SLAV Online Book Club – August 8th, 2023 – Fantasy.

Our thanks to those who were able to join us for our SLAV online Book Club on Wednesday August 8th, 2023, to discuss the topic: Fantasy.

We absolutely encourage you to reach out to the wonderful Jenny at The Younger Sun as an invaluable resource in this area, for further information and recommendations. The staff at The Younger Sun are incredibly knowledgeable!

As always, so many of you had so many wonderful contributions to share with us, and it is very appreciated. Join us again on September 7th, 2023, to discuss the topic ‘New Adult’.

This was our fifth book club meeting for 2023, and we want to say a very special thank you to all who have attended and contributed to these informal and informative meetings. We cannot wait to see you at our next meeting, your generosity is greatly appreciated.


You can see our full list of planned topics for 2023 HERE.

Download Jenny’s List HERE 

Disclaimer: The lists generated as a result of Book Club discussions are not, by any means, an exhaustive list of all titles or authors for each genre/category discussed. Nor will all titles be suitable for all libraries. We advise staff discretion when referencing these lists, to properly confirm individual title suitability for individual libraries, school and student’s needs. These are suggested titles only, shared by our members and inclusion on, or exclusion from, a list does not suggest SLAV endorsement or rejection of a title.

Books Discussed:

A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking by T Kingfisher

The Prison Healer Series by Lynette Noni

Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

Uprooted, and Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

The House by the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune Wayward Children series – starts with Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

Dreadnought duology – trans rep – by April Daniels

Belgariad by David Eddings

Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Dark Heir by CS Pacat

Kaldoras by Lynette Noni

Lightlark by Alex Aster

Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz by Garth Nix

We Who Hunt the Hollow Series by Kate Murray

Archives of Despair by Caleb Finn

Crook Haven – The Forgotten Maze by J.J. Arcanjo

Mermedusa by Thomas Taylor

Percy Jackson – The Chalice of the Gods by Rick Riordan

Murtagh by Christopher Paolini

City of Dragons by Garth Nix

Which Way Round the Galaxy by Cressida Cowell

The Lonely Lighthouse of Elston Fright by Reece Carter

The Wild Robot Protects by Peter Brown

Deadlands Series – Trapped by Skye Melki-Wegner

House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J Maas

The Fragile Threads of power by VE Schwab

Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros

Sword Catcher by Cassandra Clare

The Near Witch by VE Schwab

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Tithe by Holly Black

Alan Garner – Weirdstone of Brisingamen; Moon of Gomrath; Owl Service; Red Shift

Susan Cooper – Dark is Rising Series

Diana Wynne-Jones – All of her books!

Rampant Series by Diana Peterfreund

A Thousand Ships by Natalie Hayes

Stoneblind by Natalie Hayes

The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin

The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh

Mortal Engines by Phillip Reeve

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Stephanie Garber – Caraval

Blade Breaker by Kierstan White

Terry Pratchett – all of his books!

The Whispering Dark by Kelly Andrew

Sing Me To Sleep by Gabi Burton

A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass

Girl, Goddess, Queen by Bea Fitzgerald

The Mirror Visitor Series by Christelle Dabos

Strike the Zither by Joan He

Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Gilded/Cursed by Marissa Meyer

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen. The second book in the series just released – Painted Devils

Big Magic by Sarah Armstrong

Keeper of the Lost Cities Series by Shannon Messenger

The Realm Breaker Victoria Aveyard

The Atlas Six Series by Olive Blake

The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Lightfall Graphic Novel Series by Tim Probert

Land of Stories by Chris Colfer

Disney Twisted Tales

Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle Katherine Webber

Hedgewitch/Woodwitch by Skye McKenna

The Sun & the Star by Rick Riordan

Skandar Series by A F Steadman

Elementals Series by Amie Kaufman

Spellstone by Ross Montgomery

Jane Doe Series by Jeremy Lachlan

Wylah Series by Jordan Gould

Dragon Masters by Tracey West

The Winterish Girl by Melanie La Brooy

Lore Olympus Graphic Novel series by Rachel Smythe

Spellstone by Ross Montgomery

Spellhound by Lian Tanner

Nick Blake and the Remarkables by Angie Thomas

The Witch Boy Graphic Novel Series by Molly Ostertag

The Girl From The Sea GN by Molly Knox Ostertag

The Left-handed Booksellers of London Series by Garth Nix

The Witch Hat Atelier Series by Kamome Shirahama

Amari and the Night Brothers series by B. B. Alston

The Wind on the Moon by Eric Linklater

Adult – What We are Reading

Looking Glass Sound by Catriona Ward

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett

Bored Gay Werewolf by Tony Santorella

The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama

The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss

Gentleman Bastard by Scott Lynch

Kate Daniels / Ilona Andrews

The Unbelieved by Vikki Petraitis

Scattered Minds by Gabor Maté





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