Batavia Public Library

My Librarian Roseanne

. . . but for my own part, if a book is well written, I always find it too short..
—Jane Austen

I grew up loving to read and can remember many trips to the library. Working in a library was definitely an easy career choice for me to make. I now read chick lit, contemporary fiction, and books about women’s lives. I enjoy books with a bittersweet tone and if the story can make me laugh or cry I’m hooked. A new favorite of mine is historical fiction and one example is Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell. A good gentle read will lighten my mood. Also on my list is Christian fiction, psychological fiction, a good series, and mysteries. The Stephanie Plum series written by Janet Evanovich is my favorite. I prefer my mysteries on the lighter side, but will also read a thriller or a suspenseful story. I love listening to audiobooks and will often choose a book based on the narrator. Authors Barbara Kingsolver and Ann Patchett do a wonderful job narrating their books. Occasionally I’ll read some nonfiction, autobiographies, memoirs, travel writing, though I prefer nonfiction that reads like fiction.

Roseanne's Top 10 Favorite Books

Roseanne's Best Nonfiction Books

Roseanne's Sweet Books

Roseanne's Best Series Books

Roseanne's Top Audiobooks

Roseanne's Favorite Women's Fiction Books

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