Ten Books For Readers Who Like Fantasy

It’s Tuesday again :) TTT meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is Ten Books For Readers Who Like _______
I chose fantasy because it has always been and will probably always be my favorite genre. And my list has book series mostly…sorry for that! The books in this list are in no particular order.


1. Harry Potter by J.K.Rowling
2. Doomspell trilogy by Cliff McNish
Something I call “pure fantasy”. How magic and witchcraft works in Doomspell books is so deeply thought over, element of magic is better than in Potter and that’s why you should read this.
3. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
All my childhood I wanted to have daemon.  I was obsessed with them for a long time. His Dark Materials has really good writing, parallel universes, beautiful written characters. You’ll like this if you liked Harry Potter, though it’s much more darker…just READ IT!
4. The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
(and The Tawny Man Trilogy… and Soldier Son Trilogy). Robin Hobb is probably my most favorite fantasy author. Her books stun me. I can be disgusted by the main character of her books and then I end up loving them very very much. Very few authors are capable of that.
5. The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
Before I read The Name of the Wind I was beginning to feel very disappointed with fantasy authors. There was nothing new, nothing interesting, nothing “epic”. Name of the Wind proved  me wrong. It proved me that there are still authors who are capable of writing epical fantasy. You’ll love this if you loved Song of Ice and Fire.
6. Lord of the Rings and Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
If you haven’t read these…You should. March 25 is the annual Tolkien Reading Day…perfect time to start ;)
7. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis
8. Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin
9. Discworld by Terry Pratchett
I haven’t read all 40 books of the Discworld books. You don’t gave to start reading Discworld from the beginning, you can read any book you want to. Inhabitants of Discworld include wizards, witches, trolls and dwarves. It’s kind of ridiculous fantasy, nothing really makes sense and it’s kind of ‘messy’ world but it’s what makes it good.
10. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin
Epic, epic, epic. Only reason why you as fantasy lover might not like these is that it takes author forever to write o.O

What’s your TTT? Link it below and I will check it out. OR comment! :)


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  1. I love the Harry Potter series (I mean, who doesn’t?), and I really like A Song of Ice and Fire. I haven’t read most of these though, so I need to check some of them out. Great list! :)
    Here’s my TTT

    1. :D Do check them out haha. I wish Geore R R Martin would just write so much faster! I’m worried he won’t finish the series by this speed o.O

  2. I like fantasy!! I kind of fell out of love with it a few years back but now I’m SO BACK INTO IT. I’m even reading Game of Thrones right now and loving it. Although it worries me because I’ve heard all the awesome characters die and I don’t want to get attached. gah! I really love Narnia too and Harry Potter too, of course.
    Here’s my TTT!

    1. :D It happens, I wasn’t reading scifi for years but now I have some thing for it again. Game of Thrones is hmmm not that bad in my opinion, no spoilers but you won’t sob sob.

  3. I love fantasy but haven’t heard of some of the books you mentioned – thanks for the recommendations :-D

    1. Hobb is great, those three I mentioned are what I liked most (haven’t read her newest books) I did not quite like books she writes as Megan Lindholm o.O

    1. :D Apparently there is! I was very surprised too ,especially when I don’t think I have read even half out of those o.O I think you can start reading at any book (not Tiffany Aching series within Discworld…). I read Pyramids and it made sense haha but yeah we need some specialist to consult haha. Thanks for the link! :)

  4. Fantasy is great. My husband’s favorite. I’ve read Harry Potter, but not the others. Well, I’ve read part of Lord of the Rings. I’m more of a mystery reader. This topic seems to have been fun for everyone.

  5. Cracking list! I’ll add my Top 10 when I have a minute – in the meantime, I’ve reblogged it. I heartily approve of your selection – there is only one series there I really don’t like. I couldn’t get on with George R.R. Martin’s epic – though I love some of his other work.

    1. Other than Song of Ice and Fire, I have only read some of his short stories (of course I don’t recall the name…) They were really good so I have been waiting to read some other books by this author. Looking forward to see your list! :)

      1. Have you come across his novella Fevre Dream? I highly recommend it – and there is now a book of a series of his stories about one character that is out as a book, which works – Tuf Voyaging. It’s not quite in the same league as FD, but is entertaining and quirky.

        1. I haven’t! I looked it up and it seems really good! Vampires and Mississippi River and that novella was nominated for some awards as well :) Tuf Voyaking seems interesting as well. Thank you for these tips! :)

  6. I love this list. I think the only series on it I haven’t read is the Doomspell Trilogy.
    For my top 10 fantasy (of books not included above), in no particular order:
    1. The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay
    (see also Tigan, A song for Arbonne, The Lions of al-Rassan). A heartbreaking saga of five friends drawn into a fantasy world
    2. The Book of Words series – J V Jones – one of my earliest fantasy discoveries – a classic poor boy fulfils his destiny story.
    3. The Malazan Book of the Fallen series – Steven Erikson – very dark, complex but a brilliant imagination.
    4. The Dark Company – Glen Cook – follow a group of mercenaries who gradually work out they’re fighting for the wrong side.
    5. The Chose – Ricardo Pinto – a very, very different type of fantasy world as far removed from the classic medieval Europe template as you can get.
    6. The Prince of Nothing series – R Scott Bakker – another dense, dark and complex fantasy world
    7. The Dark Tower – Steven King – the master of horror takes on fantasy and succeeds
    8. The First Law Trilogy – Joe Abercrombie – taking well worn fantasy tropes and turning them on their head. He’s not known as Lord Grimdark for nothing.
    9. Legend – David Gemmel – One book, one battle, one legend.
    10. The Dtagons of Pern series – Anne McCaffrey – Is it fantasy? Is it science fiction? Who cares, it’s brilliant.

    1. Hey thanks for the list!! :) So many good books!

      I have read Tigan but no other books by Gavriel Kay so it’s a must for me haha.
      The Dark Tower is stunning! And you mentioning it reminded me of Talisman & Black House by Stephen King. They have some connections to Dark Tower (as King loves to connect his books). Have you read them? If not, I would very much recommend both. The First Law Trilogy… I think I have read that one or have last book unfinished.

      Doomspell trilogy was one of my favorite reads in my childhood so I just had to put it here.

  7. Reblogged this on Suffolk Scribblings and commented:
    While I write science fiction, I’m a great lover of the fantasy genre and loved the fact that I’ve read most of the books on this list. What about you? What are your favourite fantasy books? Either post here or go through to the original post to join in with the fun.

  8. Hi Anastasia! I’m visiting by way of Dylan Hearn of Suffolk Scribblings. I love the fantasy genre, and I particularly love your list because I’ve only read half of them. I’ve added the others to my TBR list. Very much looking forward to reading them!

  9. No Tolkien reading is complete without his The Silmarillion and The Children of Hurin (both published after he died). Terry Brooks’ Shannara series would also be on my list for best fantasy.

  10. I was hoping you’d mention Discworld! Hands-down the most creative fantasy world I’ve read about. That and ASoIAF have to be my favorites, because YA really doesn’t do it for me. But great list regardless, and it makes me want to look up the stuff I’ve never read.

  11. ….yeeeeeah, I’d agree with most books on this list. XD And for those who say they love fantasy and haven’t READ at least half the books on this list are truly sorry sods. :P

  12. The Discworld series will always remain my greatest love as Terry Pratchett was a bona fide genius. I also absolutely devoured with relish The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan and I do need to get more books by her. Fantasy is the absolute best genre!

    1. Discword series is just fantastic!! :) It’s so epic and long and everything! <3 I read the first book of The Black Magician last summer, however never got into reading the rest of the books…maybe this summer I'll try again :)

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