When I started this readathon (hosted by Aimal), I was mostly just trying to challenge myself to read atleast a bit of Adult Fantasy because while I love the fantasy genre a lot, I’ve always been a huge fan of the YA side of it. And though I made a huge TBR post (here), I obviously didn’t stick to it nor complete all the challenges. I also read a lot of Indian mythology based fantasies because they are my comfort zone and I just couldn’t make myself read more of the popular books like the group challenge The Poppy War. But I still feel like I’ve accomplished something and would love to share all the deets here. And I have to mention that all my points count towards HOUSE STARK.
KING’S LANDING : Book involving politics, royalty or government
SUNSPEAR : Book by an author of color
A very well written and fascinating exploration of the character of Raavan.
WINTERFELL : Book set in a cold environment
Mindblowing reinterpretation of the Mahabharata.
OLDTOWN : Book involving an institution of training
ASSHAI : Urban Fantasy book
A thrilling and expansive magical gangster/mafia saga that gave me some wonderful characters to root for.
Other Adult Fantasies I read
Very imaginative and most impressive interpretations of the familiar characters from the epic.
Not as impressive as the first two, but a worthy conclusion to an ambitious undertaking.
Beautiful amalgamation of Jazz Age Mexico and Mayan mythology with a fierce and defiant protagonist.
I’ve finally started this ambitious trilogy but only managed to read about 22% of The Final Empire, but I’m going to count those pages for the readathon. I don’t know if I’ll really be able to finish it though. Fingers crossed 🤞🤞
TOTAL PAGES READ: 2765
I also participated in the twitter chat, so I automatically get 300 points.
TOTAL POINTS : 3065
How many of you participated in this readathon? Did you have fun reading many adult fantasy novels? What were your favorites? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below…