Bookshelf Tour: Fantasy Favourites

Hi guys, I hope you are all well. To be entirely honest with you guys, I’m running low on post ideas so I thought I’d share a tour of my favourite bookshelf. I wanted to start the new year with new content but I’m currently in a bit of a creative block, so please bear with me. Since fantasy is my favourite genre I thought it would be a good idea to share the bookshelf that contains a lot of my favourites. Most of these books I’ve read but there are also a couple of TBR books too. Be warned, I’m prone to ramble in this post. Let’s get started.

 

This is my favourite fantasy bookshelf, so it does not contain all of the fantasy books I own – it contains most of them though. As you can probably tell, it’s organised alphabetically. There are some favourites that I don’t own physical copies of yet, but I hope to add them to this bookshelf soon. A prime example of this is the Pellinor series by Alison Croggon. I read my sister’s copies of the series, so I don’t currently own it. I want to add it to my bookshelf though. I also want to get the first book in the Empire trilogy by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts to complete the trilogy. In terms of these first two pictures, I’ve read all of these books except The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan and Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay. I really enjoyed the first two books in the Lady Trent series by Brennan, so I’m looking forward to continuing the series and hopefully finishing it this year. Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay become one of my all time favourite books last year so I’m excited to read more by him and I’ve heard good things about Tigana. Other favourites on these shelves of course include all my Robin Hobb books. In an ideal world they would all be on the same shelf, but we can’t have everything right? 🙂 The Faithful and the Fallen is another favourite and I love the way the spines look altogether. Speaking of nice spines, I have the Chronicles of the Fallers duology by Peter F. Hamilton, which is a fantastic sci-fi duology. I also have the first book of the Dandelion Dynasty, The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu. I have read the second book too but it’s a massive paperback so it’s not on this bookshelf. 

 

You may be able to tell that I’m running out of space, so I’m having to start stacking my books to fit more in. It’s not going to look this organised for much longer. In these two pictures, I have read all of the books, except The Black Guard by A. J. Smith. As you may be able to guess, I’m a big fan of Brian McClellan’s books. I cannot wait for the third and final book in the Gods of Blood and Powder trilogy to be released this year. I also have the first two books in the fantastic Ascension Cycle by David Mealing. Another favourite is the Old Kingdoms series by Garth Nix. Sabriel is actually the book that got me into the fantasy genre and I will always love it. I’ve been waiting for the last book in the Draconis Memoria trilogy by Anthony Ryan to be released in paperback to complete my collection. I’m looking forward to seeing how the trilogy concludes. Onto the last shelf. While I still enjoy Sanderson’s writing, I don’t love it as much as I used to. I kind of when a little mad when I first read his books and I wanted to read all his books, now I’ve calmed down :). I still really like the Mistborn trilogy and I loved Warbreaker. Next I have the fantastic Echoes of the Fall trilogy and Children of Time, both by Adrian Tchaikovsky. Then I have these beautiful editions of The Hobbit and LOTR. Lastly I have two of my favourite books from last year; The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi and The Bitter Twins by Jen Williams. I have read the first book in the Winnowing Flame trilogy by Williams – once again it’s a massive paperback so not on this bookshelf.

 

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed this look at my fantasy bookshelf. For anyone interested I organise my bookshelves by author, genre and size. Do you see any favourites of my shelves? Or any TBR books you have? If you want to know my thoughts on any of these books, just let me know. I have done reviews to a lot of them on this blog. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and I will see you next time.

 

Pippa

 


7 thoughts on “Bookshelf Tour: Fantasy Favourites

  1. That is a very impressive collection! I tend to read ebooks now so my physical book collection isn’t looking too healthy. My fantasy collection mostly consists of Tolkien, Narnia and Harry Potter. I’m currently reading Ship of Magic ebook (my first Robin Hobb book) and seeing your copies, I know there definitely wouldn’t be room for the series on my shelf! Which Robin Hobb book/series would you recommend most?

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    1. Thank you! Well her books are a part of a wider series called the Realm of the Elderlings series so I would recommend reading them all. It’s best to start with the Farseer trilogy and work your way through from there but you can also do what you’ve done and start with the Liveship Traders trilogy. My favourite trilogy is probably the Tawny Man trilogy but you definitely have to read the Farseer trilogy first.
      Here’s a link to my author exploration of Robin Hobb: https://thelittlebookowl.com/2018/10/22/author-exploration-robin-hobb/

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