Hello all! Keeping up with the theme of escapism, I thought I’d take you all on a quick ride through some fantastic fantasy stories. I was tagged eons and eons ago by the brilliant Katie @Never Not Reading and the great Joelendil– both are fantasy buffs, so I highly recommend checking them out if you need amazing recommendations and want to read thoughtful reviews in this genre!
- Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
- Link to the creator’s blog (wordpress.com) in your post
- Answer the prompts below – all fantasy books!
- Tag 5 others to take part
Ten Thousand Doors of January– I know, I know, I never shut up about how this transported me, how it was beautifully written and how I loved how it explored different relationships… but just can’t get over how good this was!!
Always Going to Recommend
Discworld– because it’s funny and I’m certain there’s (at least) one book in there for everyone! If you want a twist on traditional witchy tales, then go for the Witches stories. If you need subverted fantasy tropes, give the City Watch stories a try. And if you just need eccentric and bonkers, then go for the Death books! Etcetera Etcetera! (there are basically a million reasons to try Terry Pratchett!)
Own It But Haven’t Read
Oof so many!! I’m gonna go with Lies of Locke Lamora and Finnikin of the Rock because I’ve heard such incredible things about them (and can’t believe I haven’t got to them yet!). Oh and let’s throw in my more recent purchase of Thorn– just to add to my growing tbr guilt!
Would Read it Again
I’m definitely planning on doing a reread of Sabriel at some point! (hopefully soon!) I think it might be good for an autumnal read.
In Another World
For me, it’s gotta be another favourite and that’s the world of His Dark Materials. Yes, it seems like our world, but it’s very, very different. After all, we don’t have armoured bears, witches and daemons… and we’re missing out!
Back on Earth
Neverwhere– I just love the way Gaiman magically recreates our world and shows us the wonder that hides in plain sight!
This tag has been around for so long, it’s almost legendary at this point, so I’m not tagging anyone specific- just consider yourself tagged if you’d like to do it! And I’d love your top, newest fantasy recs! Let me know in the comments!