by Taylor Follett
A new year has come around and, with it, new resolutions and more books to read. Whether you’re participating in a Goodreads challenge, making time to enjoy yourself with a good book, or participating in a book club, we encourage you to join us and read more in 2019!
If you’re not sure where to get started, we have some recommendations.
Magic, dragons, and wizarding schools—these words might conjure up images of Harry Potter, but before J. K. Rowling dominated the world of witchcraft and wizardry, Ursula K. Le Guin was investigating the power of language through a boy wizard in her novel series, The Wizard of Earthsea. Unlike Rowling, however, Le Guin’s early exploration of adolescent wizardry by no means defined her career as an author. For over five decades, she explored morality and humanity in a plethora of science fiction prose.