I read every book Namjoon (RM from BTS) has recommended and found my new favourite book 📚

Jack Edwards

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    by popular demand, i spent my week reading every book Namjoon (RM from BTS) has recommended and he has TASTE!!! also... please accept this video as my official application to join the BTS ARMY.
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    chapters + books mentioned:
    00:00 intro
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    2:22 the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy - douglas adams
    3:57 the stranger - albert camus
    5:20 the ones who walk away from omelas - ursula k. le guin
    7:23 spring day music video analysis
    10:08 kim jiyoung, born 1982 - cho nam joo
    11:05 me before you - jojo moyes
    12:17 metamorphosis - franz kafka
    13:17 demian - hermann hesse
    14:03 blood, sweat & tears music video analysis
    14:52 1984 - george orwell
    15:48 nature - ralph waldo emerson
    16:44 kafka on the shore - haruki murakami
    18:20 namjoon's taste in books
    19:22 outro
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    Am Vor 5 Tage


    1. Jack Edwards

      A note on 'Me Before You' -- in this video, I focussed on Jojo Moyes' representation of sexual assault and her general writing style in the novel which is enjoyable to read. I should have also pointed out the ableist depiction of disability in this book, which suggests a disabled life is not worth living. This is, of course, untrue and unfair, and not an opinion I agree with, and I'm certain Namjoon does not condone ableism either. 'Me Before You' is just one narrative, but it's still damaging to depict a disabled person in this way since disabilities are rarely portrayed in books and on-screen. I chose not to discuss this in the video as it did not link to Namjoon or BTS (and to avoid making the video super long), but I realise in hindsight that I should've mentioned it in my review. I'm so, so sorry for not adding this sooner, but I hope this pinned comment helps add a bit more context. Hope this makes sense -- lots of love

      1. I'm an Addle-pate

        Welcome to the fandom 💜

      2. Twinkle Grace

        I second this narrative!

      3. R H

        @Charlie Ackles Castiel loves you 💜

      4. R H

        @Emilie Vayner yes that's how I saw it too. Or else it feels like a very defeatist attitude to have. But instead I tried to see this as his life and his will and I think it made sense to me. Or rather I made sense of it like that because I loved the book 😅

    2. kityy

      THESE are some good books when i was an army tae was my bias but nwo im more casual and i think joonie is

    3. Sharmi K

      Jack , I fully appreciate the effort you put in to making this, from actually putting in your time to read, to setting up to film and speak so concisely, articulately with humour , thank you!

    4. Yanina Corea

      I only want to address that I clicked on this video because of Namjoon, but I stayed because this is a great video from every point of view. Sorry, english is not my first language.

    5. Kakali Rabha

      when a person talk about something they like we can see the passion. Loved this video 💜

    6. Isabel c

      Gracias por el video, justo quería empezar a leer las recomendaciones de rm, ya se por donde empezar🥰

    7. fat cat on couch

      I love your intro sm

    8. Kakali Rabha

      I literally got goosebumps when I first read The Ones Who Walks Away From Omelas

    9. Farjana Bantanized

      Thanks for making this video. Namjoon is perfect.

    10. angela choi

      i was watching bunch of book reviews to stack up my wish list and ran into this but omg... the description this dude gives makes me legit interested in every single book- most likely because of how he genuinely loves the books hehe. and i read kafka on the shore and hearing his description actually helped me figure out how to describe this book to someone lolll.

    11. Farjana Bantanized


    12. I'm an Addle-pate

      I only read George Orwell's Shooting The Elephant...I really appreciate it as a good one I read on 2021

    13. Guli Sutter

      I read Kafka on the Shore in school and absolutely loved it!!!!

