Last month, we were floored by the number of impressive, interested, and enthusiastic readers who were interested in helping Team Booksweet explore the avalanche of Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) that we receive each month. We selected readers with reading preferences that are in alignment with our shop’s scope but also diverge from our small (but mighty!) team’s regular reading preferences.
Our dream team of Booksweet ARC Readers are currently working their way through their first ARC book stacks, with fresh recommendations coming soon! You’ll see their recs in-shop (shelf talkers) and on social media.
How will the online sharing work?
The Booksweet social media accounts (@shopbooksweet on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok) will be sharing posts that our ARC Readers tag us in. You can also follow our ARC Readers on Instagram for great reading recs and more! Find their handles in the introductions below.
Meet the Booksweet ARC Reader Team!
Heather // @Thelindenbookie
Genre jams: Fantasy + Sci-fi
Heather is a nanny and doula who loves YA and adult fantasy, sci-fi, and dystopians, as well as thrillers and anything about cults. She also sometimes enjoys biographies and non-fiction social justice reads.
The last book that Heather enjoyed wholeheartedly: Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor
Jess // @jessicaletaw
Genre jam: Narrative Non-fiction
Jess is a buildings- and policy-junkie — and co-host of the pod Ann Arbor AF. She founded and leads Building Matters Ann Arbor, a nonprofit devoted to our local architecture and built environment. Her vast preference is narrative nonfiction. She also loves memoirs, especially in nontraditional formats or by typically-marginalized people, and basically all science fiction.
Latitude (Lat) // @geographconcept + book blogging at geographreads.com
Genre jams: Queer reads, YA, and middlegrade
Latitude is a student of children’s literature at EMU and reads “anything and everything” but gravitates towards queer books, YA, and middlegrade fiction.
The last book that Latitude enjoyed wholeheartedly: This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke
Lynzie // @laustinbooks
Genre jams: Fiction + Mystery
Lynzie is the proud parent of an avid early elementary school reader. She has a passion for fiction, cozy mysteries, and “books where many people get murdered and there be sleuthing involved.”
The last book that Lynzie enjoyed wholeheartedly: The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson
Ryan // @thefoldedcorners
Genre jams: Everything + Thrillers
Ryan is a writer, poet, and book enthusiast. Their preferences span many genres, but they’ve been super invested in thrillers recently.
The last book that Ryan enjoyed wholeheartedly: Woman, Eating: A Literary Vampire Novel by Claire Kohda
Surabhi // @surabhi.reading
Genre jams: American literature, fiction, memoir, poetry
Surabhi is working on her English PhD at U-M and is especially interested in anything about rural America and/or authored by writers of color.
The last book that Surabhi enjoyed wholeheartedly: Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres.
We are so excited to have these six ARC superstars as part of Team Booksweet! Join us in welcoming Heather, Jess, Latitude, Lynzie, Ryan, and Surabhi by popping over to their socials and giving them a follow. You’ll be glad you did. 🙂