Cheryl Bailey, bookseller

As a child, I was not a reader—I came to it late. The first book that I remember being blown away by was “Lonesome Dove”—a true page-turner by Larry McMurtry.

Since then I have read current novels, classics that I missed out on because I was a science not a liberal arts major, and the other good stuff that came out along the way. My all-time favorites are “Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James and “The Human Stain” by Philip Roth. I will also read a good non-fiction book, usually science related. Most recently, I enjoyed “Swerve” by Stephen Greenblatt, “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari, “ The Greatest Quake”, and “Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself" by Mark Eptstein. I like criticism, and think Harold Bloom is a god!