NOVL HEADQUARTERS

BECKY // ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR

From the land of: New York
Currently reading: The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg
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 reading: Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel by Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
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


VALERIE // DIGITAL MARKETING ASSISTANT

From the land of: New Jersey
Currently reading: Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
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: DROELOE, 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? It really depends on which cover I like the most. I usually only get an ebook if I'm not a fan of the covers.
Bookmark or dog ear? Bookmark
Hot pink or bright blue? Bright blue


TAKE A PEEK AT OUR SHELVES

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