We are Tay & Missy, two girls who met at the City of Heavenly Fire launch party in 2014. Ever since then, we have become close friends and we still share our love of books. We also both love music, having bonded over bands such as Panic! At the Disco and 5 Seconds of Summer. We also share a love of photography, as is evident in our Bookstagram account (@frayedbooks) and love having random photoshoots when we visit each other.
Frayed Books was born after BookCon 2017, where both girls realized that we should take our love for books to a whole new level. We were amazed by the community at the event that year and met many bloggers who inspired us to create our own blog.
We have been on bookish street teams for titles such as The Queen’s Resistance by Becca Ross, We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal and Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman.
Meet each of us by checking out our bios below!
Tay loves traveling, binging TV shows and, of course, reading. She is currently working as a therapist and has a passion for the career. She lives in Connecticut but wishes to move somewhere with a warmer climate one day. Her favorite city is Paris and she loves immersing herself in the culture of every city she visits. Some of her fandoms include Marvel, Star Wars and Game of Thrones. Themes she enjoys reading include LGBTQIA+, own voices, and mental health. Her favorite books include the Shadowhunter chronicles, Stalking Jack the Ripper, and the Caraval series.
Missy loves going to concerts, taking photos, and traveling – usually to Japan. She currently works as a graphic designer, graduating from university with a BFA in Graphic Design and minor in Art History. She enjoys long walks through the halls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art or any art museum, really. Her favorite bands include The Fray, Fall Out Boy and Japanese rock (Jrock) bands such as One Ok Rock. You can usually find her at a concert on any given weekend. She also enjoys spending time outdoors when she can hike and bike. Her favorite books include the Shadowhunter Chronicles, The Illuminae Files, Nevernight Chronicles, anything by Scott Westerfeld, and even after all this time, always Harry Potter.