Up until 2018, I didn’t consider myself much of a fan of any YouTuber. Sure, I was aware of users nigahiga and Fred, as their videos were staples of early 2010s popular culture, but my early interactions with YouTube were few and far between, limited to the occasional binge of WatchMojo Top 10 videos.
My relationship with YouTube changed when I studied abroad in the fall of 2018. I bonded with my floormates over the expose The Mind of Jake Paul, which Shane Dawson had produced on Jake Paul and Team 10. As we all watched the videos, I found myself increasingly fascinated by YouTube culture and amazed by the power a YouTuber can have to bring people together. After the series ended, I began spending more time on YouTube, and soon started subscribing to YouTubers.
Much like my favorite YouTubers’s channels, their books—whether heartfelt memoirs or thought-provoking fiction—are sure to be uplifting and create a sense of community.
This post was originally published on GetLiterary.com.