If you’re into witches, you may already know about Witch Week. If you don’t, it’s a week-long reading celebration of fantasy novels and authors started six years ago by Lory at Emerald City Book Review.
#WitchWeek2019 kicks off today and is hosted by Calmgrove and Lizzie Ross. This year’s theme is villians. Having recently moved, my mind has been more focused on unpacking than reading plans, so I’m not prepared to join the readalong of Diana Wynne Jones’ Cart & Cwidder.
What will I be reading this week? Shirley Jackson’s The Witchcraft of Salem Village is sitting next to my keyboard as I write this (along with my Halloween socks). I’ve had this book checked out of the library for an embarrassingly long amount of time. It’s been renewed twice now and is due in six days. I will read it this week.
Warm socks and Shirley Jackson. Life is good.
Currently I’m reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. It’s her first novel for adults and has been highly praised by the likes of Stephen King, Lev Grossman, Kelly Link, Joe Hill, and Charlaine Harris. King calls it, “the best fantasy novel I’ve read in years.” As much as I’ve enjoyed King’s own novels, he is a blurb whore and I’ve been misled by his recommendations in the past. Here’s hoping that won’t be the case with this book. I’m only 36 pages in and so far, so good.
Head over to #WitchWeek2019 starts here to learn more and see the schedule of bookish goodness (or badness) planned for the week. And of course I’d love to know about your favorite fantasy or witch-themed novel.