Pulp

Pulp

In 1955, eighteen-year-old Janet Jones keeps the love she shares with her best friend Marie a secret. It?s not easy being gay in Washington, DC, in the age of McCarthyism, but when she discovers a series of books about women falling in love with other women, it awakens something in Janet. As she juggles a romance she must keep hidden and a newfound ambition to write and pu In 1955, eighteen-year-old Janet Jones keeps the love she shares with her best friend Marie a secret. It?s not easy b...

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Title:Pulp
Author:Robin Talley
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Genres:Historical
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Pulp Reviews

  • Kristy
    Nov 08, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

  • Kelly
    Dec 02, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

  • Tatiana
    Nov 29, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

  • Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨
    Jan 05, 2019

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

    Pulp is a strong read for a young adult. If you're a regular adult who just happens to read young adult books from time to time, you'll enjoy yourself, too. Just not completely so. The story, which is a coming of age story as well as a bit of a mystery, is really two stories: Jane...

    "As long as you had love, it didn't matter what else the world threw at you. You had something that mattered more." This book shows an incredible contrast between what it means to be queer today compared to being queer in the 1950s. The story follows the lives of Abby, a teenager f...

    It's probably close to a 3.75, but I just couldn't rate it as 3 here. I?ve never read a book by this author before but from the first time I saw the blurb, I was so fascinated by this story. Even though it?s essentially YA, it didn?t feel like the romances that I usually read ...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Two young women living in the nation's capital discover lesbian pulp fiction. Though their circumstances are quite different, they were both inspired by these books, which helped them gain a better understanding of themselves. ? Pro: Talley expertly navigated ...

    ok, so obviously I really enjoyed this. I love that this book will make young queer folk aware of the impact that lesbian pulp fiction had on lesbian life, then, and now. I have the privilege of already knowing about lesbian pulp fiction through women's studies courses I took in my und...

    ***Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of PULP by Robin Talley in exchange for my honest review.*** 2.5 STARS Abby chooses 1950s lesbian pulp fiction as her senior project and learns how past, present and future intersect. I love the premise of a prota...

    A really sweet LGBT novel about two queer girls in two timelines, the 1950s and 2017. It's slow and a little didactic in places, but I especially enjoyed the 1950s sections and found the history of lesbian pulp novels fascinating. (14+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recomm...

    Two women find each other across time through the magic of the written word ?Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019? ??You favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge?? I had such high hopes for this book - unfortunately, they were dashed. Actual rating: 2.5...

  • Emily (emilykatereads)
    Nov 08, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

    Pulp is a strong read for a young adult. If you're a regular adult who just happens to read young adult books from time to time, you'll enjoy yourself, too. Just not completely so. The story, which is a coming of age story as well as a bit of a mystery, is really two stories: Jane...

    "As long as you had love, it didn't matter what else the world threw at you. You had something that mattered more." This book shows an incredible contrast between what it means to be queer today compared to being queer in the 1950s. The story follows the lives of Abby, a teenager f...

  • Danika at The Lesbrary
    Feb 13, 2019

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

  • Sahitya
    Dec 11, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

    Pulp is a strong read for a young adult. If you're a regular adult who just happens to read young adult books from time to time, you'll enjoy yourself, too. Just not completely so. The story, which is a coming of age story as well as a bit of a mystery, is really two stories: Jane...

    "As long as you had love, it didn't matter what else the world threw at you. You had something that mattered more." This book shows an incredible contrast between what it means to be queer today compared to being queer in the 1950s. The story follows the lives of Abby, a teenager f...

    It's probably close to a 3.75, but I just couldn't rate it as 3 here. I?ve never read a book by this author before but from the first time I saw the blurb, I was so fascinated by this story. Even though it?s essentially YA, it didn?t feel like the romances that I usually read ...

  • Emily
    Jun 08, 2019

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

    Pulp is a strong read for a young adult. If you're a regular adult who just happens to read young adult books from time to time, you'll enjoy yourself, too. Just not completely so. The story, which is a coming of age story as well as a bit of a mystery, is really two stories: Jane...

