Time for a new author exploration in our Online Reading Challenge. This month our author is: Alice Hoffman!
A popular and prolific author, Hoffman books always include a bit of magic. It’s often understated, and sometimes doesn’t appear immediately, but it runs through each title like a vein of gold. Some of her best loved titles include Practical Magic, The World That We Knew, The Dovekeepers and The Marriage of Opposites.
If you would like to read something by a different author, look for books with some magical realism and/or female relationships. Some titles to consider include:
House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Amiee Bender
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by A.E. Schwab
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Morena-Garcia
Lots of great choices! There will also be displays at both Fairmount and Eastern with titles to consider.
I am planning on reading The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, which is a prequel to Practical Magic. It’s been a long time since I read Practical Magic, so I’m hoping this one can be read as a stand-alone. I will let you know how it goes!