The Best Mindy Klasky Books (2020)

Mindy Klasky Best Books Not much is known about the intimate life of author Mindy Klasky. Not even the writer’s date of birth, place of birth, and the like is known. Nonetheless, one only needs to read the writing of Klasky to see who she truly is, as a person and as an author.

It has been said that Mindy first started learning to read when her parents gave her a book – the book’s name isn’t public, either – and professed to her that one can travel anywhere in the whole wide world by way of the stories bound by the book’s covers. Knowing how things have progressed since, we can deduce that Mindy took this piece of advice to heart.

Mindy’s signature travels took the writer to many places. In fact, she was once a copyright lawyer and worked as law librarian. Seeing, however, that this won’t enable her to write at her preferred pace, Mindy gave it all up and started writing full steam, full-time. The stories she tells belong to a range of genres.

Some are urban fantasies, some are romantic, and others are traditional fantasy. Other than writing, Mindy is also fond of knitting, quilting, and, of course, reading.

Now to get to the crux of why we’re here today: we’re going to be choosing what the best Mindy Klasky books are. Let us begin.

The Magical Washington Book Series

Klasky’s Magical Washington series of books is her most extensive, longest-running series, to date. It consists of seventeen books, and they are:

  1. Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft, published in 2006.
  2. Sorcery and the Single Girl, published in 2007.
  3. Magic and the Girl, published in 2008.
  4. Single Witch’s Survival Guide, published in 2013.
  5. Joy of Witchcraft, published in 2015.
  6. Dreaming of a White Christmas, published in 2016.
  7. Fright Court, published in 2011.
  8. Law and Murder, published in 2017.
  9. Stake Me Out to the Ball Game: A Washington Vampires Short Story, published in 2018.
  10. The Library, The Witch, and the Warder, published in 2018.
  11. The Witch Doctor is in, published in 2018.
  12. Fae’s Anatomy, published in 2018.
  13. Nice Witches Don’t Swear, published in 2018.
  14. High Stakes Trial, published in 2019.
  15. The Lady Doctor is a Vamp, published in 2019.
  16. Magical Washington: Witch and Warder, published in 2019.
  17. Magical Washington: Four in Hand, published in 2019.

To be forthright and quite frank, the Magical Washington series isn’t a consistent series in the way that most area: the books we’ve enumerated make up multiple series, in and of themselves. It is, however, the case that if one would like to get a proper sense of the Magical Washington universe – to which all the sub-series belong –, our order is the best for that purpose.

This series of Mindy’s sees her at her most creative, vibrant and colorful. Each story is written with the full zest that Mindy is loved for. We cannot recommend them enough, and as such, we think that they are some of Mindy Klasky’s best books.

The Jane Madison Book Series

To get a little bit more specific with Mindy’s books, we’ll now take a careful look at one of the series that comprises the larger Magical Washington universe, – the Jane Madison series, also referred to as Washington Witches. The book is comprised of:

  1. Girls Guide to Witchcraft, published in 2006.
  2. Sorcery and the Single Girl, published in 2007.
  3. Magic and the Girl, published in 2008.
  4. Capitol Magic, published in 2012.
  5. Single Witch’s Survival Guide, published in 2013.
  6. Joy of Witchcraft, published in 2015.
  7. Dreaming of a White Christmas, published in 2016.

Main character, Jane Madison, is a witch – not the old-hag sort, but more in tune with the lively witches of modern times. Jane accepted an offer to move into a Cottage on the premise of a library where she works. She wasn’t aware that this would change her life thenceforth.

She’s just found a spell to make all of the men that once ignored or rejected her, fall deep in love with her. Another such spell is for turning a cat into rather self-centered man. Her carelessness might cost her the magical life she’s woven for herself, but Jane won’t go down without a fight: she much like it. This book is definitely amongst the Mindy Klasky’s best books.

