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I’m a longtime book lover, and I have the amazing job of Readers’ Advisory Specialist. I order the fiction and audiobooks, promote the collection, and share book suggestions with readers. Please ask me for suggestions or let me know if you have requests!
Some of my earliest (and best) memories are of my mom reading aloud to me and my dad coaching me through McGuffey readers. As a child, I read everything I could get my hands on, from Charlotte’s Web to Secret Garden, Tuck Everlasting, and A Wrinkle in Time. My love for children’s and teen literature has stayed with me through my career - working at a children’s magazine, then a review journal, then in libraries - and now in reading aloud books like Pete the Cat to my one-year-old son.
Working with readers in libraries led me to discover women’s fiction authors like Anita Shreve, Elizabeth Berg, Jennifer Weiner, and Marian Keyes. I’m also drawn to fast-paced, exciting stories from thriller writers such as Tess Gerritsen, Vince Flynn, and Taylor Stevens. I read across many genres and enjoy anything that offers a great story featuring interesting characters.
When I’m not reading, I’m passionate about food and love trying new cuisines and restaurants, enjoy playing piano and listening to music, and have a guilty obsession with reality TV (especially the Real Housewives franchise and anything Kardashian). I like to get outside to walk or run, and listen to audiobooks while I’m on the go.
Favorite authors: Isabel Allende, Michael Connelly, Junot Diaz, Vince Flynn, Elin Hilderbrand, Taylor Stevens, Ken Follett, John Irving, Anita Shreve, Neal Stephenson, Jennifer Weiner
Another Time and Place
Young Adult / Adult Crossovers