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jesslovestype

Joined September 2016

raised on arrogance and bagels. connoisseur of YA and snark. // hang out with me @jesslovestype everywhere that matters.
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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hello hi i finally figured out how to run a digital bookclub and the answer is tinyletter. 😍 our first on is about the incredible The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
bi monthly #ya #bookclub in your inbox, come hang out with me and my best book frand tess. (our names rhyme and we're tons of fun): https://tinyletter.com/jessandtessmess

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y'all, John Green is good. 🐢 #ya #yalit

HeatherBookNerd I love this. 5y
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something tells me i shouldn't be starting this right before trying to fall asleep. 🐦

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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i like doodling in the most anal way possible + books that sweep me away and make me think. 👍 #ya #yalit

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JK can pontificate all over twitter about how Draco is an iredeemable twit, but I have the receipts. 🐍 #hpreread #harrypotter #dracomalfoy

EmeraldSorceress Too true... poor Draco... 😖 4y
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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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Bailedbailed

Everything about this book makes me furious, including this incredibly battered library copy, and I'm not finishing it. Stop calling it adult Harry Potter. It's not. 😛 #bye

HotMessJess Ok, do tell! I wanted to read because my husband liked the TV show so much! 5y
jesslovestype @HotMessJess I've heard good things about the TV show! The MC is seriously unlikeable (nice guy syndrome for sure). The writing is all tell-don't-show. The magic system is really poorly defined. And it's zooming through the schooling process which is the only thing I want to read about if this is actually gonna be adult HP. 5y
HotMessJess My husband really enjoyed the series. I saw a few episodes and it's not bad, but I have serious ADHD and can't focus on a show to save my life (with the exceptions of Parks and Rec, American Horror Story, OITNB and Veep). If a book is being touted with adult HP, IT BETTA BE ADULT HP! 5y
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Y'all this was devastating, in the best and worst possible ways. As with the first Themis files book, please grab this in audio, it's stunning. // And ffs, someone ~tALK~ to me about Kara. 👾👽🎆 #scifi

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So beautiful I might have to buy my own copy. 🌿 #wallpaper #patterns

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mood: 👾🎆😭🇬🇧👽💕😵🎉😂🔥😍👍🎆😇🌋😱

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#feminism and eggs for brunch. 🍳

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The The Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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Someone talk to me about that ending of The Last of August because ...what? What the hell happened? / Side review: Labor of Love was fascinating and really fun. / Gotta love that dirty Brooklyn snow melt. 👙 #ya #yalit #sherlockholmes

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This was an exercise in deep breathing. / Lord help us that it was written in 2005 and is still so relevant. 🐘🐴 #politics

curlyfro I am constantly referencing this book! 6y
jesslovestype @curlyfro I feel like I definitely will be from now on! 6y
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The The Last of August | Brittany Cavallaro
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Started this today and am loving the small part of the giant hole in my chest it's filling left by BBC Sherlock's unforgivably disappointing finale. ❤ #ya #yalit #sherlockholmes

Leelee08 For real. I was blown away by how much of a disappointment it was.😞 6y
jesslovestype @Leelee08 For real. I'm still reeling. 6y
CiViiLy Just finished this book and really liked it. 6y
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jesslovestype @CiViiLy Nice! I'm enjoying it so far! 6y
BkClubCare Must say, the double THE is driving me crazy. 😂 6y
jesslovestype @BkClubCare I didn't even notice! Now it's gonna bug me too. 6y
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My snow day companion yesterday, and with only 50 pages left, leaving for work this morning was torture. ⛄ #ya #yalit

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Bailedbailed

Damn shame this gorgoues cover didn't keep me more interested in this story, especially since it seemed so unique for contemporary YA. Alas, nothing gets me insta-bored more quickly than insta-love and an idiotic protagonist I really can't get behind. 🌋 #ya #yalit

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Mehso-so

Another case of beautiful, lyric prose separating me from the main character, who was the most boring of all the Devonairre Street girls. The good: a gorgeous portrayal of female friendship and grief and a fascinating alternate universe America (and that cover 😍). The bad: I wanted to spend more time with the world than inside Lorna's selfish, confused and repetitive inner monologue. 🌾🍋 #ya #yalit

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About to interview for a volunteer position at my local library. 🙌 Been wanting to do this ever since the disaster election inspired a desire to give back in my community. And I'm here every weekend loving books anyway, so here's to hoping it's a perfect fit! 💞📖

Suzze Great! Rewarding, and you can scope out more books. 6y
jesslovestype @Suzze Ah yes! Book scoping!! 6y
mcipher Good luck! What a great way to give back. 😊 6y
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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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Y'all, this was a goddamn treasure of a read. I loved the fantasy world. I loved all the side characters. I loved the brutality, because I didn't cry, I raged. And right now, I'll watch some kick-ass young adults battle their fascist empires until my eyes bleed. ✌#ya #yalit
I had a lot of thought about this one. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1719783744

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Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen
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Get you a bae who loves you like Bruce loves Patti. 😍 #happyvalentines

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Some thematically festive reading for today. 💜💙💚💛 #happyvalentines

