Wintry and stormy books of atmosphere and dread to read this fall and winter
It's part coming-of-age, part feminine awakening.
Maddeningly beautiful, I loved the lushness and richness of A Fierce and Subtle Poison. Beautifully written, as wild as the islands, and as mystical as a witch.
It had a fairy tale feel to it, something atmospheric in a sense, that made reading it not feel like a child’s tale, but more a cozy story you’d sit next to a fire while listening to it being told to you.
Beautifully rendered and utterly magical, Wolf Winter is a gritty, dark, and atmospheric read set in 1717, in the Swedish Lapland.
Baba Yaga had that distinct, gritty feel to her words, as you would expect, but with that wise grandmother feel I'd want her to embody. It was a perfect read, and a timely one, on being your own woman, Baba Yaga style.
It's fall, the season of witches, brews, potions, and dark academia. I've been in the mood to read all books set with those sepia tone students and suspicious professors, with languid days, and sharp-thorned nights.
Title: Quartet in AutumnAuthor: Barbara PymPublisher: Pan MacmillanPublication Date: 1977Genre: Fiction, British LiteratureRating: 3/5 stars Quartet in Autumn follows four coworkers in their 60s, near or at retirement: Marcia, Letty, Norman, and Edwin. They work at a nondescript office, doing work that doesn't seem important or perhaps, even necessary. Marcia and Letty have retired and … Continue reading Quartet in Autumn
Silver in the Wood is a woodsy folktale that harkens to the old gods and mischievous fae.
Tiffy answers Leon's ad for a strange, but potentially doable living arrangement: sharing a flat, and not only that, but sharing a bed. Just not at the same time.