My Librarian: Katie
Some of my earliest memories are of my mother reading to me in a Cincinnati-area laundromat. It was a wonderful way to pass the time, and long before we moved to a house with a washer and dryer, I was reading independently. I still remember the thrill of reading Cat in the Hat by myself for the first time! In elementary school I imagined myself as Ramona Quimby's best friend, or an honorary Babysitter's Club member. By high school and college most of my reading was assigned, but I managed to fall in love with Jane Austen and Harry Potter along the way. I spent a few years after college as a nomad, serving in AmeriCorps and volunteering everywhere from Oregon to South Carolina, and wore out my Lonely Planet travel guides. These days I enjoy historical fiction and memoirs when I have the time, but I've been delighted to rediscover some old picture books favorites with my son, from Dr. Seuss to Eric Carle.
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My Top Picks
Making lists of favorites always makes me feel guilty. I always feel like I'm going to leave a book out and hurt its feelings.
Biography & Memoir
From the famous to the unknown, these are some of my top biography/memoir picks.
Picture & Board Books
These are the books my son and I love to read and read.
From nonfiction books to memoirs and children's books, these are some of the books that have deepened my understanding of autism, anxiety, and ADHD.
This list includes a few of my favorite travelogues and guidebooks Even when I don't have the money or time to travel, I enjoy daydreaming over travel guides!
A few historical fiction favorites!