Monday, January 30, 2012

A Magical March

When I saw Adam at Roof Beam Reader's Magical March challenge, I was sad that I wouldn't be able to participate because I'm just reading books from my shelves and not library books, and I didn't think I owned that many science fiction, fantasy or magical realism books. I thought I would glance at my TBR shelves and see if I could manage the smaller level though, and I was surprised when I quickly found 20 books that would count! Oops.

Since a few of the books on my list are young adult books, I decided to go for the highest level - Grand Merlin Class, 8 books. If I don't make, at least I'll still get several more books crossed off my list!

Books to choose from:
  1. Outlander
  2. Dragonfly in Amber
  3. The War of the Worlds
  4. I, Robot
  5. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  6. The Wizard of Oz
  7. The Weather of the Heart
  8. The Handmaid's Tale
  9. The Crystal Cave
  10. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
  11. The Mermaid Chair


  1. I'm glad you're joining in! It should be a fun event and I am excited to spend all of March reading some fantasy and such. :)

    You have some great titles. I enjoyed the Outlander series when I read it. I read 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea this summer and was blown away. Verne was a new to me writer!

    Good luck!

  2. Verne is new to me too. My husband, who is not a reader, liked that one too, so I'm hoping I like it! I was surprised at how many classics could actually fit these categories.

  3. So glad you're joining! You're the first to say they're attempting "Grand Merlin Class" - so that's pretty awesome. I wish you luck!

    I'll be reading The Crystal Cave as well (is yours the Mary Stewart version?). I'm going to try to read her entire Merlin trilogy.

    I just recently read The Handmaid's Tale and loved it - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is also good (and a very quick read). I wasn't a big fan of War of the Worlds, but plenty of people are - so maybe it will be for you.

    1. Hopefully I can manage to actually read 8! I've heard a lot of good things about The Handmaid's Tale. That's the one I'm looking forward to the most. I'm not really looking forward to War of the Worlds, so it might not be one of the ones I actually finish. The Crystal Cave is by Mary Stewart - I didn't even realize it was part of a trilogy. That's what happens when you just randomly grab books at library book sales!