Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Top-Ten Tuesday 2/18/2014 - Top 10 Fantasy Books

Okay, so in keeping with my more regular blog posting, I present Top-Ten Tuesday.  I'll just be giving my top tens for a variety of nerdy stuff, mainly dealing with books, music, television, movies, and video games.  Since I write fantasy, I figure I should start this feature off with my Top Ten Fantasy Books.

You'll quickly realize that I'm more into recent fantasy than the older classics.  Also, I want to point out that when I chose books for this, I decided not to use multiple books from one series(with one exception).  Here goes!

10. The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)

9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (J.K. Rowling)

8. Way of Kings (Brandon Sanderson)

7.  Dragons of Autumn Twilight (Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman)

6. Myst Reader (Robyn Miller, Rand Miller, and David Wingrove) 

5. Elantris (Brandon Sanderson)

4. Wizard's First Rule (Terry Goodkind)

3. Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)

2. Eye of the World (Robert Jordan)

1. Mistborn: The Final Empire

Any thoughts?



  1. You included several here that I enjoy. Terry Goodkind, Myst, Potter, the Hobbit. Great picks!

    1. I love hearing that you enjoy the Myst books. I'd read the first book years and years ago and finally picked up the Myst Reader a couple years ago to read the other two. I've never really played the games, so the books definitely stand strong on their own merits.

  2. I also love Robin Hobb - her Liveship Traders series is exceptional.

    1. I've heard so many good things about her, but have never had the chance to check out her books. Maybe I'll have some time one of these days :)

  3. The Dragons of Autumn's Twilight sounds really good. I'm going to check that one out at some point :)
    I need more dragons in my life.

    1. I've admittedly never read any Dragonlance outside the initial trilogy(starting with this book), but it's as swords and sorcery fantasy as you can get, and it has an amazing cast of characters.

  4. I totally disagree with the Order of the Phoenix being on the list being one of the worst books in the series in my opinion. With the best being the 6th book The Half--Blood Prince