Because I know people are struggling at home right now… I’d like to share a few books I’ve read recently that were just pure joy, no heaviness at all. I’m not including recent reads like White Fragility, no matter how amazing. Nor am I including romances, which would be difficult, because I have so many amazing author pals I’d like to share. Here’s a list of just pure, joyful escapism. (And yes, I’m reading a lot of fantasy lately!)

In no particular order:

1. Circe by Madeline Miller https://amzn.to/33HC8aT
2. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa https://amzn.to/399O5Yb
3. The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
4. The Business of Blood by Kerrigan Byrne https://amzn.to/3baanu2
5. Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith https://amzn.to/2vE88QC
6. The Lost Queen by Signe Pike https://amzn.to/2UsR3l0
7. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas https://amzn.to/33IDimE
8. The Black Witch by Laurie Forest https://amzn.to/399P1f9
9. House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
10. Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier https://amzn.to/3aaeIxd

Also, if you’d like to try one of mine, let me recommend The King’s Favorite, which you can actually get free with your Prime membership right now. And, it’s free to borrow in KU. https://amzn.to/3a7Fp5S