Twitter connects readers from all around the world and it can be a gold mine of book recommendations. But how do you find the right recommendations for you? Here, we’ve rounded up 12 Twitter chats and hashtags for book lovers to help you connect with the literary community, find new reads, and share your passion for books.
Every Thursday at noon, librarians take to Twitter and offer book recommendations through this hashtag. Let them know what you like and what you’re looking for and you’re sure to get the perfect rec. Readers who like this should also check out, EarlyWord’s Galley Chat using #ewgc.
Use this hashtag to find out what fellow bookworms are reading at the moment and share the books you’re currenting diving into!
Created by Ana Coqui, this active community of romance readers and authors offer recommendations, take deep dives into the genre, and celebrate the power of love through this hashtag. Whether you want a specific book recommendation or are looking to talk about tropes, this hashtag has you covered.
Make room on your reading list. This hashtag (which sometimes also appears as #WNDB) is a fantastic way to keep up with both frontlist and backlist inclusive teen and children’s books.
This Twitter chat features YA books by authors from the UK, but readers from around the world are invited to join in the discussion, connect with guest authors, and more.
Looking to Kondo your bookshelves? Then you’ll need #BooksforTrade. This hashtag allows you to connect with other readers to coordinate trading your advance reading copies (ARCs), book swag, finished copies, and more!
#FemalesInFantasy is both a Twitter chat and a podcast offering fantasy readers the opportunity to talk about their favorite female characters and authors in the genre once a month. Readers can also listen to engaging interviews every Tuesday.
If you’re looking for a book to pick up over the weekend, we’d recommend first checking out #FridayReads. Created by Bethanne Patrick, this hashtag allows you to share your own weekend reading list and see what other bookworms are diving into.
Another chat and podcast combo, #BlackComicsChat is ideal for nerdy readers. The podcast hosts interview black comic authors and illustrators, and the online chats take the topics to Twitter and allow readers to share recommendations and talk about their favorite comics, characters, and creators.
Looking for a reading buddy? Check out #BoutOfBooks. Three times a year, the hashtag’s official Twitter hosts a week-long readathon to encourage bookworms to read as much as they can. The first readathon of the year just wrapped up, giving you plenty of time to prepare for the next.
Bookish hosts a yearly reading challenge to inspire readers to tick books off of their To Be Read list. Use #KillYourTBR to track your progress, get book recommendations, and see what your fellow readers are reading this year.