Seven Literary YouTube Channels You Should Subscribe To

Posted by Maria Vicente

Believe it or not, YouTube is filled with literary content. For those of us who enjoy the added audio and visuals, head on over to YouTube to watch book reviews, learn about classic literature, and fangirl/fanboy about the latest literary adaptation.

Crash Course: Literature: You’ve probably heard of John Green, but you may not have heard about Crash Course.

To put it simply: John Green teaches you literature. This series includes Romeo and Juliet, The Great Gatsby, and The Catcher in the Rye, among others.

Thug Notes: There’s no way I can explain this channel better than the official description: “Yo, what's good? Thug Notes is yo main hookup for classical literature summary and analysis.

Maybe you've read the Cliffs Notes. Maybe you even read the book. But you ain't know sh*t until you watched the Thug Notes, homie.”

Yulin Kuang’s I Didn’t Write This Series: A literary adaptation series. Yulin Kuang adapts and directs excerpts of popular literature and poetry.

Books & Quills: Sanne is one of many BookTubers (books + YouTube, get it?). She vlogs about a whole bunch of literary things: book hauls, book reviews, and random thoughts on the art of reading.

The Readables: The Readables is another BookTuber channel. Priscilla does a lot of TAG videos (she comes up with questions, answers them, and prompts other YouTube users to film videos with their own responses) and has a new Top 5 Wednesday series. She’s also a graphic artist, so her videos look spectacular!

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: In case you still haven’t watched this: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It’s a year-long video diary series developed by Hank Green (1/2 of Vlog Brothers) and Bernie Su.

Geek & Sundry’s Talkin’ Comics Weekly: I’ll let you guess what this one’s about. It’s a great overview for new comics fans, covering a variety of topics about the wonderful world of comic books.

Maria Vicente is an associate literary agent at P.S. Literary Agency. She likes books, coffee, design, & magic. You can find her on Twitter (@MsMariaVicente) or her blog,