Pop Lit Tattoo Tuesday Posts, March 2022 Scroll to peruse all the Popular Literature Committee’s “Tattoo Tuesday” posts for the month of March, 2022. For this wonderful tattoo my recommendation is “Every Heart a Doorway” (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Books have always been a doorway to other worlds with new places to explore, people to meet and adventures to have. Children slip through these doors all the time but what happens when the fantasy world no longer wants them? What happens when the children return to a world that no longer understands them and the experiences they have had? This is where Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children comes in. The children who come live have all stepped through these doors and been changed but have no way to return. They yearn to find a way to open the door so they return and for some no cost is to high. Nancy, recently expelled from her world, has just arrived when someone starts murdering the other children and stealing body parts. As the new girl she is immediately a suspect and must figure out who the monster is before they get her too. Your incredible tattoo brought a lot to mind – but eventually we decided on A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab…just look at that cover! Combining an enrapturing cast of characters with magical world-building, this fantasy takes place in a mythical London and stars Kell, official ambassador and prince of Red London…unofficial smuggler between parallel universes. This is the first in the Shades of Magic series, so if you like this one check out the others, all available in the Popular Literature collection by the Starbucks in Strozier. We hope you enjoy our selection! This whimsical tattoo sent me down several rabbit holes looking for the right book and narrowing it down to one was tricky. So…a twofer! For a more gritty science fiction read, everyone is universally (online) in agreement that The Lying Cat in the graphic novel series, Saga, is the best of the alien cats. She sounds fierce, fabulous and hangs out with a bounty hunter. The series itself is described as “Star Wars meets Game of Thrones” and there are seven volumes to explore if this fits the bill! For something more on the whimsical fantasy side of things, there is A Taste Fur Murder by Dixie Lyle in which the main character starts seeing animal spirits, including her dead cat Tango who she can now communicate with telepathically, and they are off to solve a murder together with a ectoplasmic dog named Tiny. This is also the start of a mystery series so more books ot explore if this strikes your fancy. Saga is available in the Libraries’ Graphic Novel collection and A Taste Fur Murder is in the Popular Literature collection. Happy Reading!