Fantasy, Historical fiction

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

I started this book just after its hype a couple of years ago. I did not get into the narrative at the time, and I sorrowfully returned the book. Then too, it was a library book. I am noticing a trend of trying to reread paperback copies of books that I abandoned as hardcovers and… Continue reading Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Fantasy, Sci Fi

Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

It was near impossible to avoid hearing about this book before its release. I found it mentioned in places that I do not usually use to find my next-to-read books. When I saw it at my library as a hardcover, I brought it home and sat down with it. There was a discolouration thanks to… Continue reading Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

Fantasy, Short Stories

Lost Worlds and Mythological Kingdoms edited by John Joseph Adams

I have learnt to take a chance on short stories that do not fit my usual mould. I love being surprised the way I was with this one. The Light Long Lost at Sea by An Owomoyela  This was not a very exciting way to begin but was very immersive. We have one character meeting up with… Continue reading Lost Worlds and Mythological Kingdoms edited by John Joseph Adams

Adventure, Fantasy, Young Adult/Children

Alex Neptune, Dragon Thief by David Owen

There are some versions of books targeting younger audiences that appeal to people of all ages. This is one of them.Alex has been friends with Zoey for a long time. She knows of his tumultuous relationship with the water that borders their town. It has always seemed that the ocean has been wanting to kill… Continue reading Alex Neptune, Dragon Thief by David Owen

Chick lit, Fantasy, Feel good, Romance

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna

Narrated by: Samara MacLaren I had both digital and audio copies of this book and decided to listen to it. It was further down my list of audiobooks, but it managed to make its way up, and I heard it to the end in very few sittings, something I rarely end up doing (continuously, that… Continue reading The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna