Staff Picks

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Cyndi

  1. "I love historical fiction, especially biographical fiction, and narrative nonfiction. Reading fictional stories about real-life historical figures is probably my favorite, although that often leads to adding a biography or two to my ‘to read’ list. That’s fine with me since I like biographies too. Poetry is my other passion. My favorite poets tend to draw upon nature and the use of imagery to evoke emotions."
Janet

Janet

  1. Reads: literary fiction, historical fiction, mysteries, memoirs, suspense/thrillers, young adult, and the occasional sci-fi / fantasy
Amy

Amy

  1. “I like literary fiction. I like writing that is poetic. I like writers who I sense struggle to find the perfect word. I like writers who make me see the world differently; whether they have a talent for imaginative description, or have their characters express insights that feel absolutely spot on, but brand new to me. I like fiction that makes me question existing ideas. I also love writers who have a brilliant knack for making things funny. Besides fiction, the humorous-yet-poignant essay is one of my favorite things to read."
Linda

Linda

  1. Reads: literary fiction, biographies & nonfiction, mysteries with richly developed characters, chick lit, an occasional young adult novel
Matt

Matt

  1. Reads: literary fiction, scifi & fantasy, narrative nonfiction, short stories, essays