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14 Fantasy Stories That Nourish the Soul

Good fantasy stories have always felt to me like feasts worth savoring. Those are the stories I reread every few years, the ones that make sense of our world by introducing me to worlds utterly […]

The Best Books I Read in 2019

So. Where did I go, exactly? I wish I could give you a flashy explanation for my sudden, unexplained absence—perhaps one involving time travel? Or the rescue of small, furry animals? But the truth is […]

Harry Potter | J. K. Rowling

I read the first five books when we were newly married. We lived in a studio apartment where the shag carpet smelt of fried hashbrowns, and our mattress doubled as both sofa and bed. While drunk […]

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Trilogy | Grace Lin

Lydia marched downstairs, her copy of Cricket open to the page titled “Cricket Readers Recommend.” “I want to do this,” she said, holding it out for me to read. And lo! “Cricket Readers Recommend” is a page […]

The Wilderking Trilogy | Jonathan Rogers

“I like mysteries because they’re scary, but you always know they’ll turn out right.” So said our eldest child, not realizing that her words ushered in a new era of reading for our family. This […]