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Book Match

Not sure what to read next? 

Let our matchmakers create a customized reading list just for you! You can ask for recommendations from a specific matchmaker, or fill out our Book Match questionnaire and we'll choose a matchmaker for you. 

Chris
Chris S. reads literary fiction, historical fiction, magical realism, and nonfiction, especially meditation and mindfulness. Read more about Chris and view her reading lists. Ask Chris for recommendations!
Chelsey
Chelsey R. reads children's books, young adult fiction, fantasy, sociology, and psychology.  Read more about Chelsey and view her reading listsAsk Chelsey for recommendations!

Nissa
Nissa N. reads nonfiction adventure and history, historical and literary fiction, and mysteries. Read more about Nissa and view her reading lists.  Ask Nissa for recommendations!

Jessie S. reads space operas, fantasy, paranormal, romance, classics, cozy mysteries, DIY, and cookbooks for adults; romantic comedies and science fiction/fantasy for teens; and fantasy and feel-good fiction for children. Read more about Jessie and view her reading lists. Ask Jessie for recommendations!
Becky
Becky M. reads mysteries, psychological thrillers, cozy mysteries, and true crime. Read more about Becky and view her reading lists.  Ask Becky for recommendations!
Nidya G. reads historical fiction, magical realism, fantasy, mystery, nonfiction, biographies, and teen and children’s fiction. Read more about Nidya and view her reading lists. Ask Nidya for recommendations!
Patty M. reads Scandinavian mystery, psychological thrillers, Southern/Mountain noir, literary fiction, memoirs, and nonfiction history. Read more about Patty and view her reading lists. Ask Patty for recommendations!
Leo L. reads realistic fiction, fantasy and books for children and teens. Read more about Leo and view his reading lists. Ask Leo for recommendations.
Mary
Mary A. reads fantasy and science fiction, fairy tales and mythology, narrative nonfiction, historical fiction, and historical mysteries for all ages. Read more about Mary and view her reading listsAsk Mary for recommendations!
Beth
Beth B. reads fantasy, science fiction, graphic novels, adventure, paranormal romance, historical and cozy mysteries, and some nonfiction. Read more about Beth and view her reading lists. Ask Beth for recommendations!