Meet our Readers' Advisory Team: Veronica

Join us each month as we interview a Readers' Advisor at WPL so you can get to know the team a little better! This month we are featuring Adult Services Librarian, Veronica. Continue below to find out Veronica’s favorite series, her tip for incorporating reading into your busy day, and more.


How long have you worked in libraries?

Almost 7 years


What is your favorite genre, series, or book?

I read mostly adult fiction with a little nonfiction on the side. My favorite genres are horror and suspense. That being said, one of my favorite series of all time is A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler). It's so smart and hilarious - when I revisited it as an adult, I loved it so much I immediately read the whole series aloud to my spouse... twice. I'm so lucky.


What is the last book that you read?

Lone Women by Victor LaValle


If you could have a conversation with a character from any book, who would you choose? 

Zaphod Beeblebrox from the Hitchhiker's Guide universe(s). If I don't get a daily dose of Zaphod I might as well just give up now. 


One of the ways patrons can get reading recommendations is though filling out our Book Match Form. Do you have any tips that patrons should follow when they fill out the form? 

If it's hard to think of types of books you think you'd like, focus more on writing down books/tv/movies that you liked in the past! We can help connect you with stories that share similar themes and styles. 


Do you have any tricks for someone who might want to incorporate reading into their daily routine, but is struggling to do so?

AUDIOBOOKS!!!!!! Audiobooks while folding laundry, driving to work, going for a walk, etc.


How can patrons discover books that might be of interest to them?

Sign up for our newsletters!


Do you have any tips for someone who is looking to branch into a genre they normally don’t read?

Don't force yourself to finish something you aren't enjoying! That being said, I am drawn to short books when I just want to feel out a new genre. I do this by browsing the shelves or displays for inspiration. 

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