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For Readers: Meet the Book Geniuses

Book Geniuses

Meet some of the library's avid readers and find out what kinds of books they're into.

Anne with novelist Laurie Lico Albanese

That's Anne (at right) with author Laura Lico Albanese. Anne loves historical fiction, thrillers (especially espionage), Jewish fiction, and romance. She is an avid audiobook listener. Anne recommends...

staff photo of Lillian

Lillian likes variety in what she reads, mostly literary fiction, but also nonfiction and mystery. She likes stories with well-developed characters and interesting locations and loves accents when listening to audiobooks. Lillian recommends...

photo of Emily, smiling

Emily’s go-to books are Gothic fiction and horror. When not focused on things that go bump in the night, she enjoys historical fiction, short stories, fantasy, and plays. Emily recommends...

Photo of Laura, smiling

Laura is a keen reader of historical fiction and mysteries with faraway and interesting settings, especially escapist stories with a touch (or more) of magic, and quirky nonfiction. Laura recommends...

Staff photo of Jessica in the library stacks

Jessica is a fan of science fiction, fantasy, romance, and nonfiction books—especially nonfiction books that explore science and history. Jessica recommends...

staff photo of Gina

If a book has won an award, Gina has probably read it. She loves classics, literary fiction, and contemporary fiction. To escape, she reads big fantasy novels and cookbooks. Gina recommends...

photo of Mary, laughing

Mary will read just about anything, but tends toward historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and well-researched nonfiction (especially if it reads like a novel). She's frequently reading one of each, with a little literary fiction thrown in as well. Mary recommends...