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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I can't stop thinking about this one. I think Goodreads actually managed to pick a YA of the year deserving of the title. This was gorgeous and devastating and utterly consuming. And, really, reading it in the midst of global politics right now just ...Hurts. 🐚 #ya #yalit

Dragon Adding to the stack 👍 6y
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These Bloomsbury cover reissues got this #hpreread like 😍😍😍. #hpchapteraday

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Nevermind me just having a religious experience listening to Arcade Fire walking up the steps to my favorite place on earth like, "Hope that something pure can last." My local library for #riotgram. ? #brooklyn

Suzze Wow! 6y
mcipher I'm so jealous of everyone's gorgeous libraries- I want to visit them all!! 6y
jesslovestype @mcipher @Suzze This one is unfairly gorgeous! 6y
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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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omgggg Noah and Brian from I'll Give You the Sun for favorite #TeenageLove affair. No one is surprised, cause I love this book so much my heart hurts. 😍😍😍 #BookLove17 @LibrarianRyan

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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I read this in under a day. It made me desperately misty-eyed. It wasn't perfect, but it's Important™ and was delightfully hopeful. Amanda was somewhat universally relatable, but artsy side-kick Bee and her arc was incredibly nuanced. Thankfully the plot was about more than the reveal of Amanda's secret—which was handled so uniquely and well that I didn't see it coming ten thousand miles out. 😇 #ya #yalit #lgbtq (& yes, a trans cover model!)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower | Bestsellers - Books USA Press
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Not so much a bad book, but a book I probably read waay too late to fall in love with it for #BookLove17. 🌷 #bestlineinabadbook @LibrarianRyan

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Ignore the reviews. This book is hardly about her mother's journals. It's about womanhood and voice and humanity and coming of age and it's meditative and lyrical even if it's slow to start, by the end it left me reeling.

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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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🎂 ~some February #TBR on my birthday~ 🎂

Jillsandypants Happy Birthday 🎈🎁🎉🎂 6y
Kalalalatja Happy birthday! 🎉🎉 6y
CherylDeFranceschi Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂 6y
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Why is no one talking about this? 🍓 #hpchapteraday #hpreread #ya #yalit

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#TeamTheo, which really tells you all you need to know about how bullshit this love triangle is, if I fell for the guy that doesn't even win.
This book had such potential! Interdimensional travel! And Gray just piddles it away in a boring love triangle and half-baked physics with glaring plotholes explained away cause Marguerite 'doesn't get science.' And it was boring so boring, omg, I can't imagine picking up the next one. 👾#ya #yalit

bookwrm526 I am SO TIRED of the love triangles! 6y
Zelma I'm at the point where I dump a book from my TBR just knowing of a love triangle. Pass. 6y
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Forever . . . | Judy Blume
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I won't have enough characters to talk about how much I #LovetoHate this novel. Suffice it to say that it's not a love story, it's losely disguised sex-ed propaganda 40 years out of date. Katherine is a cardboard cut-out who doesn't have any characterization other than the fact that she hates raisins and hot dogs and Michael is an unrelenting horndog who calls his penis Ralph. Nothing about this book is okay. #BookLove17 @LibrarianRyan

katedensen I accidentally read this book when I was 10 and on a Judy Blume kick. I blame my early reading of this novel with my subsequent string of dating failures. 6y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I'd repressed the memory of this book. 6y
jesslovestype @katedensen aha, concrete proof that this book is terrible, finally! 6y
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katedensen @jesslovestype I've thought about rereading it over the years so I can write a piece about how it messed me up. 6y
jesslovestype @katedensen You totally should. It's a terrible, terrible book and I always want to talk about how bad it is. 6y
katedensen @jesslovestype Oh man. I want this to happen now...adding it to never-ending to-so list... 6y
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I probably wouldn't have finished this is it weren't for the audiobook. But Miranda's live readings really transformed this collection into something delightful to listen to on a long walk in the cold. ⛄

katedensen I read this book when I was 20 and was OBSESSED with it at the time. I've always wondered if I'd feel the same way now. 6y
jesslovestype @katedensen it feels very much like a book one would love in their early 20s (she says, still in her early 20s). 😀 6y
katedensen @jesslovestype It might just be because I recently read The First Bad Man and did not like it anywhere near as much as I remember liking 6y
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Excuse me. Are you denigrating Queen Bey? How dare you? / This book is getting on all my nerves, but I am far too close to the end to abandon ship. 😲 #ya #yalit

Centique Oh for sure - you don't diss Queen Bey in my house! 💕 6y
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Bless Hermione, seriously. 🐲 #hpchapteraday #ya #yalit

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PAUL IS MAKING A LASAGNA OMG THIS IS THE WORST SENTENCE I'VE EVER READ. 😲 Like, okay, they look similar but cottage cheese and ricotta are NOT the same. What. Is. This. Blasphemy!?

