Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.
The topic for today (18/05/17) is: Popular Fantasy Series I Haven’t Read
1. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
As an avid fantasy fan, it might come as quite a shock to people who know me that I haven’t read these books. I watch the HBO TV adaptation, Game of Thrones, but I’ve never felt compelled to pick up the books. I don’t plan on reading them in the future either because I’ve spoiled myself for all the major plot points through the show. I prefer high fantasy such as Tolkien’s to the gritty and realistic fantasy that is Martin’s style.
2. The Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin
Sara, a blogging friend and fan of the author, has recommended this to me several times. Considered a classic in the genre of fantasy, this is one series that I’m really looking forward to reading. However, I don’t want to begin before having all the books and since I don’t have them currently, I’m yet to get to this one. Wish me luck in finding them all!
3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
An immensely popular modern author, Maas has established herself as the current queen of fantasy through this series and A Court of Thorns and Roses. I’m a little unsure about this one because I don’t particularly enjoy romance in fantasy books, but its popularity has made me curious. Maybe I’ll read it in the future, but it isn’t a priority.
Have you read any of these? What would you recommend? Do you agree/disagree with my decisions? Let me know in the comments section below.