Like many 90's babies, Ashley grew up immersed in the magical world of Hogwarts. Nowadays, she deeply enjoys reading romance, mystery, and fantasy. 

A recent transplant from Minnesota, Ashley joined the Kepler's team as a way to connect with the community, and satisfy all of her reading desires. Who wouldn't want to get paid to talk about books all day??

When she is not at Kepler's, Ashley works for a nonprofit helping kids with cancer. Her favorite things to do include talking about books; exploring the local restaurant scene; and applying for Survivor!

Favorite Genres: 
Literary Fiction
Young Adult
Book Recommendations: 
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Project Hail Mary: A Novel By Andy Weir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593135204
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Published: Ballantine Books - May 4th, 2021

"Imagine waking up, alone, on a spaceship with no memory except that you are expected to save the world. From the same author as "The Martian", this is a sit down and finish in one sitting read. Plus Ryan Gosling is rumored to be playing the lead in the film adaption!" ~Ashley

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A Thousand Splendid Suns By Khaled Hosseini Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594483851
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 25th, 2008

This is one of those books that everyone should read. It tells the story of two young girls in Afghanistan, from the 1960s through the 2000s. We follow them as they form a close bond through these years, enduring the relentless abuse and cruelty of their husband. Expect to feel every emotion possible, at once. ~Ashley

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The Love Hypothesis By Ali Hazelwood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593336823
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Published: Berkley - September 14th, 2021

A Star Wars fan fiction turned into a modern day love story...yes please! This is the perfect light summer read for any romance lover! ~Ashley

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Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316556323
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

If you enjoy Greek mythology, complex heroines, and a generous serving of adventure, bloodshed, betrayal, magic, and monsters - then this book is for you! ~Ashley

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Know My Name: A Memoir By Chanel Miller Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735223721
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Published: Penguin Books - August 18th, 2020

Her name is Chanel Miller. You may know her as "Emily Doe" from the infamous Stanford Rape case. Her victim impact statement went viral after her rapist was sentenced to only 6 months in jail, and inspired global change. She authentically and vulnerably shares her voice and experiences in this powerful memoir. ~Ashley

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The Institute: A Novel By Stephen King Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982110581
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Published: Gallery Books - September 1st, 2020

This book gives "Stranger Things" vibes. Children are kidnapped and brought to an institution in order to extract their magical abilities for an unknown reason. The most interesting Stephen King book I have ever read! ~Ashley

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The Immortalists By Chloe Benjamin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735215092
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2019

Imagine you are a kid and together with your siblings you sneak out of the house to go see a gypsy woman who is said to be able to predict the day you die. You go to see her and all of you get to hear ‘your’ date. live your life. A truly beautiful story about fate, destiny, and the decisions one makes along the way. ~Ashley

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How High We Go in the Dark: A Novel By Sequoia Nagamatsu Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063072640
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Published: William Morrow - January 18th, 2022

Heavy, dark, beautiful, and lightly insane... this book is a collection of short stories of interlinked characters surviving a post-pandemic world. ~Ashley