Wondering what to read next? Our Readers' Advisors are here to help! Stop by the front desk or call us at 203-655-1234 and we'll help you find your next great read. Join us in person or ask us online!

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Meet Our Advisors!
Stephanie Anderson
Stephanie
Assistant Director for Public Services

I will read ANYTHING but especially love: long novels, traditional British lit, contemporary fiction, speculative fiction, classics, presidential biographies, Regency romances, graphic novels, weird books, cookbooks, Victorian mysteries, psychological thrillers, and just plain old darn good books, no matter what the type.

Pat Tone
Pat Tone
Assistant Head of Reader Services

I especially enjoy reading fiction that has character-driven plots, historical fiction, and nonfiction -- history and biographies. I have become a big champion of audiobooks and have the privilege of ordering and maintaining our audiobook collection. Many audiobooks enhance your reading experience! I would be delighted to assist you in selecting an audiobookbook, especially for your commute or travel.

Abby
Abby
Readers' Advisor

While I binge on an author or genre, I like to read a wide range of books. My primary categories are: mystery, political thrillers, fiction, nordic crime, dystopian stuff (because nordic crime is not bleak enough), chef memoirs, biographies/memoirs, and general nonfiction. It depends upon my mood and what happens to catch my eye.

Ann
Ann
Readers' Advisor

I like fiction that has a lot of heart to it. I tend to read books that make you think and sweep you along in the emotions of the characters. I enjoy books by Asian and Indian writers that transport you to different places and ideas. I love historical fiction especially British. Memoirs and cookbooks are also high on my list.

Asha
Asha
Readers' Advisor

Most of the books I like have dark themes, but that's not all I read. I am a fan of all genres of literature; specifically, steampunk, fantasy, science fiction, a spot of poetry, and a I sometimes dabble in romance.

Babs B.
Babs B.
Readers' Advisor

I love to read anything dealing with the French Resistance WII, family sagas (dysfunctional even better), detective-mystery, historical fiction, medical thrillers, and nonfiction. There is not much I don't like...except fantasy.

Babara M.
Babara M.
Readers' Advisor

I will read any book that is well-written but I am especially passionate about other cultures, history, word etymology, and France (especially Paris). Therefore I read mainly (but not limited to) historical fiction and non-fiction.

Diane
Diane
Readers' Advisor

A good thriller, mystery or suspense filled novel is the book I am drawn to. I also enjoy reading lite contemporary fiction.Books on interior design, floral and garden design are favorites for browsing.

Jen
Jen
Collection Development Coordinator

I’m always on the hunt for the next great book, and often read ahead so that by the time new books are released, I can tell you which ones are worth your time. Ask me which new books are on the horizon!

Kathleen
Kathleen
Readers' Advisor

I love well-reported and researched nonfiction books, especially about culture. I enjoy memoirs, biographies, essays and correspondence. And I read self-improvement books and cookbooks with the hopes of trying at least one recipe. I’m open to all genres (sometimes). If a character can take me away, then I’m all in.

Laura
Laura
Readers' Advisor

I love adventure and am happiest when a book transports me away to another place and time. Fiction or non-fiction, historical, current, or futuristic, doesn't matter; I crave interesting stories with well-developed characters who strive to overcome the elements put before them.

Marianne
Marianne
Book Group Coordinator
Pat S.
Pat S.
Readers' Advisor

I enjoy biographies both living and dead artists, writers, and business/political powerhouses. Especially all things Mitford! I'll read any fiction or history dealing with the first half of the twentieth century. And I can't resist home decor and design books.

Susie
Susie
Readers' Advisor

I have a somewhat eclectic taste in books. I love reading books that have a good plot with a tinge of romance, that deal with the paranormal, YA fantasy, horror, realistic fiction, and a good sci-fi story. I watch a lot of movies and it gives me great joy to fit the right movie to the right patron. Ask me what I’ve watched lately!

Virginia
Virginia
Readers' Advisor

My favorite genres include thrillers and suspense, mysteries, general fiction, chick lit and young adult books featuring a dystopian society. Aside from books, I also love movies and suspenseful TV series.