It’s February 13th, which means it’s officially Galentine’s Day! While we celebrate our lady friendships every day here on the blog, it’s nice to have a reason to get together and toast all the women who influence us and make our lives better. Rookie uplifts teen voices through calls for submitals to their independent online magazine. We are thrilled to collaborate with them today on the blog tour for Rookie On Love.

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Of course, the theme of ROOKIE ON LOVE is LOVE. So lets uplift contributor voices and the theme of love today! I’ve created a playlist inspired by this anthology that surrounds the heart’s most intense emotion:  LOVE. Let’s find out a little more about Rookie On Love, editor Tavi Gevenson and our playlist selections after the jump.


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A single-subject anthology about the heart’s most powerful emotion, edited by Tavi Gevinson. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen essays, poems, comics, and interviews from contributors like Jenny Zhang, Emma Straub, Hilton Als, Janet Mock, John Green, Rainbow Rowell, Gabourey Sidibe, Mitski, Alessia Cara, Etgar Keret, Margo Jefferson, Sarah Manguso, Durga Chew-Bose, and many more!

Rookie‘s editor-in-chief, Tavi Gevinson, is an incredible advocate for her books. She’s very much a star in her own right, as a cultural icon/influencer and more recently an actress. She’s a media darling, very well connected, and always willing to use the full power of her iPhone contacts to help sell books.

Rookie gives voice to girls, encouraging them to speak up, to meet up, to make stuff. It empowers them to submit their stories, ideas, and artwork to the site and participate in media rather than letting it control them. It’s a positive, supportive environment where many have felt comfortable sharing intimate details of their inner lives, particularly when it comes to love.



Tavi Gevinson is the editor-in-chief and founder of Rookie, an online magazine for teenage girls. Tavi’s career in media began when she created the blog Style Rookie in 2008 at age eleven. She was profiled by The New Yorker in 2010, and in 2011, at fifteen, launched Rookie. Six days after its debut, Rookie received more than one million pageviews. Tavi has since spoken at TEDxTeen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Sydney Opera House, The New Yorker Festival, the Commonwealth Club of California, the University of Wisconsin’s Distinguished Lecture Series, the Brooklyn Museum, the Melbourne Writers Festival, and The Economist‘s The World in 2011. Tavi is also an actress, having starred in Kenneth Lonergan’s Tony-nominated This Is Our Youth, Ivo van Hove’s revival of The Crucible as Mary Warren, and most recently Stephen Karam’s revival of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard on Broadway and the Sundance darling Human People.


This anthology all the stages of falling in and out of love, as well as the many stages after love is lost. I picked the songs on this compilation accordingly to reflect all those stages as well as those in between.

Mystery of Love by Sufjan Stevens

Zebra by Beach House

You Send Me by Sam Cooke

Satellite Heart by Anya Marina

September Song by Agnes Obel

Only Memories Remain by My Morning Jacket

No One’s Gonna Love You by Band of Horses

Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Moon Song by Scarett Johansson, Joaquin Phoenix

I’ll Try Anything Once by Julian Casablancas

Mardy Bum by Arctic Monkeys

Bizarre Love Triangle by Frente!



February 5 – Mind of a Book Dragon – Review

February 6 – Fiction Fare – Review with a feature

February 7 – Paper Cups and Paperbacks – Blog Review and YouTube Video

February 8 – Brianna_book_binding – Review


February 13 – YA Wednesdays – Playlist

February 14 – Bibliobakes – Review

February 15 – Melimimi/Melihyoutuber – Review + Social Media Promotion

February 16 – Allison in Bookland – Review

We resume out Black History Month schedule tomorrow. Be sure to check it out!