While I was putting this list together, I was thinking about the books I’ve been wanting to read but never made time for them. Don’t you just hate having books you said you’ll read and then they languish on the shelf for years? Well, this #FallForFantasy I plan on busting my fantasy TBR with some backlisted fantasy and some new fantasy reads as well.
But I didn’t want to get caught with cramming my entire month with fantasy books. I love fantasy and I do dedicate a lot of time to reading fantasy books, but I need some other genres in my monthly TBRs just to keep things interesting. So instead of a formal TBR for October, November, and December, I decided to pick the top 15 fantasy books I want to read these upcoming months.
I thought a lot about this because not only did I want to read these fantasy books, but I also wanted to keep in the spirit of everything else going on around us. So I have some spooky fantasy reads, some Latinx authors for Latinx Heritage Month (it ends October 15th, so you still have time).
I’ll also be exploring Rebecca Roanhorse’s Black Sun as well as catching up on Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive. I also wanted to finally read the first book in the Wheel of Time series as well as Robin Hobb’s famous Assassins series.
I also want to mention that these won’t be the only books I’ll read the next three months. I’ll be reading more, but dedicating five books from this list per month to give fantasy books the upper hand on my very delicate and balanced TBR. You’ve probably read some of these. You’ve probably been putting them off for years just like me! But if you take anything away from this blog post, it’s this: if you make the time to read the books, then you’ll read them.
Here’s What I’m Reading for #FallForFantasy
- Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
- The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
- Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
- Scythe by Neal Shusterman
- Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
- The Iron King by Julia Kagawa
- A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
- Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
- The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
- Lobizona by Romina Garber
- The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
- House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A Craig
- The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon