A Darker Shade of Magic, from #1 New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab
Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.
A fascinating dive into the history of labor relations and the reasons why this is still such a relevant cause today. Focusing on female, black, indigenous, and immigrant stories, this book will introduce you to some of the most influential (and often overlooked) figures in the struggle for workers' rights. United we bargain, divided we beg.
This is perhaps the most exquisitely enchanting book of poetry that I've encountered. Filled with lush, lyrical poems about the wild beauty of the natural world and overflowing with truly stunning artwork, I can't think of a lovelier gift for the aesthete in your life. I also highly recommend The Lost Words by the same author.
A Wolf Called Wander is a beautiful and unique story told from the perspective of a young wolf who is separated from their pack. It takes the reader on an epic journey through the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest and through the emotional pains of growing up. So richly worded that you can feel the earth under your paws; this book is perfect for any child (or adult) who feels a deep kinship with the natural world.
As a lifelong insomniac I am perpetually in search of anything that will help me drift off in a timely manner. This surprisingly soporific collection of cozy vignettes fits the bill perfectly. Full of richly written moments in which to lose yourself and interspersed with recipes and meditations, this book is like a collection of mini vacations. I also highly recommend checking out the author's podcast if you find that visualization exercises help you to relax.
Lindsay's delight in imaginary and unknown worlds, her compulsion to write exactly what she doesn't know, removes her poems completely from the tired confessional anecdotalism of so much narrative poetry.--Poetry
Winner: 2022 Hugo Award for Best Series
Winner: 2017 Hugo Award
Winner: 2017 Alex Award
Winner: 2017 Locus Award
Winner: 2016 Nebula Award
Nominated: 2017 World Fantasy Award
Nominated: 2017 British Fantasy Award
2016 Tiptree Honor List
Beautifully designed and gorgeously illustrated, this immersive, puzzle-like exploration of the history and psychology of mazes and labyrinths evokes the spirit of Choose Your Own Adventure, the textual inventiveness of Tom Stoppard, and the philosophical spirit of Jorge Luis Borges.
This was my absolute favorite book as a child. Perfect for fans of the Redwall series.
Meet Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, in the first novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series that “blends the genres of romance, horror and adventure with stunning panache”(Diana Gabaldon).
Selected as one of NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of All Time
Featuring an all-new cover, New York Times bestseller Bill Bryson's irrevent and hilarious journey through the beloved island nation he called home for two decades. From Downing Street to Loch Ness, this is a delightful look at the United Kingdom.
Ranging from playful to mournful, you can practically smell the salt water when you read this stunning collection of poems about the Pacific.
A Book Riot Best Fantasy Book of 2018
The first in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching.
A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality. . . .
A fascinating collection of facts and stories about the cold and how humans have survived and thrived in it. Perfect for anyone who is dazzled by the beauty of a frigid, snow-covered landscape.
When Joan's long-missing husband mysteriously surfaces, preaching in a revival tent in a parking lot, she is baffled by his claim the he is not her husband and that he has no idea who she is. In her quest to spark his memory and bring him home she runs afoul of an old curse and a sinister businessman who could bring her life, and those of everyone she cares about, crashing down around her. This compulsively readable modern-day fable seamlessly blends First Nations mythology with immersive storytelling. The characters feel incredibly real and the story has the flavor of a cautionary tale told by your eccentric auntie over a game of cards and a pitcher of margaritas.
The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, now an original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.
Season 2 of Good Omens coming soon!
Bear’s many animal friends try to help him get to sleep in time for winter hibernation in this companion story to Bear Snores On.
It’s winter, and deep in the forest, Bear should be fast asleep. But when his friends come by to check on him, they realize that Bear is still awake! They brew him hot tea and sing him lullabies, but nothing seems to work.
Bad weather frightens Bear, but his woodland friends are there to help him in this sweet, reassuring Bear story from bestselling duo Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman!
In the deep, dark woods
by the Strawberry Vale,
a big bear lumbers
down a small, crooked trail…
The sun is setting and it’s getting chilly.
An intricate, beautiful, and beguiling novel that will entrance anyone who lives to get lost in stories.
Whimsically illustrated woolly mammoths demonstrate basic scientific concepts in engaging and often hilarious ways in this brilliantly done book. What child (or good-humored adult) wouldn't love to receive this fantastically entertaining and informative title?
A gentle and beautifully illustrated journey of magic and friendship, this is a book that I have returned to time and again during this tumultuous year. In this cute and inclusive fantasy, two very different girls are taught to care for rare and delicate tea dragons while learning about acceptance and kindness. I can't recommend this book enough for quiet children who feel like they don't quite fit in.
