NOVL HEADQUARTERS

BECKY // ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR

From the land of: New York
Currently reading: Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Best part of my job: Reading books before they pub and designing cool swag to promote these books!
Favorite place to read: Reclining on the couch with my kitty
Favorite music to listen to: When I'm reading, I like to listen to classical music. When I'm designing, it's a much more eclectic mix of world music, gothic rock, and alternative tunes, with a mix of classic rock, too.
Favorite LBYR bookThe Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Favorite books: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, Blindness by José Saramago, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Book I fake-readWuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. I never really read this, just skimmed it. I KNOW, I have to revisit.
Book that made me a book loverCharlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. I borrowed it from my classroom library and read it in one sitting. I was completely mesmerized and at that point had never read something so fast, because I could not put it down. This started my love affair with reading!
Hardcover, paperback, or ebook? Hardcover for my fave authors and art books, paperbacks for everything else, and ebooks for "trashy" romance novels, so no one sees the covers, lol.
Bookmark or dog ear? Both!
Hot pink or bright blue? Hot pink


ELENA // DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

From the land of: Florida
Currently readingStrange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Best part of my job: Spreading book joy
Favorite place to read: In my bed, if I don't fall asleep first
Favorite music to listen to: Music you'd hear in teen dramas as rain is falling while they look morosely outside the window thinking about their existential crisis at the age of sixteen. (So: Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Sufjan Stevens, The National, etc.)
Favorite LBYR bookThe Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Favorite booksHarry Potter and the Prizoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, all by J.K. Rowling.
Book I fake-readMadame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. It super impressed my seventh grade teacher and I didn't have the heart to tell her I never finished.
Book that made me a book lover: Can you believe I don't remember? 
It was probably one of those endless chapter book series like Junie B. Jones!
Hardcover, paperback, or ebook? Hardcover because they look really nice on my shelf and I organize my shelves with the intensity of an art curator. Paperback for commuting because I have weak, noodle arms and carrying around a 700-page hardcover will cause legit soreness.
Bookmark or dog ear? Neither. I try to "remember" the page and never do so I end up re-reading a bit more than I have to. You would think I'd learn by now.
Hot pink or bright blue? Hot pink


ELIZABETH // MARKETING ASSISTANT

From the land of: Maryland
Currently readingThe Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Best part of my job: Writing fun book listicles!
Favorite place to read: On the couch, slowly slouching further and further down
Favorite music to listen to: Lorde, ODESZA, Lola Marsh
Favorite LBYR bookWolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin
Favorite books: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan, Starring Sally J. Friedman as Herself by Judy Blume
Book I fake-readCatch-22 by Joseph Heller. I know the whole point of the book is that it's repetitive, but I just couldn't handle it!
Book that made me a book loverThe Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. I used to have the whole book memorized—I can still recite the first few pages!
Hardcover, paperback, or ebook? Paperback
Bookmark or dog ear? Dog ear *runs away and hides*
Hot pink or bright blue? Bright blue


VALERIE // DIGITAL MARKETING ASSISTANT

From the land of: New Jersey
Currently reading: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
Best part of my job: Being able to work with such an eclectic and fun group of people!
Favorite place to read: On my giant teddy bear named Otto
Favorite music to listen to: Elephante, Illenium, ODESZA, blackbear, dvsn, Kendrick Lamar
Favorite LBYR bookThe Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Favorite booksNorwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, Raven Rise (Pendragon, #9) by D.J. MacHale, The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley
Book I fake-readThe Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck—required readings were so hard to get through in high school. (Sorry, Mr. Murphy!)
Book that made me a book loverBloomability by Sharon Creech. I think I read this book over 20 times when I was in elementary school. It's so beat up from me bringing it everywhere.
Hardcover, paperback, or ebook? If I really like the book (or even just the book cover), I buy the hardcover and the ebook. That way it can sit on my shelf all pretty and undamaged, and I don't have to carry around any hardcovers.
Bookmark or dog ear? Bookmark! ELIZABETH, YOU MONSTER.
Hot pink or bright blue? Bright blue


TAKE A PEEK AT OUR SHELVES

Alvina // Amanda // Anna // Anthony // Becky // Caroline // Elena
Elizabeth // Emilie // Hallie // Jennifer // Jessica // Mary-Kate
Natali // Nikki // Nisha // Regan // Siena // Stef // Valerie