The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart
So on Netflix I watched Mary and Witches Flower and in the credits it mentioned that it was based off of a book, this book, so I decided to give it a read.
This is a children’s book following Mary and the adventures she has on a magic broomstick one summer.
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Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
This is a high fantasy novel following the life of “Fitz” as he is raised as a royal bastard. He is constantly trying to walk the line between being royalty and being illegitimate and mostly just trying to stay alive.
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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan
This is another of those ‘books involving books’ that I’ve been reading.
Lydia works at a bookstore and hides her traumatic past. But when a regular at the bookstore hangs himself and leaves her messages she must face the past as she tries to understand why this tragedy happened.
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Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
This is a novel following two people who end up writing letters to each other as they process grief and their lives so far.
I know that was a terrible description.
I really enjoyed this book.
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One Day in December by Josie Silver
I think this book was on a list of feel good books that the library.
So basically this is a contemporary romance novel about a girl who falls in love with a boy who ends up dating her best friend.
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Stories of Your Life and Other by Ted Chiang
This is a sci-fi short story collection that I read along with the book club that I’m in.
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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
This is a teen graphic novel in which we follow the adventures of Nimona who becomes the sidekick to supervillain Lord Blackheart.
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The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly
This is a historical fiction novel starting in London in 1888. We follow the life of Fiona as her family and dreams are torn apart and she has to completely remake her life.
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
I’m not sure where I got the recommendation for this book but I’m so glad I read it.
Basically, this is a historical fantasy novel set in England in which we follow the lives of two magicians as they try to bring back magic. Although this book is technically fantasy, it is very logical and… British. Basically, I don’t want anyone to be put off just because it includes some magic.
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The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon
How do I describe this book… this is a detective mystery set in an alternate history in which Jews live in temporary settlement in Alaska.
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