Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book Recommendations for Those Who Want to Pick Up More Fantasy

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I’m so glad this meme is back from hiatus. This week’s topic is “Ten book recommendations for ______________: (Skies the limit here…examples: for Hufflepuffs, for fans of Game of Thrones, for people who don’t normally read YA, for animal lovers, for video game lovers, etc.” I feel like this week is a good opportunity to share some of my favorite fantasy series, so here is a list for those who would like to read more fantasy novels. Covers are linked to Goodreads.


1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – Perfect for those looking for a fantasy with multiple MCs, anti-heroes, and a fast-paced heist storyline.

2. A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi – Technically the second book in Star-Touched Queen series, but can be read as a standalone. Perfect for those looking for the whole package: great characters, vivid world-building, and spellbinding story.

3. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh – Perfect for those looking for an unapologetically fierce heroine and a romance that will make you weak in the knees.

4. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – Perfect for those who like magical fantasy and stellar world-building.

5. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – Perfect for those who like their fantasy with a dash of fairy tale by the Queen of fantasy. If you haven’t read this author, do it now.

6. Uprooted by Naomi Novik – Perfect for those looking for great world-building, dazzling magical battles, and an unconventional villain.

7. The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin – Perfect for those looking for a multi-faceted universe where humans and gods clash.

8. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho – Perfect for those looking for a fantasy to charm them from start to finish while addressing real-world issues in a historical setting.

9. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente – Perfect for those looking for a middle grade fantasy to fall in love with where every sentence feels like magic.

10. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – Perfect for those looking for a dragon fantasy and phenomenal writing.

What is your favorite fantasy novel? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments and be sure leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

69 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Book Recommendations for Those Who Want to Pick Up More Fantasy

  1. This list is totally for me!! I would love to read more fantasy, but I never know WHERE to start! I don’t know what my interests are when it comes to fantasy, so it’s overwhelming. Uprooted sounds really good– I like unconventional villains for sure!! Thanks for the recs 🙂

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  2. I’ve read a few of these books! I particularly enjoyed Six of Crows! I shall look up some of the other books. I’ve heard great things about Seraphina!

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  3. I have read SoC, TWaTD, and ADSoM, all were fabulous, and I am not a fantasy reader (contemporary is my thing). I have both Uprooted and Seraphina, and want to read those as well.

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  4. I couldn’t get into Uprooted and that broke my heart. BUT OMG Daughter of the Forest! I loved that book, I think I read it about 10 years ago. It was bit too adult for me at the time, but I loved the world.

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  5. I am definitely someone who wants to read more fantasy, so its safe to say I will be adding quite a few of these to my TBR! Six of Crows, A Darker Shade of Magic and Seraphina are all already on my TBR, so I really do just need to get round to picking these ones up soon as well 🙂

    My TTT

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  6. I have, no joke, owned Daughter of the Forest for about 15 years. I really need to read it haha! The Wrath and the Dawn is on my ARC August tbr this month and I hope I can get to The Star Touched Queen soon. Loooove Uprooted, A Darker Shade of Magic, and Six of Crows! Great choices 🙂

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  7. “Six of Crows” is HIGHLY anticipated! One that’s been on my shelf for FAR too long, and one I absolutely 100% hope I love (because heists!). Thanks for sharing these, Alicia.

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  8. I’ve hit a jackpot! You know I love fantasy, Alicia. I can’t wait to read A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab. I just know I will love it. And, I plan to go in blind. I have no idea what it’s about. Hehe


  9. I have not read any of the books on this list. Although a few I really want to read and own, like the majority of this list. But I hadn’t heard about Sorcerer to the Crown before, and it sounds really intriguing.

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