Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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An incredible thriller from an incredible writer! I love thrillers that have a brilliant plot and brilliant writing and I'd love to see more! #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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This was a brilliant look at a family with thirteen children, six of whom had schizophrenia. It was empathetic and tender and a really intriguing look at mental health. #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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Really loved Beheld, a story of the women in 1620's Plymouth. I adore historical fiction that goes back to old stories and retells them and I'd love to see more in my inbox! #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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I was worried that Alix Harrow's second book wouldn't be as good as her first... boy was I wrong! I LOVED this book on witches and women and suffragettes and would love to see witty, tender writing like this in my inbox! #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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How to Do Nothing is pretty revolutionary for me... I'm always busy doing something, and this book really helped me slow down and think about WHY. Highly recommend and would love to see something similar in my inbox! #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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I read All You Can Ever Know in one long afternoon and like everyone else, I adored it. It's a wonderful memoir about adoption and race and family and should be required reading for everyone. #MSWL more memoirs like this!

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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Blue Ticket was thrilling and sad and just the most perfect literary/dystopian novel. The ending broke my heart... and I'd love to see more books like this in my inbox! #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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I read A Ghost in the Throat on one sitting on New Year's Day and it dazzled me. It was literary and lyrical, about motherhood and the forgotten women of history and it's one of the best books I've ever read. Please send me literary fiction like this! #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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This is the BEST book I’ve ever read by a physician because it shows the divide between patients and physicians, and helps patients learn how to advocate for themselves while also telling some beautiful and tragic stories about high risk pregnancy. #MSWL!

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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The whole time I read this I was hungry?? And I am specifically hungry for food writing that combines the pleasures of food with the hardships/beauty of living... #MSWL!

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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Catherine Cho’s memoir about her time with postpartum psychosis is achingly beautiful. It delves into the intricacies of motherhood and mental health and deals beautifully and empathetically with an incredibly difficult topic. Please send me books like this! #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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The Book of V is an insightful, multi POV and multi timeline story that connects three women, including Esther and Vashti from The Bible. I adore stories that take these ancient tales and connect them with modern stories. Please send me more! #MSWL!

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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Wishing I was back at the pool reading this funny, insightful book about what it’s like to own a Downton Abbey-esque home in the 21st century... it was golden and light and immensely enjoyable! #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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Another lovely book from John Lewis-Stempel! I love how he takes a niche topic and turns it into something fascinating! #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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A brilliant and harrowing novel from the POV of Mr. March from Little Women (though I probably loved Marmee’s parts the most...) I love novels that take old topics/stories and turn them on their heads... please send me more! #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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A hilarious book about the trials of bookselling... humor is so difficult to write well, but when it’s done right it’s one of the best things ever. #MSWL

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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I drink it when I’m sick or sad or cold... I adore almost all tea (particularly earl grey de la creme!). I also love learning about tea! This book teaches about the history, methods of preparation, and I loved reading it. #MSWL fiction or nonfiction about tea!

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
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Ummm... Anne Enright is just one of the best writers of our time. I adore the way she writes about the ordinary and extraordinary... #MSWL (but no really, if you’re the next Anne Enright, hit me up)

Megan Barnard
@meganebarnard
Literary Agent
reader, traveler, coffee drinker. Associate Agent @jdlitagency
59 MSWL
1 Queries
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Nothing like witches this time of year! I adore historical fantasy like this and I’d love to see more like it in my inbox! #MSWL