The Glasswright Book Series

We’ve come to a point where we can all agree that Mindy is extremely fond of writing series. This time, we have one of her oldest series, – ever-loved Glasswright series. The books in this particular series go as follows:

  1. The Glasswrights Apprentice, published in 2000.
  2. The Glasswrights Progress, published in 2001.
  3. The Glasswrights Journeyman’, published in 2002.
  4. The Glasswrights Test’, published in 2003.
  5. The Glasswrights Master’, published in 2004.

The first book, The Glasswrights’ Apprentice, has us meet the main character Rani Trader. Rani is only a thirteen-year-old girl living in the medieval era of her own world – it is completely different from our own Earth. In this world, the family of Rani have gathered, barely, enough money to see her go to bit higher a caste than the one she’s already in.

Tragically for all parties, Rani is the only witness to the assassination of a certain prince. She attempts to warn him, but she fails. Now, not only does the guild she so recently joined turn on her, but her whole life takes a turn for the worst. Rani learns how difficult it is to live in a world where trust is so fragile.

From these toils, Rani becomes a much more layered character, grows as an individual in the context of her world, but also in the context of the book. Future installments see Rani climb the ranks of the guild as no obstacle that presents itself to her is too high a mountain to climb.

It’s easy to forget about these particular books by Mindy, since she wrote them rather early into her career, but they truly are worthy of being on our list of the Mindy Klasky’s best books.

The Diamond Bride Book Series

Kasky’s Diamond Bride series is probably her second most well-known. It falls into the genre of ‘chick-lit’, admittedly, but this is what makes the series so likeable for genre lovers. It is a longer series, though not Kasky’s longest. The books in the series, in the order of publication, go as follows:

  1. Perfect Pitch, published in 2014.
  2. Catching Hell, published in 2014.
  3. Reaching Fast, published in 2014.
  4. Second Thoughts, published in 2014.
  5. Third Degree, published in 2014.
  6. Stopping Short, published in 2014.
  7. From Left Field, published in 2014.
  8. Center Stage, published in 2014.
  9. Always Right, published in 2014.

The books don’t have a recurring cast, but they all fall into the general theme that Kasky was chasing – and attained with a fiery zest. The first book, Perfect Pitch, is a rather quick, fast-paced, but enticing read.

The love story between D. J. Thomas and Samantha is a very entertaining one. They, together, are funny, sweet, steamy, and, at times, heartrending. D. J. works as a pitcher in the major leagues, but he’s largely in the sizeable shadow of his Hall of Fame pitcher dad.

Samantha is the currently reigning Miss Sumer Fair Queen who becomes smitten for Thomas. However, there is a certain contract made with the pageant she attends that forbids her from being as open as she’d prefer. She tries to keep it under wraps, but their attraction is a markedly ferocious one.

All of the books maintain the overarching theme of fatal attraction, but they achieve their resolution in wholly unique ways. All are very much recommended. Deservedly one of Mindy Klasky’s best books.

The Fright Court Book Series

By far the shortest series penned by Mindy Klasky, the Fright Court series is another that belongs to the Magical Washington universe. It features three primary works, though there are two separate – non- canonical – works that see crossovers of characters from the vast universe of Magical Washington. The primary works are the following:

  1. Fright Court, published in 2011.
  2. Law and Murder, published in 2017.
  3. High Stakes Trial, published in 2019.

In Fright Court, main character Sarah has just recently landed a brand-new job. The job, at hand, is as a clerk for the night court. What Sarah wasn’t told is that while the court proceedings are regular during the nighttime, the preternatural trials are also a common feature.

As luck would have it, Sarah gets involved with the politics of vampires. The boss of Sarah, James, sees that a certain reporter wants to do a story for the night court, and he agrees. This would be a fine opportunity to get those that are against the court’s nightwork to come around.

The other books are just as fun as this light-hearted paranormal book. Mindy makes her characters bedazzle the audience and just crave for more and more. Season of Sacrifice is of Mindy Klasky’s best books that is sure to have readers at the edge of their seat.