We are passionate readers who love nothing more than discovering fantastic books and sharing them with friends. We recommend books that move us to laughter and tears—and everything in between. Trust us when we say, “You’ve got to read this!”
Alexandra Boelsterli is a marketing associate with Simon & Schuster Canada. She grew up on Lemony Snicket, and she cites Sarah Dessen as one of the most formative authors from her youth. She likes to read across many genres, but has a particular love of historical fiction, fabulism, and anything that explores the bonds between mothers and daughters. She is currently on a journey to actually read all of the books she owns, a journey made more troublesome by her penchant for buying new books.
Danielle Bucco joined Simon & Schuster in 2018 as a copy coordinator after completing the NYU Publishing Institute. A lifelong reader with a compulsive book buying addiction has led her to owning more books than she could possibly read but she enjoys everything from fantasy to romance to historical fiction, and basically anything with a character-driven story. Aside from reading, she spends her time hiking, learning photography, traveling, and wishing she had a dog. You can follow her adventures on Instagram @DanielleBucco.
Amy Cardoza joined the Simon & Schuster team in 2018 as a Contracts Assistant and since then has gathered enough books to completely fill her apartment. She loves thrillers, horror, true crime, and contemporary fiction but will pretty much read anything that sparks her curiosity. If she isn’t listening to excessive amounts of podcasts, you can find her curled up with a coffee and reading one of the thousands of books on her TBR pile. You can follow her on Instagram @babycardoza, and her bookstagram @boozehoundbookclub.
Maddie Ehrenreich is an over-caffeinated book hoarder, and previously the Studio4 production assistant at Simon & Schuster. Growing up Maddie was fed a steady diet of fantasy, mystery, horror, paranormal and science fiction stories that allowed her to grow into the content creator she is today. When she is not reading, writing, or binge-watching television from the early 2000’s she can be found wandering the streets of NYC searching for the best baked goods and getting easily distracted by dogs and shiny objects.
Kerry Fiallo is a New York native and copywriter at Simon & Schuster. A lifelong voracious reader, she has a particular fondness for ghost stories, history, and anything to do with Mary Shelley, Ada Lovelace, and the Brontë sisters. The only thing she may love more than books is black tea, but they do often go well together. You can find her on Twitter as she navigates through literature, pop culture, and fandom: @ReadingInNYC.
Emily Lewis is a marketing manager at Simon & Schuster. She loves every book genre but has a soft spot for sci-fi/fantasy. She recently moved to NYC from Chicago a month before quarantine and will enjoy crossing things off her NYC bucket list. . . eventually. For now, she enjoys playing guitar, board games, and chilling with cats. Find her on Instagram at @emlewis22.
Jordyn Martinez is a National Accounts Manager for Digital and Online at Simon & Schuster Canada. She grew up reading books under the covers with a flashlight and still finds it hard to go to sleep when she’s in the middle of a book. She loves sci-fi, fantasy, and magical realism most of all but also genuinely loves romcoms, literary fiction, and memoirs. You can find her on Twitter @jo__mtz where she’s usually talking about her cats, books, Star Wars, or Critical Role.
Emily Polson is a publishing assistant at Simon & Schuster Audio. Originally from central Iowa, she attended college in Jackson, Mississippi, before moving to a small Basque village to teach English to trilingual teenagers. Now living in Brooklyn, she can often be found meandering through Prospect Park listening to a good audiobook or scoping out free poetry readings around the city. According to the unabashedly nerdy spreadsheet she uses to track her reading, Emily’s top genres are memoir, literary fiction, poetry, contemporary YA, and middle grade novels that feature ghosts.
Hannah Schaffer is the Senior Digital Content Manager for Book Club Favorites. When she’s not watching melodramatic television or reading magical realism, she’s reading memoir, watching The Great British Bake Off, or eating her way around New York.
Sharon Van Meter is a Marketing Associate working on the Simon & Schuster video team. An avid reader, she adds five books to her TBR for every book she finishes. In the rare occasions when she’s not reading, Sharon can be found writing, baking, curating her Pinterest boards, and making playlists full of bops on Spotify.
Heather Waters is a Director of Marketing at Simon & Schuster. She enjoys reading everything from romance to true crime to political memoirs, and in her free time you can often find her binge-watching Netflix, refreshing Twitter every 10 seconds, and listening to the latest episode of the podcast My Favorite Murder.
Sarah Woodruff is an Ed/Lib Marketing Manager at Simon & Schuster. She long ago embraced the art of reading multiple books in a variety of genres at once, and is always eager to talk about them. You can find her at @swoodswords.