Top 5 Magical Books!

“Swish and Flick!” Sorry, I couldn’t help it – this post begged to be started with a quote from Harry Potter! I don’t care how old you are, there’s always room for a little magic in your life. Some books with magic are whimsical and nostalgic. Some are full of fantasy and adventure. And some are full of power and balances between good and evil. I hope to cover all of those bases today!

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 October – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

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HARRY POTTER by J.K. Rowling

I had to start with the obvious. This was a series that I almost refused to read. I think that I was in my late teens when this series blew up and everyone was talking about it. At that point, all I knew was that it was a middle grade series where the kids were wizards. I had one word for it……. LAME! I was too cool for it lol! HA!! Little did I know that you can never be too old and this is the best series I’ve ever read! I may be “slightly” obsessed! The magic in these books is what you would call classic. Wands, spells, and all that jazz. But it’s still amazing!

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MISTBORN by Brandon Sanderson

This is a book that I read for the first time a few weeks ago, and it’s hands down the most unique magic system I’ve ever read! I felt like a was a sponge just waiting to suck in as much information as I could. The system revolved around metals, where a person would ingest it, and each metal had different uses and abilities. The way that it was written also made it so easy to understand and put into practise.

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CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE by Tomi Adeyemi

This one felt like a case of mysterious magic. It was lost to the people and suddenly our main character finds their magic and needs to learn how to wield it. Things would have been different had she had someone to teach her, but we the reader get the chance to learn along with her and I love experiences like that!

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THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss

If I was to choose some words to describe the magic in this book, it would be powerful, and sneaky! I know those words have a lot to do with the characters personalities, but it shows just how versatile the magic is in this book. We are also in a magic school setting (which is something I live and breathe for!) so we learn about magic in a classroom setting as well as practical. I don’t think that we really understand just how powerful the magic in this world is just yet! Book 3 now please???? WHEN??

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THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

The magic in this book is what I meant above when I said whimsical! Everything about this book reminded me of sparkly magic dust. Not that there was actually magic dust lol, but that’s how I felt about the magic and the book as a whole. The magic was used as a game, and also showed the struggle between good and bad. The atmosphere only heightened the magic, making this something I will never forget!

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TOP 5 TUESDAY PARTICIPANTS:

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So there are my top 5 magical books! I could have made the list so much longer. Books with magic have always been a favourite! I’m really hoping that I can get some recommendations from the participants lists. What’s your favourite magical read?

Until next time, happy reading!

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  1. I love how atmospheric the magic is in The Night Circus. I just want to cozy up on a chair and read it all over again just for the magic.

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  2. PERFECT choices. The only one I haven’t gotten to yet is Mistborn, but it’s been on my TBR for a while now.

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    1. Omg I highly recommend it! I put it off for so long myself. It sat unread for years! Now I want to devour everything Brandon Sanderson 😂

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      1. I have them on my kindle just waiting to be read….

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  3. Alyssa Cohen says:

    Believe it or not, I still have not read Harry Potter! I think I’m going to read it during this upcoming summer as my little “summer reading project”!

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    1. Omg I hope you love it!!! It would be perfect for a summer binge read 🙂

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  4. LOL I have Harry Potter and Mistborn too! Although I totally forgot about The Night Circus, that has such an amazing magic system too!

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  5. readbydev says:

    I loved Name of The Wind! I was going to add it but I honestly couldn’t remember the details because I’ve been waiting so long for the third installment 😭

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    1. Haven’t we all 😂 I keep crossing my fingers it will be soon. But I won’t hold my breath lol

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  6. Absolute Shannonigans says:

    Participating : https://absoluteshannonigans.blogspot.com/2018/10/tuesday-tops_23.html

    I still need to read Mistborn!

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  7. bookwormmuse says:

    I have yet to read the last two books but I agree with you on the others! Especially Mistborn. I am loving it so much that I breezed through the trilogy and on the last book!

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    1. I can’t wait to continue with Mistborn! I’ll be starting book 2 in November 🙂

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      1. bookwormmuse says:

        Ooh! I just finished the second one on Sunday and it suffered a bit from the middle book syndrome but later on, more than made up for it. So many things happen! omg.

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  8. Great list! I couldnt decide how to pick my “magic” books so went with books that had the word “Magic” right in the title 😀 If I hadnt done that, there’s a good chance Name of the Wind and/or Night Circus would have made my list as well.

    Here’s my list: http://www.tenaciousreader.com/2018/10/23/top-5-tuesday-books-with-magic-in-the-title/

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  9. Alexandra says:

    Another excellent list! Way different to mine, which I just posted. 😀

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  10. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Hahaha I also thought that Harry Potter would be lane based on the recommended age….boy was I wrong! As usual my post …late…. http://bewareofthereader.com/fed-up-with-all-these-hyper-hyped-books-i-am-rooting-for-the-underdog-top-5-magical-books/

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  11. This is an amazing list! I love love love the magic system in mistborn – so unique and creative and well thought out! And I agree with every other book you included as well 😄

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    1. Sorry! I’m just seeing this now. I’ve had a chaotic few days. I’ll get you added ASAP!

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  12. Crystal says:

    Harry Potter just has to be mentioned! Even though The Night Circus wasn’t my favorite, I do think it has one of the best magic systems.

    https://paperroyaltyblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/top-5-tuesday-books-with-magic/

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    1. So sorry! I’m just seeing this now. I’ve had a chaotic couple of days. I’ll get you added to the list ASAP! Sorry again!

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      1. Crystal says:

        It’s okay. I totally understand. Life can just get too much at times. That’s why I haven’t read one single book all month. 😭

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        1. Oh no!!!!! All month? That’s awful. I hope you can get back to reading soon!

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          1. Crystal says:

            Yess 😦
            I hope so too!

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  13. Carolina @fictionologyst says:

    HP and CoBaB are my favorite. Glad they make to your list!!

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  14. evelynreads1 says:

    I really should read the name of the wind! I plan to do that in December!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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    1. I read it in December I think it it was perfect timing! The atmosphere just felt right. Enjoy!

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  15. kyera says:

    Man, the Name of the Wind is on sooo many of your lists. I really need to read it!

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    1. I think you would really love it! It’s huge, but reads quick 🙂

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  16. Yes Yes Yes… Such great choices! Can’t wait for the sequel to COBAB!

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    1. Omg I know!!! I have so many theories!

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