A List of Fantasy Series I Want to Finish

A List of Fantasy Series I Want to Finish

A friend of mine online recently took some polls on which fantasy series her followers have read. If you’re reading fantasy, you know there are way too many series to keep up with. There’s practically a series for every conceivable version of the fantasy genre which makes for a lot of reading.

While I was watching her rattle off the names of some of these series, I started to wonder which ones of these books have I actually read or started to read? 

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Author Spotlight: Neil Gaiman

577px-kyle-cassidy-neil-gaiman-april-2013In honor of Fall Fantasy, I’ll be spotlighting on some of my favorite fantasy authors this month. There’s so many to choose from, but I’m going with the tried and true blue team (at least for me).

If you were to ask me who is the author I always buy time and time again, it would be Neil Gaiman. While the master of the fantastical and dreary, Neil Gaiman always reminds me of the bookish Tim Burton. He’s dark and a little bit scary, but his stories have so much heart to them. Every time I think of Coraline or Neverwhere, I immediately think he needs to do a collaboration with Tim Burton to make those movies.

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My Fall Fantasy Reading List – October 2018

My Fall Fantasy Reading List – October 2018

Ahhh, that crisp LA air is so cozy during these fall times. Just kidding. It’s 80 degrees today. Sadly, that seems to be the running theme for a lot of folks all over the United States. Global warming? Good question. But let’s talk about my favorite types of reads.

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Welcome to My Fall Fantasy Kick-Off!

Welcome to My Fall Fantasy Kick-Off!

Welcome to a new week and welcome to FALL! Well, I know fall officially started last month, but I don’t feel fall until October. I grew up in New York where summer lasted through all of September and you don’t really feel fall until mid-October. Because of that, I feel like the only time I deem worthy to be fall is mid-October. And here we are!

This year, I don’t get to experience all the magic of fall. Living in LA means sacrificing those beautiful changing seasons, but that’s okay. The weather drops enough to warrant sweaters and I’m hoping that winter will be more like fall and I don’t mind an entire winter of fall.

Of course I’m drinking my pumpkin spice, making apple everything, and reading what I love to read during the fall; FANTASY.

For me, fantasy reads and fall weather go hand-in-hand. I think it has a lot to do with those late nights waiting to see the new Harry Potter movie or Lord of the Rings. Somehow, my brain has mapped fall with fantasy and I’m so excited about it.

I’ve collected a pretty good number of fantasy reads that I’ve been dying to read for a few years now. I think this will be the perfect season to finally catch up and maybe level up my fantasy reading. I’ll share my list in a couple of days.

What are you excited about reading this fall?

A Few Books to Get You Started Reading Diversely

A Few Books to Get You Started Reading Diversely

Reading diverse novels is such a rewarding way to get to know other people’s culture without opening a textbook. However, it can be a pretty daunting genre if you don’t know how to get into it.

Luckily, there’s a ton of Young Adult novels centered around diverse issues. In my opinion, I think these help with easing into the genre without being overwhelmed with heavier stories. If you’re thinking about diving into reading diversely, check out these wonderful YA novels. They’ll be easy to digest and spring you forward into more adult authors like Colson Whitehead or Yaa Gyasi.

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What to Read During the Pre-Fall Season

What to Read During the Pre-Fall Season

Welcome to Pre-Fall, everyone! It’s that time of the year where it’s still pretty hot outside, but you get that sudden burst of cool chill coming at you. You fantasize about wearing sweaters and switching from iced coffee to hot coffee. The trees all still have super green leaves on the branches, but perhaps you saw one golden leaf gracefully make its way to the ground.

I know everyone is already up to their elbows in pumpkin spice, but this time of year isn’t Fall for me. Maybe it’s because I grew up in New York and Fall doesn’t officially hit the city until mid-October. We used to call this “Indian Summer,” which is probably not the right vernacular anymore, so I’m dubbing it Pre-Fall.

And for this momentous space in time, I decided to put together some last-minute summer reading right before the big F finally starts. I’ve read probably one book off this list, but plan to read all of them soon. So while everyone is already got pumpkin spice fever, here’s some great reads coming out that’ll get your blood pumping for these last few days of summer.

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To All The Books I’ve Loved Before

To All The Books I’ve Loved Before

I promise you this is the last blog post that’s somehow related to Jenny Han’s book.

I’ve been meaning to put this post together for a little while, but the list of books I’m about to shove into your faces is way longer than I thought. Who knew that so many books inspired me to keep reading!

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