Hi there! I’m Taylor. Welcome to Reader Haven!

Reader Haven is my book blog and bookish printables shop. Here, I share book lists with my favorite reads, Bookstagram tips, reading inspiration, and lots more.

A Little About Me

My husband and I are originally from Seattle, WA, but we now live in Austin, Texas (bring on the sunshine and tacos!). Some words of wisdom from one bibliophile to another: when your partner builds you a bookshelf, you know it’s meant to be. 🙂

Books are my perennial passion. I believe they enrich our lives in so many ways. There’s something utterly magical about getting lost in another world, while also learning something about the real one.

I love a wide variety of genres (though I have my favorites – who doesn’t?). I tend to read general fiction, literary fiction, mystery/thrillers, fantasy, horror, and historical fiction the most, but I’m not as particular about the genre of a book. It’s more about the premise for me.

My husband is a big audiobook fan, mostly in the science fiction and fantasy genres, but he’s come to appreciate physical books. He can’t really get away from them now – I’ve been collecting books since my early 20s, and I don’t intend to ever stop!

When I’m not on the ‘gram or working on my blog, you can probably find me curled up with a book and a cup of iced coffee, or watching a TV show/movie adaptation based on my favorite books.

I’m also obsessed with my adorable rescue pup Sasha, and chocolate is my love language.

My Bookish Background

I owned an online bookshop for years (previously known as SilverFire Books). As a bookseller, I curated and sourced everything from vintage classics to gently-used modern fiction books.

I wanted to continue sharing book recommendations, which is where the idea for this blog was born! I’ve also been a book reviewer on Goodreads and NetGalley since 2014, so I wanted to create a place where I could share my thoughts and connect with fellow bibliophiles.

Additionally, I’ve been part of the Bookstagram community for over 5 years now. Not only is it a wonderful place for book lovers to connect, but it’s also given me the opportunity to work directly with publishers on book campaigns and ARC reviews.

I share everything I’ve learned as a long-time Bookstagram user and bookish business owner in my ebook, the Bookstagram Ultimate Guide, and its companion for planner lovers (like me): the Bookstagram Planner & Hashtag Flipbook. I also share a lot of Bookstagram tips on this blog!

Additionally, I own two other blogs: Small Biz Refined (where I share small business tips) and a dessert food blog, SemiSweet Bites (where I share recipe inspiration).

If you have any questions or just want to chat about books, send me an email or connect with me on Instagram (@reader.haven). I look forward to hearing from you!

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