Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Fantasy Books Recently Added to My TBR

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “10 Books From X Genre That I’ve Recently Added To My TBR List.” If asked what my favorite genre is, I’d probably say fantasy; but recently, I’ve been reading a wider variety of books. I’ve probably read more contemporary novels in the last six months than I have during the first couple of years of blogging. I joined the Flights of Fantasy challenge this year because I wanted to get back to reading more fantasy, but so far, I’m only doing so-so. Still, I love the genre and am hoping making a list of the last ten fantasy novels I’ve added to my TBR will motivate me to start picking up more fantasy. Covers are linked to Goodreads or titles if cover if unavailable.


1. A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney – Can you love something without ever really enjoying it? I love the concept of a retelling of Alice of Wonderland, but have never actually read a retelling that I loved. Still, I’m always intrigued by the idea and am hoping this one ends up truly delighting me.

2. America, Vol. 1 by Gabby Rivera (illustrated by Joe Quinones) – You know that “shut up and take my money” meme? That was pretty much me when I first heard about this graphic novel.

3. The Queen and the Cure by Amy Harmon – I was pleasantly surprised when I picked up this author’s novel The Bird and the Sword. I’m beyond stoked that there’s a kind of sequel and will make time soon to read this one.

4. Broken Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin – I finished my first N.K. Jemisin novel not too long ago and can’t wait to continue the Inheritance Trilogy.

5. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – This doesn’t come out until next year, but I know I am not the only one who has heard that this novel is going to be epic. The anticipation is already killing me.


6. The Blazing Star by Imani Josey – I haven’t heard much about this one, but several trusted bloggers have enjoyed it, so I think I’m going to give it a shot.

7. Mirage by Somaiya Daud – I haven’t heard much about this book, but every time I read the synopsis, I get excited.

8. The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monahan – This one may be more horror than fantasy, but it sounds like it has some fantastical elements, so I’m including it.

9. Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser – This is the last book I added to my TBR because of a review by fellow blogger Amber Elise @ Du Livre. Witty banter and enemies-to-lovers trope? Sign me up!

10. Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard – I just added this one a couple of days ago. I really enjoyed Susan Dennard’s previous books in this series and am eagerly awaiting the third installment.

What’s the last fantasy book you added to your TBR list? Which genre is your list based on this week? Let me know in the comments and be sure leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

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49 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Fantasy Books Recently Added to My TBR

  1. The Hollow Girl has me intrigued! You have a great range of books on here. 🙂 I hope you enjoy them when you get around to them.

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  2. I have the same problem- I love fantasy but haven’t read much lately? So a list of fantasy books is always good. 🙂 I like the look of Song of the Current and I need to try Dennard’s books.

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  3. I have three N.K. Jemisin books but I have yet to really read her. I did start The Fifth Season but the prologue was so confusing and I decided I needed to start with a different series, haha. I really enjoyed The Blazing Star. It is not without its faults but still a highly enjoyable read.

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  4. I have The Blazing Star on my TBR as well, the cover is so pretty and I’m really interested in the summary. I’ve had it on my TBR for a while though so hopefully you get around to it soon!

    Of all the summaries of the books on your TBR (I had only heard of The Blazing Star), I think the Hollow Girl one interests me the most. If it didn’t cost so much, I would preorder it today!

    Great TBR, do you have any idea which one you’ll get to first?

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  5. I am not a huge SFF reader, I pretty much read contemporary all the time, but I am definitely looking forward to Bloodwitch. That character is so complex, and I think his book will be fantastic.
    Sam @ WLABB

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  6. Great list! I did contemporary this week, but I am trying to get into more fantasy books lately. One that I’ve recently added to my TBR is Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows, because dragons!! Song of the Current also sounds really interesting!

    ~ Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover
    My TTT!

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  7. I’ve not heart of “The Blazing Star,” but wow! That cover looks gorgeous! That’s one I’ll definitely have to take a closer look at – love discovering new books. 🙂

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  8. Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard will be quite the book. If my memory serves me, he’s quite the morally grey character. I have only read Truthwitch, and wasn’t so inclined to continue the series, but dam if I don’t want to read Bloodwitch, Alicia!!!

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