Adult SFF Books I Want to Try

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I adore the fantasy genre but I have mostly stuck to YA till date. But everytime other friends and bloggers talk about the more popular adult fantasy novels, I feel left out. I also feel that I should try to evolve in terms of my reading choices, so I have now decided that I should slowly try to read more adult fantasy. Below is a list of some adult SFF books that I have compiled after scouring through my favorite bloggers’ recommendations and other popular choices in r/Fantasy subreddit. And I think I would like to begin exploring the genre more deeply starting with these books.


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If you follow booktube or any other fantasy blogs, it’s hard to miss Mistborn or Brandon Sanderson in general. And I think it will be a sacrilege if I don’t have atleast one of his books on this list. Some of my beloved friends and my cousin have suggested I start with The Final Empire, so that’s what I want to do. And I definitely want to try to read this before the end of the year.

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This is actually the only set of books on this list by an author I have read previously. I’m a huge fan of N. K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy, and I would love to read her backlist. I also remember reading a short story set in this world in How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? and thought it was amazing. So, hopefully I’ll get to this soon.

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I have only heard good things about Kings of the Wyld, and the 10-15% I did read at the end of last year seemed like fun. But I wasn’t in the right mood then and didn’t continue. However, I would love to change that and get into this very soon.

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I don’t think I even understand much about this series nor does it seem like something I would usually read, but I do want to explore and Melanie adores this book, so I want to give it a try. It also seems to be one of those self-publishing sensations that got picked up by Orbit, so I surely wanna know what all the hype is about.

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An urban fantasy by a Native American author and based on Navajo myths and folklore, seems like something very interesting. It’s also been nominated for quite a few awards, so I want to know what it’s all about. And the promise of a good romance is always a bonus.

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Another book that seems to been nominated for quite a few awards, this one featuring assassins and some sort of mystery as well as political intrigue seems right up my alley and I have a feeling I will enjoy this one. Fingers crossed.

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This is a fairly recent release and I don’t know much about it, but that cover is gorgeous and any book with dragons is always appealing. Hopefully the inside matches the outside.

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The only science fiction book on list (because I’m not big on the genre), I don’t know if I will enjoy this book. But I loved the cover and the premise reminded me a lot of City of Stairs, so I thought it might be fun to dip my toe in this genre as well. Let’s wait and watch how that goes.


Have you already read any of these books? What did you think of them? What are some of your favorite adult SFF books that you think I might like? Please share all your recommendations in the comments below…

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        1. Mostly yes.. and I also browse goodreads a lot… checkout the books that my favorite reviewers have liked… and then see if they interest me too… I just like browsing a lot yaar โ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

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  1. Trail of Lightning sounds SO GOOD! It’s been on my tbr for years because the MC is apparently a monster hunter???

    The only Sanderson book I’ve read so far is Warbreaker, which atm is a standalone fantasy, and it has some of the best worldbuilding in a book I’ve ever read.

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    1. Yes, ToL has a monster hunter female MC… thatโ€™s definitely one main reason I wanna read it ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
      I have heard great things about Warbreaker too and do own the book… hopefully Iโ€™ll read that as well !!!

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    1. I know right… it doesnโ€™t happen for me too… Iโ€™m just so comfortable and happy with YA fantasy ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
      It would be really awesome if I could read just this list books in the whole of next year.. but letโ€™s see what happens ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. I LOVED Trail of Lightning, definitely read that! And Mistborn is definitely Brandon Sanderson’s most accessible jumping on point, the action sequences are AMAZING. I’ve enjoyed the first two books of Stormlight archives, but they are definitely a lot slower at first (and MASSIVE).

    I’m hoping to read A Memory Called Empire next month, and I really want to get to Kings of the Wyld soon. So many amazing books to look forward to!

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    1. Thank you so much !!! Iโ€™m very excited to finally try Sanderson… and Iโ€™ve heard only great things about Trail of Lightning… I guess Iโ€™ll have to put atleast a few of these books on my 2020 tbr ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ so many to read….

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  3. Iโ€™ve read Mistborn and I love the first trilogy! I havenโ€™t read the others in the series yet. I also adored Kings of the Wyld! I hope you enjoy them too

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