    "As long as you had love, it didn't matter what else the world threw at you. You had something that mattered more." This book shows an incredible contrast between what it means to be queer today compared to being queer in the 1950s. The story follows the lives of Abby, a teenager f...

    It's probably close to a 3.75, but I just couldn't rate it as 3 here. I?ve never read a book by this author before but from the first time I saw the blurb, I was so fascinated by this story. Even though it?s essentially YA, it didn?t feel like the romances that I usually read ...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Two young women living in the nation's capital discover lesbian pulp fiction. Though their circumstances are quite different, they were both inspired by these books, which helped them gain a better understanding of themselves. ? Pro: Talley expertly navigated ...

    ok, so obviously I really enjoyed this. I love that this book will make young queer folk aware of the impact that lesbian pulp fiction had on lesbian life, then, and now. I have the privilege of already knowing about lesbian pulp fiction through women's studies courses I took in my und...

  • Parker Jensen
    Jul 18, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

    Pulp is a strong read for a young adult. If you're a regular adult who just happens to read young adult books from time to time, you'll enjoy yourself, too. Just not completely so. The story, which is a coming of age story as well as a bit of a mystery, is really two stories: Jane...

    "As long as you had love, it didn't matter what else the world threw at you. You had something that mattered more." This book shows an incredible contrast between what it means to be queer today compared to being queer in the 1950s. The story follows the lives of Abby, a teenager f...

    It's probably close to a 3.75, but I just couldn't rate it as 3 here. I?ve never read a book by this author before but from the first time I saw the blurb, I was so fascinated by this story. Even though it?s essentially YA, it didn?t feel like the romances that I usually read ...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Two young women living in the nation's capital discover lesbian pulp fiction. Though their circumstances are quite different, they were both inspired by these books, which helped them gain a better understanding of themselves. ? Pro: Talley expertly navigated ...

    ok, so obviously I really enjoyed this. I love that this book will make young queer folk aware of the impact that lesbian pulp fiction had on lesbian life, then, and now. I have the privilege of already knowing about lesbian pulp fiction through women's studies courses I took in my und...

    ***Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of PULP by Robin Talley in exchange for my honest review.*** 2.5 STARS Abby chooses 1950s lesbian pulp fiction as her senior project and learns how past, present and future intersect. I love the premise of a prota...

    A really sweet LGBT novel about two queer girls in two timelines, the 1950s and 2017. It's slow and a little didactic in places, but I especially enjoyed the 1950s sections and found the history of lesbian pulp novels fascinating. (14+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recomm...

    Two women find each other across time through the magic of the written word ?Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019? ??You favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge?? I had such high hopes for this book - unfortunately, they were dashed. Actual rating: 2.5...

    HOW HAD I NOT HEARD OF THIS???? I just got an ARC and I'm dropping all other reading plans to devour this! This sounds amazing!! I studied Lesbian Pulp fiction is past year in school and to see that iconic pulp author Ann Bannon loved this?? So exciting. I cant' wait! ...

  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Nov 14, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

    Pulp is a strong read for a young adult. If you're a regular adult who just happens to read young adult books from time to time, you'll enjoy yourself, too. Just not completely so. The story, which is a coming of age story as well as a bit of a mystery, is really two stories: Jane...

    "As long as you had love, it didn't matter what else the world threw at you. You had something that mattered more." This book shows an incredible contrast between what it means to be queer today compared to being queer in the 1950s. The story follows the lives of Abby, a teenager f...

    It's probably close to a 3.75, but I just couldn't rate it as 3 here. I?ve never read a book by this author before but from the first time I saw the blurb, I was so fascinated by this story. Even though it?s essentially YA, it didn?t feel like the romances that I usually read ...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Two young women living in the nation's capital discover lesbian pulp fiction. Though their circumstances are quite different, they were both inspired by these books, which helped them gain a better understanding of themselves. ? Pro: Talley expertly navigated ...

    ok, so obviously I really enjoyed this. I love that this book will make young queer folk aware of the impact that lesbian pulp fiction had on lesbian life, then, and now. I have the privilege of already knowing about lesbian pulp fiction through women's studies courses I took in my und...

