About Me

Updated 5/17/22

The OC BookGirl (formerly OrangeCountyReaders) is a book review site with an emphasis on new titles.

I currently review books for several publishers, book PR companies, and individual authors. If you would like me to review your book, please contact me at jaymi@theocbookgirl.com. I will give priority to nonfiction books and to authors who write about or live in Southern California.

Hi Book Friends! I’m glad you’re here.

I’ve had a lifelong love affair with books. Beginning with L. M. Montgomery and Betty Smith and graduating to Ken Follett and Pat Conroy and Anne Rice and Sidney Sheldon.  Some of my go-to authors are Michael Connelly, Amanda Montell, and Kate Bowler. Lots of historical fiction and suspense. J. T. Ellison and Sandra Block and Caroline Kepnes know how to keep me on the edge of my chair. New authors like Janna King and Amy Doan and Kate Quinn are also on my radar!

You can find me usually driving around Orange County with an iced coffee hiding out at Blackmarket Bakery, hunting for Little Free Libraries or planning the next book swap.

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FTC Disclosure

I receive review copies of some of the books I review. In accordance with FTC regulations, I disclose where I got the book (library, publisher, purchased, etc.). If I received a review copy, an additional disclosure statement will be found just before the review itself.


All content on theocbookgirl.com is copyrighted (by me) as of the date of writing unless otherwise stated. This includes my reviews, photos, and any images or graphics created by me. All other contents (other people’s photos/art, book covers, interviews, guest posts, and videos) are the property of the original authors, artists, and/or publishers unless otherwise stated.  Please contact me if you would like to quote or repost.


Updated 1/17/22:

  • Please email jaymi at theocbookgirl dot com if you have a question or suggestion or a book for me to review. I’ll be happy to consider. *Special priority will be given to nonfiction titles and authors who have a connection to Southern California.

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