Top Ten Tuesday: Books I am thankful for

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As it’s a freebie, I decided to give you 10 books by my favourite authors that turned me into fans of their works and or/ introduced me to a whole new genre.

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Medalon. Demon Child Trilogy 1 / Jennifer Fallon –> I loved it so, so much, I had to get the second and third parts of the trilogy immediately. So as of now I know all of Fallon’s books and am waiting patiently for the second part of the Lyre Thief Trilogy. She was also the first Aussie Fantasy author I read 🙂

One of the many things I like about her books: Slow burn Love Stories!

Ship of Magic. Liveship Traders Trilogy 1 / Robin Hobb –> My love for Robin Hobb’s books started with the Liveship Trader Trilogy. I had the books in German and loved everything about them! At first I wasn’t that eager to start her other books but after a friend talked me into reading Assassin’s Apprentice, I couldn’t stop. As of now, I have read all of her works written as Robin Hobb, apart from the Soldier Son Trilogy and am waiting for the last book of the Fitz & Fool Trilogy.

One of the many things I like about her books: Her Dragons!

A Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire 1 / George R. R. Martin –> Introduced me to dark, epic High Fantasy with tons of characters. I was blown away! Probably the first book I read in which no one is safe and even heroes can die. Made me start a lot of books that sounded similar.

One of the many things I liked about the books: Grey characters! Grey characters everywhere!

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Gardens of the Moon. The Malazan Book of the Fallen 1 / Steven Erikson –> Started it after ASOIAF as I was looking for another epic, long Fantasy series. It is different, but just as good. Those 2 are probably my all-time favourite Fantasy Series. It’s complicated and annoyed me sometimes, but all in all, it impressed me, and I started re-reading the whole thing. It also made me read more books about mercenaries, like The Black Company, as I liked the ones Erikson created so much.

One of the many things I liked about the book: Funny & witty dialogues, especially between the soldiers.

Lightning’s Daughter. Dark Horse 2 / Mary H. Herbert –> Always, as it was, even more than Harry Potter, the reason why I stuck with Fantasy. It will always have a special place in my heart 😀

One of the many things I liked about the book: Flying horses and the cat with golden eyes^^

The Gunslinger / Stephen King –> It wasn’t my first book by King. I already read Firestarter and The Green Mile. I liked them, but wouldn’t call them my favourites. The Gunslinger, as the start of the Dark Tower Series, made me a fan of King’s books and now I am trying out almost everything he ever wrote. The only one so far, I didn’t like was It.

One of the many things I liked about the book: Bromance.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Millennium Series 1 / Stieg Larsson –> Made me realize, that I do like to read some Thrillers sometimes. Before that I never thought about trying one. But this whole trilogy was so good and exciting, I wanted similar stuff after it. It made me interested especially in Scandinavian Literature.

One of the many things I liked about the book: The atmosphere created. It really scared me! This one scene with the cat? Don’t read it at night when you are alone at home!

The Colour of Magic. A Discworld novel / Terry Pratchett –> Introduced me to the Discworld and its many colourful characters. I am re-reading the whole Series at the moment.

One of the many things I liked about the book: The ideas! A walking luggage, that’s eating people? Why not! A disc on 4 elephants on a giant turtle walking/flying through the universe? Yes!!

The Final Empire. Mistborn Trilogy 1 / Brandon Sanderson –> After I disliked Elantris and never wanted to read Sanderson again. I would have missed so much, if I hadn’t picked it up!

One of the many things I liked about the book: His innovative magic systems.

Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone / Joanne K. Rowling –> And I didn’t want to read them first. At this point (I think I was 11-12 hen I started), I was more into Teenie-Romance stuff and Horse books.

One of the many things I liked about the book: The Magic School!

12 comments

  1. I so agree with Game of Thrones. I was kinda tired of fantasy until I read that. I was blown away- and yes the grey characters. Awesome. And The Girl With The dragon Tattoo- I read more thrillers now and I’ve had my eye on those. they look intense!

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  2. Omg I LOVE The Game of Thrones series even though it brutally murdered my feels…and like all my favourite characters.😂 But it made me realise how much I love adult epic fantasy and it’s safe to say I’m addicted!! I’ve read so many since I binged all the GoT books last year and need mooooore. I also loved Mistborn, but still have to finish that series. Eeep. So many books to try!!

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  3. Was soll ich sagen ^^ – Der dunkle Turm, Game of Thrones, Mistborn, Zauberschiffe – die sind alle klasse und da bin ich auch “dankbar” für.
    Dämonenkind von Fallon fand ich gut zu lesen – allerdings gefiel mir Hythria deutlich besser. Und die Scheibenwelt natürlich auch – auch wenn ich da nicht alle gelesen habe. Harry Potter gehört auch dazu – auch wenn ich nie DER Fan gewesen bin. Mit dem Thriller und auch mit Erikson konnte ich nicht so richtig was anfangen. Und das Jugendbuch kenne ich nicht. Hätte ich als Teenie sicher geliebt 😀

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