9 YA Fantasy & Sci-Fi Books For Your TBR

   July 7, 2019    Comments Off on 9 YA Fantasy & Sci-Fi Books For Your TBR

Like YA? Like fantasy and/or science fiction? This is a list for you. These books totally swept me away while reading. I may also have stayed up late to finish a chapter. Or two. Or, um, the book. (What, you’ve never done that?) Hope you find something new and wonderful to read here! The way my life is organized these… Read more »

9+ Romance Novels About Dark Places and Tough Topics

   June 15, 2019    Comments Off on 9+ Romance Novels About Dark Places and Tough Topics

Romance is an amazing genre. You can find everything from the fluffiest, cutest, most adorable stories with zero angst to the opposite. The books here are some of my favorite that deal with dark places, tough topics, and bad situations – all with an HEA (happily ever after) or HFN (happy for now). Not all of them are drenched in… Read more »

9+ Fantastic Novels by Queer Authors

   June 3, 2019    Comments Off on 9+ Fantastic Novels by Queer Authors

— This post was updated in November 2020 with even MORE books. Happy reading! — I’m trying to do a better job lately reading non-genre fiction, especially by diverse voices. Here’s a roundup of some of the fiction about queer people (heavily weighted towards out queer authors) that I’ve been super-impressed by in the last few years. The way my… Read more »

11 Food-Related Romances That Even Non-Cooks (Like Me) Can Fall For

   May 10, 2019    Comments Off on 11 Food-Related Romances That Even Non-Cooks (Like Me) Can Fall For

— This post was updated in November 2020 with even MORE books. Happy reading! — Do I like to cook? No. Do I like to read a good romance with foodie characters? Apparently so! Here’s a roundup of my faves so far. These folks could cook for me anytime. If you have any F/F books to recommend, let me know!… Read more »

12+ Fantasy Picks for Your TBR

   April 28, 2019    Comments Off on 12+ Fantasy Picks for Your TBR

In the last few years, I’ve lucked into a good number of fascinating fantasy stories that helped remind me why I love the genre. Here are some of my faves, each diverse in some way, all magically wonderful. I hope you find something new here to read and fall in love with. Before we jump in: Amazon links are affiliate… Read more »

6 Webcomics That Combine Magic and Technology

   April 16, 2019    Comments Off on 6 Webcomics That Combine Magic and Technology

I’ve recommended science fiction webcomics. I’ve recommended fantasy and supernatural webcomics. (Missed those posts? Here they are.) Now I’m recommending webcomics that combine them! Magic + tech = webcomics that I adore. Hope you find something new to read from this list. Before we jump in, though, here’s a helpful webcomics reading tip: many creators sell PDFs or hard copies… Read more »

12+ Romance Novels With Cranky Characters Who Need Love Too

   April 4, 2019    Comments Off on 12+ Romance Novels With Cranky Characters Who Need Love Too

I adore a good cranky character in a romance novel, especially if they stay on the cranky side even after falling in love. These books have some of my favorite misanthropes, anti-social pessimists, and suspicious cynics who would NEVER have let this annoying person into their lives if they knew what would happen. Hope you find something that looks good… Read more »

12 Wonderful Contemporary YA Novels

   March 26, 2019    Comments Off on 12 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 »

6 Contemporary Romance Novels I Adore

   February 25, 2019    Comments Off on 6 Contemporary Romance Novels I Adore

I never expected to become a romance reader, but I should have! After all, I have a passionate love for the X-Men, which is basically a soap opera. (With people shooting lasers out of their eyes.) Romances withOUT people shooting lasers out of their eyes are great too, so here’s a roundup of some of my favorite contemporary romance novels… Read more »