With the future of TikTok increasingly uncertain in the US and other countries, Malin Hay talks to Tom about the app’s powerful reading-focused corner, BookTok: what it is, how it works, and the tropes which dominate its favourite genre, romance fiction. They also look at some recent emails from listeners.

Read Malin's piece on BookTok here

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Music by Kieran Brunt / Produced by Zoe Kilbourn and Anthony Wilks

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