CRRL My Librarian: Read 'em and Weep
With these young adult titles, you'll want to make sure you have a box of tissues next to you as you read them.
CRRL My Librarian: Did That Really Just Happen?
Adult fiction novels with psychological twists. You'll definitely be questioning everything as you read while looking over your shoulder at the same time.
CRRL My Librarian: Wait, Did I Just Learn Something Here?
Narrative Non-fiction books that read like a story, but may actually teach you a thing or two.
I grew up in a house with parents that loved to read which they definitely passed on to me. They frequently took me to the library, which soon came to be my happy place and still is to this day. When I travel, one of the first places I look to visit is libraries. So naturally, realizing after many jobs and a short career as a teacher that where I wanted to work the most was the library. After receiving a Master’s of Library Science from the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) I started working in the library system I grew up in, which was a dream come true. After moving around a bit to CO and NM due to my husband’s service in the Army, we finally settled here in VA. Working in the Collection Services Department I get to see all the up and coming titles, which is exciting and always adds to my TBR list!
My main focus of reading is Teen Realistic Fiction, more specifically books with stories that are sad and depressing. I like to feel all the feels when I read a book like I am the character and if there is a point where I am crying, then it will most likely get two thumbs up from me. But don’t be alarmed, I also love teen books that have happy storylines, some fantasy and sci-fi, social issues, LGBTQ characters and plots, and everything else in between. I also am an avid audiobook listener, with British psychological thrillers and narrative adult nonfiction being my top choices for audiobooks. Does it sound like I’m all over the place with what I read? Well then you’re right so if you just want a good book suggestion in any direction, then I can give it to you.
I live on a small hobby farm with my family, three dogs, cat, chickens, and other various farm animals. If I’m not reading or listening to a book then I’m usually out in the garden or enjoying myself at one of the local craft breweries.