10 Fantasy Series I Want to Read

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Fantasy has been my favorite genre of literature since I was a child. I love whimsy, new worlds, magic, swords, and so many other classic elements of fantasy.

It’s the genre that I read most frequently, but there are so many fantasy series that I still need to read. Here are the ten that I’m most excited about!



The Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson

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I discovered my love of Brandon Sanderson at the very beginning of 2019 when I read the first two books in the Stormlight Archives series, The Way of Kings and Words of RadianceAlthough I can’t imagine loving anything more than the Stormlight Archives series, I’ve heard that the Mistborn series is the favorite of many Brandon Sanderson fans. I know it’ll probably take me a long time to get through, as it’s a seven book series and Sanderson tends to write long books, but I know it’ll be worth it.


The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

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The first book in this series, The Eye of the World, came out in 1990, and I’m surprised that I’ve never read this. There are fourteen books in this series, and it’s high fantasy, so I have a feeling I’ll really enjoy it.


The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski

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Out of all the series on this list, this is the one that I’m most surprised I haven’t read yet. I was never a gamer growing up, but all of that changed when a friend introduced me to The Witcher 3. The game literally blew my mind. The landscape is gorgeous, the story is fascinating, the gameplay is exciting, and you can play the game over and over again and still not see everything. I purchased a PS4 just so I could buy and play this game. I have the first few books in the series, and I have absolutely no idea why I’ve been putting it off. I know I’m going to enjoy the series immensely.


The Broken Earth by N.K. Jemisin

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I keep hearing really good things about this fantasy/science fiction series, and it has some post-apocalyptic elements, so I really need to read this. Plus, I keep hearing that N.K. Jemisin writes beautifully, and I want to experience that.


Legends of the Condor Heroes by Jin Yong

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Back when I first started this blog, I did some research on Chinese literature because it’s something that interests me. (psst, Meonicorn over at The Bookish Land did a great guest post on Chinese literature!) I came across this series and kept seeing the author referred to as the greatest Chinese fantasy writer. There’s a new translation of this series coming out starting with the first book, A Hero Bornbeing released in September. I requested and was lucky enough to receive an ARC from the publisher, so there will be a review coming within the next month!


Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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I recently read V.E. Schwab’s Vicious and adored it, just like I loved her middle-grade novel, City of GhostsThis series deals with parallel universes, which is a topic that I’ve always loved in fantasy, so I can’t wait to read this series!


Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Last year on Black Friday, Book Outlet had a massive sale and I bought a copy of Caraval, the first book in a trilogy. It’s been sitting in my TBR pile all this time and I haven’t found time to read it yet. The third and final book in the series, Finale, was released back in May 2019, and now that the whole trilogy is out it might be fun to binge through the whole thing.


The Witchlands by Susan Dennard

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I’ve always had a soft spot for witchy fantasy books, so this is an obvious addition to the list. I first heard about this series from a few of my favorite fantasy-loving booktubers, and this is one that I definitely want to read sooner rather than later.


The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss

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This is one of those books that literally pop up in every single fantasy recommendations list. It’s a modern classic, and I know I’ll be reading this soon – I just bought a copy, so look for a review sometime in the next month or so!


The Magicians by Lev Grossman

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Booktuber Chelsea Palmer introduced me to this series, and it sounds amazing! While most of the fantasy I read is high fantasy, this is urban fantasy, so it’ll be a subgenre that’s relatively new to me. It also sounds really dark, which is always a win for me!


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Want some more fantasy recommendations?

Six of Crows | Roar | Furthermore | An Ember in the Ashes | The Light Between Worlds




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7 thoughts on “10 Fantasy Series I Want to Read

  1. There are so many great books on this list!! Name of the Wind is FANTASTIC and you must read it immediately. I personally didn’t like Caraval, but Legend is amazing, I haven’t read Finale because I’m scared of finishing series, but hopefully, it’ll be good 😂 I started The Magicians, it was a little slow for my liking so I put it on hold for a bit, but hopefully I’ll get back into it soon. Great list!

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  2. Fantastid list, I want to read most of these too. I literally can not believe that I haven’t read a V.E. Schwab book yet but I hope to get at least some of them done by the end of the year. Plus Witchlands has also been on my TBR since it first came out 😅

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