Welcome to Chareads, the online hub that brings together my book reviews and bookish YouTube videos.

Contrary to most bookish people, I hated reading as a child. Apart from Twilight and the occasional book for English Lit, you would not find me within 6 feet of a book.

When I discovered the joy of reading aged 20, I learned so much I decided I wanted to share that joy with everybody, so I made a YouTube channel called Chareadzard (in my first video I stated I would never regret naming it that—I was wrong).

Six years later, Chareadzard has evolved into Chareads, and I now make a monthly wrap-up video of all the books I’ve read in a month, and individual in-depth reviews for specific books.

I hope you can find your new favourite book here, and feel free to email me at hi@cha.rs if you have any questions or suggestions for the site.

A couple of faves to get you going:

  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  • The Distance of the Moon by Italo Calvino
  • Eat Up by Ruby Tandoh
  • The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt