BookWise: Reading Suggestions

Our BookWise library staff would love to help you find your next book! Please contact any of the people below based on their reading interests, or use the online tools listed to the right under the blue “Reading Lists” bar.

BookWise Librarians

Becky Herrmann Becky Herrmann – 978-256-5521 x101

Becky’s reading interests are far-ranging, she is a fan of literary fiction, psychological and legal thrillers, outdoor/adventure non-fiction, cooking memoirs and selected mystery writers –Susan Hill, Lee Child, Louise Penny, Dennis Lehane to name a few. She was also a children’s librarian for 7 years so she has a soft spot for picture books and YA fiction.  Becky’s musical taste trends to folk and indie artists, with the occasional Motown or classic jazz artist thrown in. Her favorite movies are usually Sundance or critic’s picks but she willingly accompanies her family to Marvel movies, especially the ones featuring Thor.

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Vickie TurcotteVickie Turcotte – 978-256-5521 x106

Vickie reads more non-fiction than fiction, in a variety of subjects including true crime, science, UFOs and the unexplained, crafts and decorating.  Leading a book group for the Library has widened her fiction reading, but she prefers books with a happy ending, and she particularly likes a good regency romance.

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Jessica FitzHansoJessica FitzHanso – 978-256-5521 x133

Jessica reads books that offer a new perspective, including experimental fiction, “international” fiction, dystopian, magical realism, short fiction, travel writing, graphic novels and memoir, as well as contemporary literary fiction. She reads for the immersive quality of the writing and storytelling and the potential not only for escape, but also for a reevaluation of reality. These qualities follow through in her taste in film, which includes science fiction, foreign films, classic and contemporary noir, westerns, and emerging styles. Her music tastes run the gamut from blues to jazz to contemporary indie and experimental artists.

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Amy Reimann – 978-256-5521 x122

As a children’s librarian, Amy reads everything from picture books to young adult dystopias. She has a passion for middle-grade realistic fiction and fantasy, with a special love for the Harry Potter series and the works of Elizabeth Enright. Her favorite books are those in which the setting is as much a character as the characters themselves. Amy rarely has the opportunity to read books for adults, but when she does she is drawn to short stories, memoirs, and feminist nonfiction.