    ***Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of PULP by Robin Talley in exchange for my honest review.*** 2.5 STARS Abby chooses 1950s lesbian pulp fiction as her senior project and learns how past, present and future intersect. I love the premise of a prota...

  • Monica
    Nov 17, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

  • Kayleigh
    Oct 13, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

  • Rachel
    Sep 20, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

  • Hollis
    Nov 05, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

  • Ritta
    Nov 24, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

  • Robin Stevens
    Feb 07, 2019

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

    Pulp is a strong read for a young adult. If you're a regular adult who just happens to read young adult books from time to time, you'll enjoy yourself, too. Just not completely so. The story, which is a coming of age story as well as a bit of a mystery, is really two stories: Jane...

    "As long as you had love, it didn't matter what else the world threw at you. You had something that mattered more." This book shows an incredible contrast between what it means to be queer today compared to being queer in the 1950s. The story follows the lives of Abby, a teenager f...

    It's probably close to a 3.75, but I just couldn't rate it as 3 here. I?ve never read a book by this author before but from the first time I saw the blurb, I was so fascinated by this story. Even though it?s essentially YA, it didn?t feel like the romances that I usually read ...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Two young women living in the nation's capital discover lesbian pulp fiction. Though their circumstances are quite different, they were both inspired by these books, which helped them gain a better understanding of themselves. ? Pro: Talley expertly navigated ...

    ok, so obviously I really enjoyed this. I love that this book will make young queer folk aware of the impact that lesbian pulp fiction had on lesbian life, then, and now. I have the privilege of already knowing about lesbian pulp fiction through women's studies courses I took in my und...

    ***Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of PULP by Robin Talley in exchange for my honest review.*** 2.5 STARS Abby chooses 1950s lesbian pulp fiction as her senior project and learns how past, present and future intersect. I love the premise of a prota...

    A really sweet LGBT novel about two queer girls in two timelines, the 1950s and 2017. It's slow and a little didactic in places, but I especially enjoyed the 1950s sections and found the history of lesbian pulp novels fascinating. (14+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recomm...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Oct 18, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

    Pulp is a strong read for a young adult. If you're a regular adult who just happens to read young adult books from time to time, you'll enjoy yourself, too. Just not completely so. The story, which is a coming of age story as well as a bit of a mystery, is really two stories: Jane...

    "As long as you had love, it didn't matter what else the world threw at you. You had something that mattered more." This book shows an incredible contrast between what it means to be queer today compared to being queer in the 1950s. The story follows the lives of Abby, a teenager f...

    It's probably close to a 3.75, but I just couldn't rate it as 3 here. I?ve never read a book by this author before but from the first time I saw the blurb, I was so fascinated by this story. Even though it?s essentially YA, it didn?t feel like the romances that I usually read ...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Two young women living in the nation's capital discover lesbian pulp fiction. Though their circumstances are quite different, they were both inspired by these books, which helped them gain a better understanding of themselves. ? Pro: Talley expertly navigated ...

  • mahana ❀
    Aug 27, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

  • Wendi Lee
    Nov 16, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

  • Ian
    Nov 18, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

    Pulp is a strong read for a young adult. If you're a regular adult who just happens to read young adult books from time to time, you'll enjoy yourself, too. Just not completely so. The story, which is a coming of age story as well as a bit of a mystery, is really two stories: Jane...

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Oct 05, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

  • Tamara
    Oct 13, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

    Pulp is a strong read for a young adult. If you're a regular adult who just happens to read young adult books from time to time, you'll enjoy yourself, too. Just not completely so. The story, which is a coming of age story as well as a bit of a mystery, is really two stories: Jane...

