Top 7 Favourite YouTubers | Humour, Studying, Books & More

While searching around for post ideas, I stumbled across a post from Sophie’s Corner all about her favourite YouTubers! As I spend a lot of time (too much, really!) on YouTube, I thought it would be a suitable post to share with you today.

Most of the people I watch are to lift my spirits. A few years ago, all I watched was lifestyle and ‘self-improvement’ videos. These only made me feel more guilty for my bad habits, so I stopped watching them all together. We all sub-conciously compare ourselves to these well-edited influencers, and that has such a negative impact on our mental health. By cutting out these perfect people, I was comparing myself less and consequently feeling happier. I don’t mean to complain because these Influencers are doing very well for themselves! It’s just my personal health that would benefit from not having this ‘perfect’ life being lived all around me. 

Hope that after this post you go on to watch these YouTubers I so know and love!

Ruby posts lots of studying and bookish related content. Her videos are very wholesome and really bring me down to Earth, especially the vlogs in which she simply appreciates the world around her! Her niche is very ‘studytube’ though there is a wide variety. Some recipes dotted here and there, book recommendations and reviews, plus lots of vlogs!

I admire this woman. She is currently studying at university though last year she took a gap year and went interrailing around Europe. Her consistent effort always shows through, and in her travel vlogs you can see the obstacles no-one ever mentions. For an aspiring solo-backpacker, I believe her honest content will really help me if I begin that journey one day! Jade also encouraged me to try yoga, a habit I began recently and have since stuck with!

Grace is so underrated! Her videos are of top quality and her humour is admirable! As a bakery student, she also provides a lot of baking content (which of course I love, because I’m an avid baker myself). The video styles and ideas are very original, but she also covers topics that are prominent in the news. On ExtraGrack she posts vlogs, which are all a bit random but so relatable and funny!

You’ll get sucked in… Taz never fails to make me laugh out loud! Though she is quite well-known, that does not distract her from the goals of having a house and ‘always getting the bargains’. I find her content uplifting as well as entertaining. Her channel really shows growth! From poetry to comedy, anxiety to humour, foolish to wise. It’s really worth giving her a watch. 

The inspiration for this blog will never be eliminated from my most watched. I love Zoe’s vlogs and watching her very lavish lifestyle. But while having all this fame, she does also have a bubbly personality and great honesty with her viewers.

I feel great pleasure to not only call Grace an amazing YouTuber, but also a friend. We both keep in touch via Instagram however her videos have such a professional touch that I hardly believe it’s just a 16 year old girl in her bedroom! The videos are of top quality, sharing things all of us want to see: studying tips, clean with me’s, room transformations and baking! It’s a great combination of lifestyle videos that are always upbeat. Please go and support her YouTube channel and check out her Instagram!

Adriene guides me through my daily yoga practise, so she also makes it on to the list of my favourite YouTubers. Without her videos, I’d be performing yoga like a sack of potatoes! Please check out her channel if you’re considering trying out yoga from home. You don’t need a mat or any other special equipment. I do it in my pyjamas as soon as I role out of bed! 


Big thank you to Sophie for being the source of inspiration for this post! If you are not familiar with Sophie’s Corner, please check out her blog andInstagram. They are both brimming with quality content! Including a post just like this (Sophie’s Favourite YouTuber’s post is linked here).

Hope you’re all having a lovely day!

Do you watch YouTube? Who are your favourite creators, and what sort of content do they produce?

erin x

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The Perfect Morning Routine | Books, Skincare & Yoga!

As my night routine post was so successful, I decided to a morning routine as well! The morning is my favourite time of day. I try to make this most of the early hours, and I usually achieve the routine in this post 6 times a week. For some reason Thursdays are never great for my productivity. Does any one else have a day like that? No matter how hard you try, it just never works out? Let me know in the comments.

1. Yoga

If it doesn’t happen in the morning, it doesn’t happen at all. That’s why I do this first thing! Usually the sessions are about half an hour long, which is perfect. Through yoga my body can fully wake up before I get on with other tasks. Also, after sleeping for eight hours, I certainly need a stretch! You can read more about my daily yoga practise here. 

2. Skincare routine 

It’s really important to have a skincare routine. When I wake up, I cleanse my face then use moisturiser with SPF. However the evening is a little bit different! I won’t go through this now though, because I just uploaded a whole post about my skincare routine!

