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This is a place for books and other awesome things.

Currently reading

Great Mythologies of the World
Professor Robert André LaFleur, Professor Kathryn McClymond, Professor Julius H. Bailey, Professor Grant L. Voth, The Great Courses, The Great Courses
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
Herman Melville, Andrew Delbanco, Tom Quirk
Progress: 135/509 pages

My Favourite Middle-Grade Series & Trilogies

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass - Philip Pullman Into The Wild  - Erin Hunter The Enchanted Forest Chronicles - Patricia C. Wrede Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix  - J.K. Rowling The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set - C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes

I love middle-grade literature. Here are my top five middle-grade fantasy series:


1. His Dark Materials: I've mentioned this trilogy before in "My Favourite Authors & the Book by Them I'd Recommend," but it is worth restating. This is my favourite elementary/YA trilogy. Beautiful story. Beautiful writing. Intricate world building and character development. It's just amazing. 


2. Warriors: I started reading this series when I was in grade nine and I absolutely loved it. Warriors is definitely written for younger readers, but I think that book enthusiasts can enjoy them at any age. The series is six books--Into the Wild, Fire and Ice, Forest of Secrets, Rising Storm, A Dangerous Path, and The Darkest Hour--and follows the story of wild cat clans. Fast paced, action packed, and super entertaining. Love these books. 


3. Enchanted Forest Chronicles: I read these in elementary school, so it's been a while, but I remember absolutely loving these books. This is full blown fantasy: princesses, frogs, castles, and most importantly dragons. These books are super funny and play with fairy tale tropes. Definitely worth reading.


4. Harry Potter: I just started rereading the Harry Potter series and I'm really enjoying it. Just good fantasy. What else can I say?


5. Narnia: These books are classics. Such an amazing world! It's just magical.


Hope you enjoyed this list.