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Emily E.

Emily E. (Cataloger)


Genres:  Speculative fiction, irreverent or funny literary fiction, social and political non-fiction, LGBTQ fiction, graphic novels, anything weird

Why? My favorite kinds of stories are the ones that surprise me or subvert my expectations. I’m a sucker for a main character or author with a dry, witty sense of humor and an author’s interpretation of alternate realities or histories. I like narrative-driven, impactful non-fiction. Honestly though, I’ll read anything—sometimes it’s a gay rom-com, sometimes it’s bizarre horror, sometimes it’s Lehigh Valley history. Usually, the weirder, the better.

My top 5 books

  1. "Culture Warlords” by Talia Levin (NF 305.8 Lev)
  2. "The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson (NF 973 Wil)
  3. "The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood (F Atw)
  4. "Nimona" by Noelle Stephenson (GN YA Ste)
  5. "Special Topics in Calamity Physics” by Marisha Pessl (F Pes)


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