Book mentions in this thread

  • Votes: 42

    Little, Big

    by John Crowley

  • Votes: 42

    The 13 Clocks

    by James Thurber

  • Votes: 38

    The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal)

    by Kelly Barnhill

  • Votes: 27

    The Bear and the Nightingale

    by Katherine Arden

    Katherine Arden’s bestselling debut novel spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. “A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up.”—Naomi Novik, bestselling author of Uprooted Winter lasts most of the year at the edge of the Russian wilderness, and in the long nights, Vasilisa and her siblings love to gather by the fire to listen to their nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, Vasya loves the story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon. Wise Russians fear him, for he claims unwary souls, and they honor the spirits that protect their homes from evil. Then Vasya’s widowed father brings home a new wife from Moscow. Fiercely devout, Vasya’s stepmother forbids her family from honoring their household spirits, but Vasya fears what this may bring. And indeed, misfortune begins to stalk the village. But Vasya’s stepmother only grows harsher, determined to remake the village to her liking and to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or a convent. As the village’s defenses weaken and evil from the forest creeps nearer, Vasilisa must call upon dangerous gifts she has long concealed—to protect her family from a threat sprung to life from her nurse’s most frightening tales. Praise for The Bear and the Nightingale “Arden’s debut novel has the cadence of a beautiful fairy tale but is darker and more lyrical.”—The Washington Post “Vasya [is] a clever, stalwart girl determined to forge her own path in a time when women had few choices.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Stunning . . . will enchant readers from the first page. . . . with an irresistible heroine who wants only to be free of the bonds placed on her gender and claim her own fate.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Utterly bewitching . . . a lush narrative . . . an immersive, earthy story of folk magic, faith, and hubris, peopled with vivid, dynamic characters, particularly clever, brave Vasya, who outsmarts men and demons alike to save her family.”—Booklist (starred review) “An extraordinary retelling of a very old tale . . . The Bear and the Nightingale is a wonderfully layered novel of family and the harsh wonders of deep winter magic.”—Robin Hobb
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    The Orphan's Tales

    by Catherynne M. Valente

  • Votes: 24

    The Star-Touched Queen

    by Roshani Chokshi

  • Votes: 24

    Skin Folk

    by Nalo Hopkinson

  • Votes: 24

    Wicked Like a Wildfire

    by Lana Popovic

  • Votes: 24

    The Mirror Season

    by Anna-Marie McLemore

  • Votes: 22

    Uprooted

    by Naomi Novik

  • Votes: 10

    Flyaway

    by Kathleen Jennings

  • Votes: 8

    The Bloody Chamber

    by Angela Carter

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends âe" Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves âe" Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.
  • Votes: 8

    The Winged Histories

    by Sofia Samatar

  • Votes: 7

    Deathless

    by Catherynne M. Valente

  • Votes: 7

    Thomas the Rhymer

    by Ellen Kushner

  • Votes: 6

    Circe

    by Madeline Miller

  • Votes: 6

    The Starless Sea

    by Erin Morgenstern

  • Votes: 5

    Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan (2010-07-01)

    by Margo Lanagan

  • Votes: 4

    A Song for Arbonne

    by Guy Gavriel Kay

  • Votes: 4

    Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, 1)

    by Seanan McGuire

  • Votes: 3

    Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli (2000-11-01)

    by Donna Jo Napoli

  • Votes: 3

    Folded World (Dirge for Prester John)

    by Catherynne M. Valente

  • Votes: 3

    Kissing the Witch

    by Emma Donoghue

  • Votes: 3

    A Song of Sea and Shore

    by Katherine Macdonald

  • Votes: 3

    Pan's Labyrinth

    by Guillermo del Toro

  • Votes: 3

    The Waters & the Wild by Francesca Lia Block (2009-06-02)

  • Votes: 3

    The Rose and the Thorn (Riyria Chronicles)

    by Michael J. Sullivan

  • Votes: 3

    Moonwise

    by Greer Ilene Gilman

  • Votes: 3

    The Last Unicorn

    by Peter S. Beagle

  • Votes: 2

    Until Chelsea Rises

    by Colton D. Epperson

  • Votes: 2

    The Demon's Lexicon (1) (The Demon's Lexicon Trilogy)

    by Sarah Rees Brennan

  • Votes: 2

    The Sisters of the Winter Wood

    by Rena Rossner

  • Votes: 2

    Travel Light (Peapod Classics)

    by Naomi Mitchison

  • Votes: 2

    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland, 1)

    by Catherynne M. Valente

  • Votes: 2

    The Four Profound Weaves

    by R. B. Lemberg

  • Votes: 2

    Reynard the Fox

    by Anne Louise Avery

  • Votes: 2

    Ash by Malinda Lo (2010-03-04)

  • Votes: 1

    The Bird King

    by G. Willow Wilson

  • Votes: 1

    Farmer Giles of Ham

    by J. R. R. Tolkien

  • Votes: 1

    The Hotel Under the Sand

    by Kage Baker

  • Votes: 1

    Chalice by Robin Mckinley (2010-09-16)

  • Votes: 1

    What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi (2016-04-02)

    by Helen Oyeyemi

  • Votes: 1

    The Weight of Feathers

  • Votes: 1

    The Hobbit

    by J.R.R. Tolkien

    This lavish gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic features cover art, illustrations, and watercolor paintings by the artist Alan Lee. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien's own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.
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    Smith of Wootton Major

    by J R R Tolkien

  • Votes: 1

    The Buried Giant

    by Kazuo Ishiguro

    From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prize–winning novel The Remains of the Day comes a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory. In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased. Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they haven't seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him. As they are joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and an illustrious knight, Axl and Beatrice slowly begin to remember the dark and troubled past they all share. By turns savage, suspenseful, and intensely moving, The Buried Giant is a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory.
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    Elatsoe

    by Darcie Little Badger

  • Votes: 1

    The Year of the Witching

    by Alexis Henderson

  • Votes: 1

    Queen of None

    by Natania Barron

    After being forced to marry an abusive man by Merlin and his scheming priests, Anna Pendragon returns to King Arthur's court where she finds herself yet again a pawn in a greater machinations. When a dark power awakens within her, she must bargain her own strength, her family, her ambition, and true love against her thirst for revenge.
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    The Priory of the Orange Tree

    by Samantha Shannon