Meet the Readers’ Advisors: Rachel
What do you look for in a good book?
The most important things I look for in a good book are good character development and descriptive writing. For me, if I can’t envision the character and the world they live in, I really struggle with connecting to their story. When done well, finishing a book can be a bittersweet experience and I often find myself thinking of characters long after I have returned the book. Usually, I am drawn towards historical fiction, mysteries and literary fiction, especially books that are a little quirky or have magical elements to them. Although I am very loyal to my favorite genres and authors, I try to read new writers and books that are outside of my comfort zone as much as I can. I still have a lot of trouble enjoying classic literature, but I will keep trying!
What are you reading right now?
I am reading a pre-publication copy of Landline by Rainbow Rowell and listening to the audiobook version ofThe Enchanted by Rene Denfeld. Enjoying both!
If you could have dinner with one author, living or dead, who would it be?
David Sedaris, hands down. I think we would have very amusing and wonderfully strange conversations. In my fantasy world, he would go on to write a story about our memorable dinner and it would be on an episode ofWBEZ’s This American Life.
What are your hobbies and interests other than reading?
I enjoy spending time outside whenever I can, going to the movies and traveling.
See more of Rachel’s favorite books on Pinterest.