She is coauthor, with her aunt Mary Ann Shaffer, of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Recently I asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
I've just started a reread of Our Mutual Friend. I read it years and years ago, and all I remember is great mountains of slime and trash and filth, but I know, given Dickens, that there's got to be more to it than that. I expect a virtuous but beleaguered girl to show up at any moment. In the meantime, I am riveted by the disgusting descriptions of the Thames. I have a deep personal interest in Victorian sanitation.Visit Annie Barrows' website.
Another book I'm reading--with my daughter--is Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, by Lisa Yee. My daughter says, "Eleven-year-old boys are the weirdest people on the planet," and this book delves into the inner workings of one of them. It's pretty funny.