Between family, work and other personal commitments, it can be hard to find the time to read. Especially when you are tired. Looking at my favorite genre, fantasy, those books tend to be rather on the large side, especially when you read adult fantasy.
But I am here to help you out with a few quick reads in the fantasy type section. Some of these are more novella’s, others are normal length but have a style that is quick to read. Some are young adult, others are considered adult. I think there is something for everyone here. I hope.
As always this prompt was given to us by The Broke and the Bookish.
- Sunbolt (Sunbolt Chronicles 1) by Intisar Khanani / Review
This first book is a novella length book of about a 100 pages and certainly well worth the read. The next book is full length though, but once you have started this world it will be hard to leave it and you will tear through the next book as well.
- A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness / Review
A book I think most are familiar with as it was recently turned into a movie. The book itself is not that long and most editions are illustrated. That does not mean this book does not pack a punch though.
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
If you like quick reads with a bit of humor and mythology this certainly is the series for you. You fly through these books
- Faith and Moonlight by Mark Gelinau and Joe King / Review
This duo of authors have been writing novella length books in a similar world, together called An Echo of the Ascended. Faith and Moonlight is one that struck me the most of those I have read. So far there are only two parts out for this.
- Prince of Mist (Niebla 1) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon / Review
Perhaps not his most well known work, this Niebla collection of young adult books, but certainly well worth the read. Prince of Mist so far is the only one I have read but I have high hopes for the others.
- Precious Stone trilogy by Kerstin Gier / Review
These books might look big but the style of writing makes these such incredible fast reads. You’ll have sit down and then poof, the book is finished.
- Eric and The Last Hero (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett
Discworld might look intimidating with 40+ books but most of these books can be read seperately. Some are divided into arcs that follow certain characters like Death and Tiffany Aching. The above mentioned are from the Rincewind arc but can be easily read out of order. They are both short and The Last Hero is also illustrated. Well the edition I read anyway.
- Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson
A bit of a fantasy chick lit that reads incredibly fast. I especially liked the first two of the four I’ve read.
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman / Review
Neil Gaiman writes various types of books, including children’s books that are still great to read even if you are an adult.
Do you have any recommendations for quick fantasy reads?