The votes have been counted and verified, and the results are in! We are proud to announce the winners of the first ever TikTok Book Awards UK and Ireland.
The TikTok Book Awards are all about celebrating the books, independent book shops, authors and creators that are loved by the #BookTok community. So it was only right that we gave the power over to the people to decide on the winners, and our BookTok community didn't disappoint.
Thousands voted on the TikTok hub for their favourite authors, books and bookshops, from a carefully curated shortlist decided by some of the UK's biggest names in the world of literature, publishing and #BookTok; including acclaimed authors Candice Braithwaite and Elizabeth Day, alongside representatives from publishers Bloomsbury and Bonnier.
So without further ado, here are your 2023 TikTok Book Award winners...
BookTok Book Of The Year
Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola 🏆
BookTok Author Of The Year
BookTok Creator Of The Year
Indie Bookshop Of The Year
Portobello Bookshop, Edinburgh 🏆
Best BookTok Revival
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen 🏆
Best Book to End A Reading Slump
Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton 🏆
Best Book I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time
Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman 🏆
With over 167 billion views and counting, reviews and recommendations in the #BookTok community are driving record book sales, helping to support independent book shops and launch careers of up-and-coming or previously underrepresented authors and genres.
For a limited time, TikTok Shop will also be adding a 20% customer discount to all short listed titles.
At TikTok Ireland, we’re sharing a special shout-out to our two Irish shortlisted entries - Chapters Bookstore for ‘Best Indie Bookshop Of The Year’, and Normal People by Sally Rooney for ‘Best Book I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time’. We are proud to have these brilliant entries shortlisted in the UK and Ireland BookTok awards. We look forward to seeing where their TikTok journey takes them next. Congratulations to all finalists and winners!
James Stafford, General Manager, Operations & Marketing, TikTok UK & Nordics said:
"The winners of the inaugural TikTok Book Awards have finally been revealed and we would like to take this opportunity to not only congratulate the winners, but every single nominee. From Jane Austen to Bolu Babalola, the winners truly reflect the diversity and vibrancy of the #BookTok community. We have been truly blown away by the response and excitement from everyone who has been involved in this process.
"Finally we would like to thank the whole BookTok community and everyone who voted. We have been humbled to watch this community of book lovers thrive and find a genuine connection on TikTok. Your unapologetic love of reading has truly made this community what it is and we cannot wait to see what the future has in store."