Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101 (examples: YA fantasy 101, feminist literature 101, magic in YA 101, classic YA lit 101, world-building 101)
My favorite genre is Fantasy so of course I decided to go with Fantasy 101 today! There are so many other fantasy novels I have yet to read but these are some of my favorites.
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – as well as the rest of the Harry Potter series. Appeals to all ages.
- The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan – as well as the rest of The Wheel of Time series.
- The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien – as well as the rest of The Lord of the Rings trilogy
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – I have only read the first two books but I can feel that this is a great fantasy series. A great, badass chick as the main character.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – Loved this book. It was so magical and beautifully written.
- A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin – Great series. Lots of main characters, stories weaving together, etc.
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – Great characters and world building.
- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – History, fantasy, paranormal, supernatural all rolled into one trilogy beginning with this book.
- A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray – A different take on time traveling to appeal to those, like myself, who aren’t too big on time traveling stories.
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – Similar reasoning behind A Discovery of Witches and A Thousand Pieces of You. There is so much about Outlander to love. It doesn’t necessarily belong to just one genre, which is another reason I love it so much. Fantasy, historical fiction, romance, etc. There is a little bit of everything with a great story, and incredible characters.