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 Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorite Authors

Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday as hosted by the lovely people of the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is all time favorite authors. That’s right, from childhood to now, who are your top ten favorite authors?

1. Sarah J Maas. I mean, c’mon, did anyone not expect to see her on here? She definitely makes the list for having such awesome storytelling skills, kickass female heroines, and just cool stories overall.

2. Cassandra Clare. Again, was this a surprise? She’s one of my writing influencers and I just love her storytelling and the plots she comes up with. Great writing mind, plus we’re from the same state. xD

3. Mary E. Pearson. She wrote on of my favorite books (that has just been made a favorite recently) and she’s also one of the first authors to ever respond to me via social media. So yes, she definitely makes my top ten. She seems like a sweet lady and I hope to meet her one day!

4. Neil Gaiman. His writing style is beautiful and I just love the stories he comes up with. I haven’t read many books by him yet, but I’m slowly making my way through. He has a great mind and creative genius and he’s definitely another role model for my own writing.

5. Nancy Farmer. She wrote one of my favorite books of all time, so she had to make this list. Though I’ve never read the sequel or anything else by her, I really enjoyed her storytelling and just how she explained so much in a given space.

6. Laini Taylor. She wrote a fantastic series (which I’ve only read the first book of so far) and has a great writing style. She makes me love love and want to know more about the world that she wrote about. Plus she has awesome pink hair.

7. J.K. Rowling. Even though I haven’t completed the Harry Potter series for the first time, I still really have enjoyed the series thus far, plus I love the movie adaptations. She invested so much into those books and I feel that she definitely deserves to be on my list.

8. Becky Albertalli. Definitely a new favorite author after reading her book. She has a no-nonsense writing style and I love the way she used her knowledge and past experience with teens to write the book. Fantastic.

9. Stephenie Meyer. During the height of Twilight I’d say she would’ve been my #1 favorite author, but now I just reflect back on those times in high school and it’s definitely more of a nostalgic feel than anything.

10. Rainbow Rowell. I’d consider her among my favorite authors. She’s good at writing books that connect you to the characters and think of your own past with certain situations that happen in the books. At least that’s what happens with me. Plus her style is unique and I really like it.

I just realized I only have one male author on my list. Wow.

Anyway, those are some of my all time favorite authors! I honestly am not surprised most of them have stemmed from recent years, but hey, it happens.

Who are some of your favorite authors? Let me know!