As you all know I am hosting The Turtle Recall Discworld Reading Challenge. If you would like to read more about that you can find the information and sign-up post here.
All of us joining want to read more Discworld but the added bonus of having a reading challenge and a goodreads group is that we can organize a readalong every few months. For those doing the challenge, this is completely optional of course. Now in the group we nominated the 4 books below. However I did not want to keep you all out of the loop so I choose to post the poll here so every one can see and decide if they want to readalong (even if you don’t want to join the entire reading challenge you are entirely free to join in for the readalong and to ask to join the goodreads group).
Below the poll you can find some more information on each book as well. All these books are great to start Discworld with too.
This poll will be open until January 29th.
The Colour of Magic.
Very first Discworld novel. Rincewind Arc.
On a world supported on the back of a giant turtle (sex unknown), a gleeful, explosive, wickedly eccentric expedition sets out. There’s an avaricious but inept wizard, a naive tourist whose luggage moves on hundreds of dear little legs, dragons who only exist if you believe in them, and of course THE EDGE on the planet…
Third Discworld Novel. First Witches arc book
On Discworld, a dying wizard tries to pass on his powers to an eighth son of an eighth son, who is just at that moment being born. The fact that the son is actually a daughter is discovered just a little too late. The town witch insists on turning the baby into a perfectly normal witch, thus mending the magical damage of the wizard’s mistake. But now the young girl will be forced to penetrate the inner sanctum of the Unseen University–and attempt to save the world with one well-placed kick in some enchanted shins! Reissue.
Eight Discworld Novel. First City Watch arc book
This is where the dragons went. They lie … not dead, not asleep, but … dormant. And although the space they occupy isn’t like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly. And presumably, somewhere, there’s a key…
The Wee Free Men
Thirtieth Discworld Novel. First Tiffany Aching arc book
Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk’s local Nac Mac Feegle – aka the Wee Free Men – a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny. Together they battle through an eerie and ever-shifting landscape, fighting brutal flying fairies, dream-spinning dromes, and grimhounds – black dogs with eyes of fire and teeth of razors – before ultimately confronting the Queen of the Elves, absolute ruler of a world in which reality intertwines with nightmare. And in the final showdown, Tiffany must face her cruel power alone…