Fantasy Favorites

I haven’t talked about myself much yet on this blog, so I figured the best way to introduce myself would be through my favorite books! I won’t be giving a synopsis for each book (Goodreads does a much better job at it than I do), but I will be talking about why I love them or what makes them special to me.

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

I read this book when I was in middle school, and I immediately fell in love with it! It was actually my family’s roadtrip audiobook, but we finished the roadtrip before the book ended, so I remember sitting in my room with my boombox so I could finish listening to the cassettes. I did enjoy the rest of the series, but this book is just so good that I’ve read it at least 7 or 8 times.

The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

This whole series means a lot to me. It really got me back into reading when I was in a really dark place in life. I know it definitely has some issues, but I think overall the story, the characters, and the relationships will be some that I remember and hold dear for a very long time.

The Strange the Dreamer duology by Laini Taylor

I had heard so many people saying great things about this book, so I was skeptical when I first started it but oh man, it really ended up being one of my favorites!! It is so unique and interesting, and the language is magical. Whenever I read Laini Taylor’s writing, there will be a sentence that just makes me stop and think “wow“.

The Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo

If you read my King of Scars review, than you already know I love this duology. I was also skeptical going into this one because I didn’t enjoy the Shadow and Bone series by Leigh Bardugo, but I was proved wrong. This book doesn’t even include that many fantasy elements, but I love groups of misfits and outcasts coming together!

I’m realizing that I have too many fantasy favorites to justify putting them all in one post, so this will have a part 2 eventually, but I will finish off the post with an important favorite:

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter is one of the first books I remember reading. I have a super specific memory of my mom and I sitting at a table in the kid’s section of Barnes & Noble, and her telling me that we should get this book because it was getting popular. I was only in first grade at the time (like 6 years old) so it was too advanced for me to read on my own, so my mom would read it to me and I would follow along. I really think this started my lifelong love of reading and of fantasy! The series will always mean a lot to me no matter how much JKR makes a fool out of herself by coming up with more content for it.

Stay tuned for part two of this post, as well as posts about my favorites from other genres!

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