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: https://amzn.to/37voPgu

Battle Royal by Lucy Parker: https://amzn.to/3s5WUgo

Requiem of Silence by L Penelope: https://amzn.to/3jCIhh4

Devil in the Device by Lora Beth Johnson: https://amzn.to/3fN3LGI

NOLYN by Michael J Sullivan: https://amzn.to/3fJj3wc

Heavy Lies the Crown by Ben Galley: https://amzn.to/3iyfx9T

 

Other Books/Authors Mentioned

Robin McKinley

Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Redwall series by Brian Jaques

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine: https://amzn.to/3CApOtZ

Meg Cabot

Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce: https://amzn.to/2VL4Tnm

HIGH FANTASY

Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind: https://amzn.to/3lSLwUp

Legends of the First Empire by Michael J Sullivan: https://amzn.to/3xAMwyD

The Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski: https://amzn.to/3s48VTA

Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan: https://amzn.to/3xAMJBV

The Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima: https://amzn.to/37sMoGT

Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien: https://amzn.to/3Atu0Ka

The Witchlands series by Susan Dennard: https://amzn.to/3CuBLBv

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: https://amzn.to/3yGxIQs

URBAN FANTASY / PARANORMAL

The Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger: https://amzn.to/3jV0uqn

Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris: https://amzn.to/3fPoJF8

Neil Gaiman

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: https://amzn.to/3AFP5Bx

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern: https://amzn.to/3s1Z8h4

Kate Daniels Series by Illona Andrews: https://amzn.to/3ixjjA8

Psy-Changeling Series by Nalini Singh: https://amzn.to/3s5hSfv

The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher: https://amzn.to/3CHgtkr

FANTASY ROMANCE

Radiance by Grace Draven: https://amzn.to/3CAr2FB

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri: https://amzn.to/3CvvLs9

Reign & Ruin by JD Evans: https://amzn.to/3yAVhtO

MYTHOLOGY & FOLKLORE INSPIRED FANTASY

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri: https://amzn.to/3jIMsrL

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: https://amzn.to/2VExw5Q

Rick Riordan Presents line: https://amzn.to/3CAycJU

Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan: https://amzn.to/37rF7Hg

The Gatekeepers Staff by Antoine Bandele: https://amzn.to/3jGU4uC

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: https://amzn.to/3fNnkPh

By Force Alone by Lavite Tidhar: https://amzn.to/3yuWcMh

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh: https://amzn.to/3iuoHnH

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Sylvia Moreno Garcia

Deathless by Catherynne M Valente: https://amzn.to/37tQ62G

HISTORICAL FANTASY/ MAGICAL REALISM

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke: https://amzn.to/3s6qy5b

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: https://amzn.to/3jDrbj4

Anna Marie McLemore

A Master of Djinn by P. Deli Clark: https://amzn.to/3s2uYKq

Temeraire series by Naomi Novik: https://amzn.to/3jG2LoV

The Conductors by Nicole Glover: https://amzn.to/3xuIdoh

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu: https://amzn.to/37xc19e

The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo: https://amzn.to/3yzHinP

Ringshout by P. Deli Clark: https://amzn.to/2VL6YQc

The Water Dancer by Ta Nehisi Coates: https://amzn.to/3CwllbO

She Who Became the Sun by Shelly Parker Chan: https://amzn.to/37uMnlD

GRIMDARK FANTASY

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: https://amzn.to/3iyp5Bw

The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie: https://amzn.to/3yFcBhe

Blackwing by Ed McDonald: https://amzn.to/3lNVTIQ

The Poppy War by RF Kuang: https://amzn.to/3xyZDQI

FLINTLOCK/ WESTERN FANTASY

Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky: https://amzn.to/2VDcAM8

A Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope: https://amzn.to/3xAOyyL

Second Era Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson: https://amzn.to/3fMZpQ4

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis: https://amzn.to/3lJURxC

An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris: https://amzn.to/3jDs9vI

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey: https://amzn.to/3CwP0S6

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland: https://amzn.to/3ArhhYr

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris: https://amzn.to/37sYEaj

Walk the Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson: https://amzn.to/3yzr1iN

SCI-FANTASY

Dreamblood Duology by N.K. Jemisin: https://amzn.to/3xxJXx9

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin: https://amzn.to/37K7voh

Monstress by Marjorie Liu: https://amzn.to/3Arhwmj

PORTAL FANTASY

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis: https://amzn.to/3jHA5Mi

Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova: https://amzn.to/3fP5lrD

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman: https://amzn.to/2U2Uv9M

Alice in Wonderland: https://amzn.to/3CwWrJ9

Wizard of Oz: https://amzn.to/2VEDrrk

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: https://amzn.to/3iEHoW5

DARK ACADEMIA

A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee: https://amzn.to/2VIfAHe

The Secret History by Donna Tartt: https://amzn.to/3Aj3qn8

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: https://amzn.to/37vFq3W

If We Were Villains by ML Rio: https://amzn.to/3s28WaE

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