American Society · Authors/Writers · Award Nominee · Award Winner · Book Review · Book Spoilers · Books · Coming-of-Age · Education · Fairy Tale Retellings · Family · Family Dynamics · Fantasy · Favorite Books · First in a Series · Folklore · Gender Roles · identity · LGBTQ · Literary Awards · Literature · Love · Parents and Parenting · Reading · Review · School · Seanan McGuire · speculative fiction · Time · Wayward Children · Young Adult Fiction

Why You Need to Read: “Every Heart A Doorway”

Wayward Children, #1: Every Heart A Doorway By: Seanan McGuire Published: April 5, 2016 Genre: Fantasy *Winner of: Hugo Award for Best Novella 2017, Nebula Award for Best Novella 2016, Locus Award for Best Novella 2017, ALA Alex Award 2017             …the wanting. You want to go back, and so you hold on to the habits you… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Every Heart A Doorway”

African Influence · American Society · ARCs · Asian Influence · Audiobook · Australia · Authors/Writers · Award Nominee · Award Winner · Book Review · Books · Children's Fiction · Coming-of-Age · Debut · Dystopia · Education · Fairy Tale Retellings · Family · Family Dynamics · Fantasy · Favorite Books · First in a Series · Folklore · Gender Roles · Goodreads · Grimdark · Historical Fiction · history · Horror · humanity · identity · Indie Books · Judaism · LGBTQ · Literary Awards · Literature · magic realism · Middle Eastern Fantasy · Middle Grade Books · Military Fiction · mystery · mythology · Old Magic · Parents and Parenting · Predictions · Reading · religious beliefs · Review · Science Fiction · Sequel · silkpunk · Social Media · Space Opera · speculative fiction · Time · Trilogy · Women's History · Young Adult Fiction

Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2021

How many books will I read in 2021? Let me rephrase the question: how many books coming in 2021 will I get to read in 2021? I ask this question because I’m still going through all of the books I didn’t get to read last year—including all of the books that came out in 2020.… Continue reading Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2021

ARCs · Asian Influence · Audiobook · Authors/Writers · Book Review · Books · Debut · Fairy Tale Retellings · Fantasy · Favorite Books · First in a Series · LGBTQ · Literary Awards · Literature · Metaphysical Fiction · mythology · Reading · Religion · Review · Science Fiction · Sequel · silkpunk · speculative fiction · Trilogy · Women's History

Why You Need to Read…My Selections for Best Speculative Fiction Books of 2020

What. A. Year. It was a great year for stories—not necessarily publication—but a terrible year for everything else. While the pandemic brought about more time for some readers, I did NOT fall into that category. If anything, then the pandemic had me being more occupied, which brought about less time for reading. Don’t get me… Continue reading Why You Need to Read…My Selections for Best Speculative Fiction Books of 2020

African Influence · Africanfuturism · Asian Influence · Authors/Writers · Award Nominee · Award Winner · Book Review · Book to Media Adaptations · Books · Coming-of-Age · Education · Family · Family Dynamics · Fantasy · Favorite Books · First in a Series · Folklore · Gender Roles · Horror · identity · LGBTQ · Literary Awards · Literature · Love · mythology · Parents and Parenting · Predictions · Religion · Review · School · Science Fiction · Sequel · silkpunk · speculative fiction · Thriller

Novella Series Speculative Fiction Readers Need to Read: Part I

Novellas are stories which range from 17,500 to 40,000 words, and they can be read within one sitting. Novellas—along with novelettes and short stories—continue to be written, published and read by all within the publishing industry and the reading community. While novellas are written for all literary genres, in recent years, more of them have… Continue reading Novella Series Speculative Fiction Readers Need to Read: Part I

Anime · Asian Influence · Authors/Writers · Award Nominee · Award Winner · Book Review · Books · Children's Fiction · Coming-of-Age · Debut · Dystopia · Education · Fairy Tale Retellings · Family Dynamics · Fantasy · Favorite Books · First in a Series · Folklore · Game of Thrones · George R.R. Martin · graphic novels · His Dark Materials · identity · J.K. Rowling · Japan · Literary Awards · Literature · Love · magic realism · Metaphysical Fiction · mythology · Neil Gaiman · Old Magic · Paganism · Paranormal · Reading · Sailor Moon · School · Science Fiction · Sequel · speculative fiction · The Golden Compass · Trilogy · Urban Fantasy · Young Adult Fiction

Speculative Fiction Books that Kept My Interest in the Genre

Please note the title of this post refers to books! I will write a separate list containing movies, TV shows and video games related to speculative fiction sometime in the future. And, expect that list to consist of “originals,” not just media adaptations of books. Also, these are NOT my favorite speculative fiction books of… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Books that Kept My Interest in the Genre

American History · American Society · ARCs · Authors/Writers · Award Winner · Books · Coming-of-Age · Debut · Education · Family · Family Dynamics · Fantasy · Favorite Books · Gender Roles · Historical Fiction · identity · Literary Awards · Literature · Love · Parents and Parenting · Reading · speculative fiction · The Chronicles of Narnia · The Golden Compass · Time · Young Adult Fiction

Why You Need to Read: “The Ten Thousand Doors of January”

The Ten Thousand Doors of January By: Alix E. Harrow Published: September 10, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Coming-of-Age             I almost didn’t notice the Door at all. All Doors are like that, half-shadowed and sideways until someone looks at them in just the right way, (1, The Blue Door).              Portal fantasies are one of the many… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Ten Thousand Doors of January”

ARCs · Authors/Writers · Award Nominee · Book Review · Books · Comics · Fantasy · Favorite Books · First in a Series · Folklore · Goodreads · graphic novels · Literary Awards · Literature · Middle Eastern Fantasy · Paranormal · Reading · Review · Science Fiction · speculative fiction · Urban Fantasy · Young Adult Fiction

Why You Need to Read…My Selections for Best Speculative Fiction Books of 2019…So Far

We are halfway through 2019 and this year’s speculative fiction books have been both enjoyable and bountiful. Most of the books I’ve read so far this year have been amazing, and I still have A LOT of books in my TBR pile to go through. Like you, I’m an ardent reader and I’ll read just… Continue reading Why You Need to Read…My Selections for Best Speculative Fiction Books of 2019…So Far