While writing this post about top ten SF books on my tbr, I realized I had quite a few fantasy books that I was eager to get to. So I made a separate post about the top ten fantasy books on my TBR for 2019.
Here are the ten fantasy books on my immediate tbr –
1. A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar – I am trying to read more female SFF authors and Sofia Samatar is quite famous for her fiction. I did read couple of chapters from this book and I liked the part that I read. Would love to finish this book in 2019.
2. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip – Patricia has won multiple World Fantasy awards and is quite famous for her fantasy. I saw this copy at Worldcon and got it because of the stunning cover by Tachyon Publications.
3. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – I have only heard good things about this author by everyone who has read her books. I also love fairy tales and this is a retelling of a fairy tale which makes me even more eager to read it.
4. Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman – I love Dragons and have been trying to read every series which focuses on Dragons. This is one such classic fantasy series and I can’t wait to read it.
5. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge – This was on my TBR for 2018 but could not read it. I hope to read it in 2019. This is by an author who is well known for her middle grade fantasy.
6. The Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson – This is probably the most hyped series next to ASOIAF. Everyone says this series is the most complex series they have read with way too many characters and subplots. I am very eager to start this series.
7. Malice by John Gwynne – I own a box set of this series and it is a series that I am sure I will love. I heard it is very much like ASOIAF series and that those who like one will like the other. I will binge read this series next year.
8. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay – Another famous author I have not yet read. Even some authors I met in Worldcon recounted Guy as being their favorite. I need to read something by him soon. I even have the audiobook version narrated by my favorite narrator.
9. The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey – I came across this author when I read Eragon and many reviews said Eragon was inspired from this book. I also saw Patrick Rothfuss dedicate his book to Dragonriders of Pern. I knew I had to read this book but it has been sitting on my shelf from last few years. Time to read it soon.
10. The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – Anyone who has read the Stormlight Archive series says it is the best series they have ever read. I want to get on the hype train and see if the series is worth the hype it is getting. This is yet another book sitting on my shelf from 2-3 years waiting to be read. Also after meeting Sanderson in Worldcon and seeing nice he is in real life, I want to read more of his fiction.
So what do you have on your TBR?
I’ve had The Way of Kings for over four years -I’ve made it my goal for next month to finally tackle it!
I think the size of the book is intimidating. Good to know someone else has not picked it like me. I was wondering if I was the last person who has not read the series. Making it my top priority for 2019.
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I guess I am not going to read any of the above books bcos they are fantasy! But would like to read one good fantasy, rooted in realism, someday 🙂
Then try Signal to Noise (or other magical realism books) that I reviewed very recently. It is mostly reality with a pinch of fantasy.
I’ve only read the first Pern book.and it was ages ago- not sure why I never continued on, but I’ve thought of revisiting it numerous times. I did read the Dragonlance series- hope you enjoy!
Thanks Greg. Since I love dragons so much, I think I should make it a priority to read these two books soon.
I loved malice so much. I did get lost with all the places it mentioned but it really didn’t matter haha
Oh good to know you loved Malice. I need to read the series soon.
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Fantasy books are not my favourite. I like mostly travelogues, biographies, and select fiction. Among my TBR are “Forward: My Life With and Without Boney M.”, by Marcia Barrett; and The Summons by John Grisham.
— Pradeep | bpradeepnair.blogspot.com
I love reading travelogues and biographies too, once in a while. All these sound interesting. Thanks for dropping by.
I have read Daughter of the Forest. I loved it. I am sure you will like it.
Thanks SG. Since you liked this book, I should make it a priority and read it soon.