Meet the Love Yo Shelf Team!


LAUREN: Hey y’all, I’m Lauren! I recently graduated from university, where I majored in English Literature and minored in Political Science. I’m a lover of dumplings, dogs, and diverse books. Some of my favorite reads are Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim, the Red Winter trilogy by Annette Marie, These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong, and The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.

I really like sleeping, coffee, and my dog Oliver. When I’m not telling everyone I know to read my current favorite book, I’m usually either taking a nap or watching a rom-com on Netflix.

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ORIANNA: Hello friends, Nana here! I’m finishing up my last year in college as a sociology major, so I’m always in search of authors and artists who fight the system, too! Being a sociology nerd, I’ve used both The Walking Dead and The Good Place as topics for papers, and look forward to having discussions about the moral alignments of book characters.

When I’m not reading Lauren’s recently recommended books, you’ll find me working on my bullet journal or other miscellaneous art projects, playing with my dog Lilo, or ugly-laughing at really good puns.

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LULU: Hi everyone! I’m Lulu, a pop culture and social media enthusiast, and a reader at heart. I’ve been reading YA since I was a young child, and probably got into NA way too early. My fave books? Probably Everyday by David Levithan and Providence by Caroline Kepnes (maybe because I am from and live in Providence). In my free time, I love to bullet journal, doodle, and spend time scrolling through Twitter. Arguably too much time.

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