Chapter 3 Podcast

S1E24 | Where to Start With FANTASY: Subgenres & Book Recs with Liene’s Library & Jashana C

August 17, 2021

Are you new to reading fantasy or wondering where to start? We’ve got you covered! In today’s episode Bethany, Liene & Jashana talk fantasy subgenres with plenty of recommendations to get you started.  For exclusive bonus content and early access to episodes, consider joining the Chapter 3 Podcast Patreon

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Books from On My Radar segment:

The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon:

Battle Royal by Lucy Parker:

Requiem of Silence by L Penelope:

Devil in the Device by Lora Beth Johnson:

NOLYN by Michael J Sullivan:

Heavy Lies the Crown by Ben Galley:


Other Books/Authors Mentioned

Robin McKinley

Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Redwall series by Brian Jaques

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine:

Meg Cabot

Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce:


Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind:

Legends of the First Empire by Michael J Sullivan:

The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski:

Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan:

The Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima:

Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien:

The Witchlands series by Susan Dennard:

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo:


The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger:

Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris:

Neil Gaiman

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern:

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern:

Kate Daniels Series by Illona Andrews:

Psy-Changeling Series by Nalini Singh:

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher:


Radiance by Grace Draven:

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri:

Reign & Ruin by JD Evans:


The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri:

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden:

Rick Riordan Presents line:

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan:

The Gatekeepers Staff by Antoine Bandele:

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller:

By Force Alone by Lavite Tidhar:

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh:

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Sylvia Moreno Garcia

Deathless by Catherynne M Valente:


Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke:

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater:

Anna Marie McLemore

A Master of Djinn by P. Deli Clark:

Temeraire series by Naomi Novik:

The Conductors by Nicole Glover:

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu:

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo:

Ringshout by P. Deli Clark:

The Water Dancer by Ta Nehisi Coates:

She Who Became the Sun by Shelly Parker Chan:


A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin:

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie:

Blackwing by Ed McDonald:

The Poppy War by RF Kuang:


Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky:

A Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope:

Second Era Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson:

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis:

An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris:

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey:

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland:

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris:

Walk the Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson:


Dreamblood Duology by N.K. Jemisin:

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin:

Monstress by Marjorie Liu:


The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis:

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova:

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman:

Alice in Wonderland:

Wizard of Oz:

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor:


A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee:

The Secret History by Donna Tartt:

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo:

If We Were Villains by ML Rio:

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