Which BookTok Book You Should Read Based on Your Flip-Flops

Wondering which Booktok book you should read next? We’re here to give you some recommendations–based on the flip-flops you wear!

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It’s National Flip-Flop Day! You know what that means: we’re going to give you a BookTok book recommendation based on the flip-flops you wear!

TikTok’s book community is full of book recommendations, but sometimes it can be hard to decide which ones to read. Well, we’re here to narrow down that list by giving you some specific suggestions… based on the type of flip-flops you wear!

Thin Straps


Starting off with a classic, thin-strap flip-flops are a go-to. They’re simple, and they always look good. If you have these in your closet, you’re probably looking for a quick read that you can take anywhere. The pool, lunch with friends, a family vacation, the grocery store—you name it.

And for that, we recommend you read To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo. This novel has sirens, royalty, adventure, and romance all packed into one standalone–aka the perfect book to take with you literally anywhere.

Thick Straps


If you like your flip-flops to have a thicker strap, you probably put them to the test. Maybe you wear them on walks, or out kayaking. Maybe you wear them to a water park or a beach. Maybe you wear them to go slay dragons and conquer kingdoms.

Okay, the point is, you probably like a little action. And for that, we suggest none other than The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black. This three-part series (The Cruel Prince, The Wicked King, and The Queen of Nothing) is full of heart-pounding action, moral complexity, and a plot that will draw you in instantly.



Let’s face it: if you like slides, you probably like being able to shove your feet into your shoes without worrying about aiming or making sure they’re on right (other than making sure they’re on the correct feet, obviously). You like something quick, and something that requires little patience to get into.

If that sounds like you, you might like the Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo. Following six outcasts trying to accomplish a dangerously impossible heist, these books pull you in right from the start. Trust us, you’ll be hooked into this enthralling plot with little effort.



Those of you who like a strappy flip-flop probably want something a little dressier. Intricate straps like these definitely make these flip flops romantic enough to wear out to dinner, or out shopping for the day. Simple enough to slip on and off, yet nice enough to take pictures.

For lovers of these types of flip-flops, we recommend A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. This series is highly popular on Booktok–and well-known for its captivating romance and intriguing fantasy plot. For those who value romance along with a strong storyline, these books are for you.

Arch Support


If you wear flip-flops that have arch support, you’re all about comfort. I mean, for such a staple piece in your closet, they should be comfortable, right? You can always trust them to be there and provide everything you need in a shoe–looks, comfort, ease. What more could you need?

Well, if you need a reliable book, as well, we suggest checking out another of Booktok’s favorites: The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. Assassins, pirates, Fae, royalty, fierce romance, and a complex plot–again, what more could you need? Just like your style of flip-flops, these books are dependable, and provide everything you could want in a book.



If Croc flip-flops are in your closet, you’re most likely a lighthearted soul that loves to have fun. You probably hate rules, and you’re a free spirit that’s always looking for new adventures. You like to switch things up, and to go with the flow.

For a lighthearted read, we recommend People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry. This sweet friends-to-lovers romance is a perfect laid-back read that’s not too serious, but is still alluring and fun. It’s perfect for a lively personality!



If you own Birkenstocks, you’re the kind of person that likes to invest in something high-quality that will last you a while. You want something worth your time, and something that you can wear with almost anything.

For people who enjoy putting in the effort for something they’ll love in the long run, try the From Blood and Ash series by Jennifer L. Armentrout! The world-building, romance, and plot of this enthralling series will have you in a chokehold. Every time you think it can’t surprise you any more, it does.

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