Goodbye to 2014

What a year! Two of my favourite series ended, I’ve moved across the country, and completed my first term of an MLIS program. I read so many good books over the year – let’s take a look! Before we get started, my list is in two parts that combine to be my best 14 of… Read More Goodbye to 2014

Halloween Reading: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Happy Halloween! Today is the day we (ok, I) have been waiting for and to celebrate, here is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. The first book of the All Souls Trilogy, A Discovery of Witches is simply wonderful. Diana Bishop, historian and reluctant witch, doesn’t use her magic in hopes of leading a ‘normal’ life. After a brief encounter… Read More Halloween Reading: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Halloween Reading: No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong

I warned you there would likely be a second book from Women of the Otherworld! Let’s talk undead creatures this Halloween eve, with No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong. Book seven in the series, No Humans Involved offers zombies, ghosts, vampires, demons, werewolves and more! That sounds like a lot, but encountering these creatures is less odd considering the… Read More Halloween Reading: No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong

Halloween Reading: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Now a young adult option for Halloween, Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. Pictured here is the original cover art, because I absolutely love it. The paperback looks quite different. This is the first book in the Nightshade Series*. Now, this book itself isn’t too spooky, but the series overall has shifters, magical relics, forces of evil, and some horrifying… Read More Halloween Reading: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Halloween Reading: xxxHolic by CLAMP

I can’t talk about spooky, supernatural reading without mentioning xxxHolic (or Holic) by CLAMP, one of my favourite manga. Holic introduces us to Watanuki, a young man who encounters the powerful time-space witch Yuko. Recognizing Watanuki’s own, problematic supernatural abilities, Yuko offers to assist him… in exchange for working at her wish-granting shop. Spirits of all shapes, sizes, and powers seek her magic and Watanuki ends up doing the legwork for every transaction.… Read More Halloween Reading: xxxHolic by CLAMP