Jeff Garvin

Goodreads Author


Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
April 2012

URL


Jeff Garvin is an author, musician, and actor. His debut novel, Symptoms of Being Human, is an ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection, a Lambda Literary Award Finalist, a Goodreads Choice Semifinalist, and garnered starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly. Before becoming a novelist, Jeff acted on TV and toured as the lead singer of a rock band. He has a BFA in Film from Chapman University and lives in Southern California.

Interview with Audiobook Narrator Caitlin Kelly

On May 4th, 2020, I spoke with Caitlin Kelly, the audiobook narrator for The Lightness of Hands. Enjoy the video here.
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on May 05, 2020 15:39
Average rating: 4.17 · 13,499 ratings · 2,152 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Symptoms of Being Human

4.17 avg rating — 13,307 ratings — published 2016 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Lightness of Hands

4.26 avg rating — 192 ratings — published 2020 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

* Note: these are all the books on Goodreads for this author. To add more, click here.

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Lightness of ...
Jeff is currently reading
by Jeff Garvin (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
The Way of Kings
Jeff is currently reading
by Brandon Sanderson (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Learning Not to D...
Jeff is currently reading
by Anna Shinoda (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: 2019-tbr, currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Jeff’s Recent Updates

Jeff Garvin wrote a new blog post

Interview with Audiobook Narrator Caitlin Kelly

On May 4th, 2020, I spoke with Caitlin Kelly, the audiobook narrator for The Lightness of Hands. Enjoy the video here.
Jeff started reading
The Lightness of Hands by Jeff Garvin
The Lightness of Hands
by Jeff Garvin (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeff rated a book it was amazing
11/22/63 by Stephen King
11/22/63
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeff rated a book really liked it
The Shining by Stephen King
The Shining
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeff is on page 202 of 1007 of The Way of Kings
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeff is now following Joseph Wilbur's reviews
49455587
Jeff rated a book it was amazing
11/22/63 by Stephen King
11/22/63
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeff started reading
11/22/63 by Stephen King
11/22/63
by Stephen King (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeff is currently reading
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Jeff is now following
8154570
More of Jeff's books…
“We’re all taught from a young age that there are only two choices: pink or blue, Bratz or Power Rangers, cheerleading or football. We see gender in two dimensions because that’s what society has taught us from birth. But, are you ready for a shocking revelation?
SOCIETY NEEDS TO CHANGE.”
Jeff Garvin, Symptoms of Being Human

“The world isn't binary. Everything isn't black or white, yes or no. Sometimes it's not a switch, it's a dial. And it's not even a dial you can get your hands on; it turns without your permission or approval" -Riley”
Jeff Garvin, Symptoms of Being Human

“As for wondering if it's okay to be who you are--that's not a symptom of mental illness. That's a symptom of being a person.”
Jeff Garvin, Symptoms of Being Human

Polls

Which book should be our YA LBTQ+ Book of the Month read for July 2016?

 
  13 votes 39.4%

 
  9 votes 27.3%

George George by Alex Gino by Alex Gino (middle grade level)
 
  4 votes 12.1%

Bender Bender by Gene Gant by Gene Gant (16+ read)
 
  3 votes 9.1%

 
  3 votes 9.1%

 
  1 vote 3.0%

33 total votes
More...
“Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream.”
Charles Baxter, The Feast of Love

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
Mark Twain

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
Aristotle

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”
Robert Frost

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

25x33 LGBTQ Children's and YA Books — 26 members — last activity Aug 12, 2014 11:17PM
For young people and adults who are interested in reading and discussing books in these categories.



No comments have been added yet.