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Reading Recommendations: ftf

This guide provides the resources to assist you in locating what to read next. Browse the resources below or check with the Reference Librarian at your Delaware Public Library for Reader's Advisory assistance.

Genre mash-up - fantasy + mysteries

Captivating tales of magic and murder. -

Between Two Thorns By Emma Newman

Angel's Inferno By William Hjortsberg

Sorcery & Cecelia By Patricia C. Wrede 

A Dark and Hollow Star By Ashley Shuttleworth

Beyond the Black Door By A.M. Strickland

Fear the Drowning Deep By Sarah Glenn Marsh

The Ghost Bride By Yangsze Choo

The House of Shattered Wings By Aliette de Bodard

Magic for Liars By Sarah Gailey

Missing, Presumed Dead By Emma Berquist

Fantasy - Timey-Wimey Books for Doctor Who Fans

Scratch that wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey itch with these ten terrific reads, from books set in the Who universe to other sci-fi series that will delight fans.

Who Is the Doctor By Burk/Smith?

The Eyre Affair By Jasper Fforde

The Doctors Are In By Graeme Burk

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy By Douglas Adams

All Systems By Martha Wells

Who's 50 By Graeme Burk 

Where the Hell Is Tesla By Rob Dircks

Paper Girls Vol. 1 By Brian K. Vaughan

Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time Lords By Steve Tribe

Doctor Who: Shada By Douglas Adams

Witchy Reading List


Madeline Miller, Circe

Signe Pike, The Lost Queen

Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad

Katherine Howe, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

Alice Hoffman, Magic Lessons

Marilynne K. Roach, Six Women of Salem

Aiden Thomas, Cemetery Boys

Jessica Lewis, Bad Witch Burning

Hoffman, Alice. Practical Magic.

Aguirre, Ann. Witch Please.

Arden, Katherine. The Bear and the Nightingale

Chupeco, Rin. The Bone Witch

Córdova, Zoraida. Labyrinth Lost.

De la Cruz, Melissa. Witches of East End.

Earnshaw, Shea. The Wicked Deep

Griffin, Rachel. The Nature of Witches.

Harkness, Deborah. A Discovery of Witches

Harrow, Alix E. The Once and Future Witches

Howe, Katherine. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

Lim, Roselle. Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop

McKay, Ami. The Witches of New York

Morgan, Louisa. The Age of Witches.

Schwab, Victoria. The Near Witch.

Smart, Ciannon. Witches Steeped in Gold

Szarlan, Chrysler. The Hawley Book of the Dead.

Best Fantasy Heist Novels

from shapeshifting unicorns to body-controlling magicians to your everyday thieves. If you’re ready to see fantastical characters tackle incredible missions, check out these fantasy heist novels. -

The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn (Kingdom of Grit Book 1) / Tyler Whitesides

Foundryside / Robert Jackson Bennett

A Darker Shade of Magic / V. E. Schwab

Six of Crows / Leigh Bardugo

The Hobbit / J.R.R. Tolkien


The Lies of Locke Lamora / Scott Lynch

Theft of Swords / Michael J. Sullivan

Valour and Vanity / Mary Robinette Kowal


The Thief / Megan Whalen Turner

Clockwork Boys / T. Kingfisher

Mistborn: The Final Empire / Brandon Sanderson

The Palace Job / Patrick Weekes

Skin Game / Jim Butcher

The Gilded Wolves / Roshani Chokshi

The Legend of Eli Monpress / Rachel Aaron