Tuesday’s post about fun fantasy fiction got an amazing response. I guess we all need an escape every now and then.
So many of you shared your favorite books with me that I wanted to pay it forward and compile your full list. Many of these are new to me, so I thought they might be new to you too. I included the sci-fi ones too, for fun, and some of your comments as well.
Thank you to everyone who shared!
The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss was recommended by multiple readers so it makes the top of the list.
Red Rising series by Pierce Brown.
The Mistborn series by Bryan Sanderson.
The Robot Series by Isaac Asimov, “A 1950s conceptualization of artificial intelligence.”
The Paradox Trilogy by Rachel Bach, “think Alien meets Mills & Boon.” (and, for you non-Brits, Mills & Boon = Harlequin)
Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, eight books in all.
Fablehaven books by Brandon Mull
The Discworld series by Sir Terry Pratchett has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston was described by a reader as, “It’s a true story, but wild enough to be fantasy.”
The Bees by Laline Paull, “A beautiful fantasy book about a worker bee and her struggle inside a hive.”
Other recommended authors: Rick Riordan, Anne McCaffrey, C.J. Cherryh, Fritz Leiber, Patricia Wrede, Tamora Pierce, and Robert Heinlein.
Here’s to a holiday season with lots of curling up under a big blanket to escape, for a little while, to another world.