Every reader knows that books are a special kind of magic. The books we love are mirrors of our own inner worlds and portals to other realities. They make us laugh, cry, learn, grow, and see ourselves (and the world) in a whole new light.
We lose—and find—ourselves in books. Discover who you are as a reader, and find new books to feed your mind and elevate your spirit, with Folio’s Reader Type Test. Rooted in research findings in personality psychology, the science of motivation, and reading behaviors, Reader Types is designed to help you uncover what brings you to the page. Discover your type and get updated with regular book recommendations from Folio’s curated collection.
Carolyn Gregoire: Test Designer + Writer
The Reader Type Test was created by Carolyn Gregoire, a psychology writer whose work explores the inner lives of human beings. She has written about everything from the science of daydreaming to psychedelic therapy for publications like Scientific American, TIME, The Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, and The New Republic, and she is the co-author of Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind. A lifelong reader and writer, she also works as a “book doula,” guiding dozens of new authors in their journey from concept to creation. Learn more at carolyngregoire.com.
Michael Haddad: Art
Michael Haddad is a designer and illustrator based in Canada who spends his time flitting between designing, art directing at Beau’s Brewing Co. — a family-run brewery based in Ottawa — and taking in various illustrative commissions. His drawing work has appeared in The New York Times, The Economist, Wired, Fortune, and The MIT Technology Review, among many others.
Clare Carroll: Web Dev, Art Direction
Clare founded Folio out of her NYC apartment in August 2021 at age 24. She's currently working to make Folio the internet's indie bookstore.
Trinity Sazo: Assistant Web Dev
Trinity is a rising senior in Computer Science at Columbia University. Trinity has past experience as an Intern SWE at Facebook and is Folio's Spring Intern.