In our previous post we looked at the 11 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017, and were surprised to find we hadn’t read ANY of them. So did we fare any better with the Best Fantasy Books of 2017?
For this list we are using the books most voted for on Goodreads. I’m hoping that next year (if I’m more organised) we can run a poll of our readers instead!
11. Etched in Bone (The Others #5)
10. The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of Tearling #3)
9. The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3)
N. K. Jemisin
8. Assassin’s Fate (The Fitz and the Fool Trilogy #3)
7. Feversong (Fever, #9)
Karen Marie Moning
6. One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3)
5. Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive #3)
4. The Bear and the Nightingale (The Winternight Trilogy #1)
3. A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3)
2. Norse Mythology
1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
J. K. Rowling
I, Mrs NW, have again managed a clean sweep, having read none of these books. Mr NW’s reaction to finding out what #1 was, was something along the lines of “What the ….? Are you serious?”. I know Mr NW is keen to read Assassin’s Fate, but having not read either of the two preceding books, it’s going to take him a while to get to it. Also, Oathbringer is definitely on the to be read list. As you all know, I’m a bit of newbie in the realm of fantasy books, so my dumb question of the day is why are there so few standalone fantasy books?
Check out the full list here.