I love to read. I have too many books and not enough shelf space, and I’m a library technician so I always bring home neat things I find at work. Sometimes, though, I can fall into a rut of revisiting the same books over again (which reminds me, I’m due to reread Harry Potter). So to combat this, I’ve signed up for four reading challenges, because you can’t have too much of a good thing. Before you remind me of the virtue of moderation, don’t worry, because my reading challenges stack.
I’ve joined Book Riot’s Read Harder challenge — 24 books over the course of the year in categories designed to force you out of your comfort zone. I’ve also joined The Domestic Witch‘s Well-Read Pagan Reading Challenge and Witchy Fiction Challenge, and I will aim to read one book each month for both of those categories. Add on the two books recommended to me that don’t meet any of the above criteria, and there’s my Goodreads challenge of 50 books this year.
That’s only one per week, and with the magic of audiobooks that can be listened to at the gym and on the bus, it should be within reach. O gods, grant me discipline.
If you’d like to join me, here are a few booklists to get you started on Witchy Fiction. The first three are quite a few years old now, but you may find something you like nestled among their recommendations.
Compiled by the subscribers of the Fiction_L mailing list, this pagan fiction list is brought to you by library professionals.
Using the magic of the internet wayback machine, you can also visit Pagan-Friendly Fiction from the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans
Beth’s Recommended Fiction for Pagans contains short reviews of each title.
Of course, you can always check Goodreads lists and shelves for