I love books! All genres from different authors. I can devour a biography while reading a drama and then switch to poetry and then read a Bible commentary. But the genre that has my heart will always be Fantasy. There was a period in my life that I didn’t read much in the genre, but I’m back at it. And here are my current 5 Fantasy Books that are on my bookshelf now.
5) Helen and Troy’s Epic Road Quest by A. Lee Martinez
Full of adventure, creativity, and laughs. This book made me realize that fantasy and comedy do belong together. The writing is vibrant and entertaining. It’s a good easy read that can really get your imagination going!
4) The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker
I had taken too long of a break from fantasy books. And while this probably isn’t a straight forward fantasy but it is still epic in its story. The characters are fleshed out and you end up rooting for and against them because you have grown attached to them. I have yet to finish the series, but it is at the top of my list for 2021.
3) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Probably my favorite Harry Potter book, but this is really a nod to the overall series. I believe this is my first fantasy series that I read and it captured my imagination. I know there is so much controversy with these books especially in the Christian community, but here is my take. This is a great story in a fun world. The book even made me take a look at magic in the Bible and forced me to figure out what I believed and how that would affect my life. Great series and a great book.
2) The Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien
Isn’t this the definition of fantasy for anyone growing up in the 2000s. Yes, the movies are the reason I read the books, but hey as long as we read the book that is the most important. This is the foundation of my love of fantasy and will always be a great influence to me.
1)The Dark Tower by Stephen King
Probably a controversial pick since it is ahead of The Lord of the Rings but I stand by this. This was the first series that made me cry and that alone as to count for something right? The characters and story gripped me and I loved how it all ended, which is why I picked the last book to rep the whole series. I’m thinking I’m going to read it all over again along with picks 2 & 3 next year.
What are your top 5 favorite fantasy books?