Our Bookworms

While many of our reviews are written by myself, Sneak Peek also employs college students. These students write reviews and copyedit. Sneak Peek believes that reading and education are important and we strive to support students by giving them an opportunity to gain work experience doing something they love – reading books!

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Morgan Lynn

Co-Founder and Hiring Manager

School: University of Tulsa Alumni
Major: Biopsychology, Pre-Med
Favorite Book: The Book Thief

Whether I’m reading, writing or acting, stories are everything to me! I would not be who I am today if I had not picked up The Boxcar Children in second grade, and discovered an exciting way to learn and explore.

Cailey Folts

Editor

School: University of Virginia
Major: English and Government
Favorite Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Reading has always been an escape for me. The new world might be seemingly better or worse, but regardless it serves as a reminder of perspective. I find no better lesson on perspective and empathy than reading a book because it forces you to imagine for yourself what characters are going through. With a really good book, the emotional mental space of a character becomes your own.

Dylan Chilcoat

Writer

School: University of Tulsa
Major: Creative Writing and English
Favorite Book: The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

Reading has impacted my life primarily by exposing me to experiences and ideas that I wouldn’t have had access to on my own. I started reading in my free time when I was younger, starting with books like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, that opened up the ideas of fantasy worlds to me. Since then I’ve been writing on my own frequently, and reading helped shape what I would choose to do with my life, although I’m not exactly sure what that is yet.

Kate Kucker

Writer

School: Montana State University
Major: Animal Science
Favorite Book: The Percy Jackson Series

I really became interested in reading in middle school through reading adventure stories and have loved reading ever since! Reading has allowed me to see other places and worlds without ever having to leave the comfort of my home. It’s shown me adventure, dramatic love stories, and heinous villains I hope to never encounter.  But best of all, it’s encouraged me to be brave, honest, and be like the heroes I’ve read about.

Evalyn Harper

Writer

School: University of Iowa
Major: English and Creative Writing
Favorite Book: Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

I truly believe that the stories we read, especially as children and young adults, help to shape us into the people we are today. I would not be on the path that I’m on right now if it weren’t for the books I read as a child and the worlds they helped me explore. I’m studying English and Creative Writing because I want to create stories that will inspire the next generation of imaginative readers like me.

Jonathan Planman

Writer

School: DePaul University
Major: English
Favorite Book: Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson

Stories can help people deal with stress and take readers to other worlds. When I was in middle school and high school, reading books helped to balance the stress of school and my social life; now that I’m in my fifth and final year at DePaul University, I regard books as a means of entertainment, a way of learning and communicating, as well as exchanging ideas and commenting on different aspects of life. Stories have helped me grow my confidence and explore the world in a way. Honestly, I’m not sure what I would do if I had never picked up a book to read.

Adeline Garren

Writer

School: Auburn University
Major: English
Favorite Book:Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I have always favored YA novels, and it’s become sort of a guilty pleasure for me as I have gotten older. My family is full of avid readers and we would often read books together, so I guess you could say it runs in the family. Reading has been a huge part of my life, which explains why it followed me into my career path. I am an English major studying professional and public writing, and, as a senior, I still look forward to every literature class! My dream job is to become an editor at a publishing house one day, and be able to help the next generation of young adult authors.

Caroline Galdi

Writer

School: UNC Greensboro
Major: English
Favorite Book: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Reading has always been an integral part of my life. Freshman year, I was stuck in a major I hated, unsure of where to go, and the only piece of light in my life was the British literature course I’d taken as an elective. Every reading for that class enlightened me, and it was so gratifying to be able to take a close look at the literature and find meaning. Even though our readings had been written a century ago, I found myself connecting with the writers we read–names like Coleridge, Byron, and Wilde. It made me feel less alone, and I knew I’d be much happier surrounded by literature. I changed my major and I’ve never looked back.

Jill Johnson

Sports Writer

School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Major: English
Favorite Book: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

I love to read because I love to learn. As a child, I read any chance I could get. As I got older and was able to think beyond the pages of the book, my passion for reading only grew. I love thinking about literature – how books represent the time in which they were written, how books written hundreds of years ago are still applicable to our lives, and how storytelling is universal.

Alli Kestler

Sports Writer

School: Augustana College
Major: Creative Writing, French, Political Science
Favorite Book: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

My parents read to my sister and me all the time growing up, but when I was eight, I latched onto books (specifically, Erin Hunter’s Warrior Cats series) and wouldn’t let go. As I aged, I occasionally thought about how I wanted to be an architect like Annabeth in Percy Jackson, or how cool it would be to be a detective like Sammy Keyes or Amy and Dan Cahill from the 39 Clues books. Instead, in my middle school years, I decided that I wanted to write stories. Personally, reading has helped shape the ways in which I’m curious, empathetic, and thoughtful. I hope that reading continues to give me those traits, and I especially hope it continues to bring me joy.

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