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My Perfect Read

FCPL staff can help you find it.

Stephanie Hutchins

Stephanie Hutchins reading beside a path through the woods.

Advising readers on their next great read has always been my favorite thing about being a librarian. I’m excited that through this new online initiative I’ll have a chance to reach more patrons while doing what I love.

I’ve loved YA literature before it was even a thing, ever since seventh grade when I read Tamora Pierce’s “Song of the Lioness” quartet. I’ve been devouring it ever since and have loved seeing it grow into the full-fledged genre it is today. Having grown up on fairy tales and fables, I’ve also always loved the Fantasy genre. I really got sucked into it after reading David Eddings’ Pawn of Prophecy in eighth grade. As for Romance, well, I'm a Hopeless Romantic, and I do enjoy my Happy Ever Afters.

I think my personality can be best described as quirky. My family moved around a lot when I was little, but eventually settled in a tiny town in Central Texas called Bellville, famous only for having more cows than people. I graduated from high school there before heading to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, where I received a BA in English. I went on to the University of North Texas for my MLIS. I worked for two years for a branch of the North Texas Library Consortium, before moving to Virginia in 2012, and shortly thereafter started working for Fairfax County Public Library. Having grown up in Texas, I tend to use the word “y’all” a great deal, but my co-workers and customers are used to it by now.

Genres of Interest

  • Fantasy
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Romance



Young Adult Fiction



As the Adult Services Manager at Chantilly Regional Library, my hours may vary, but I'm usually in the branch Sunday through Thursday. Please allow a couple of days for me to respond to your request.

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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