Thursday’s Things: Fantasy For All

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“Thursday’s Things” is a roundup of book related links I’ve come across while wandering down the rabbit hole that is the internet.

During my Sci-Fi Summer reading challenge last year, I did a Thursday’s Things edition that was nothing but links related to Science Fiction.  I realized that I had never done one that was entirely made up of Fantasy.  So, in the spirit of feeling balanced, here are ten bookish Fantasy things I’ve come across:

A Month of Favorites: 5 Fave Fantasy Books

Throughout December, Estella’s Revenge, Girlxoxo, and Traveling with T will be sharing their fave bookish (and sometimes not-so-bookish) experiences from the year and they’ve invited their readers to join in on the fun! The schedule and details are posted at Estella’s Revenge.
Today is all about choosing 5 faves by a theme, and since Fantasy is my favorite genre, I decided to tell you about my 5 fave Fantasy books that I read this year.  I didn’t include any re-reads.  The links are to my reviews or Goodreads.
  1. The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg – I immediately added The Glass Magician to my wishlist when I finished reading this, even though it’s not at all necessary to continue to the next book.  I JUST NEED TO KNOW, OK?!  These characters own me now.
  2. Chimera: Books 1 – 3 by Phil Gomm – this is really a tie with The Paper Magician, but I put them in 2nd place because you have to read all three.
  3. The Stranger by Max FreiThe Stranger’s Woes is also excellent.
  4. Of Bone and Thunder by Chris Evans – I almost didn’t request this on Netgalley because I wasn’t sure if I would like it.  I’m glad I gave it a chance!
  5. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier – I read this for my book club.  I often skip several months at a time because either I refuse to pay for the book and can’t find it at the library, or I simply can’t find it anywhere for a reasonable price.  I was lucky enough to find this one at Half Price Books.  It ripped my heart into little shreds and then somehow put it all back together again.  What more could I ask from a fairy tale retelling?

What are your favorite Fantasy books that you’ve read this year?