NOVL HEADQUARTERS


VALERIE

DIGITAL MARKETING Associate

From the land of: New Jersey
Currently reading: The Towering Sky by Katharine McGee
Best part of my job: Being able to work with such an eclectic group of people and interacting with NOVLers on social media!
Favorite place to read: On the subway when I'm inevitably stuck between two stops
Favorite music to listen to: blackbear, Bon Iver, DROELOE, Final Fantasy OSTs, Illenium, Kendrick Lamar, ODESZA
Favorite LBYR bookThe Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones and the forthcoming Amelia Westlake Was Never Here by Erin Gough
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 or Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech. I think I read those book over and over when I was in elementary school. They’re so beat up from me bringing it everywhere. It's either that or Amelia Bedelia!
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


Natali

Marketing Assistant

From the land of: Indiana
Currently reading: The Wicked King by Holly Black
Best part of my job: Getting to talk about books all day, every day!
Favorite place to read: On a sunny day–in the park surrounded by trees!
Favorite music to listen to: Anything that sounds like it should be in the credits of an indie coming-of-age movie, ie. Hippo Campus, Morningsiders, Belle & Sebastian, Tacocat, Dodie Clark, Sleeping at Last, K. Flay, and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty soundtrack are some favorites!
Favorite LBYR book: The Mysterious Benedict Society, but I also just finished The Astonishing Color of After and absolutely loved it!
Favorite books: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Looking for Alaska by John GreenEverything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Book I fake-read: Heart of Darkness—Don’t tell my AP Lit teacher, but I only read 2 pages of it before writing the essay... 
Book that made me a book lover: Definitely The Lightning Thief! At the beginning of the school year, my new 6th grade English teacher said we’d read it together as a class, but I’d already started it that summer was halfway through. My mom took the book away from me so I’d read it with my class, but instead I’d sneak into her room to finish it anyway!
Hardcover, paperback, or ebook? When I’m traveling: ebooks.  When it’s an author I love or book I’m pumped for: hardcover.  For everyday use: paperback.
Bookmark or dog ear? Bookmarks, of course! Dog-eared pages hurt my heart!
Hot pink or bright blue? Bright blue


Becky

ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR

From the land of: New York
Currently reading: Poems Dead and Undead from Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series
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


Nisha

Associate Director of Creative Services

From the land of: New Jersey
Currently reading: The Outsider by Stephen King
Best part of my job: Making swag for authors, seeing them get excited about it, having them share it with their readers, and then watching the readers get excited. There’s nothing like knowing that something you produced made people happy.
Favorite place to read: Anywhere as long as I have my earphones.
Favorite music to listen to: Too many to list.
Favorite LBYR book: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black and the upcoming We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra
Favorite books: We work in publishing—how are you even asking me this question?
Book I fake-read: I don’t believe I’ve ever done this. Or I’ve convinced myself that I’ve read it even if I haven’t.
Book that made me a book lover: I can’t pinpoint this down to one book. But I do remember wanting to go to the library to get another chapter book from the Paddington Bear Series when I was a kid.
Hardcover, paperback, or ebook? Any and all. Give them all to me!
Bookmark or dog ear? Bookmark. Dog-earing is for heathens.
Hot pink or bright blue? Depends on the context. I commit to nothing.


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