    "As long as you had love, it didn't matter what else the world threw at you. You had something that mattered more." This book shows an incredible contrast between what it means to be queer today compared to being queer in the 1950s. The story follows the lives of Abby, a teenager f...

    It's probably close to a 3.75, but I just couldn't rate it as 3 here. I?ve never read a book by this author before but from the first time I saw the blurb, I was so fascinated by this story. Even though it?s essentially YA, it didn?t feel like the romances that I usually read ...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Two young women living in the nation's capital discover lesbian pulp fiction. Though their circumstances are quite different, they were both inspired by these books, which helped them gain a better understanding of themselves. ? Pro: Talley expertly navigated ...

    ok, so obviously I really enjoyed this. I love that this book will make young queer folk aware of the impact that lesbian pulp fiction had on lesbian life, then, and now. I have the privilege of already knowing about lesbian pulp fiction through women's studies courses I took in my und...

    ***Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of PULP by Robin Talley in exchange for my honest review.*** 2.5 STARS Abby chooses 1950s lesbian pulp fiction as her senior project and learns how past, present and future intersect. I love the premise of a prota...

    A really sweet LGBT novel about two queer girls in two timelines, the 1950s and 2017. It's slow and a little didactic in places, but I especially enjoyed the 1950s sections and found the history of lesbian pulp novels fascinating. (14+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recomm...

    Two women find each other across time through the magic of the written word ?Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019? ??You favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge?? I had such high hopes for this book - unfortunately, they were dashed. Actual rating: 2.5...

    HOW HAD I NOT HEARD OF THIS???? I just got an ARC and I'm dropping all other reading plans to devour this! This sounds amazing!! I studied Lesbian Pulp fiction is past year in school and to see that iconic pulp author Ann Bannon loved this?? So exciting. I cant' wait! ...

    I was fortunate enough to have won this book from a giveaway a few weeks ago, and I am pleased to say that I absolutely LOVED it! The story was such a neat idea and I really enjoyed how each chapter went back and forth from two different time periods in such a clever way! The only thin...

    I feel like this book had an incredible concept, but the execution ultimately, fell flat. Somewhere through the middle of the book, the story loses its charm and intrigue and the reader feels no reason to keep going. It starts feeling like a sludge, and the characters act for no rhyme ...

    "She hadn't needed a permanent, fairytale love to make it worth living. She was strong enough to be happy on her own terms." This wonderful novel about lesbians both now and in the 1950s is one of the most original and fascinating LGBTQ stories I've ever read. I cried and laughed ...

  • Robin Bonne
    Jan 08, 2019

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    Jan 08, 2019

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

  • ellie
    Jan 21, 2019

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

    Pulp is a strong read for a young adult. If you're a regular adult who just happens to read young adult books from time to time, you'll enjoy yourself, too. Just not completely so. The story, which is a coming of age story as well as a bit of a mystery, is really two stories: Jane...

    "As long as you had love, it didn't matter what else the world threw at you. You had something that mattered more." This book shows an incredible contrast between what it means to be queer today compared to being queer in the 1950s. The story follows the lives of Abby, a teenager f...

    It's probably close to a 3.75, but I just couldn't rate it as 3 here. I?ve never read a book by this author before but from the first time I saw the blurb, I was so fascinated by this story. Even though it?s essentially YA, it didn?t feel like the romances that I usually read ...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Two young women living in the nation's capital discover lesbian pulp fiction. Though their circumstances are quite different, they were both inspired by these books, which helped them gain a better understanding of themselves. ? Pro: Talley expertly navigated ...

    ok, so obviously I really enjoyed this. I love that this book will make young queer folk aware of the impact that lesbian pulp fiction had on lesbian life, then, and now. I have the privilege of already knowing about lesbian pulp fiction through women's studies courses I took in my und...

    ***Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of PULP by Robin Talley in exchange for my honest review.*** 2.5 STARS Abby chooses 1950s lesbian pulp fiction as her senior project and learns how past, present and future intersect. I love the premise of a prota...