3. Breakfast

Without breakfast, I start snacking throughout the day. My go-to breakfast is porridge but I do have lots of other recipes! While eating I enjoy reading. It’s a more positive experience than watching the news! Currently I’m reading The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

4. Duolingo

I don’t touch screens until an hour after I wake up. And after breakfast and yoga, it’s usually 7am. Which means I can practise my languages! At the moment I’m doing French et c’est tres facile cependent les verbes sont difficiles! J’adore français.

5. Post on Instagram

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays I spend about ten minutes posting to Instagram and catching up on your lovely comments! Doing this at the start of the day motivates me to be productive. And your kind words always bring a smile to my face ☺️

6. Do one thing from my to-do list

This could be writing a blog post, practising my cello or even doing homework. But ticking something off my to-do list close to the beginning of the day makes me quite happy! And once one thing is ticked off, I just want to carry on.

7. Bunnies

They deserve a cuddle every morning! 

8. Head off for my day

At the weekends I might go for a walk or have a drama rehearsal. On the days where I have nothing planned, I try to get myself out. Being inside all day really isn’t good for me! Even though I might want to stay in bed, the best thing for both my mental and physical health is getting outdoors. Some days I have a load of homework so I’ll take myself to the library to do it. 


Thank you for reading this post! I’m sorry for the dominating pronoun being ‘me’ and ‘I’. So in the comments, let me know what you do in the mornings. 

Is there anything you can’t miss in your routine? How do you prepare yourself for a busy day?

Hope you’re all well, whether you had a good or bad morning!

erin x

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The Unexpected Everything | Morgan Matson | Book Review

Okay, now it’s over. And I just want more! Like, why end it so abruptly? What will happen to Clark and Andie? Please, Morgan Matson, give me more! 

I spent a week on this book, a lot longer than I would usually dedicate to reading, but I just wanted it to last forever. Sadly, it came to an end. As much as I tried to postpone the ending, it eventually came. Sometimes finishing books gives me satisfaction. This one just made me sad. I wanted to know so much more about Andie’s future. From a writer’s perspective, it’s good to allow your reader to predict what’s going to happen next. However, as a reader, I’m hungry for more. That’s how much I enjoyed this book!

The beginning started off like any YA contemporary: explaining the problems the protagonist faces. I thought this was going to be Andie solving her problems… but no! It was actually way more intriuging. Matson introduced many obstacles along the way which I really appreciate. You thought the hurdle had been jumped, then another one came. That kept the pace of the novel going and make me hasty to read on!

It was a wonderfully crafted book. The description was dreamy and clever, allowing the reader to create their own version of Andie’s world. Also, Andie was her own narrator. That meant we could see much deeper into her thoughts and feelings – especially about Clark! In YA it is common to see the standard life events skipped over, but Matson really focused in on the ‘normal’ things. Like dinner, texting your friends or the relationship with your parents. 

One element that I really enjoyed was the side narrative about Andie’s father. He worked in politics and for most of Andie’s life was away from home. But after the scandal, he ended up staying with Andie all summer. The novel showed the growing of a bond. It was very realistic in its hurdles – not washing over the reality too much. 

I suppose what I really enjoyed about this book was the various different things going on at once. There wasn’t just a love interest, but also the loss of a parent. And then the side plot about Andie’s father always working and never having the time for her. On top of that was friendship, and house parties and summer jobs. 

Please read this book. It will make you smile, laugh and cry.

Have you read this book? What are your favourite summer romances? Any titles you can recommend? 

Hope you are all having a lovely day. If not, I hope my blog can make you feel better!

erin x

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Come & Take Part In Our Spring Readathon!

This spring a few bookstagrammers and I are hosting a readathon. The aim is to complete as many of the prompts as possible. They’ll help to broaden your reading ‘sphere’ and hopefully let you discover new favourites. There will be no winner, as this readathon is purely for fun. All participants will get shoutouts on Instagram, so make sure you’re following the hosts on there! We would all appreciate if you shared your progress with the #springreadathon2020 or in the group chat. That way we can talk about the books you’re reading!

We are trying to encourage people to read more often. Hopefully it will motivate you to pick up a book when you don’t usually. There are a set of rules, but they are flexible. Don’t feel that you have to read a book for all of the prompts, you can double up!

If you don’t have Instagram, keep me up to speed via the contact page.

