Grab a fantasy book and get lost in an intricate adventure of unrealistic worlds and magic.
Some of the greatest movie franchises and television series ever made have descended from fantasy books and distinguished novels.
Whether you are an avid book reader or someone who is yet to be pulled into the engaging and mysterious world of novels, we present you with a top 10 list of must-reads!
Throughout the text, we will uncover many fantasy books that are worth the read, to say the least.
Moreover, many of these written works of art have been made into movies or television series and trust us when we tell you-you will get hooked.
You might be wondering, what is a fantasy book anyway?
Moreover, what is it within the story that makes the book be categorized as such? A fantasy book is a story of a fictional plot, setting, and theme.
In addition, there is always an aspect of an unrealistic element, often involving magic, myths, or supernatural concepts. Novels of fantasy context allow us to step into another world, a world of things we may have never imagined.
Furthermore, if you are doubtful and think that a fantasy story is only meant for children, you couldn’t be more wrong.
Most often, all the books we are about to mention are such intricate stories, filled with real-life lessons, all while allowing us to enter a whole different dimension.
Fantasy books are filled with stories that will inspire you, teach you and remind you to never stop believing.
Before you partake into these worthy books, ensuring that space, where you are reading, is just as cozy is key. Good lighting, a comfy chair or couch, a cup of cocoa or tea and you are all set.
If your room is overwhelming and quite distracting, do a bit of interior decorating. Move things around, and relocate your bookshelf and other heavy furniture.
Creating a new space within the old will give it a fresh spin, where you can truly enjoy spending some time. Also, a good flow within a room will give you serenity and an atmosphere perfect for reading and getting lost into various stories.
Lose Yourself in Fantasy
Okay, now that we have thoroughly explained what fantasy books are all about and why you should read them, here is a list of the top 10 worth reading:
- Harry Potter
- Lord of the Rings
- Game of Thrones
- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
- The Magicians
- The Mortal Instruments
- The Name of the Wind
- The Hobbit
- Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
- The Lies of Locke Lamora
If you look at the list we have just provided for you, you might realize that some of the most epic movies and/or television shows have derived from novels.
Moreover, you might’ve even watched these fantasy books on TV and not known most of these stories came from fantasy books. I don’t know about you, but I find it astonishing that a person just like you and I, sat down one evening and began writing these stories that we know today. Simply epic!
If you are unsure of which one to start with, or simply haven’t even heard of some of these books, here’s a brief breakdown of each book.
10. The Lies of Locke Lamora
A suspenseful story about a gang of thieves and a criminal underground world, where they face the King of the underworld.
9. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
A story about a young girl who falls through a rabbit hole and lands in a mystical world of creatures she has never seen or heard of before. Although it might seem like a book only for children, many adults enjoy delving into its pages and transporting to Alice’s world.
8. The Hobbit
A magical story that follows a hobbit on his adventures to complete a quest. This is a prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, following Bilbo Baggins and his history.
7. The Name of the Wind
An intricate story of a young boy who grows up to be one of the most powerful wizards ever and his adventures.
6. The Mortal Instruments
A story about a young girl who under difficult circumstances discovers a world of magic, while she meets a Shadowhunter that will guide and protect her from dark forces along this journey of her figuring out the truth and her history.
5. The Magicians
A young man who discovers that his destiny is a secret magical school in New York City, which will later take him through important personal, moral and spiritual growth.
4. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
An inconspicuous closet door leads to the magical land of Narnia, where a family of four children from England comes across animals who talk, mythical creatures, and an evil witch. This is the first installment in the Chronicles of Narnia series, which has five more books.
3. Game of Thrones
An epic tale of seven kingdoms, one Iron Throne, rivalries and alliances between friends, foes, and family. The best part is that there are many parts of the series, so you will have plenty of opportunities to explore this realm.
2. Lord of the Rings
This is a tale of a powerful ring and its effect and influence on Hobbits, Elves, Men, Dwarves, Wizards, Orcs, and Dark Lords. Those who have seen the movies will nevertheless enjoy the books, as they can give you a different perspective on the characters and their quest.
1. Harry Potter
A story about a young wizard, along with his friends, who all attend a magical school while discovering hidden secrets, parts of their past, and themselves throughout the chronicles.
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Game of Thrones has broken numerous records on HBO. The story grew from a fantasy book to an unforgettable television series.
Out of the top 10 here, how many are you familiar with or simply a fan of?
I have to say, if I had to pick, my favorite fantasy stories include Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, The Mortal Instruments and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Whether it is wizards, spells, witches, knights, dragons, dark forces, or curious characters, each one of these will make you glad you read them.
By now, even if you have never read these, you are familiar with them. From the Harry Potter franchise to the Game of Thrones series, all these fantasy books have grown into established platforms popularized all around the globe. Now that is a wide influence.
Magic & Fantasy Books
Fantasy books, although unrealistic, are still very much relatable to the reader and the audience. Also, there are always aspects of reality sunken into certain characteristics of characters.
Those and other elements make them and their relationships throughout these stories real. In addition, even when fantasy books take us into a magical setting of unrealistic realities, we are still able to extract the message of the story.
Will we tell you which to pick first to read?
No. What we do suggest, is that you start with one and go from there. All top 10 on the list are fantasy books under the ‘must read‘ category.
Meanwhile, you could be thinking ‘Why read? Why not just watch the moving picture adaptations of these fantasy novels?’
Truth be told, you could do that.
However, haven’t you ever been told that a book is far greater and more interesting than a movie or TV show version of it?
A book is an original written idea behind each and all these stories.
It contains the original narrative, with authentic settings and characters. You don’t want to miss out on that!
If you want to explore a curious dimension of magical spells, wizards and witches or perhaps a world of seven kingdoms where knights, lords, queens, and dragons try to take the throne, then you are on the right article.
We did our part. Now it’s your turn.
Go to the library or download a digital version of the novel on your iPad! Lastly, step into the fantastic dimensions of these wonderful and indelible books.