Epicly epic!

Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  The topic this week is:

‘Ten Books Every X Should Read’

And in this case I’ve decided ‘x’ = epic fantasy lover.  So, if you want a series to really sink your teeth into here are my 10 choices for this week (all with links to 1st in series over at Goodreads):

  1. The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
  2. The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence
  3. The Lord of the Rings by JRRTolkien
  4. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
  5. The Game of Thrones by GRRMartin
  6. The Gentleman Bastards by Scott Lynch
  7. The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb – I confess that I have only read the first but I will be completing this!
  8. The Copper Cat trilogy by Jen Williams
  9. The Red Queen’s War by Mark Lawrence- yet to be completed but the first two books are excellent
  10. The Divine Cities Trilogy by RJBennett – again, to be completed but so far excellent.



43 Responses to “Epicly epic!”

  1. Jamie Wu

    Stormlight is a definite must read. I hope Oathbringer is coming out this year *fingers crossed*. Though realistically speaking it’s likely coming out next year 😦

    First time I’ve heard of the Copper Cat trilogy. Will check that out.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I rad it was out next year which I was a little bit sad about!
      Jen Williams is brilliant – I love those books.
      Lynn 😀

  2. journeyofangie

    We have two common books! Here’s my list: http://wp.me/p7ksIu-38

  3. rosemawrites

    oooohhh! again I so love your title, Lynn! and i am surely these books are all epicly epic!

  4. TheTattooedBookGeek

    Some top quality series on that list! 🙂

  5. Wendleberry

    I do have a few of these on my to read list already! Great pick 🙂

  6. jessicabookworm

    Epic Fantasy is a great topic choice 🙂 Off your list I have read Lord of the Rings and I am reading A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones). I will have to keep the rest in mind for future reading 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think you would love the Copper Cat. Jen Williams is so good.
      Lynn 😀

  7. SciFi and Scary

    Even looking at the word epic makes me sleepy. LOL! I think I’ve never got more than 2 chapters into the first GoT before falling asleep, nor have I got through more than the first quarter of Way of Kings.

    I did my mine on Ten Hard Sci-Fi Books.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I absolutely adore Way of Kings and Words of Radiance even more so! Will check out your list thanks.
      Lynn 😀

  8. curiousdaisy

    Your list is on point! Gotta read the Stormlight Archives myself soon. Happy reading! https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/top-ten-tuesday-audiobook-recommendations/

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hope you manage to find time – they certain are huge books but well worth it!
      Lynn 😀

  9. tiareleine

    I’ve been meaning to read a few of these (especially The Lord of the Rings and The Kingkiller Chronicles) but epic fantasy books are always so intimidating!

    Great list! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Only when they’re not good! And of course all of these are absolutely excellent!!
      Lynn 😀

  10. dancrossbookblog

    I love Brandon Sanderson! I’ve bought The Lies of Locke Lamora but I can’t seem to get in to it :/ I’m not buying in to the characters so far. I’ll battle on though! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I have reread the LOLL but if I can remember to the first time I picked it up it took me a while to get into it – I might even say a good third of the book which seemed to be a lot of set up?? All I can say is I hope you press on because there is such a lot of snarky goodness in this series.
      Lynn 😀

      • dancrossbookblog

        I trust your judgment Lynn! I’m not sure I’ve actually cleared the first third but will keep coming back to it and hopefully get into it 🙂


      • @lynnsbooks

        Good luck 😀

  11. Caitlin Stern

    I read the Farseer trilogy, probably when it came out, and I don’t really remember much. I feel like I ought to re-read before I start on the sequels, but then I look at my massive TBR list and reconsider…

    • @lynnsbooks

      I have quite a few of Hobb’s books but it’s really quite daunting just looking at them all! I need a good couple of weeks to press ahead.
      Lynn 😀

  12. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Having just “discovered” Sanderson, I think that The Way of Kings might very well be a good book to start discovering this author…
    Great choices, by the way 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      I literally, cannot, in any number of words, tell you how good this series is so far. I read all these great things about Way of Kings and I was kind of ambivalent about picking it up – not to mention a little daunted – and then I was blown away. I picked up Words of Radiance thinking this can’t be as good – and it was better! If No.3 doesn’t come out soon I’m going to explore or have a conniption!
      Lynn 😀

  13. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yes, so much epic! I am filled with joy that I have read all of these, at least their first books – like you I still have a couple series that I have to be caught up with, mainly Farseer and the Copper Cat!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – Farseer – I’ve only read the first one. And in fact I bought quite a few of Hobb’s other books after I finished just because I enjoyed it so much!
      Lynn 😀

  14. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    No A Song of Ice and Fire? I am so disappointed. Though, everyone should already know to read that anyways 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes yes, it’s on there – at No.5 (phew – i thought I’d deleted it by accident then ) – although I just put Game of Thrones and left it at that!
      Lynn 😀

  15. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense

    I love fantasy and several of these are on my TBR. Locke Lamora is one I really want to get to this year. Great list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I hope you enjoy it and let me know if you post a review.
      Lynn 😀

  16. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    So – I have recently added Lies of Locke Lamora to my all-time favorite book list (a very exclusive club); Broken Empire trilogy became an instant favorite as soon as I finish the third book; and ASOIAF is my favorite series of all-time!

    I want to read The Stromlight Achieve so incredibly much! But I am waiting to start it. A little bit because of my rule of waiting until the series is complete, but because it is going to take SO FREAKING LONG for all the books to come out.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – you could be waiting forever to read the Stormlight Archives if you wait for all the books. I’m pretty sure I heard there could be 10 books and at a book every two years it could be 20 years. I sincerely hope not – that being said No.3 already seems to have fallen a little behind schedule so what you gonna do!
      Way of Kings is so good though and then Words of Radiance is even better – which I don’t even know how – but it is!
      Lynn 😀

  17. Annemieke

    Oh, I see so many books on your list that I totally need to read this year. The Way of Kings, The Name of the Wind, The Lies of Locke Lamora, The Assasin’s Apprentice, The Copper Promise. Now I want to read them even more, haha.

    • @lynnsbooks

      You’ve got such a lot of good reading to look forward to that I feel quite envious.
      Lynn 😀

  18. dashcooray

    I need to read the Gentleman Bastards and Red Queen’s War. Heard good things about the latter and I read the first chapter of the Lies of Locke Lamora and was instantly captivated.

    Another epically epic series is Joe Abercrombie’s Shattered Sea trilogy. I read the first book on Kindle, but it was so good I just stopped because I need physical pages of the awesomeness. You might want to try that out if you haven’t already 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I read the first in the Shattered Sea and now need to continue with the others. It was really good. I also have Abercrombie’s First Law books waiting to be read. So many books, so little time!
      Lynn 😀

  19. Rayna

    I have the first book of the Stormlight Archive on audiobook and it’s a really, really long one – over 45 hours long. So it’s taking a bit for me to really invest in it, but what I’ve listened to so far is really cool.
    I’ll also forever be reading A Game of Thrones because 243094893028902 pages long.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – Game of Thrones, so many pages!!! A lot of good stuff though.
      Lynn 😀

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