Books by YouTubers: The Very Best Written Releases (1-10)

As YouTube continues to grow into a global phenomenon, a collection of the website’s greatest stars have taken to writing in an attempt to treat their subscribers to something different.

It seems that more and more books written by YouTubers pop up every week, so we’re taking the opportunity to gather together a list of the top-rated page-turners. Not all of the books listed below are released at the time of writing, but be sure to keep your eyes on TubeChum.com throughout the year as we’ll be covering releases as they arrive.

Read on as we cover books from the likes of PewDiePie, Alfie Deyes, Tyler Oakley, Zoella and more.

Girl Online / Girl Online 2 – Zoella

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Price: £5.70 (Amazon.co.uk)

Release Date: Out now

Customer Rating: 4.5 stars

Description: “Under the alias Girl Online, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her crazy family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse, her family whisks her away to New York, where she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love – and capturing every moment of it on her blog”. 

See also: Zoella confirms the release of Girl Online 2, set to arrive in November.

I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson

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Price: £4.49 (Amazon.co.uk)

Release Date: Out now

Customer Rating: 5 stars

Description: “Shane Dawson’s memoir features twenty original essays-uncensored yet surprisingly sweet. Shane Dawson has always been an open book. From his first YouTube vlog back in 2008, to his feature film debut “Not Cool,” to a cover story in Variety magazine, Shane has documented his life pre-tty thoroughly”.

A Work in Progess – Connor Franta

Connor

Price: £3.85 (Amazon.co.uk)

Release Date: Out now

Customer Rating: 5 stars

Description: “In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation-so far. Here, Connor offers a look at his Midwestern upbringing as one of four children in the home and one of five in the classroom; his struggles with identity, body image, and sexuality in his teen years; and his decision to finally pursue his creative and artistic passions in his early twenties, setting up his thrilling career as a YouTube personality, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and tastemaker”.

My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut – Hannah Hart

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Price: £13.94 (Amazon.co.uk)

Release Date: Out now

Customer Rating: 5 stars

Description: My Drunk Kitchen includes recipes, stories, full color photos, and drawings to inspire your own culinary adventures in tipsy cooking. It is also a showcase for Hannah Hart’s great comedic voice. Hannah offers key drink recommendations, cooking tips (like, remember to turn the oven off when you go to bed) and shares never-before-seen recipes such as: The Hartwich (Knowledge is ingenuity! Learn from the past!) Can Bake (Inventing things is hard! You don’t have to start from scratch!) Latke Shotkas (Plan ahead to avoid a night of dread!) Tiny Sandwiches (Size doesn’t matter! Aim to satisfy.) Saltine Nachos (It’s not about resources! It’s about being resourceful.)

Love, Tanya – Tanya Bur

Tanya

Price: £6.49 (Amazon.co.uk)

Release Date: Out now

Customer Rating: 4.5 stars

Description: “Hi everyone and welcome to Love, Tanya! This book is really close to my heart, because it’s inspired by my journey to becoming confident and feeling happy about who I am. I wanted to write a book to share the things I’ve learnt with you – to reveal my top tips on fashion, beauty, love, friendship, YouTube… and loads more! Plus, there is room for you to list your own hopes and dreams alongside mine – so get creative and get involved! I’d love it if this book became a keepsake you can turn to whenever you need some guidance or a little pick me up. I hope you enjoy it!”

The Amazing Book is Not on Fire – Dan Howell, Phil Lester

Book

Price: £9.99 (Amazon.co.uk)

Release Date: October 2015

Customer Rating: N/A

Description: “We are Dan and Phil and we invite you on a journey inside our minds! From the stories of our actual births, to exploring Phil’s teenage diary and all the reasons why Dan’s a fail. Learn how to draw the perfect cat whiskers, get advice on what to do in an awkward situation and discover which of our dining chairs represents you emotionally. With everything from what we text each other, to the time we met One Direction and what really happened in Vegas..”

In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World – Joey Graceffa

Joey

Price: £3.85 (Amazon.co.uk)

Release Date: Out now

Customer Rating: 5 stars

Description: “Twenty-three year old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of millions of teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational YouTube presence (not to mention his sparkling eyes and perfect hair). Yet, Joey wasn’t always comfortable in his skin, and in this candid memoir, he thoughtfully looks back on his journey from pain to pride, self-doubt to self-acceptance”.

Username: Evie – Joe Sugg

Joe

Price: £10.49 (Amazon.co.uk)

Release Date: September 2015

Customer Rating: N/A

Description: “Like anyone who feels as though they just don’t fit in, Evie dreams of a place of safety. When times are tough, all she wants is a chance to escape from reality and be herself. Despite his failing health, Evie’s father comes close to creating such a virtual idyll. Passing away before it’s finished, he leaves her the key in the form of an app, and Evie finds herself transported to a world where the population is influenced by her personality. Everyone shines in her presence, until her devious cousin, Mallory, discovers the app… and the power to cause trouble in paradise”.

Self Help – Miranda Sings

Miranda

Price: £7.00 (Amazon.co.uk)

Release Date: Out now

Customer Rating: N/A

Description: “For the first time ever YouTube personality Miranda Sings is sharing her life lessons and tutorials on paper, full of her own illustrations and photos. In it you’ll find Miranda’s instructions on all you need to know in life, from how to get a boyfriend (wear all black and carry a fishing net) to performing magic tricks (magic is lying). This is a self-declared lifesaving book, and if you don’t like it…, well as Miranda would say… ‘Haters, back off!'”

The Pointless Book / The Pointless Book 2 – Alfie Deyes

Pointless

Price: £3.85 (Amazon.co.uk)

Release Date: Out now

Customer Rating: 4.5 stars

Description: “Brought to you by YouTube Vlogger Alfie Deyes, The Pointless Book, accompanied by the free downloadable app, is the ultimate addition to his YouTube channel a weird & funny video-diary of fun, challenges and nothingness: bake a cake in a mug; take part in a people-watching challenge; create a time capsule; diarise a week of your life and learn to make origami. Fully illustrated and packed with a host of games, activities and pranks, Alfie invites you to join his online following as he challenges you to complete your journal of pointlessness and do virtually nothing with pride”.

Which YouTuber book is your favourite? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or tweet us at @TubeChum.

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