About Us

About BookCrushin

We don’t just Love books, we Crush on them! BookCrushin is book blog to talk all things YA & NA, run by adults who love books!

We launched our blog without much knowledge of the blogging world back in August of 2012 to help share our love of books to the growing YA fandom! Sometimes you need a bigger platform to shout about all the wonderful reads there are (our families and friends could only handle so much!).

You can contact us by email bookcrushin@gmail.com or on any social media, and Kelly will get back in touch with you!

For more information check out our Review Policy and all of our contact information can be found here, Contact Us.


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Meet the BookCrushin Team:

Kelly (Co-Founder)

My name is Kelly, and I am the co-founder & curator of BookCrushin! I am from the Philadelphia, PA area. I love to read, and get upset when that time is compromised with work and household duties. I have a dual degree in Biology and Environmental Science, and currently manage the production/operations for a healthcare related company.  My other interests are cupcakes, vegetarian/veganism, music (I am usually stuck in the 90s indie rock genre), root beer floats, tattoos, geek pop culture, movies & tv, and equality. Instead of leaving my house, I prefer to snuggle on the couch with my 4 Italian Greyhounds, a book, and my partner by my side!

I am an obsessive collector of real books & bookish things. My favorite book genres are fantasy, science fiction, and LGBTQIA+. I love social media and I have been a member of Goodreads since December 2007 and stay active on there.

I run all the BookCrushin social media, and you can also find my personal accounts on many other social networks:

Shannon (Co-Founder)

My name is Shannon but my close pals call me Shae Shae. While growing up in Philadelphia, I got more excited for the Weekly Reader than I did for recess or field trips. I now live in San Diego and when I’m not chasing after my daughter, pugs, very plump cat, or husband, I spend my time with my nose buried in my iPad.  When I’m not reading I enjoy connecting with all my friends back East including my BFF Kelly, watching an unhealthy amount of tv, reading fashion magazines, listening to NIN or Florence and the Machine, helping out pug rescues, and quoting Pretty Woman and Overboard. I’m in my mid 30s but I find that the best books are those that involve teenagers fighting something paranormal whilst falling in love. Oh yes and there must be kissing lots of kissing!  My favorite types of books to get lost in are: young adult, new adult, paranormal romance, dystopian or anything with an angel, faerie, zombie, or vampire in it.  While it’s not rational, I’m continually depressed that Adrian Ivashkov isn’t a real person.  While I am no longer laboring over this blog, you can still find me online at my other favorite sites:

Kelli (Contributor)

Kelli Spear

My name is Kelli, and I’m excited to be a part of the BookCrushin team! I met Kelly many years ago on GetGlue, a no longer functioning social media website. We bonded over a mutual love of tv shows and books. We’ve stayed friends over these last few years and when I saw they were looking for help, I got in touch. I’m super excited for my role here!

I’m a single thirty-something who enjoys spending time with her two nephews when she’s not working. When I’m not crunching numbers, watching Cubs games, or babysitting, you will find me curled up in the couch with my Kindle absorbed in a new world. I prefer YA, but will read nearly anything as long as it piques my interest. If I had to choose a favorite read, I’d cheat and say the Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven, and Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. I’m pretty active on social media and you can find me here:

Nicole (Contributor)

My name is Nicole and I am from the tiny country called Hungary. I met Kelly a few years ago and immediately bonded over books. I had my own blog but due to my limited time, I decided to close it. Kelly offered for me to join her team here at BookCrushin, so now you’re gonna see some of my reviews too.

When I’m not babbling about books, I work as a hair stylist. In my very limited free time, I love to take pictures of books, DIYing and just recently started journaling.

You can find me on Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Sara (Former Contributor)

sarameadowsMy name is Sara Meadows, and I am really happy to be a part of the BookCrushin team! I met Kelly online in an author’s fan group and we hit it off immediately. Kelly noticed my interest and decided to recruit me as a guest reviewer and now I am excited to be a full-fledged member!

I am a busy mom who, when not hanging out with my family, loves reading, scrapbooking, watching anything to do with superheroes, and correcting other people’s grammar as politely as possible. Originally from Pennsylvania, I now live in Virginia with my husband, three children, and three animals. I read all types of fiction, and couldn’t possibly choose a favorite book if my life depended upon it.

You check out my books on Goodreads & friend me on Facebook!