My Gateway to Fantasy Books...

My Gateway to Fantasy Books...

I have been obsessed with reading since I learned to read. Libraries have always been my happy place and as a kid I would read every possible book I can get my hands on. So it made complete sense that my first introduction to fantasy was probably fairy tales and mythology. I LOVED mythology so it wasn't a surprised when I graduated to Fantasy books. 

My First Fantasy Book: Wizard's First Rule

I actually found this book buried in my brother's cabinet closet. No idea how he got it but it was thick and it looked magical and I immediately started reading it. At that time which was when I was about 12-13 it was probably the thickest book I read. I don't know how long it took me to read it but I feel in love and it is still one of my favorite books. I have read it many times since. 

Wizard's First Rule is about a young woodsman that meets a woman who is magical. The woodsman is not magical and lives in a world where magic doesn't exist and from that moment things just change in his life. He experiences and learns so much and goes on an endless journey. 

When I first read the book, Terry Goodkind hadn't completed the series so it was one of the rare times I've read the books faster than the author can release them. I have read majority of the series and EVEN watched the TV show but I did not read The Confessor Series. 

Fast forward over 20 years, I have now read an enormous amount of fantasy books and I'm still in love with the genre.

Book Recommendations 

If you want a soft entry into Fantasy, I highly recommend Wizard's First Rule

if you want a more adult entry into Fantasy, then definitely check out In the Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. 

If you want romance in your fantasy, then definitely read Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. 


Do you read fantasy? What books have you've read?



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