This year my reading took me from the dawn of humans on Earth to their distant future in space, with some notable stops along the way.
A streamlined summary of the lore and history of The Wheel of Time fantasy series by Robert Jordan (finished posthumously by Brandon Sanderson), beginning with the creation of its universe and ending with the events leading up to the first book.
Retelling the Stories of Our Lives: Everyday Narrative Therapy to Draw Inspiration and Transform Experience
In a few hundred pages of incredibly readable and straightforward text, author and narrative therapist David Denborough unpacks some stunning insights into how stories shape both our internal and external lives.
Winning the Story Wars contains a lot of commentary on the state of marketing today (broadcast era vs. “digitoral era” and empowerment marketing vs. the “evil” or “dark art” of marketing) but at its core it brings to light and then clarifies a few key insights.
The list is comprised of the books and series I’ve been most impressed with since diving head long into my exploration of the genre.
This short list of fun urban fantasy books and series blurs the lines a bit between a strict definition of urban fantasy and say – paranormal or supernatural fantasy. But what I think is most important when putting a list like this together is the quality of the books that make the cut.
If you’ve ever felt creatively stalled or unable to execute existing ideas then this book is definitely for you. I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
In this list I’ve included tales that involve the magical, the scary, the unlikely, the hilarious, and even the seemingly mundane that make up what I believe to be some of the best reads in this category.
My hope is that if you’re a lifetime fantasy fan like myself you’ll recognize some solid pillars of the genre while discovering a few new and promising titles too.