Books to Beat the Winter Blues
Fe-blue-ary got you down? Why not get lost in a great book to beat back those winter blues?
This week, we’ve compiled a list of ten excellent, humorous, lighthearted fantasy and sci-fi books that are perfect for escaping into!
Today we're showcasing some of our favorite works of literary fantasy and sci-fi! Perhaps some people equate “literary” with “slow”...but we prefer to call it “deep.” If you are looking for recommendations on deep-diving books, then dive into this list!
All authors start out laboring away in obscurity. Some rise out of it, yet not all great authors get the chance to. We started Thinklings in order to help obscure-but-talented writers become less of the former and more of the latter. We know we're still quite an unknown company ourselves, but we aim to put the “cure” in obscure! (And you can help by spreading the word* about us!)
Without further ado, here are some fantastic, less-well-known books by famous authors of fantasy and sci-fi:
Spooky season is here! We love Halloween because it’s the perfect excuse (if you need one) to cosplay, and it fits our love of all things fantasy and science fiction. As fall sets in and the days grow darker, we like to read books that are a little darker, too.
Our Favorite Funny Books
It's summer, and we're in the mood for funny and light-hearted books! Most people might not think of fantasy and sci-fi books as "the perfect beach read," but we think they can be. So when you're grabbing your sunblock, towel, and flip-flops, don't forget some reading material!
For this blog post, we polled all of the Thinklings authors on what books are the absolute funniest ones they've ever read. We got recommendations of fantasy, sci-fi, and more. Here they are, in no particular order:
Have you heard? We've been working on a big project . . . videos! Our Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube channel have grown by leaps and bounds!
My Favorite Books by AAPI Authors
May is AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Heritage Month, so I thought I'd put together a list of my favorite books by AAPI authors. These are mostly fantasy titles, since it's my favorite genre. Here we go. . . .
Our Favorite Myths and Legends
From time to time, we poll our authors on their favorite books in a certain category. This time, we asked them about their favorite tales of myth and legend.
Here are their responses, in alphabetical order:
Our Favorite Women Authors
March is National Women’s History Month, and today is International Women’s Day. That means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For us, it means talking about our favorite women authors!
We’re a company founded by women, and (currently) most of our authors happen to be female. We adore strong female protagonists—and we’ve got a lot of those in our books. Today in our blog, Sarah talks about some of her absolute favorite women authors.
It’s Black History Month! While we should celebrate diversity all year round, we’re especially reminded of it at times like this.
“‘Diversity’ should just be called ‘reality.’ Your books, your TV shows, your movies, your articles, your curricula, need to reflect reality.” — Tananarive Due, author and American Book Award winner