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My Perfect Read

FCPL staff can help you find it.

Jill Burgard

I'm reading.

I’ve always loved stories about fantastical and far-away places, particularly those based in mythology and folklore. From my earliest favorite chapter books (C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L’Engle, Lloyd Alexander, Diana Wynne Jones) there were great stories that took me to the most amazing places and gave me fascinating things to consider. I’m drawn to stories that feature strong female protagonists who use their own ingenuity and resourcefulness to succeed.

I love talking about books, learning about someone’s likes and dislikes, and the challenge of finding books they haven’t read yet that would be a good fit. I particularly enjoy doing readers’ advisory for children, especially when they are reluctant readers. I want to find a child’s “home run” book, the pivotal reading experience that turns them into lifelong readers. Many book lovers can pinpoint their home-run book – I love that! What makes my day is someone coming to the library to let me know that they loved a book I recommended.

Genres of Interest:

  • Audiobooks
  • Cookbooks
  • Fantasy
  • Graphic Novels
  • Historical Mysteries
  • Humor
  • Middle-Grade Fiction
  • Mysteries
  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction

Middle Grade

Middle Grade Graphic Novels:

Young Adult

Young Adult Graphic Novels

Adult

Adult Graphic Novels

My most recent favorite reads:

In my part-time Youth Services position at the Martha Washington Library, my hours vary from week to week, but I will get back to you as quickly as I can.

I'd like to help you find your perfect read, so please complete the Let's Get Started form, and I will be in touch!

 Let's Get Started!

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