    A really sweet LGBT novel about two queer girls in two timelines, the 1950s and 2017. It's slow and a little didactic in places, but I especially enjoyed the 1950s sections and found the history of lesbian pulp novels fascinating. (14+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recomm...

    Two women find each other across time through the magic of the written word ?Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019? ??You favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge?? I had such high hopes for this book - unfortunately, they were dashed. Actual rating: 2.5...

    HOW HAD I NOT HEARD OF THIS???? I just got an ARC and I'm dropping all other reading plans to devour this! This sounds amazing!! I studied Lesbian Pulp fiction is past year in school and to see that iconic pulp author Ann Bannon loved this?? So exciting. I cant' wait! ...

    I was fortunate enough to have won this book from a giveaway a few weeks ago, and I am pleased to say that I absolutely LOVED it! The story was such a neat idea and I really enjoyed how each chapter went back and forth from two different time periods in such a clever way! The only thin...

    I feel like this book had an incredible concept, but the execution ultimately, fell flat. Somewhere through the middle of the book, the story loses its charm and intrigue and the reader feels no reason to keep going. It starts feeling like a sludge, and the characters act for no rhyme ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Sep 24, 2017

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

  • Kat
    May 03, 2019

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

  • Eleanor (bookishcourtier)
    Nov 10, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

  • Faith Simon
    May 15, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

  • Amy Bruestle
    Oct 14, 2018

    It is with such a heavy heart that I must announce that I'm feeling sapped of any motivation to read this book so I'm calling it a DNF at 65%. I just really no longer want to force things. I only have energy for things that manage to seize my interest in a tight grip. Sadly, it wasn...

    Pulp is a book about Abby, a girl growing up in present-day Washington DC, and Janet, a girl growing up in the same area in the 1950s. Both like girls, and both like writing, and Janet, in the age of McCarthyism, risks it all to embrace her love of both. We follow Abby as she uncovers ...

    Awesome look at the 1950?s and what it was like to grow up having to keep who you really were a secret. Janet, a teen in DC, discovers lesbian pulp fiction and begins writing her first manuscript just as her romance with best friend Marie begins to take off. But her writing may endan...

    It pains me to rate this so low, and infact I wasn't going to rate it at all, particularly because I thought this might be close to a four star read for the first hundred pages. But then there was another three hundred pages to get through.. The premise around this queer, mirrored s...

    3.5 stars For better or worse, this was a very educational YA novel. First, I didn't know anything about the popularity of lesbian pulp fiction in 1950s America. Movie adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's "The Price of Salt? is my only exposure to this genre. Second, I knew ev...

    "This is still a harsh world we live in, but you're lucky you've found each other." ? review also on my blog ? Pulpis a book that will make you cry, clutch your heart, and scream all at once. Talley has once again blown me away with her meta-storytelling and exquisite c...

    In 2017, Abby Zimet is struggling. Things are tough at home--her parents can barely stand to be in the same room together. Plus, Abby and her girlfriend, Linh, broke up in June. Abby thought it would only be temporary, but now school has started, and here they are: still friends, still...

    Published by Harlequin Teen, Pulp is outside my typical genre. A pretty constant fan of YA in general, romance is never a top pick for me. Neither are historical pieces. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself very interested in these characters, especially Janet, whose story tak...

    Thank you sooooo much Netgalley for providing me an advanced reader edition of this title in exchange for an honest review. I'm just as obsessed with this book as Abby is obsessed with Women of the Twilight Realm. Seriously. This was my MOST anticipated 2018 read, and I'm so lucky ...

    This is one of those reads that prior to picking up, I had no idea that it existed. Even before starting to read this novel, I had my own preconceptions and thought that I wouldn't like it because it wasn't something I would "typically read". Now, after reading this book, I can onl...

    I'm so glad this lived up to my expectations. I collect lesbian pulp, and I'm fascinated with its history--plus, I love YA! So combining these into one? Swoon. I loved reading about a modern lesbian teenager discovering lesbian pulp, and the contrast between being a lesbian teenager no...

