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Lisa Opdycke

About the Site

Hi there! Welcome to Read Between the Spines!

I have been a reader to varying degrees since I was young. For years, I was averaging between 20 and 25 books annually. And then the pandemic hit. COVID-19, along with Bookstagram, helped rekindle my dedication to and love of reading along. In 2020, I read 100 books! This year, I am on track to read over 150.

I love to recommend books to others. My full-time job as a health policy analyst prevents me from being a bookseller. So, I decided to start a Bookstagram and now a book blog to share my book reviews, thoughts, and recommendations!

About Me

I am a 30-something living in New York City with my partner and two sheepadoodles. Prior to living in New York for the second time, I lived in the DC/Baltimore metro area. I grew up in northeast Indiana.

I hold a Masters in Public Policy from Brown University and a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology, Health, & Society from Cornell University. I have worked in federal and state health policy for awhile now. I also am a mental health advocate and champion for criminal justice reform. In addition, I am an advocate of reading diverse books.

Happy reading!

Explore the blog, find new reads, and let me introduce you to your next favorite book!