Category Archives: Fiction & YA

14+ Fantasy Picks for Your TBR

In the last few years, I’ve lucked into so many wonderful fantasy novels and novellas. Here are some of my faves, most diverse in some way, all magically wonderful. I hope you find something new here to read and fall in love with. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) Any book on this list I loved at the time I… Read more »

13 YA Fantasy & Sci-Fi Books For Your TBR

Like YA? Like fantasy and/or science fiction? If so, this is a list for you. Especially if you love diverse characters and diverse authors, since this list reflects my reading interests and so it leans heavily in that direction. These books totally swept me away while reading. Occasionally I may also have stayed up late to finish a chapter. Or… Read more »

18+ Science Fiction Books This Geek Girl Loved

I went through a heavy sci-fi reading phase as a young person… then kinda got lost? With movies, tv, anime, and comics, I was getting my science fiction fix elsewhere. In the last few years, though, I’m back in the game. So here are my fave recently read science fiction books – both novels and novellas – from my personal… Read more »

My Favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories

My short story reading is scattershot at best, but I have come across some serious favorites over the last few years. When a friend asked for recs, I realized I didn’t have them easily to hand. So here’s a good start, and I’m sure I’ll add more later as they occur to me. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) Any… Read more »

17 Fantastic Novels Starring LGBTQ+ Main Characters

I’m usually a romance and sci-fi gal, but over the last hew years I’ve been working to broaden my reading. So here’s a roundup of some of my fave fiction about queer folks, heavily weighted towards work by queer authors, that I’ve been super-impressed by in the last few years. (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) Any book on this… Read more »

16 Wonderful Contemporary YA Novels

Teens and young adults sometimes get a bad rap in popular culture. When I was one myself, I was terrible, but having worked with teenagers professionally since then, I know that they’re great. They may lack life experience, but often they more than make up for it in enthusiasm and curiosity. So here are some of my fave contemporary YA… Read more »

My 8 Favorite Mysteries (So Far!)

I am only a baby mystery reader, but I’m loving the puzzle-solving, the danger, and the intrigue. Here’s a tiny post of my mystery recs so far! (Disclosure: Amazon links are affiliate links.) Any book on this list I loved at the time I read it, whether I had a chance to write a review or not. Obviously a re-read… Read more »