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!

Interested in applying? Reach out here. 

Morgan Lynn

Co-Founder and Hiring Manager

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

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.

Madison Shooter

Writer

School: DePaul University
Major: Philosophy & English
Favorite Book: Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid

Ever since I was young, I loved stories of magic. Before I entered middle school, I read the Harry Potter series for the first time which prompted me to start creative writing. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to become an author of my own fantasy stories. As an English and Philosophy major, I still spend most of my time reading, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Jemima Cooke

Writer

School: University of Minnesota
Major: English
Favorite Book: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Reading has had a positive effect on my life. I have learned kindness and empathy in addition to becoming a well-rounded person. Regardless of the genre,  there was a lesson or reminder that I could carry to the real world. Moreover, my versatility in any subject allowed me to pursue any desired career. Ultimately,  I chose an English-orientated career because, in my opinion, words have a longer-lasting impact than actions.

Luke McClain

Writer

School: DePaul University
Majors: Film & Television/Screenwriting
Favorite Book: Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Misery by Stephen King

Reading, whether it’s been fictional or non-fictional stories, has always given me a clearer idea of myself and the world. I think the greatest gift a story has is its ability to show readers that they are not alone, whether it be in their curiosities, fears, struggles, or experiences. Reading has always allowed me to briefly escape from any worries or questions I might have, and leave with a better understanding of them. I don’t see myself getting tired of that experience anytime soon.

Mikaela Querido

Writer

School: American University
Majors: Political Science
Favorite Book: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Through the ups and downs of my life, reading and books have always been a stabilizing force. From the classics to dystopian novels to short story collections to non-fiction memoirs and literary journalism, books have been a means of escapism and relaxation. As I turn the pages of a great book I can journey into another world, walk in another person’s shoes, visit cultures and societies unlike my own, and so much more!

Zoe Korte

Graphic Novel Reviewer

School: University of Missouri – Columbia
Majors: English, Romance Languages
Favorite Book: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

I think my parents realized early on that books could reach me more easily and fluently than they could. If there was a life lesson that they wanted me to learn, lecturing me would do no good. Instead, the three of us curled up on the couch and read novels about characters who learned those lessons the hard way. Characters like Meg Murry, Tiffany Aching, and Jo March soon shaped the silhouettes of my aspirations. When I read, I am foraging for that exquisite congruence between the contents of the page and the contents of my sometimes-baffling brain.

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