Top Ten Tuesday #51: Fantasy Books I Haven’t Read Yet

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s topic:

Books I was excited to get but still haven’t read

The Wyrd & Wonder monthlong celebration of all things fantasy is still going, so I’ve decided to make this Top Ten Tuesday post fantasy related by listing only fantasy books below.

There are many books I could have included on this list because my unread TBR is large, but these are among the top ones I’d love to prioritize.


The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Everfair by Nisi Shawl
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgensten
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell (illus.)
Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng

If you’ve read any of these, let me know what you thought of it and which you think I should read first.

30 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #51: Fantasy Books I Haven’t Read Yet

  1. I’ve never heard of “Under the Pendulum Sun,” but now that I have, I want to do nothing else but read it lol. I didn’t finish The Lies of Locke Lamora, but it’s just because I had too much going on when I tried to give it a go. I recommend the audiobook if you are into those. The narrator is superb. Natural History of Dragons is great and the only one on this list I’ve read cover to cover. Good luck on your TBR !

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  2. I’ve had a copy of Locke Lamora on my Kindle for YEARS and still haven’t gotten to it. Same with Name of the Wind, but I refuse to get involved in yet another fantasy series without knowing that the final book at least has a release date. Good luck!

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  3. Oh you got some of my favorites in there! I’m so jealous that you get to read the Mistborn series for the first time ever! It’s such a SATISFYING story. A Starless Sea is another absolute favorite. And the Lies of Locke Lamora are just….good. SO GOOD.

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    1. 🙂 Mistborn and Lies of Locke Lamora have been on my TBR so long that I really should give in and get to them already. And I just know I’ll love Starless Sea too. I loved Morgenstern’s Night Circus.

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  4. This is a topic that really resonates with me, as I’m sure it does with many others whose TBR has grown too tall to reach the top of. The Lies of Locke Lamora is up there on mine, also. The Name of the Wind is one of my favorite books, I just love the story and how it’s written, how carefully crafted. It’s very much a character story. It’s part of a trilogy and the third book isn’t out yet and it’s been many years since the second was published, so I leave it up to you whether to dive into the series before it’s finished. From my perspective, even if the series is never finished I’m glad I read what I have as the book remains one of my favorites. Also, I really enjoyed The Final Empire. The first book was killer. The next two not quite as much but still very enjoyable. They’re good if you’re really into fascinating magic systems.

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    1. I don’t mind starting on an unfinished series. I think that works for me since I have trouble sticking to a series to the end, lol. I also love a character-driven story, so Name of the Wind seems very appealing. Also, I’d like to try Sanderson’s work because I listen to his podcasts.

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