Top 5 Tuesday: fantasy (on my TBR)

Anyway, today is the next Top 5 Tuesday! Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by the lovely Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit here for the upcoming topics!

This week, the topic is Top 5 fantasy, but because I just did a recommendations post yesterday about fantasy, I thought I’d do top 5 fantasy on my TBR.


The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

I’ve heard so many good things about this book, and my brother recently read it after his high school English teacher called it “the best book you’ve never read.” So now we have it on Kindle and I really want to read it!

The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson

I basically just want to read something by Brandon Sanderson because I’ve heard so many good things about him and his books.

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

I don’t know much about this book, but the cover is pretty and it sounds really interesting!!

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

I love the cover of this book, so this was largely a cover add tbh. But it also sounds super interesting.

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors and I really want to read as many of his books as I can. Neverwhere is probably next on my Gaiman TBR.


So those are five fantasy novels on my TBR! Which ones should I try first?

Thanks for reading! xx

38 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: fantasy (on my TBR)

  1. I want to find some good Sanderson, too. (And by “good” I mean something I like.) I read his Steelheart and didn’t like that, so I’m planning to try one of his fantasy books and see if I get on better with that.

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  2. You have so many good books here, it’s hard to know where to start but I’d go with Neverwhere. It’s a true classic. NOTW is also exceptional but Rothfuss has been frustrating his fan base for years with his lack of follow through after releasing the second book in the series. I’d wait until he was done to jump into NOTW. Cheers, Brian

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    1. I think Neverwhere seems to be the consensus about where I should start!

      That’s good to know about NOTW! I definitely like having all the books in a series out before I start reading them, so I’ll make sure I wait until there’s at least news of a release!

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  3. I saw The Name of the Wind on someone’s else’s TBR recently! I’m interested in hearing what you both have to say. I own the Mistborn trilogy and have been waiting for a good time to read them. For some reason I feel like they’d be good winter reads, but maybe I should try them out this fall if I have time. They’re quite long, though! ^_^

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  4. The wrath and the dawn was pretty good! The characters and the writing and romance were amazing! Ember is a great dark YA fantasy series which I hope you’ll enjoy! I read Mistborn and the stormlight archives by Brandon and they’re both amazing! The stormlight archives is my favorite epic adult high fantasy of all time!

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  5. So many good books on this list! Though I would say Warbreaker is a better starting point for Sanderson — but many people disagree. I just found Mistborn to be slower paced and with less compelling characters (at least in the first book).

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