rad ladies

nicktrieswriting asked:

Hey there, rad blog lady. I've always read the classics, but I'm trying to verge into the contemporary realm for reading, but I don't know what to read. I love light/urban fantasy and magical realism with unique voices. Any book/author recs? Thanks.

“rad blog lady” - I like that! ;) Okay so I tried to put together a solid list…  it’s a little light on the urban fantasy end, since I haven’t read much of that myself, but everything listed I enjoyed for the fantasy/magical elements!

Urban Fantasy/Magic Realism Recs
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 
Beloved by Toni Morrison 
Chocolat by Joanne Harris 
The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges 
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman (anything by her really)

Books On My To-Read List But Wanted To Include! 
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami 
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins 
Little, Big by John Crowley 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey 

Happy reading!

My zine submission to my friend Elly’s WHO RUN THE WORLD? GIRLS zine! it’s about rad woman in pop culture. I think tree trunks counts as a rad lady?! rad female cartoon elephant hmm hmm hmm!
I think tree trunks is generally sassy fantastic and in the mystery dungeon episode shes totally kick butt!!
if you want to submit to this zine theres still some time left!!