Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorite Fantasy Books


Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday as hosted by the lovely people over at The Broke & the Bookish. Today’s topic is all about our ALL TIME favorite books in whatever genre we wanted to pick, so I chose fantasy. It’s my favorite genre to read from and so it should be easy to pick books, right? Well, I hope.

1 . City of Glass by Cassandra Clare – This was such a perfect wrap up to what was going on in the plot and I really loved this one. Clary really grew as a character, and everything just came together really nicely.

2. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer – This will probably forever be on my all time favorites lists because it revolutionized a lot of reader’s love for reading, and this really helped to bring me back to loving reading novels.

3. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor – I loved the writing in this book, the tales that were weaved, the characters, the story, everything about it was just beautiful to me.

4. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – As this was my first ever audiobook, I really loved it! The story was enchanting, the characters were all wonderful, and I just love the lore and the mystery behind everything!

5. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas – This series seriously gets better and better with each book, and since I haven’t finished Empire of Storms yet I can’t exactly put it on this list, but this one is for sure amazing. Love love love!

6. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – This was my first adult epic high fantasy read and it was so good. There was so much action and so much put into this world, and it’s only the first book! I loved the characters, the plot was interesting, and the magic was unique.

7. Fushigi Yuugi by Yuu Watase – This is my favorite manga series of all time, and it’s fantasy, so if I didn’t put this on this list then there’s something wrong with me. I love the story, the characters, the art, the plot, everything about it is amazing in my eyes. I highly recommend this series!

8. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater – Excuse me while I go search for my heart because THIS BOOK DESTROYED ME. This finale was so epic and lovely and intense and WE ALL KNEW WHAT WAS COMING, BUT COULD WE HANDLE IT? NO! So good.

9. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – FAVORITE. BOOK. OF. THE. YEAR. I loved this book SO much and it DEMOLISHED ME (since TRK destroyed me, you know). The characterization was awesome, the setting was beautiful, SQUAD GOALS, action, romance… it was everything I needed in my life and more.

10. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor – As the third and final book in this trilogy, my heart soared when I read it. It was so beautiful and huge (seriously, the book is massive in comparison to the other two) and I felt like it wrapped up everything wonderfully. Of course I want more, but you know, it’s fine the way it is.

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What are some of your all time favorite fantasy books? What about other genres like mystery, contemporary, or anything else you can think of? Let me know!

Top 10 Tuesday: All Time Favorite Books

Hey, I’m starting some fun new things starting this month! I’ve been looking around at various blogs that I follow and found Top 10 Tuesday, hosted by the lovely people at Broke and Bookish. So, each Tuesday I’ll be participating and doing my best to list the top ten whatever every week!

So, for this week it’s all about (that bass, jk) favorite books OF ALL TIME! …over the last three years. Well, since I’ve really picked up on reading over the last several months, this should be easy! Even though some of my favorite books are from way before then, but oh well.

1. “Throne of Glass” by Sarah J Maas. I love this book so much. It’s a great start to a great series. It really helped to rekindle my love for fantasy.

2. “Crown of Midnight” by Sarah J Maas. Can you see a theme here? This second book was even better than the first with more action, romance, revenge… awesome!

3. “Heir of Fire” by Sarah J Maas. Okay, this is the last one by her, I swear, but I just love this series so much that each have to be listed in this top ten pick.

4. “City of Glass” by Cassandra Clare. A great wrap up to an original trilogy, this book definitely makes the cut in my top ten favorites. Really great.

5. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling. I’ve never read the HP series until my 20s and it’s definitely been a great ride so far. HP3 is my favorite book so far with so much plot development and character development. I learned so much about the world and some characters I didn’t get from the movies, so I loved it, really.

6. “Stardust” by Neil Gaiman. This book was just so beautifully written, and the tale behind it was just really cool. I’m glad I read it and really got a sense of what Gaiman’s writing is like. Very inspiring for my own writing.

7. “This Shattered World” by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. This is the second book in the Starbound trilogy and it was so much better than the first. I loved the first, too, but this one definitely makes my favorites list for sure. The world was more developed and the characters were so awesome together.

8. “Firelight” by Sophie Jordan. I loved this tale of people turning into dragons and their fight for survival, plus the whirlwind romance that made my heart all a flutter. Yup, it was a great book that lead into cool sequels.

9. “Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell. This was so reminiscent of college, even though I just graduated last May. It was so cute and I enjoyed reading the story within the story, though I still wish there had been more Cath/Levi time. Ah well, still a great story.

10. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. Like everyone else (or the majority) that read this, I fell in love and cried and felt the feels. It’s a great book with lots of emotion and depth and I highly enjoyed it.

What are some of your top favorite books you’ve read recently? Let me know!