    14. Rodoshee Sanjanaa

      This video is really amazing Thank you so much edward 💜

    15. cherrytiffilms

      i read 1984 not that long ago and it is lowkey scary- if i lived in that world i would definitely be killed by the thought police in the first chapter lol

    16. Anime Sprinklers

      Loved this vid so amazing and informative as a army it's dope

    17. Sadiya Wani

      I enjoyed this video. Your way of reviewing books is amazing 🙌

    18. It's just me

      Hey Jack why don't you become a theorist army

    19. Kim namjoon

      and that's why BTS's songs written by RM are perfect pieces of art.

    20. Jyoti Roy

      You what would be perfect, if we have Joon’s voice for audiobooks. Woahhhh, wouldn’t stop hearing all day night 😍

    21. Annie Acharya

      Now read BTS Fanfictions 🤣 Recommendations coming at 1.....2......3.....

    22. Krithika Nutakanti

      Could I just marry you 😍 I'm in love with your videos.. nerd approved 💜💜💜

    23. Remy Prenila

      thank you!!!!I've been looking for the books that RM's love to read...and by the way Namjoon is my bias.

    24. dutchygirl1993

      ARMY confirmed

    25. Tu Nguyen

      petition for namjoon to open a goodread acc :>

    26. Charmee S

      now I wanna start reading lol

    27. Emily uwu

      You r making me wanna read (thats a lifetime thing for me ;)) 💜🤡

    28. Consuelo Bruton

      RM was reading a book by David Hockney, am not sure but I think the title was “The Bigger Question(?)” or Conversation(?)... I would like to order this book but maybe would like to see a review from you before I do. Thsnks

    29. Julia Tosha

      Hello from Russia! 👋🏻 As an ARMY I highly enjoyed watching this video! First of all, it's a pleasure to watch and listen to such an open-minded, nice and joyful person! 😊 I really liked how you presented the theme and plot of a book - brief and to the point, and was happy to hear BTS references - that's very thoughtful of you to add them! Namjoon's recommendations are indeed interesting, I've already checked some before as well. 😊 Anyway, great job and hope to see more similar content from you! ✌🏻💜 (Would love for you to check out Suga's book recommendations, there is no much out there, but personally I've really enjoyed some and would love to hear your opinion and review on them!)

    30. BoraTae Forever - BTF

      luv your video ^^

    31. lau herro

      Im an english major in spain ,your video describes to the perfection each book. The book that made want to choose a literature related career was Demian ,I read it when the trailer of bs&t dropped back in 2016 I loved your video so much THANK YOUUU

    32. Yshii stans Talent

      This was recommended to me! I clicked out of curiosity, I love the video so much. I think you earned yourself another subscriber as I really want to start reading again. I stopped reading for awhile, I miss feeling at peace in my own world and learning new things. Thank you. For once I’m happy for this youtube recommendation. Books and Kim Namjoon? Hell yes.

    33. Nirali Bharya


    34. Kashish Rawat

      no really, this vid was great

    35. jana Ahmed

      Also stray kids you have to check them out they are mind blowing coming from an army stay here :) u will LOVE them as well

    36. Czarria Afdemaur

      Subscribed. Literature is the only thing I love on the same level as BTS, so subscribing is a no brainer :)

    37. Study with 방탄소년단

      It’s so refreshing to have someone who finally extracts the sense out of their MVs, and not simply settles for the degree of aesthetic they put in. That was damn interesting and the hard work you put in this video is amazing. I am definitely going to read those books 📚 now and thank you so much for bringing out such great content !

    38. v v

      read all of his recommendation and almond - wonpyung sohn and human acts - han kang left a mark! i swear these books broke me!! you should check it out 10/10 i recommend

    39. Ingrid H

      I see... President Namjoon has recruited yet another member

    40. Aipotskie ZG

      It's my first time learning about the Sewol Ferry incident; I am crying too much right now I can't take it.. T_T

    41. Sugandhi Kumari


    42. astrig joon

      My bias is namjoon. So proud of him😍😍

    43. Autostima

      OMG!!!! My favourite DEfastsr and my best k-pop band!!!!!! What a day!!!!!! Thanks, Jack!!!! Ah! Thank you for sub eng! It's really good for me as a foreigner! Have a great day!