    *I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I've read a couple of Robin Talley's books and this one is hands down my favorite. It was so amazing! The characters were likable and interesting, the pacing of the story was excellent and I feel like I...

    3.75 There is so much to love about this book, and I did really enjoy it and it did open up my eyes a lot, but some things fell a little flat for me. I think this is a really important book and I am so glad that such a diversely packed book is going out into the world. I hope you ...

    *3.75 stars* I was so excited when I approved for a Netgalley arc for this book! Robin Talley's work has been on my radar for a while now, and I even own a few of her books on my Kindle, but haven't had the time to read them yet. Pulp is about two girls separated by decades. Abb...

    Is it a little slow? Yes, however I enjoyed the story and listening through to the ending. Pulp checked a lot of boxes for me: LGBTQ characters, aspiring writers, mid century pulps, and coming of age stories. The narrator of the audiobook did an excellent job reading the different char...

    Thank you Netgalley and HQ Young Adult for providing me an ARC of this book, in exchange of an honest review. I must say I was interested to read Pulp because of the dual perspective between this young woman discovering she's a lesbian in 1955, and another lesbian girl in current ti...

    I loved how much queer history is packed into a story that is, ultimately, not a history lesson. I knew nothing about the Lavender Scare, and vis a vis Janet and Abby, it becomes palpable and terrifying. I also absolutely loved that lesbian pulp -- which I did know about -- was woven i...

    4.5 stars. ?Even more had read it and discovered, for the first time, that they weren?t the only non-straight people in the world. That there was a whole community out there. It was weird to think that being gay used to mean being that isolated, but it was exciting to think a bo...

    Pulp is a strong read for a young adult. If you're a regular adult who just happens to read young adult books from time to time, you'll enjoy yourself, too. Just not completely so. The story, which is a coming of age story as well as a bit of a mystery, is really two stories: Jane...

    "As long as you had love, it didn't matter what else the world threw at you. You had something that mattered more." This book shows an incredible contrast between what it means to be queer today compared to being queer in the 1950s. The story follows the lives of Abby, a teenager f...

    It's probably close to a 3.75, but I just couldn't rate it as 3 here. I?ve never read a book by this author before but from the first time I saw the blurb, I was so fascinated by this story. Even though it?s essentially YA, it didn?t feel like the romances that I usually read ...

    Rating: 3.5 Stars Two young women living in the nation's capital discover lesbian pulp fiction. Though their circumstances are quite different, they were both inspired by these books, which helped them gain a better understanding of themselves. ? Pro: Talley expertly navigated ...

    ok, so obviously I really enjoyed this. I love that this book will make young queer folk aware of the impact that lesbian pulp fiction had on lesbian life, then, and now. I have the privilege of already knowing about lesbian pulp fiction through women's studies courses I took in my und...

    ***Thank you to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of PULP by Robin Talley in exchange for my honest review.*** 2.5 STARS Abby chooses 1950s lesbian pulp fiction as her senior project and learns how past, present and future intersect. I love the premise of a prota...

    A really sweet LGBT novel about two queer girls in two timelines, the 1950s and 2017. It's slow and a little didactic in places, but I especially enjoyed the 1950s sections and found the history of lesbian pulp novels fascinating. (14+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recomm...

    Two women find each other across time through the magic of the written word ?Popsugar Reading Challenge 2019? ??You favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge?? I had such high hopes for this book - unfortunately, they were dashed. Actual rating: 2.5...

    HOW HAD I NOT HEARD OF THIS???? I just got an ARC and I'm dropping all other reading plans to devour this! This sounds amazing!! I studied Lesbian Pulp fiction is past year in school and to see that iconic pulp author Ann Bannon loved this?? So exciting. I cant' wait! ...

    I was fortunate enough to have won this book from a giveaway a few weeks ago, and I am pleased to say that I absolutely LOVED it! The story was such a neat idea and I really enjoyed how each chapter went back and forth from two different time periods in such a clever way! The only thin...