I’ve been a sucker for fantasy ever since I first cracked open one of Brain Jacques’ Redwall books. While I still love the creative worldbuilding, intriguing magic systems, and unique points of view offered by the genre’s best examples, I’ll read pretty much anything that seems interestingfantastic or otherwise. (Some of my more niche favorite genres are LGBTQ comics, grimdark heist novels, and quirky nonfiction about math.) My current projects are reading all of Terry Pratchett's Discworld books and everything ever written by Guy Gavriel Kay. 

When I’m not reading or figuring out what to read next, you’ll probably find me playing D&D or video games, catching up on the latest seasonal anime, and/or drinking objectively too much bubble tea. 

Reading Lists

Annaka's Reading Lists

Harvey Awards 2022

Check out this year's best comics with the nominees for 2022's Harvey Awards!

Adrian Tchaikovsky

Get lost in unconventional fantasy worlds and unique sci-fi settings in the works of Adrian Tchaikovsky (no relation to Potyr....).

Summer Staff Recs

Try a library staff favorite! You might find your next great read.

History? Mystery!

Get sleuthing with with historical mystery ebooks.

Sci-Fi Manga

Time travel, superheroes, secret experiments!

Audio Memoirs by Asian Authors

Check out these audiobooks about family, history, self, and more.

Fiction for Arab American Heritage Month

Celebrate National Arab American Heritage Month with these novels and poetry by Arab American authors!

Dungeons & Dragons: Inspirational Reading

Elevate your tabletop game with these books from the "Inspirational Reading" list in the back of the 5e Player's Handbook.

J-Pop to Jam To

Add some pop to your day with these songs and albums from popular Japanese artists.

This is a Neil Gaiman Appreciation List

Like many of his short stories, this list is not for the faint of heart.

Discworld, Digitally

Start the series for the first time or revisit an old love with these ebooks set in Terry Pratchett's Discworld!

No Romance Sci-Fi/Fantasy

These books feature main character who do not have a significant romantic subplot, but secondary characters might.

BCALA Literary Award

The Black Caucus American Library Association Literary Award has acknowledged excellence in works of fiction and nonfiction since 1994.

Audiobooks by Podcasters

Tired of waiting for the next episode or wanting to relive your favorite series? Replicate the podcast experience with these audiobooks!

2021 by the Month: Annaka's Favorite Fiction

Here's the best fiction I read in 2021. Expect fantastic tales, magical kid's books, and journeys to the edge of the space-time continuum.

2021 by the Month: Annaka's Favorite Nonfiction

Scroll down for the best nonfiction book I read each month in 2021! Come for the corporate true crime, stay for the movie reviews.

Annaka's Blog

"NEA Big Read Lakeshore" logo with photo of this year's book title, Circe

Get Ready for the Big Read

The Big Read 2022 is almost upon us!
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