Friday Favorite Five: Books Featuring a Journey


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Favorite Five Books Featuring a Journey

Been feeling a little under the weather the last couple of days and I completely forgot about writing this up and scheduling it on Thursday night, whoops! Better late than never, eh?

  • The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien




I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan of Tolkien, but The Hobbit is really lovely and, along with LOTR, it’s a classic and maybe started the whole walking forever to reach a goal type of thing.




  • Dragonlance by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman




I read the original trilogy a REALLY long time ago, but I always have fond memories of this series, the characters are so much fun. I think I read the omnibus in one weekend and stayed up way too late on a Sunday before school…as per my usual in those days, hah.




  • Pawn of Prophecy by David and Leigh Eddings



So I also read this series back in my early fantasy reading days. Not sure it holds up so great, if I were to reread it now I’d probably find some issues with it, but I also have fond memories of this one.




  • Swordheart by T. Kingfisher




I know I just read this one but it’s quickly become one of my favorite books! And this book mostly takes place during a journey–there and back again! And it’s just such a fun book, I can’t get enough of it.




  • Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey




Sure this book is not without its issues, but it’s still one of my favorites of all time. I’ve reread this book about a dozen times and I’m still impressed every time how Carey planted little seeds and had them come to fruition later in the story.




Well, those are my five picks for this week! I could have probably picked out a ton of other books since so much of Fantasy is centered around this trope, but these are the ones that first came to mind. What are your picks? Leave me a note in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

13 thoughts on “Friday Favorite Five: Books Featuring a Journey

  1. ivysbooks says:

    It would be weird if the Hobbit didn’t make it to a list of fictional journeys. It’s a classic and so good!! I have to say though that I didn’t recognise the rest on your list 😳

  2. foreverlostinlit says:

    I love journeys in fantasy, so I think this is a great topic this week. I love Kushiel’s Dart, every time I read it I’m sure to discover something I missed the first time–there’s so much detail! Swordheart sounds like a great one.

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