Top 5 Tuesday: Fabulous Fun Fantasy Fiction

It’s Tuesday so it must be Top 5 Tuesday from Shanah over at Bionic Book Worm, and this week’s topic is: YA & Adult Fantasy.

This one turned out to be a no-brainer given the top 5 books that made me laugh—from earlier this month—were, for the most part, all fantasies. So, surprise, here they are again in my top favourite fantasies.

#1 : THE PRINCESS BRIDE — William Goldman

Swashbuckling pirates, giants, a touch of romance and adventure, as young Westley seeks his fortune in order to marry his childhood sweetheart, Buttercup. And no sooner are the words, ‘As you Wish’ spoken, and we’re off chasing across the land, duelling, fighting and besting the bad guys in a fictional romp that has since become a must-read classic.

#2 : THE COLOUR OF MAGIC — Terry Pratchett

Another British classic, Pratchett created a whole world travelling through space upon the back of a giant turtle, held up on the backs of four elephants: Discworld. If that doesn’t intrigue you, then nothing will. Follow the exploits of the incompetent wizard, Rincewind, hired as a guide for tourist, Twoflowers, and his enchanted Luggage. Let chaos ensue    


Funny, silly, irreverent, and packed with humour you’ll either love, or don’t get, and where the answer to everything is, of course, 42! Join Arthur Dent and Ford Perfect as they journey around the galaxy before heading off to The Restaurant at the End of the Universe in time for breakfast!

#4 : EARTHSEA — Ursula K. Le Guin

A myriad islands in an unending sea, populated by a diversity of peoples—where magic is inborn,  and wizards are trained. Oh, and dragons, dragons who are more powerful and act instinctively to keep the balance between good and evil. What more could you ask for?

#5 : NARNIA — C. S. Lewis

Incredible quests, fantastical beast, talking creatures, enchanted beings, and an evil White Witch that will scare the hell out of you, she’s so cruel and vindictive. Join the Pevensie children as they journey to Narnia and meet Aslan, a talking Lion, in this children’s classic.

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  1. September 21, 2018

    Hitchhiker’s guide was hilarious!
    I only know Princess Bride as a movie, but it was fun 🙂
    Still need to read Narnia…

    • September 21, 2018

      Narnia was great … as a kid, maybe I wouldn’t revisit some of these now.

      Oh, and Lev Grossman’s THE MAGICIANS is an adult version (sort of) of Narnia. Have you read that yet? I LOVE the TV series. Creepy as hell!

  2. September 19, 2018

    Oh excellent picks! I especially loved The Prince Bride.

    • September 19, 2018

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Jen. And glad to know you too love the Princess Bride.

  3. September 18, 2018

    I love your list! The Princess Bride has been a sever obsession of mine since I was 3 years old. Wesley was my first crush! I wanted nothing more than to hear him say “As you wish” to me lol. And I’m pretty sure that I’m the last person on earth that hasn’t read The Hitchhikers Guide! I need to get to it one of these days. Added you to the list

    • September 18, 2018

      A few of my friends and I use to quote the Princess Bride constantly, we had watched it that much and yes, all wanted our own version of Westley! 😀

      Oh, you have to get yourself a copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide, or at least, watch the movie or TV series. Hilarious and very silly.

  4. September 18, 2018

    The hitchhiker’s guide to the Galawy… I so LOVE this title it’s just genius! Great list Alexandra 😉

    • September 18, 2018

      Thanks, Sophie. Not only a great title from Douglas Adams, but a very funny book. 😀

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