At ALA Midwinter, the Reading List Council announced the 2018 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprising eight different fiction genres for adult readers. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com, 2017) was selected as the winner of the Fantasy category.
In Down Among the Sticks and Bones, twin sisters Jack and Jill discover a portal that leads them to the Moors, a dark and unsettling world that reveals their true selves. But will their conflicting desires tear them apart? Click here to read an excerpt.
Below, check out the shortlisted titles for the Fantasy category, as well as read-alike titles for Down Among the Sticks and Bones.
The Witches of New York
by Ami McKay
Respectable Lady Seeks Dependable Shop Girl. Those averse to magic need not apply.
“A dark, atmospheric, and feminist story of three women in New York City's Gilded Age, each determined to thrive in a society hell-bent on keeping them down, and using their coven to do so." —Buzzfeed
A Gathering of Ravens
by Scott Oden
To the Danes, he is skraelingr; to the English, he is orcnéas; to the Irish, he is fomoraig. He is Corpse-maker and Life-quencher, the Bringer of Night, the Son of the Wolf and Brother of the Serpent. He is Grimnir, and he is the last of his kind—the last in a long line of monsters who have plagued humanity since the Elder Days.