    44. nutsynatsi

      Wait. Yes style... why does it reminds me of wongfu??

    45. Shiwani Shrestha

      I also wanna read it . Which one will you recommend at no1

    46. YayFiliz

      tysm for making this video!! also i really appreciate that the video has subtitles, idk who wrote them down but sometimes i struggle with the english language so i really loved that the video had subtitles.

    47. fey

      I’m so glad this came up on my recommendations, namjoon really does have that (T)aste✨ enjoyed every part of this and it’s official to say that so far my favorite between all of them are probably gonna be kafka on the shore & the ones who walk from omelas!! thanks for this again im soo soo intrigued the whole vid you deserve a big appreciation for all the research of the boys, i purple you 🥺💜 [gonna watch the Taylor Swift’s now 😌]

    48. Dorsaf BR

      He took a quizz to know his bias ... maybe I did wrong, maybe that is why I keep being bias wrecked

    49. TamaraAura Vlogs

      Welcome ARMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    50. Katalina Leen

      This made me so happy... thank you😊

    51. shin lee

      Omelas is related to BTS song MV Spring Day

    52. P'Ton Kub And AnyThing

      Subscribed because books and #BTS 🥰

    53. Katie Mortimer

      SPOILERS FOR KAFKA ON THE SHORE!!! How did you deal with the vivid descriptions of cats being murdered in kafka on the shore? I just got to that part and felt so disgusted and disturbed that I don't feel like I can go on reading it. I've read so many other of Murakami's books and enjoyed them all but this one is so disturbing I don't know what to make of it.. Besides that, loved this video and namjoon really does have a great taste in books

    54. Nicholas Yong

      someone hire this man to come and decipher all kpops mvs cux damm they do be confusing at times

    55. Madiha

      Namjoon is my bias too and honestly I'm awestruck the way you talked about the theories of their MV's. Definitely gonna subscribe 👍

    56. 페트라Petra

      The best video I’ve ever seen so far ❤️🙌

    57. Limario

      😳😭 how’s all of that being described in “Spring Day” and I’m just watching like a fool

    58. ian

      thanking youtube algorithm for once for bringing me this recommendation.

    59. Amanda W

      This was very interesting!!

    60. Elle L

      I was not expecting you to go so in depth with the material! I was surprisingly happy and you’ve got yourself another subscriber! 😊

    61. Manvi Tandon

      Application accepted

    62. Cyper is my soul

      RM is basically not just an idol he is a role model in my eye's. He inspire me to be successful like seriously I know it's a weird thing to say, but he is a big influence in my life.

    63. Adya Srivastava

      on a side note: your smile is quite enchanting, you're an amazing person.

    64. B Fany

      Army wheree u at?!!!

    65. Andrea

      This was soooooooo satisfying to watch. Thank you for doing this

    66. Sunflower Thaseen

      A warm welcome...

    67. Nacole In Seoul

      English Lit. majors unite!

    68. Adya Srivastava

      thank you so much for your video and as far as appreciating RM goes and you did a lot of hardwork for this. as far as people are concerned i'm especially thankful for making this so people know that they are not just meh... any other boy band with faces but they are excellent people with a message, a deep one. thank you again.

    69. Louise L.

      Hey ! I'm also diving into BTS since last month and indeed, their conceptual insight is so interesting. I've read Siddhartha a long time ago but I'm puzzled about Damian, however now I feel like I should read it ! Thanks so much for the review :)

    70. Brugues H J

      Where do you got The ones who walk away from omelas?? I have been trying to buy it but it doesn't print anymore

    71. Purnima Gautam

      you singlehandedly made people think about bts and their music just with 1 video. hands down to you also, i myself became a fan of bts bcz of their lyrics and the issues they talk about in their music. i am gonna read damien soon and i am sure i would like it. thanks for the review! 💜💜

    72. Michaela Rosková

      Im an ARMY for almost 8 months and I love BTS for their music, lyrics, for the effort they are putting into everything, for what they are spreading and for their love for ARMY. And I respect them as a people because they are just one of the most beautiful humans being I have ever seen. Thank you for doing this. Im also going to read namjoons book list because he has TASTE! i purple you!