[DELETED] 586715006 🤢🤢 Nothing about that is okay. 6y
jesslovestype @SupposedlyFun I am seriously still horrified. 6y
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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I mean, I hate short stories. But there are some profound pieces in this collection that almost made me forget that. And one that took my breath away. Not to mention some incredible female characters, which—well, can't ever complain about that. 🐞

Jillsandypants I'm currently reading this one too. I don't read short stories much, but I decided to pick this one up and I'm so glad I did. 6y
jesslovestype @Jillsandypants I guess a writer you love will make you read anything they do. 😀 6y
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Phantom Limbs | Paula Garner
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Oh, this is bringing back some weird long-buried memories of being a swimmer in high school... so so glad to be warm and dry now. Though it is making me long for summer! 🌊😁 #ya #yalit

Kalalalatja Love that cover and the whole picture! 👌 6y
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I got my wisdom teeth extracted yesterday so I'm spending today vicariously marching by looking out for the protest posters I made for my friends on the news and social media. Rooting for all my #NastyWomen and Men representing out on the streets today! 😘 #WomensMarch #WhyIMarch #WomensMarchOnWashington #lettering #signpainting

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Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen
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"You serve at the behest of your audience's imagination." Bless this special liberal snowflake rock musician who paid attention and taught himself the truth. ☃ #springsteen

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AU where sasscat Harry Potter is president instead of Orange Voldemort. // But seriously, my American HP versions have a bunch of weird Americanisms. Do the Gryffindors still make a Potter for President sign in the original British version of the novel? 😕🌍 #hpchapteraday #ya #yalit

ChasingOm I saw someone else talking about this earlier this week and they confirmed that, yes, the British versions had "Potter for President" as well. 6y
jesslovestype @ChasingOm How bizarre! 6y
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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It's easy to forget how much I hate short stories when Roxane Gay is the one writing them. // This one especially, messed with me deeply.

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Haha, uh, hi. I really didn't like this one. Ari was unbearable. His narration read like Hemingway. His internalized homophobia and repressed emotional development was trying, and the book was pretty plotless (which I generally despise).
Like Perks of Being a Wallflower, I think I read this too old. It lacked that transcendent, beyond-YA quality all of my favorite YAs share. And it is NOTHING like I'll Give You the Sun, tyvm. 😶 #ya #yalit #sorry

Leelee08 Exactly. I didn't like it for all of the reasons you named. 6y
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I mean, jesslovestype, right? My bookshelves are 40% books about type, so here's a selection #ForTheLoveOfFonts. #readJanuary. 🔡🔢🔣

Anitta 👏👏👏 6y
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uhm, excuse me, but this book is nothing like I'll Give You the Sun (and I am v salty about it). ☀ #ya #yalit

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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I own all three, cause they're gorgeous, but I #DNF ed about halfway through Authority. I was beginning to suspect I wouldn't get an answer to a single question and, as far as I'm concerned, a mystery is only as good as the explanation. Plus all those flashbacks to how it felt to be watching Lost... Anyone finish the trilogy? Was it worth it? 👽🌿 #readJanuary

Yournewfriendsams Annihilation reminded me of the tv show, Lost. So much ambiguity, so many 'deep' mysteries. I didn't invest in the rest of the series 😕 6y
jesslovestype @Yournewfriendsams It's so much like Lost, that's why I gave up. 6y
[DELETED] 586715006 The first book reminded me of the first season of Lost, so I was nervous that there would be no answers going into Authority. Like you, I was ready to quit there when it only got more complicated. I stuck through to the end and it wasn't worth it. Vandermeer is much more enamored with confusing you and hiding answers than he is with providing any resolution. It's infuriating. 6y
jesslovestype @SupposedlyFun Looks like they're gonna be pretty bookshelf decorations forever, then. 😀 6y
jesslovestype @SupposedlyFun It just seems like it takes so much less talent to pull of a book that just perpetually confuses you. There should be another reason to keep me reading! 6y
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Several people have compared this to I'll Give You the Sun, so I have maybe unreasonably high hopes for this TBR. 🌎 #ya #yalit

curlyfro What a great title! 6y
DimeryRene I loved I'll Give you the Sun! I've added this to my stack. :) 6y
jesslovestype @DimeryRene I'll Give You the Sun is THE BEST. 6y
[DELETED] 586715006 I'm the opposite: people keep recommending I'll Give You the Sun to me because I love this book. 6y
jesslovestype @SupposedlyFun, I'm about 100 pages in and I'm not really seeing the comparison...But that said, hands down, I'll Give You the Sun is my favorite book and I will never stop reccing it. 6y
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Suffer Love | Ashley Herring Blake
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Suffer Love is perfectly readable, if somewhat lackluster. The central mystery is easy to figure out, so you just find yourself screaming at Sam to tell her already through most of the novel. Tho I do appreciate a good YA where the characters can have sex without becoming pregnant or dying (or facing incredible amounts of sex-shamey judgement; looking at you, Kat). 🐈 #ya #yalit

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Coquette is my hero; don't @ me.

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Suffer Love | Ashley Herring Blake
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Okay, I am enjoying Suffer Love, but if one more teenager says crap instead of cursing, I WILL THROW THIS LIBRARY BOOK AT THE WALL it is my biggest pet peeve ever crap is the DUMBEST word. / Hi, fellow east-coasters, how is your snow day reading going? ⛄❄ #ya #yalit

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That last one is the reason she's my favorite #advice columnist. 💅