Top Ten Tuesday: For Readers Who Like Magic and Wizardry

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week, you make a list of ten books surrounding a certain topic. This week, I’m showing books I’d recommend to anyone who loves to read about magic and wizardry! I could probably make a list of 50 books to recommend in this aspect, but I HAD TO NARROW IT DOWN. And it wasn’t easy. At all. Let’s get into it!

The titles of the books will take you to their Goodreads page.

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The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
I know. This is an extremely obvious choice. But it is the first book that comes to mind and that I would recommend, so I felt like I HAD to include it!
Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini
This is another one of my childhood favorites. I’ve been wanting to reread this for a while and I might do that soon. But this book got me into reading again when I’d stopped reading for a while when I was 12.
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Another obvious choice, yes. But guys, this series is SO good!
The Spirit Thief (The Legend of Eli Monpress #1) by Rachel Aaron
Okay, this series is so much fun! I read it in a month -there are 5 books in the series. If you know me, you know that’s quite the accomplishment because I usually don’t binge-read series.
The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) by Brandon Sanderson
I adored this book. I really should continue on with the series -and check out all of his other books. Why haven’t I?

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Eon (Eon #1) by Alison Goodman
I read this one quite a while ago, but it was such a good read. And it’s a duology!
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
I don’t really know how to describe these books. But if I had to choose one word, it would be magical.
Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations #1-2) by Michael J. Sullivan
Magic isn’t the most prominent aspect of this book but it is included. And it’s such a good read so I really wanted to include it.
The Magicians’ Guild (Black Magician #1) by Trudi Canavan
Another great trilogy that I feel like isn’t mentioned enough. Guys, Trudi Canavan is a great writer!
The Paper Magician (Paper Magician #1) by Charlie N. Holmberg
I discovered this last year -thanks to Netgalley- but really enjoyed it! I especially loved the magic system, how every magician has their element.

So those are my Top Ten choices for this week! If you made a list, please leave a link down below, I’d love to check it out.

Have you read any of these books?

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32 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: For Readers Who Like Magic and Wizardry

  1. I’ve just recently began craving fantasy, so I’m curious about all of these. Except ToG, I’ve read and loved it already.

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  2. These are some great picks. I really, really need to read Throne of Glass. I cannot believe that my library doesn’t have a copy! I might break down and buy it since I have heard so many good things about it.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    • Thank you! I don’t buy physical copies that often, but for that series I made an exception! If I could give you a tip: read the novellas first. They’re combined in the Assassin’s Blade and it’s one of my favorite books of the series.

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  3. I’ve read Harry Potter (of course, I wouldn’t show my face if I hadn’t haha) but I haven’t read any of the others! I can’t wait to read Throne of Glass and Mistborn! I will check out the books I haven’t heard of πŸ˜€ thanks for the recs! x

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    • Thank you! I’ve heard that many people -like me- really enjoyed it, but that others thought it was just “meh”. It is YA so it won’t be the same as adult fantasy, but I still liked it. I hope you will to πŸ˜€

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  4. It’s worth continuing with Mistborn- the next two are very different but correct a lot of the problems I had with The Final Empire. Also, Vin only gets more badass!

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  5. I love books with magic in them! I’m so glad to have seen your list.

    Of course I like Harry Potter; I also love Throne of Glass, The Raven Boys and The Final Empire. I haven’t read the rest in the Mistborn series either, but hopefully I’ll get to them soon.

    Great list!

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    • Oh I know the feeling! I often anticipate a final book for months -to a year- and then when it finally comes out, I don’t read it for a while because that means it’s over… I would recommend Eona though, really enjoyed that duology! πŸ˜€

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  6. I’ve read Harry Potter and Throne of Glass, but I haven’t read any of the other books on your list. I keep hearing good things about The Paper Magician! I should check it out! πŸ™‚

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    • I hope you’ll enjoy The Paper Magician too! I’ve seen a lot of people that really liked it -like I did- but others that thought it was just okay too. So I hope you’ll be in the first category πŸ˜€

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