Lana Popović

Wicked Like A Wildfire

In the tradition of a glitter-loving magpie, here I’ll collect things I’ve read or seen, and found beautiful. ~Squiggles~ denote exceptional love on my part (and having compiled them, I now see that I apparently feel exceptional love quite often—but I promise it’s still super potent!). Because I tend to be woefully behind on leisure reading, recent finds may not be quite so recent, or they may be based on my reading of ARCs and therefore not yet published.

Recent Finds


~Wink Poppy Midnight, April Genevieve Tucholke

~Magonia, Maria Dahvana Headley

The Dark Days Club, Alison Goodman

~Uprooted, Naomi Novik

~Choose Your Own Misery, Jilly Gagnon & Mark McDonald

~A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab

The Archived, V.E. Schwab

The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater

~The Love That Split the World, Emily Henry

The Archived, V.E. Schwab

The Raven King, Maggie Stiefvater

~The Love That Split the World, Emily Henry

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli

~Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff

Dumplin’, Julie Murphy

The Ghost Brigades, John Scalzi

~Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies, Lindsay Ribar

Everybody Rise, Stephanie Clifford

Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng

The Martian, Andy Weir

~The Wrath and the Dawn, Renee Ahdieh

~The Darkest Part of the Forest, Holly Black

~A Study in Charlotte, Brittany Cavallaro

The Year We Fell Apart, Emily Martin

Shadowshaper, Daniel Jose Older

~We Were Liars, e. lockhart

~Bone Gap, Laura Ruby

~The Walls Around Us, Nova Ren Suma

~I’ll Give You the Sun, Jandy Nelson

The Miniaturist, Jesse Burton

Hemlock Grove, Brian McGreevy

Cold Days, Jim Butcher

The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson

~The Golem and the Jinni, Helene Wecker

Perennial beloveds


Kushiel’s Dart, Jacqueline Carey

Kushiel’s Chosen, Jacqueline Carey

Kushiel’s Avatar, Jacqueline Carey

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor

Nights of Blood and Starlight, Laini Taylor

Dreams of Gods and Monsters, Laini Taylor

The Magicians series, Lev Grossman

The Raven Cycle, Maggie Stiefvater

The Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon

The Dark Tower series, Stephen King

The Last Werewolf, Glen Duncan

The Rook, Daniel O’Malley

Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell

Hyperbole and a Half, Allie Brosh