Hi! My name is Amaya Michaelides, and I’m from Ithaca, NY. I love to read books and listen to audiobooks, both fiction and nonfiction. I don’t have a single favorite book, but a couple of nonfiction books I’ve really enjoyed recently are Becoming by Michelle Obama and The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker. I loved the writing and honesty of Becoming, and I found The Gift of Fear really fascinating in that it made me think differently about staying safe. This is my first year really focusing on nonfiction, but I’ve done some nonfiction writing in the past and I’m taking a journalism class this year. Looking forward to learning more!!