“Supernatural” Diversions

by KP


Saving People. Hunting Things. The Family Business. 

Now that season 11 of CW’s Supernatural has wrapped up, it’s time to settle in for the long wait until season 12’s premiere. I don’t know about you, fellow hunters, but I’ve got my rock salt ready and I’m brushing up on some obscure lore.

Pictured (L-R): Jensen Ackles (Dean) and Jared Padalecki (Sam) Credit: Liane Hentscher/The CW

For those of you who aren’t hunters, Supernatural is a paranormal drama television series starring two brothers, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), who travel across America hunting creatures that go bump in the night (or daylight). They’ve taken on everything from angels, demons, and demigods, to vampires, werewolves, and the occasional evil clown.

For me, what makes Supernatural so entertaining is its humorous pop culture references, the main characters’ dynamic relationship, and storylines inspired by mythology from different cultures. Sno-Isle offers online databases like the Gale Virtual Reference Library and eLibrary to help you discover more about world mythology and folklore.

If Supernatural isn’t quite your thing, but you enjoy the premise of travel, the paranormal, horror, or adventure, try these:

Available only in ebook format through Overdrive

Like Supernatural, this action-packed urban fantasy series, features two brothers who battle supernatural monsters. In Nightlife by Rob Thurman, half human Cal Leandros holds the fate of the human world in his hands. With the help of his brother Niko, Cal must hide from his father and his otherworldly race, who believe that he is the key to unleashing their hell on Earth.







A spook-tacular examination of the world’s creepiest places. National Geographic’s Guide to the World’s Supernatural Places by Sarah Bartlett embodies Supernatural’s dark mood. It chronicles real life paranormal encounters (everything from aliens to voodoo spirits and haunted battlefields) and features dramatic illustrations and photos.



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Another Sno-Isle subscription, use Hoopla to listen to audiobooks or watch documentaries and movies that feature a supernatural, horror, or paranormal theme.


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Get caught up on the Supernatural television series and anime or browse through spin-off novels, cultural criticism, and lore based on the Supernatural Universe.

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5 responses to ““Supernatural” Diversions”

  1. Rachel says:

    I love the Cal and Niko series. I just picked up 2 more books at Powell’s this weekend! It is not a very well know Urban Fantasy series, but a good one. If you give this series a read, be aware that the first book is a lot of world building, and it definitely gets better as the books progress.

  2. Fun fact, our very own BiblioFiles blogger Michelle C. attended the Supernatural Con when it was in Bellevue last year. KP is not alone in her love on the blog team!

  3. KP says:

    I’m really jealous about Michelle being able to go to the Supernatural Con! I know it was awesome.

  4. Michelle C. says:

    It was a lot of fun! The actors were hilarious and the fans were so into it (costumes and all) that I couldn’t help but have a great time at the convention.

  5. […] half-brother Niko. Their devotion to one another reminds me of Sam and Dean Winchester from the Supernatural television series. Both sets of brothers have wildly different personalities, battle monsters, and constantly […]

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