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Rachel D.

New York, NY



Growing up in rural Oregon, books were my way out. Now, books are my way of reconnecting with my home. I'm most passionate about stories of found families and friendship.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter by JK RowlingThe Raven Cycle by Maggie StiefvaterWhen You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Favorite Quotes

"Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn't all-encompassing, that wasn't blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she'd had this kind, she didn't want the other." - Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily Lily BLue

Favorite Genres

Most Recent Blog Posts

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Nostalgic Book Fair Favorites: If You Like That, Read This!

Ahhh, October. The time of year when I start desperately longing for scarves, sweaters, and apple cider doughnuts, and also the season when I go back to my personal favorite tweet of all time: u ever smell the air and it smells like the fourth grade scholastic bookfair on a chilly tuesday in october of 2007— Emily Senesac (@esacagewea) September ... Read More


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Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Best Dressed Books: 8 Awards Show Looks and the YA Books That Match

I will confess: I am an awards show devotee. I will watch them all, regardless of whether I actually like the thing they are giving out awards for or have never seen even ONE of the movies nominated for that year’s Oscars—I gotta watch it! Part of this is that I am an admittedly judge-y person, and therefore love to ... Read More


Rachel D., The Truth About Happily Ever After, Going Off Script, book recommendations
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Publishing 101: Comp Titles Demystified

Sometimes when you work in publishing, living and breathing it every day, it’s difficult to remember that the industry has its own language. For a business that revolves entirely around the written word, you’d think we’d be better at communicating what our own industry language means to outsiders! Comp titles are one of those things that, if you aren’t familiar ... Read More


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Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

5 YA Books to Get You in the Holiday Spirit When It’s 90 Degrees Outside

I am an advocate for Christmas in July. I’m an advocate for Christmas whenever you want it, to be perfectly honest, but July works. There’s nothing I want more than a nice snow shower when I’m entering the fiery pits of the New York City subway in mid-July, so here are a few books to put you in the holiday ... Read More


My True Crush Gave to Me, christmas, Rachel D., book recommendations

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