Top Ten Books In Fantasy 101

Top Ten Tuesday

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.
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16 thoughts on “Top Ten Books In Fantasy 101

  1. You have some awesome books on this list! I have been going through a few entries of TTT this week and I really think my college should have spent some time with you guys about putting together more interesting courses. I did actually take a Science Fiction though time reading and writing class. That was definitely the closest to these cool posts.

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  2. Oh I’m so glad you put HP on your syllabus – I’ve been waiting for someone with a Fantasy 101 class to do this haha. I also love Throne Of Glass and Shadow And Bone (who doesn’t, right?) so I completely approve of your list haha.

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  3. Lovely list! I have Outlander on mine as well (historical fiction 101), and I could easily have included Shadow of Night as well, so I’m happy to see A Discovery of Witches here. I do need to read the Wheel of Time series one of these days.

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