Books I Recommend to Others the Most
Wow, it’s been a wee while since I’ve participated in a Top Ten Tuesday prompt (or completed any kind of post for that matter!) I’ve definitely missed it! Most of the books on this list I’ve probably waxed lyrical about before but I’ve tried to include a couple I haven’t bored everyone to tears with yet haha! 🤣
1. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
I adore this series and Graceling was the book that started it all – it was love at first sight for me! It has it all really and I could not recommend it enough.
2. Warchild by Karin Lowachee
One of the most powerful and impactful stories I’ve ever read. If I could push this book on to everyone to read I totally would. It’s an amazing book and the rest of the series is just as fantastic.
3. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
I’ve been thinking about this book (and series) a lot recently (probably because we are getting another book this year!) It was my first real foray into more erotic fantasy and it remains a favourite that I am forever singing its praises to anyone who will listen!
4. Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon
I was literally talking about this book to a co-worker just a few weeks ago (they had read it too and loved it). Such an underrated classic – I’m always pushing it to my fellow bookworms.
5. Melusine by Sarah Monette
I adore this series – I’m always praising it to the hills! Unfortunately it is out of print and you can really only get it second-hand these days. I keep hoping if I promote it enough it might encourage a whole new host of readers (though i don’t exactly have the reach but a girl can hope!) 😉
6. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
This was my first book by Juliet Marillier and it is still the one I recommend to people. All of her books are amazing but this was my gateway book so you can bet I encourage others to read it constantly.
7. Lord of the White Hell by Ginn Hale
Ah, this series is so stinking good! I want to shout from the rooftops to everyone within earshot to give it a bash. I have a particular soft spot for the first duo of books (each part of the series has a companion book).
8. Trick by Natalia Jaster
One of my favourite authors, I have adored each and every one of Natalia’s books but this was the first one I picked up and I feel it is the best entry point to her works. The new and revised edition is even better (if that’s possible).
9. Wolfsong by T.J. Klune
Again, I love all of T.J.’s books (the ones I have read, anyway!) but this one is something special (the whole series is, in fact) so it’s always one of my top recs. Just a beautiful story.
10. Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
C’mon, there was no way this book was not making this list! My favourite series of all time – of course it’s the one I recommend constantly to readers and non-readers alike. It’s the most incredible fantasy series I have ever had the pleasure of reading (or, should I say, devouring!) 😉
…And because I struggled narrowing down my top recommendations to just ten, here are some more of my top recs: