Fire the Canon

We had a great time talking books with one of our favorite book YouTubers, Jess Owens!  Jess tells us how she went from a high schooler who lost her love of reading to starting her own book YouTube channel.  (She also tells us her favorite book world drama from the past year.)

Topics include: Book CommuniTea, international lockdown, giant book collections, carrier pigeons, Nora Roberts, Elin Hilderbrand, Sarah Dessen, Roxane Gay, Angie Thomas, Jodi Picoult, Jenny Han, Jennifer Weiner, publishing mergers, Great Expectations, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Hemingway, Harry Potter, James Patterson, Game of Thrones, and Goosebumps.

Check her out on social media: Jess Owens on YouTube, @_saidbyjess on Twitter, and @saidbyjess on Instagram

 

Jess’ Recommendations:

Romance: Sweethand by N.G. Peltier; Middle Grade Fantasy: Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston; Horror: Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark 

BookTubers: Bookish Realm, bookslikewhoa, How to Train Your Gavin, Stephanie Bookish, and mynameismarines

Show Notes

We had a great time talking books with one of our favorite book YouTubers, Jess Owens!  Jess tells us how she went from a high schooler who lost her love of reading to starting her own book YouTube channel.  (She also tells us her favorite book world drama from the past year.)

Topics include: Book CommuniTea, international lockdown, giant book collections, carrier pigeons, Nora Roberts, Elin Hilderbrand, Sarah Dessen, Roxane Gay, Angie Thomas, Jodi Picoult, Jenny Han, Jennifer Weiner, publishing mergers, Great Expectations, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Hemingway, Harry Potter, James Patterson, Game of Thrones, and Goosebumps.

Check her out on social media: Jess Owens on YouTube, @_saidbyjess on Twitter, and @saidbyjess on Instagram

 

Jess’ Recommendations:

Romance: Sweethand by N.G. Peltier; Middle Grade Fantasy: Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston; Horror: Ring Shout by P. Djèlí Clark 

BookTubers: Bookish Realm, bookslikewhoa, How to Train Your Gavin, Stephanie Bookish, and mynameismarines

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What is Fire the Canon?

Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.