Explore the eastern most reaches of the Russian wilderness and join in the hunt for the world's largest (and possibly rarest) owl species, the Blakiston's fish owl. These massive birds inhabit only the wildest places, feasting on salmon and trading eerie calls across the snow-covered landscape. Slaght makes you feel like you're part of the expedition, experiencing their disappointments, reveling in their triumphs, and trying to stay upright after the endless obligatory imbibing of vodka to gain the trust of the locals.
The doughnut is a thing of beauty.
A circle of fried doughy perfection.
A source of comfort in trying times, perhaps.
For Theo Bernstein, however, it is far, far more.
With a satisfying mix of gritty Victorian mystery and folklore, this eerie and atmospheric romp through the dark underbelly of medical experimentation and the burgeoning field forensic science in nineteenth century London will keep you guessing until the end. Rife with macabre humor, Sherlockian intrigue, and boasting a truly unique cast of characters; I picked this up on a whim and couldn't put it back down.
Welcome to Melissa Albert's The Hazel Wood—the fiercely stunning New York Times bestseller everyone is raving about!
Winner of The Saroyan International Prize for Writing, the John Burroughs Medal, and the National Outdoor Book Award in Natural History Literature
“Brilliant.” —The New York Review of Books
“Exquisite.” —The Huffington Post
“Magical.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune
Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death?
2016 Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet Amanda Lovelace returns in the witch doesn't burn in this one — the bold second book in her "women are some kind of magic" series.
The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible.
NEBULA AWARD WINNER • HUGO AWARD FINALIST • “If you want a fantasy with strong characters and brilliantly original variations on ancient stories, try Uprooted!”—Rick Riordan
This is the perfect book for someone who is just exploring vegan cooking. It's especially helpful for eating vegan in Alaska as it doesn't call for many of the fancy, expensive, and difficult to aquire ingredients common in more aspirational plant-based cookbooks.
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Who wouldn't want to receive this oversized and exquisitely illustrated tour through the wondrous world of fungi? Impressively detailed and informative, this book is sure to delight mycophiles of all ages.
Rachel Wiley's explosive second poetry collection leaves no stone unturned in its unflinching exploration of feminism, body image, and romance (and the aftermath of its implosion). Give this to the people in your life who are done with shrinking themselves for the comfort of others.
Corinna Cook's Alaska-based essay collection contains some of the most stunningly beautiful writing that I've ever read. Vivid and resonant narration give a fantastic sense of the deep emotions experienced by the author on her travels. Give this to anyone who is homesick for the unmatched natural beauty and solitude of Alaska.
Do you love nature? Is your new year's resolution to get outside more? Then you need this fantastic little guide to the best hiking spots that don't require you to pack a tent or travel for hours. Packed with gorgeous hikes that range from super easy to challenging enough to wind an experienced hiker, each trail is clearly mapped and rated by distance, difficulty, and accessibility for kids and dogs. Stuff your stockings with this great little book (and a new can of bear spray) and spend 2022 discovering all the amazing trails close to home.
Fantastical, poetic, and cathartic: this collection explores the feeling of otherness that is unfortunately so central to the experience of many queer people. These stories kept pulling me into the dark recesses of how monstrously humans can behave but always left me with a refreshing hope that the future will be better, that we may be shunted into the shadows but we can help each other find the light and joy of community and understanding. Total number of times this book made me cry: 5.
This short story collection is the literary equivalent of a tin full of strange and exotic sweets. Each tale is a sparkling morsel of dream-like splendors and bizarre wonders that will leave you savoring the texture of the story and contemplating what the next will taste like. Gift this to the dreamer in your life, preferably with a box of imported chocolates.
Splendidly immersive and uproariously funny, this fantasy novel will enthrall you with its cast of thieves, assassins, mages, and goblins. Bonus: an abundance of impressively creative swearing. Perfect for the D&D player who doesn't need yet another set of dice.
This rich and enchanting queer Arthurian legend is based on a 700 year old French poem and follows the life of a non-binary knight as they fight dragons (both literal and metaphorical) in their quest to find their place in this world. Magnificently well-crafted storytelling and deeply complicated characters will leave any fantasy lover unable to put this book down. Buy this for... well... just buy it. It's excellent.
New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction
World Fantasy Awards Finalist
The instant New York Times bestselling novel from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic book set in a dreamlike alternative reality.
This first installment in the exhilarating anti-capitalist Litenverse series is a hilarious and heartbreaking interdimensional romp. Our unlikely protagonists, a recently split couple, must venture though a wormhole that has opened up in the big-box store where they both work or face losing their underpaid and thankless positions. Gift this to the burnt-out retail worker in your life who could use a emotional purgative after the chaos of the holiday season.
This book will emotionally break you.
Want to feel like you're reading Shakespeare while on acid? Read this delicious fever-dream of a book.