Stardust by Neil Gaiman
It’s autumn, and winter is fast approaching. Along with homemade soups and snow days, I look forward to re-reading Stardust by Neil Gaiman, my annual favorite that conjures feelings of adventure and comfort — as though the two could actually co-exist in a single book (they do). In the village of Wall, a young Tristan Thorn sets out to claim a falling star in order to impress his sweetheart, Victoria. What follows can only be described within the pages of this book. Published in 1998, this is Gaiman’s first solo prose novel. Stardust is definitely a thing of beauty that soars along the fantasy genre in true Dickensian style.