    73. Leslie Dangare

      Watch Rina Sawayama’s music video, ‘XS’!

    74. Nur shuhada

      Thank you

    75. berlang

      Big respect to you for going details of Namjoon's recommended books and thank you for it gives me understanding of the diversity of those books. I have planned to read them since i became ARMY but i haven't the time so this is so much helpful. thank you. 💜

    76. Alia BenAbdallah

      This is probably the best way of a non fan could appreciate BTS's musicianship. People that appreciate the art that BTS brings, is more than welcome in the fandom 💜😉 Thank you so much for this video 🙏

    77. haira rizka

      wowww BTS is superrrrr genius

    78. A T

      Namjoon is my fictional soulmate. Hes beyond wise and conscious of the world and life

    79. Hannah McGarden

      my flex as a former humanities/literature student is that i read most of the literature classics that Joon recommended so i don't have to read them again lmao

    80. Chloe Webber

      I really like your opinions about the books when u said u were doing this at the start I automatically went to Damian and the other books that come into BTS storyline. You did it amazingly well like talking about them as a group! One proud army here! ❤️ Namjoon is great to have as a bias well all of them are, Jimin is my bias! ❤️💜

    81. TheNinjutsuAlchemist

      I really want to read all these books now. Especially 1984 which has been on my list for YEARS.

    82. Lauren Maslin

      I appreciate that when he uses more precise or technical terms, he actually defines them :)

    83. LittleButterfly ftz

      He has already learnt those go to lines of army 😆😆

    84. Zureen Aisyah

      i love the video but i had to calm myself down everytime a book yeeted to the ground jhsakjgjasg

    85. Soubhagya Padmakumar

      Try "into the magic shop" .....its one of my favourite book that rm has recommended 💜

    86. G08 Garcia, Cassandra Pauline C.

      This is a very refreshing video of someone getting into the fandom... thank you!

    87. Thiruchelvanesam Logaraj

      The way he speaks, makes me wanna read books

    88. My Father Is A Priest

      And then there's stupid BTS haters Who's keep saying BTS songs are boring like bet those stupid can't make a song in one month

    89. B ___

      BTS and books!? Perfection!

    90. Twinkle Grace

      Welcome to the FAM!

    91. life of k

      yeyyy 💜

    92. Twinkle Grace

      Really loved and enjoyed your video and review on each and every book... I believe your review of “The Stranger” is on point and the best I’ve ever read or heard in that case... Super glad that you chose to do this awesome review and found so many references yourself.. however, if you want to learn more about BTS references and their main ideology and different theories you should certainly check out their complete story..

    93. Ahlexis khimberly Torres

      Omg thw effort😢

    94. Quinlan Pope

      Your videos motivate me to read more

    95. hypothesised

      thanks for this super well-researched and detailed video! and for being so open-minded and honest about your thoughts on the books. appreciate the new recommendations 🙏🏼

    96. hypothesised

      14:39 spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t finished demian (me) 👁💧👄💧👁

    97. Purvi Mishra

      As an army it just makes me so proud watching this😭💜

    98. elle estrella


    99. lawstudiesandcoffee

      You found your favorite book and I found my new favorite youtube channel 😍 Im so happy of having someone like you in the fandom! Welcome, ARMY! PD: Now I have a need of running to the library and buy all the books you and Namjoon have read 🤣

    100. rkive

      i recommended reading the english translation of the korean book "Almond" i also just found out about it from namjoon and yoongi, tbh i don't usually read too much but this book kept me interested and i finished it and now it's one of my favorites :)))