Here are some poetry collections and short story collections with a bit of a fantasy twist for you!
The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One | Amanda Lovelace
The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories.
The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One | Amanda Lovelace
The mermaid is known for her siren song, luring bedroom-eyed sailors to their demise. However, beneath these misguided myths are tales of escapism and healing, which Lovelace weaves throughout this empowering collection of poetry, taking you on a journey from the sea to the stars.
Snow White Learns Witchcraft | Theodora Goss
In these eight stories and twenty-three poems, World Fantasy Award winner Theodora Goss retells and recasts fairy tales by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Oscar Wilde.
Smoke and Mirrors | Neil Gaiman
In Gaiman's first book of short stories, his imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders - a place where an old woman can purchase the Holy Grail at a thrift store, and assassins advertise their services in the Yellow Pages under "Pest Control.”
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings | Collected
Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.
Let me know what you think of these recommendations, and what you choose to read for the readathon!