Welcome back to another Friday Favorites! This week the topic is Epic Journeys! I am particularly enamored with a good adventure story, so narrowing down my favorite journeys was a bit difficult. So, without any further ado and in no particular order, here are my favorite books with epic journeys:
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Well, isn’t this a timely choice from me! But Netflix deals aside, Six of Crows is not only a damn amazing book (see my recent review here), but it has a journey of some epic damn proportions.
Kingdom of Ruins by D. C. Marino
I mean, this book has an archaeologist who travels to another world where nature communicates with people. There is much journeying and adventuring in this awesome story!
The Martian by Andy Weir
Okay, not a traditional journey, but there is definitely some epic traipsing around Mars. I have only ever read this book via audiobook and let me just say it is AWESOME! Mark Watney is the space pirate of my heart.
The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
Look, I’m going to be honest here: I had to ask a friend if this book counted as an epic journey book because it has been so long since I’ve read it. I had vague memories of journeying, but was unsure if it was epic in nature. I’m not sure why I doubted the epicness in this book. It’s written by Brandon Sanderson, of course it’s epic!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
I loved, loved, LOVED the journey of the Golden Trio in this book. It was such a deviation from the past books and just talking about it makes me want to start my HP reread right damn now!
The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
What? Did you think I was going to leave this one off? I mean, is there any journey more epic than the ones in these books? No, I think not.
So that’s it for my favorites this week! I can’t wait to see what all of your favorite epic journeys are. Remember to drop the links to your posts in a comment and I’ll add them to a post list here! Happy Friday book people!
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