Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #2 (& Giveaway!)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing girls over at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is to list my top 10 favorite fantasy novels.  I originally wasn't going to participate in this meme, because for all intents and purposes, I am somewhat new to the genre; I haven't read many fantasy novels.  Fantasy is way outside my comfort zone.  However, I've been on a fantasy kick, and I really want some new ideas and/or recommendations.  

My all-time favorite... Of course, I have to pay homage to what I consider an absolute staple in the fantasy genre (but what do I know?), Harry Potter.  This book and series may very well be the first fantasy novels I ever read, and I won't lie; I went into the series grudgingly.  I wanted to find out what all the hype was about.  Boy did I ever.  I even have a Harry Potter quote tattoo now.  And yes, I get teased about it regularly.

Other favorites include:  Eragon by Christopher Paolini, as well as the rest of The Inheritance Cycle, A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, (the first in the series -- I didn't care for the second novel as much, and haven't read any others), The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, and two I just read this month, The Deep End of the Sea by Heather Lyons, and The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski. 

Speaking of the Winner's Curse, I am currently holding a giveaway on my blog for a brand new hardcover copy.  Applicants may enter once per day.  Since I will be paying postage, this giveaway is unfortunately open only to US residents.

I chose this title for March's giveaway, because I absolutely loved it.  Read my review!

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  1. Love, love, love HP, GoT and Eragon! I haven't read any of the other three authors you mentioned yet but they are on my TBR list. Thanks for stopping by my blog Jackie :)
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages
    +New Follower!

  2. Love the Harry Potter series. I really needed not of a top twenty to get all my favorites into it. Ty for stopping by my blog!

  3. Hahaa Ok so I got rid of the Eragon DVD like you said. The only reason why I had it was b/c I found it in the free bin at the New/Used book store. Figured, I got the book, why not own the movie too. Yea, I heard how awful it is from other people too! LOL
    If you want to read more fantasy, I'm the chick for you!!! Hahaha... A really great series is The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta. Oh gosh and if you love Harry Potter try Abarat by Clive Barker and Un Lun Dun by China Mieville. Both of those books are fun, a bit odd but adventurous and awesome!!!
    ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY~~~ Ummmm.... HELL YEA! I'm so excited to read this damn book. I read some great reviews on it too, so to win copy, a HARDBACK copy.....DYING!!!!
    Book Hangovers Blabs Books

    1. Sweet -- I will check out both fantasy series you recommended.

      Good luck on the giveaway! You can enter once per day, by the way. :)

  4. The Winner's Curse was SO good! I didn't add Harry Potter, but of course it's a great choice. Thanks for stopping by! I followed you back. :)

  5. Great list. I really wanna check out The Winner's Curse! Everyone keeps talking about it and I feel left out.

    1. Enter my giveaway for it! :) It really was good.

  6. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love Eragon! I have to go back and reread the series sometime soon; it's been so long. The Winner's Curse sounds like an interesting read. I'll have to check it out.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy reading :)

  7. So many great books!I can't wait to get my hands on the Ocean at the End of the Lane.And Winner's Curse sounds so interesting and unique.Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.New follower via bloglovin!

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

  8. In my opinion, Harry Potter opened up a new interest in fantasy for this current generation.

  9. Ooo I want to read the Winner's Curse so bad!

    Just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! New follower :)


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