I totally realize that my meme is Top 5 Tuesday – not 10. But come one! Fantasy is my most read and favourite genre – there’s no way I could narrow it down to just 5!! I tried but there was just no way! Especially since I wanted to feature both YA and adult books. This is a longer than normal post, so I’m just going to get to it!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my upcoming topics in September – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

City of Brass

First I have the most recent fantasy read which is The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – Review will be posted tomorrow! Everything about this book slayed me! It was so rich and gorgeously written. It’s not the fastest paced book, but if you’re a person who craves details, world building, character building, magic, politics, and everything else in between – this is the one for you! I was sucked into this world so hard that I didn’t want to put it down!

Hounded

Next is another somewhat recent read – Hounded (book 1 of the Iron Druid Chronicles) by Kevin Hearne. It would take me forever to write out all the reasons I love this book! There’s a hot tattooed druid, a hilarious talking dog, gods, vampires, werewolves, witches…… need I say more? For my full review, click HERE

This series unexpectedly made my list. I absolutely refused to read Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire. I heard it explained as a magical realism mystery….. two of my least favourite genres. But, after someone with similar reading tastes rated this one 5 stars, I decided to take a look. Ok, yes, it’s magical realism with mystery elements, but it’s so much more than that! These books are tiny (at around 200 pages each) but they pack a serious punch! For my full review, click HERE

Children of blood and bone

This wouldn’t be a top fantasy list if it didn’t include Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi! I was a little nervous going into it because the hype was intense! But it totally lives up to the hype in every way possible! I haven’t stopped thinking of the characters and the magic since I’ve finished it. And I have so many theories about what’s going to happen in the next book! Click HERE for the full review.

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Next is another one that was a huge surprise for me! When I first got back into reading, The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh was everywhere! I bought it on impulse, but I had a bit of buyers remorse. I assumed that it would be mediocre…… far from it! I was so obsessed with it that I finished it in a day. After I turned the last page, I sat on the chair and my hands literally shook because I wanted the next book so badly!!

Of course I had to talk about Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor! This was the first ARC that I ever received so it immediately holds a special place in my heart. But, the writing was just SO beautiful! I never take notes while reading because it takes me out of the moment, but with this one I had pages of notes! There were so many lines that stopped me in my tracks and made me reread them. I’m currently reading Muse of Nightmares right now and I’m LOVING it!! Full review to come next week 🙂

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This is another book that I heard about when I really came back to reading. I searched for fantasy books and this came up more than any other book. I knew that The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss was going to be a commitment. It’s HUGE! And if I didn’t like it, then pushing through would feel like wading through mud. But I read it way faster than I expected because I loved everything about it!

I had to choose one Sarah J Maas series – and it’s the Court of Thornes and Roses series! I really do love Throne of Glass, but this one was amazing! I’m sure you know about it already, and have seen the hype, so you know why I love it already 🙂

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Ah! The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was absolutely glorious!!! Nothing beats the world building in this book. It was so detailed and so enchanting. I swear I could see the lights twinkling, smell the popcorn, and feel the excitement. Once again, not the fastest paced book (I think I’m sensing a theme here) but the details and connections were so worth every page read!

nevernight

Last but certainly not least, it wouldn’t be a top fantasy list without my beloved Kristoff. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff is one of my all time favourites. Nothing will ever take him off my list! If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you’re aware of my obsession. This series is my everything!!!!

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TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS:

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There are my top 10 fantasy books! A super long list but every one of them needs their moment in the spotlight. I CAN’T WAIT to see what’s on the participants lists……. I always need more fantasy!!

Until next time, happy reading!

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