About the Blogger

Welcome to Read It, Recommend It! My name is Melanie and I am a thirty-something living in Philadelphia, PA. I originally started this blog so I could share my book recommendations with my family and friends electronically, but over time I discovered the book blogging community and have had the chance to make new friends and expand my book interests. I grew up in a family who has valued reading, which is evident by our Family Book Club, which you can see featured here on the blog. Books are always a topic of conversation at our family events, and it is fun to see this love for reading spilling over into the lives of my nieces and nephews. I have been reading more-or-less every day since I was 16, definitely the longest and most successful habit I have ever had. Habit is maybe underselling what reading is to me. I work in education, higher ed to be more specific, so I am lucky to be surrounded by colleagues who value reading as well. I live in the “City of Brotherly Love” with my husband and fur baby, both of whom are supportive of my sometimes overbearing reading habit.

If you spend a few minutes on my blog, you will see that YA and fantasy are my favorite genres, but I also like to read historical fiction, contemporary fiction, and the occasional chick-lit/romance novel. I like to stick to book reviews here and occasionally will share a list of books when the moment strikes.

Thanks again for visiting, I hope you stay a while and are able to find a book to read while you are here!

P.S. Another great way to get to know me is to check out my post sharing the most pivotal books in my reading journey.