Time for another Book Tag!
I saw this one over at BookMarkYourThoughts a few weeks ago and thought I’d give it a go. Then I kind of got side-tracked, but have finally got around to doing it.
Hope you enjoy!
↠ Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post.
↠ Link to the creator’s blog (Jo @ The Bookworm Dreamer) in your post.
↠ Answer the prompts below – all fantasy books!
↠ Tag 5 others to take part.
Anyway, without further ado, here we go!
One: 5 Star Book
Oooh a tough one, but I will go for The Last Argument of Kings by Joe Abercrombie. This was a great conclusion to his First Law trilogy. Abercrombie really writes some of the best characters around and they are what make this – and the series as a whole – five stars!
Two: Always Going To Recommend
Hmmm… I’m gonna say the Lord of the Rings. It is just so influential in modern fantasy that any fan should at least give it a try. I get that it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea due to Tolkien’s writing style, but I think it is still a fantastic book and the most influential fantasy book of all time. Can’t really say much more than that.
Three: Own It But Haven’t Read It
Oh, boy! There a good few to answer here. But, I figure that new releases aren’t in the spirit of things. Not having read something that has come out recently is hardly shocking. So I am going to say one that will possibly surprise a few people. I have (well, it is my girlfriend’s copy, actually) the whole His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman on my bookshelves and have never read any them! Ever!
Four: Would Read Again
Ooooh, well there are loads of choices here! I’m going to go with The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden as I plan on reading it once it gets a bit colder and more wintery… After all, it is a wintery, Russian-inspired tale so perfect for if it gets snowy.
Five: In Another World
Oh god! So, so many choices! I guess Lord of the Rings is just the obvious choice, right? it really is the grand daddy of world-building. But I have already picked it, so I’ll go for George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. I know it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea due to the fact that nothing good ever seems t happen, but it really does have great world-building.
Six: Back On Earth
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty is a fantasy set in 18th century Cairo. At least it starts there. We are soomed whisked all across the Middle East and into a world of magic, Djinn and political intrigue. It’s just great so go give it a try. One of my favourite books of the year, for sure!
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And remember, part of the rules was to tag another five people. Here are my nominations!
- Alex @ Whimsy Pages
- Jack @ JTH Books
- Morgana @ Morgana’s Book Box
- Lucy @ Lucy’s Novel Purpose
- Kelly @ From Belgium With Book Love
Hope you enjoyed my answers!