December 19, 2014

Fiction: 2008 Reviewer of the Year

By LJ Staff

Rebecca Vnuk, Head of Adult Services, Glen Ellyn Public Library, IL

ljx080801fictionreviewer Fiction: 2008 Reviewer of the YearSince 2004, Rebecca Vnuk has been LJ‘s resident expert on women’s fiction and chick lit, writing lively, thoughtful reviews in a genre too often dismissed as trivial. The novels she recently reviewed were Lisa Jewell’s Roommates Wanted (LJ 2/15/08) and Michelle Lee West’s Mermaids in the Basement (LJ 11/15/07). Rebecca also wrote the ground-breaking collection development article on chick lit, “Hip Lit for Hip Chicks” (LJ 7/06), and authored several roundups on holiday fiction and summer chick lit. She is writing two books for Libraries Unlimited, Read On…: Women’s Fiction and Women’s Fiction—A Research Guide, both to be published in 2009. But her proudest achievement is the birth this summer of her first child, a son.