Friday, September 26, 2008


Emily puts the "adult" in Young Adult - well, not really. But, she is the oldest of the YAthenaeum team (she won't reveal how old, but let's just say she's going to her 5th year college reunion this year).

Emily was the children's and YA events coordinator for Books & Books in Miami for four and a half years. In that time, she was lucky enough to meet more amazing authors and wear more outrageous costumes than she ever believed possible. One of the highlights of her Books & Books' career has been meeting the AWESOME girls who have become the YAthenaeum Team. If only she were that motivated and engaged in high school!

Emily is now a virtual member of YAthenaeum since she has left Books & Books to become the executive director of the Boston Book Festival, to debut in Copley Square October 24, 2009. There isn't much call for wearing costumes in her new role, but she does still get to meet some pretty wonderful authors.

.: Top 5 Books:.
About her reading tastes? Emily likes to read fiction of any kind, and she is an evangelist for John Green and his amazing novels. It's really hard for her to pick her 5 favorite books (she's a Libra) but from what she's read in 2008 here are YA books that took her breath away (in no particular order):
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • Impossible by Nancy Werlin
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • Paper Towns by John Green

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