10 Fantasy Books Worth Reading
Due to all the technology surrounding us, many people choose to spend some quality time playing a video game or watching a movie rather than some old school reading.
However, if you are still on the reading side of this technology war, here are 10 fantasy books worth reading.
It is very easy to lose yourself in a book; it is probably easier than losing yourself in a movie. How long has it been since you last read a book so good that you simply could not put it down until you have finished it? Or how long has it been since a book’s magic caught you so badly off guard that you could not step back into reality after finishing it?
To help you find the answer to the common question “What book should I read next?” we have put together a list of 10 fantasy books that are really worth it. We have everything from mainstream fantasy books to books which are not that popular but certainly are enjoyable and fantastic.
1. The Lord Of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Everybody knows about the Lord of the Rings movies but what you probably do not know is the fact that the books are even more awesome. The Lord of the Rings book series have helped a lot with shaping the modern take on fantasy reading and writing so if there is anyone out there who has not started or even considered starting reading these books, do it now! You won’t regret it.
2. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
The Kingkiller Chronicles are not yet complete, only two books being available to the public but the way these books are written and the fascinating story behind a handful of characters make the third book a fantasy book to look forward to.
3. A Song Of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
A Song Of Ice and Fire is the book series which has inspired the popular TV show, Game of Thrones. What? You have not started watching Game of Thrones yet? Well, you should, after reading the books of course. What is interesting about TV shows or movies inspired by books is the fact that although it is the same story told twice, there will always be differences between the books and the TV adaption and many, many people say that the books are always (or almost always) better.
4. The Wheel Of Time by Robert Jordan
Although many may consider Jordan’s The Wheel of Time book series way too long, this is certainly an epic fantasy book series worth following. Be careful though, it may take you a long time to finish what you’ve started.
5. The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
The Stormlight Archive promises to be a book series consisting of no less than 10 books out of which only one has been released. However, the first one is great enough to make you look forward to the others and it offers a great, classic perspective on fantasy books.
6. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen by Steven Erikson
The Malazan Book of the Fallen is one of the few book series on this list which is actually completed so once you have started reading it, you won’t have to wait years until you are able to finish it. Plus, the books are amazing and a great example of fantasy novels worth reading.
7. The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
Brandon Sanderson is the only author featured on this list with two book series, so that should be taking into consideration as well. Enjot The Mistborn trilogy along some other great works of the same author.
8. The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
In The Farseer trilogy, you have it all: romance, magic, adventure and awesome characters so if you have not considered reading this book yet, you should! Although Robin Hobb is not the best author on this list, his book series is surely a great example of the astonishing fantasy genre.
9. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
Some may think Harry Potter is a children’s book and maybe it pretty much is but you would be surprised on how captivating it actually is. The Harry Potter book series is every kid’s dream, especially every for every kid who grew up along Harry. Even if you are an adult and don’t think this books are for you, try reading them for a child and see how amazing is the world created in these books, for a kid. You will definitely enjoy the books, the kid’s reaction or both.
10. The Riftwar by Raymond Feist
We conclude our top 10 list with some of Feist’s early work, The Riftwar saga. The books were published in the ‘80s so you should expect some kickass classic fantasy books with loads of magic. You can never go wrong with the classics.
How many books which appear on this list have you read so far? What book from this list do you want to read first?
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