Staff favorites: fantasy

Posted by Jen B.

The 2014 Spring/Summer edition of Staff Favorites is now available! Here, in their own words, Library staff members share some great fantasy fiction for your summer reading list.

Thinking Woman's Guide to Real MagicThe Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker
A doctoral candidate on the verge of ditching her thesis takes a weekend trip to attend a wedding. After losing her way in the woods, she finds herself in an alternate world governed by shape-shifters and magic-wielders. What ensues is a surprising adventure—a blend of the Harry Potter series and Pride and Prejudice. –Sarah, Lake City Continue reading “Staff favorites: fantasy”

Romantic Wednesdays: Spell Books

Posted by Eric G.

There is no shortage of romance books featuring witches, supernatural creatures and magical goings-on. One of the most prominent tales of the past few years is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. For fans of this book, the third and final chapter, The Book of Life, is due in July! I’ve conjured a few more titles that are worth checking out in the meantime.

The Book of Life by Deborah HarknessWould-be Witch by Kimberly FrostMark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne Continue reading “Romantic Wednesdays: Spell Books”

Science Fiction Fridays: A sleight of hand

The perfect weekend read for anyone who enjoys short stories with wonder, magic, heart and hidden depths that appear seemingly out of nowhere.


 Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link

Other quirky, oddball and otherwise strange magic realism books you may enjoy Continue reading “Science Fiction Fridays: A sleight of hand”