However, if you do have access to Instagram, drop your username in the comments below! I’ll add you to the group chat straight away.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to comment or DM on Instagram.

Happy reading!

erin x

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The Ultimate Book Tag

It’s been a while since I’ve done a tag and there’s no time like the present! I wasn’t tagged to do this but the questions were fun so I decided to do it. I found this tag on The Bibliophile Girl’s blog, you can check it out here!

Do You Get Sick While Reading In The Car?

I have never read in the car so I don’t know… A magazine or something I can cope with but I think a novel would be too hard to endure.

Which Author’s Writing Style Is Completely Unique To You And Why?

Jaqueline Wilson, the British children’s author, really stands out to me. Her writing combines description and plot so well that I never notice it! I’ve not read one of her books, fully, for years. Yet now I look back I can see why I enjoyed her.

Harry Potter or Twilight? Give 3 Reasons Why.

Harry Potter has better writing, no love triangles (for the most part) and cute animals. I have problems with both series but I think Twilight is awful compared to Harry Potter. But somehow the cheesy, trashy romance is a fun book to reread?

Do You Carry A Book Bag? If So, What’s In It (Besides Books)?

No, but if I have a bag with me it will have a book in it.

Do You Smell Your Books?

Of course! The second-hand books are always best.

Books With or Without Illustrations?

Without please – I don’t like my imagination being restricted!

What Book Did You Love While Reading, But Discovered Later It Wasn’t Quality Writing?

Twilight and Shatter Me…

Do You Have Any Funny Stories Involving Books From Your Childhood?

I wrote fan-fiction for Hetty Feather all the damn time but made myself a character in the plot… When the author continued the series I was disappointed to not be the protagonist 😂

What Is The Thinnest Book On Your Shelf?

iCount – Your Step By Step Guide To Climate Bliss (only 80 pages!)

What Is the Thickest Book On Your Shelf?

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt (863 pages!)

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Do You Write As Well As Read? Do You See Yourself Being An Author In the Future?

My friend and I are working on a children’s book at the moment! I’m doing most of it, but having someone to contribute ideas is always helpful.

What Is Your Favourite Classic Book?

Wuthering Heights or Great Expectations! I can’t get into classic novels, but these two were really enjoyable.

When Did You Get Into Reading?

I’ve always loved it, but I became labelled a bookworm about two years ago! Before then I was only reading 30-50 books a year.

What Was Your Best Subject In School?

I’m at an even level in every subject really, but English is the most intriguing and French is by far the easiest!

If You Were Given A Book As A Present That You Read Before And Hated, What Would You Do?

Accept it, then donate it to charity shop. If they cared enough to ask me my thoughts on it then of course I would be honest!

What Is A Lesser Known Series That You Know Of That Is Similar to Harry Potter or the Hunger Games?

Delirium by Lauren Oliver is very similar to The Hunger Games, except there aren’t any Hunger Games!

Is Harry Potter comparable to anything? I don’t think I know of a series similar to it, but there are definitely stand-alones.

What Is A Bad Habit You Always Do (Besides Rambling) While Filming?

As many times as I have attempted YouTube, sadly I haven’t pulled through.

What Is Your Favorite Word?

Give me a word and it will become my favourite!

Are You A Nerd, Dork, or Dweeb?

I did have to search these terms up, so perhaps I’m a dummy 😆 I don’t think I am any of them, but dork fits me from the definition!

Vampires of Fairies? Why?

Vampires all the way! I have never enjoyed fantasy so my understanding of fairies isn’t great, that’s why I prefer vampires. And I don’t mean soft, Twilight vampires – more like brutal Dracula vampires!

Shapeshifters or Angels? Why?

Probably shape-shifters, but I’ve not read many books on them.

Spirits or Werewolves? Why?

Spirits can take all sorts of forms in a novel, and as the category is broader I much prefer them to werewolves!

Zombies or Vampires? Why?

I think vampires win on this one, purely because I have not read a single book about zombies!

Love Triangles or Forbidden Love?

Love triangles can be fun if they are written well (but in most cases they aren’t) and forbidden love can also be interesting. These two themes work especially well in dystopian fiction!

Full on Romance Books Or Action-Packed With A Few Love Scenes?

A good mix is healthy. Too much romance and your heart goes mushy, too much action and daily life becomes boring!

erin x

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