Recommended books, magazines and websites for those curious souls who are interested in folklore, mythology, nature, art and other such things.

Recommended Books


The Secret Language of Birds - Adele Nozedar
Once Upon a Time in Japan - Roger Pulvers and Juliet Winters
The Magpie and the Wardrobe - Sam McKechnie
The Secret Lore of the Cat - Fred Gettings
Witchcraft: The History and Mythology - Richard Marshall
Harry Potter: A History of Magic (British Library)
The Young Oxford Book of Folk Tales - Kevin Crossley-Holland
Mythos - Stephen Fry
Atticus the Storyteller's 100 Greek Myths - Lucy Coats and Anthony Lewis
The Complete World of Greek Mythology - Richard Buxton
The Illustrated Age of Fable - Thomas Bulfinch


Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
Circe - Madeline Miller
Quicksilver - Stephanie Spinner
Quiver - Stephanie Spinner
Psyche in a Dress - Francesca Lia Block
Harry Potter Series - J. K. Rowling

Picture Books

Persephone - Sally Pomme Clayton
The Last Alchemist - Colin Thompson


One Continuous Mistake: Four Noble Truths for Writers - Gail Sher
Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert


Project Calm
New Philosopher

My Wishlist

Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women - Kate Forsyth, Lorena Carrington
A Treasury of British Folklore - Dee Dee Chainey
The Enchanted Life - Sharon Blackie

If you are interested in reading more about Japanese Folklore, this post is full of links and resources.
For those interested in occult studies, see this post for a recommended reading list.
For those interested in creativity, see this post for recommended reading.
If you are keen to learn more about dragons, this post has lots of resources.

Recommended Websites

Folklore Thursday
Australian Fairy Tale Society - an online database of Japanese ghosts and monsters
The Willow Web
The Witch, The Weird and The Wonderful
Folklore Fun
Icy Sedgwick's Blog
Folklore Fun