About Us

Welcome to The Book Hookup!

We’re five avid and passionate readers spread out all over North America who share an obsession for reading. We’re “those people” who bring our books and e-readers with us everywhere we go. We stay up late reading for… just a few more minutes, and pay for it the next day. We not only love to read books, we love to talk about them as well.  What really compelled us to start the Book Hookup is the recent rush of amazing indie books that seem like undiscovered gems just waiting to be shared. Our mission is to bring focus to writers that might otherwise be overlooked. We hope our reviews will expose you to books that don’t bear a power-house publishers name but whole heartily deserve the same admiration.

We’ll discuss our favorite books, authors, quotes. We’ll give you recommendations and tell you the good, the bad, the in between and what to read next . We’ll have polls, reviews and a few surprises. We want you to talk to us too. Tell us what and who you love, what you can’t wait to read, and, yes, even what you flounced on. We love all kinds of books, both indie and mainstream, and all kinds of genres. Join us as we celebrate the world of books. We want to book hook you up.

Drop us a line at thebkhookup (at) gmail (dot) com

Eat, Breathe, Read!

The Litbrarians:

CELESTE

Hi there! I live near Boston on the south shore of Massachusetts. My biggest love is my family ~ I’m a wife and mom to 2 girls…and 2 dogs.  In my down time I love, love, love to read and my kids always say that the kindle was the best gift I have ever gotten.

Right now I am devouring New Adult books. And when I say devouring, I mean devouring. I seriously can’t get enough of this genre. It’s pushed me into reading some YA contemporary also…and I love it. However, I will still always be drawn to paranormal stories too – the magic of it all captivates me…especially angels. I don’t know why but I just love angel books. I also enjoy dystopian & post-apocalyptic novels. But one common theme with all my books is that I’m not really into light in fluffy…I love the sad or dark and gritty. Then throw in romance, or better yet some UST and a brooding bad boy, and you’ve got me hooked. Nothing like a fabulous swoon. :)
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I’m pretty specific with books I like, but if you like what I like to read we’ll be besties! I also love hearing what everyone else is reading. The best books are usually recs from my friends. You can usually find me over on twitter so stop by and say hello, I love to chat. Happy reading!

JAG

Reading is like oxygen to me, it feeds my mind, my soul, my spirit.  I’m one of ‘those people’, you know, the ones who won’t leave the house without their kindle. I’m the person you see reading in the bank line, at the doctor’s office and in the movie theatre #truth  I read 1-2 books per week and my favourite genres include historical fiction, paranormal romance, young adult and cougheroticacough.
I have a soft spot for vampires, highlanders, angels and BAD BOYS!  One of my fave things in the world, is finding a hidden fic gem and reccing it to my twitter friends the world. I can be a little tough when I review, it takes a lot to get a 5/5 out of me but when I do give out that rating, trust me you’ll want to read that book.  Expect a fair bit of tongue in cheek humour from me and lots of silly fun.  I’m really looking forward to reading, writing, quoting and reccing here at The Book Hookup and I can’t wait to hear what you guys are reading. <3

AMY

I’ve been deemed by friends to be a bit of a book nerd. Well… Ok. I mustn’t tell a lie… Maybe more like a colossal book nerd. Put it this way – If reviewing books miraculously paid off my student loans, I’d ditch my day job in the land of pharmacy and bury myself in piles of books instead.
My love of reading started pretty young and has progressively intensified over the years. I love all books but I’d have to say that I tend to favor the paranormal romances (both young adult and adult), historical romance, and medical related non-fiction genres. I do have my favorite topics and genres but I can honestly say if someone hands me a book, any book, chances are relatively high that I’ll read it. I commonly rush out of the house without the important things, like my purse, but I ALWAYS remember to grab my Kindle. I feel lost without it. Another random fact about me: I clean and rearrange my bookshelves for fun. It brings me joy. Don’t tease. I can easily spend hours on goodreads too. H.O.U.R.S! I am beyond ecstatic to be a part of The Book Hookup and look forward to sharing my passion of reading with all of you!

ANA

I can’t believe they’re making me put down my kindle to write this!
Reading makes me happy and I’m proud to say that I am on a mission to get all my friends and family to love books as much as I do.  Reading has been part of my life for as long as I can remember…a book is a great companion for a shy kid with a vivid imagination!  I love all types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, but I do have a special place in my heart for any book that can take me away from real life and throw me head-first into an angsty romance or a fairytale setting (I blame the girly-girl in me)!  I like my books descriptive and I prefer a slow burn…don’t give me everything up front, make me work for it.  My favorite leading men are just a little bit cocky and my leading ladies, sassy!  Be forewarned that I do have a tendency to fall in love with characters if they’re vivid enough and may even sometimes talk about them as if they’re real!  To me, having a “to-read” list that’s way to long to get through is a really good thing!  And, finally, I’m still looking for a way to make a living by read all day long…let me know if you can help!! ;)
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CHRISTINA

Hiya, Christina here! I’m a Southern girl through and through, born and raised in northern Mississippi. I love my sweet tea, flip flops, cooking, football, and most importantly, books. My friends would tell you that I’m enthusiastic about life, find humor in everything, and can air-guitar like nobody’s business. I would tell you they left out my penchant for random dance parties, documentaries, and snark. When I’m not commanding the troops- my two boys and husband- I can be found curled up on my porch swing with my nose buried in a novel. It’s the only refuge I have away from gaming and constant boy noises, a sanctuary where I’m allowed to be 100% girl- squee’ing, flailing, and swooning like the spazz that I am. From a very early age, I fell in love with words, and their ability to create worlds and evoke such a wide range of emotions. There’s nothing more amazing than getting completely immersed in a new place or universe, meeting new characters, and falling in love over and over again.

I’d say I’ve found a cozy niche in the Bookiverse. I love YA that’s geared more toward adult than young. I have an extreme obsession with dystopian, fantasy, paranormal romances, contemporary pieces that make me sob loudly into my pillow, and bad boys with hidden soft spots. SEE?! This is why my to-be-read list is monstrous; I love everything. Seriously, it scares me. *continues to add ALLLLLLL the books because it’s an addiction* I’m so happy to be a part of The Book Hookup. I really needed a positive outlet for all this book love, and now I feel like I’ve found it.