Book List: Books Set During the Witch Trials

For the rest of the month, I’m going to try to fit the “spooky season” theme. Halloween is my favorite holiday and it starts October 1! I like to be surrounded by all things creepy, and that includes my reading choices. And what’s more fitting than witches? What’s more scary than a community turning their…… Continue reading Book List: Books Set During the Witch Trials

Book List: Witches

Like I said before, it might be a tad early, but it’s nearly that time of year again. Spooky season is the best season and the perfect time for witchy reads. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna Genre: Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 4.38 Mika is a witch but she knows to…… Continue reading Book List: Witches

Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

I recently joined a few virtual book clubs, and one of them was for booktokers in Ohio. For this month, we voted to read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (published by Viking). This had been on my “want to read” shelf for a while, so I was so excited to read it! Deborah…… Continue reading Book Review: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Viking)

Book List: Sorcerers

Whether we call them sorcerers or witches or wizards or warlocks or mages or magicians…wow there are a lot of names for someone who practices magic, isn’t there? Here are some books where characters dabble in those supernatural powers. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson Genre: Epic Fantasy Average Goodreads Rating: 4.63 Rochar is…… Continue reading Book List: Sorcerers

Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller (Bloomsbury Publishing)

I’m loving seeing all these Greek mythology retellings coming out. I acquired Circe by Madeline Miller, published by Bloomsbury Publishing, last month and have been so excited to read it. When I saw a reading prompt to read a book based off mythology, I knew exactly what to pick. Madeline Miller has taught high school…… Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller (Bloomsbury Publishing)

Book Lists: High Fantasy

High Fantasy is my favorite kind of fantasy. High fantasy has an alternate world filled with magic and even fantastical species. There’s usually high stakes filled with loads of characters who embark on a quest or adventure, and broader themes like good versus evil. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin Average Goodreads Rating:…… Continue reading Book Lists: High Fantasy

Kiss, Marry, Avoid with Fictional Characters

I’m going to play that fun classic game but I’m going to use just fictional characters. Also, because I am a straight woman I’ll be using only male characters, so I apologize for that! The Hunger Games–Gale, Peeta, Finnick Marry Finnick, Kiss Peeta, avoid Gale. Sorry not sorry haha. Twilight–Edward, Jacob, Jasper Marry Edward, kiss…… Continue reading Kiss, Marry, Avoid with Fictional Characters

Book Lists: Books with Ghosts

Summertime means lots of things: sunshine, swimming, and, of course, ghost stories by the campfire. In honor of those spooky stories under the stars, here are some books that have ghosts and phantoms in them. Violet Ghosts by Leah Thomas Genre: Fantasy, YA, LGBT+ Average Goodreads Rating: 3.56 Dani’s best friend happens to be a…… Continue reading Book Lists: Books with Ghosts

Book List: Wizard of Oz Retellings

Retellings is my favorite subgenre ever. I’m a sucker for fantasy and fairy-tales, so a good retelling of an old classic is heaven to me. But where to start? There are so many tales that could be retold. So, why not start with the great wizard? With the retellings of the story I was obsessed…… Continue reading Book List: Wizard of Oz Retellings