her friends making their last moments count before their town is destroyed but it doesn't all go to plan… I'll leave it at that

  12. I love you so much and I love watching your videos please please please read this your an inspiration xxx ❀️❀️❀️

  13. I recommend the christmasouras by tom fletcher also! It's such an amazingly lovely book that is definitely worth a read for anyone that's a Christmas lover such as Zoe πŸ’πŸ»

  14. OMG I READ FINDING AUDREY! It is soooo good! And I also cried sooo much! I just couldn't stop crying because it is so good! I think everyone should read that book! It's absolutely fantastic! I also thought there were so many things that had happened to me and that I also felt and fell! Love you so much Zoe! Kisses from Portugal πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή ❀️

  15. YOU NEED TO READ THE DIMILY SERIES THE FIRST ONE IS CALLED DID I MENTION I LOVE YOU πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’™β€οΈ

  16. Finding Audrey was SOOOO good. It was such an emotional rollercoaster. One second you're laughing out loud and the other you're crying. I absolutely loved that book and would recommend it to everyone.

  17. i read i was here about a year ago and have read it like 5 more times sinceπŸ™ŒπŸ» literally one of my favourite books😍

  18. Read frozen Charlotte for Halloween and it was amazing, so thrilling. I personally don't really enjoy horrors or thrillers but this book really changed my perspective on them and defiantly going to look into the other books by the author. I finished the book in 4 days which is quick for me as my days are very busy and don't get a lot of time to read! I'm currently reading if I was your girl and I've only just started it but really enjoy it, it's very different to any other book I read. Both of those books are not two books I would of picked out myself if I was in a bookshop at first look but thankfully your recommendation got me to read them and so happy I did as they are both amazing. I really like your book club videos and have read all of your last book recommendations and loved most of them so thanks for doing these videos as they are so helpful 😘

  19. I read "I was Here" because of your recommendation and I absolutely loved it!! Thank you so much!! I'm definitely going to try and read two more that you mentioned!! Hope you read this!!

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