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 …
#3 : THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY — Douglas Adams
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.