Q&A: BookTuber Jesse at Jesse the Reader

We all know there are book bloggers, but there are also BookTubers on YouTube who talk about books. Here are some of my favourites! Make sure to drop by and check their videos out.

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Jesse and I’m 21 years old! I live in Missouri and I’m obsessed with books. I have a massive love for traveling the world. I’ve been to places like Brazil, China, and all around the USA.

What made you start book tubing? And how long have you been book tubing?

When I first found the BookTube community, I honestly wasn’t a huge reader. The community actually inspired me to pick up books again. When I started reading again, I wanted somebody to talk to about the books I was reading and so I created my channel!


Describe the equipment and software you use to film your videos.

I film with a canon 60D and edit with Final Cut Pro.

Which video is your favourite one to film? (Reviews, book hauls, tag, etc.)

Book Hauls used to be my absolute favorite videos to film. They’re just so fun! I get so excited when I’m sharing the new books I’ve received. Recently, I’ve been enjoying doing book reviews and discussions. I used to think they were a lot of work, which don’t get me wrong, they are, but they’re so fun to film. Plus, I love hearing what everyone has to say about the book I’m reviewing/discussing in the comments.

How has book tubing changed the way you read? Do you read more from other genres you never considered before?

I think BookTube has definitely had an impact on my reading life. I’ve delved into genres I never even thought I would enjoy.

Name your top 5 favourites authors.

  1. Victoria Schwab
  2. Ransom Riggs
  3. John Corey Whaley
  4. Maggie Stiefvater
  5. Ernest Cline

Name your top 5 favourite books.

  1. The Archived by Victoria Scwab
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  3. Vicious by Victoria Schwab
  4. Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
  5. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Do you have any tips for new BookTubers?

I would say just do your own thing and have fun!

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