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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms | N. K. Jemisin
Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Yeine will learn how perilous it can be when love and hate - and gods and mortals - are bound inseparably together. The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of GodsThe Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out:Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed SunThe Broken Earth series The Fifth Season
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MeganAnn
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I can‘t believe this was Jemisin‘s debut! I can see the early threads of her Broken Earth series in this one — the writing style and the way she weaves different characters and pieces together in a way that gives you a hint of what‘s coming while still leaving space for surprises. Loved this world and the gods and Yeine. I‘m excited to see where she takes this in book 2!

5⭐️ finished just in time to add it to my #AuldLangSpine list @monalyisha

MeganAnn This was also my #bookspin for November @TheAromaofBooks 📚 Also fills my #highfantasy category for #nsr22 #noshamereadathon22 @Nessavamusic 3mo
monalyisha 🎉🙌🎉 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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KCofKaysville
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My first book by this author and it was good and different. I've heard her most recent ones are even better. A good book to read during an illness, which I had. Maybe just a bit talky. Quite poetic though and kind of epic.

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KCofKaysville
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I am trying this series out. Looks good!

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AFrostCauseReads
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This was my first Jemisin book. Yup, I can see why she‘s a rising name is sci-fi/fantasy

This was an interesting mythology where gods and mortals interact. The political set up was great, the slow reveal of mysteries kept me intrigued, and the back story of the gods was refreshing.

I did struggle with some of the limitations of the political world and the god‘s powers. That might just be me not being used to fantasy. Overall, an excellent read!

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tphil10283
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Another excellent book by a genius author. It‘s a fantasy with religion as the guiding story line. It seems to use Hinduism as a source of inspiration. It‘s much easier to understand than some of her later work. It‘s also made for adults and being an adult I like that.

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HeatherBookNerd
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This is just not my thing. I think I lack the abundance of imagination required to really enjoy the fantasy genre. Mostly I was just confused a lot and trying to figure out what god was related to what god and who was trying to kill who. The writing is good, the world building is cool, and I know Jemisin is a groundbreaking author. So for those reasons, I‘m glad I gave this a try.

JGadz11 You put words to exactly how I feel whenever I try fantasy - thank you!🙏🏼 10mo
HeatherBookNerd @JGadz11 fantasy is tough for me. But I think the limitations are mine! 10mo
JGadz11 @HeatherBookNerd that‘s what drew me, your comment about possibly lacking the imagination to fully appreciate them! I‘ve tried, but always in the back of my mind, I‘m thinking🤔a lot of the time. And your comment about keeping track of characters and relationships is spot on - possibly a side effect of the created worlds in the genre.🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
HeatherBookNerd @JGadz11 there do seem to be some common tropes, rules, common “God behaviors” and such that fantasy folks seem to know, but I am at a loss 😂 10mo
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Anya91
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StaceGhost Jemison is so good. I think of her line from the 5th Season all the time about how when disaster strikes the world ends on a personal scale first. Chills. Every time. 11mo
Anya91 I just finished her short story collection How Long Till Black Future Month and it was really good. The 5th Season is next in my list of Jemison list. 11mo
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Anya91
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Took a picture of this quote from one of my favorite book stores website.

The Bookstore is called Erudite Encounters and they are in South Florida. They specifically sell books by BIPOC authors.

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Anya91
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MeganAnn
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2/6: Fantasy #noshamereadathon22

1. High Fantasy: tagged
2. Urban Fantasy: Black Water Sister
3. Sword & Sorcery: Red Sister
4. Grimdark: Gideon the Ninth
5. When We Were Magic

This was the easiest section to fill. I had more than one title on my TBR shelf for each category and very well may change my mind on on any of these depending on my mood and what I feel like reading throughout the year. #NSR22

Nessavamusic Great choices! 13mo
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TugstenDragon

Quick read, pretty interesting ideas, some I think went over my head. Litsy won‘t let me add a pic from my gallery, don‘t know if anyone else has this problem?

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Lucy_Anywhere
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#TBRPile 📚 “My people tell stories of the night I was born. They say my mother crossed her legs in the middle of labour and fought with all her strength not to release me into the world.”

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great trilogy! 2y
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riversong153
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I love NK Jemisin‘s writing. I listened to this on audio and read some of it in print to make sure I was following along correctly in some areas where I got a little confused. I really enjoyed this. Not as heartbreaking as The Broken Earth Trilogy but still very good!

NikkiM5 I loved it too, ready for book 2 2y
LazyOwl This is one of my favourite series and was my first Jemisin 2y
TheBookbabeblog84 I‘ve had this book for so long and I feel like this is a reminder to read it . 2y
Chelleo Should finish within the next day or so. Gonna need to process. Like so many things but am ambivalent about others. Not sure what to make of it yet. 2y
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NikkiM5
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Looks like I am not going to get a bingo this month, and my doublespin is still on hold at the library 😢 despite all that, I loved my first #bookspinbingo experience. The tagged was excellent (sci-fi, woman warriors, Gods walking among us, deception and a bit of sexiness) I am already looking forward to book 2 of the trilogy in May.

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AbsurdistBibliophile

The opening of the book " I'm not as I once was. They have done this to me, broken me open and torn out my heart. I do not know who I am anymore. I must try to remember." Wow....

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MeganAnn
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Thank you @Kdgordon88 for the wonderful #blitsyswap gifts! 3 books off my TBR - I‘ve been wanting to read Acevedo for awhile but they always have long hold waits at the library & the first book in another Jemisin series I‘ve been wanting to read + a cozy mystery!

Lotion, soap (smells amazing!) & a bracelet (what kind of stones are these? So beautiful!) all from Black owned shops on Etsy. Plus these amazing canvas artwork she made from fabric 😍

MeganAnn Everything is wonderful and I cannot thank you enough @Kdgordon88 😍😍😍 #blitsyhistorymonth #bhms (edited) 2y
Gissy Beautiful!!!😍 2y
Deblovestoread I am so glad you like everything. It was fun shopping and crafting for you! 2y
Chelleo Those fabric designs 🤩🤩🤩 2y
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GreenGrl87

When a love affair is so delicious, but you know there‘s two more books and it‘s probably not going to end this way so you just have to pause wishing you could freeze the story right in this moment.

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HOTPock3tt
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Although I didn‘t enjoy this as much as “The Fifth Season trilogy” or “the city we became” it was still a solid pick. The storyline was quite intriguing, but slowed down towards the end. The huge battle and court politics I expected never really happened (maybe in subsequent books) but I liked the world building. Will continue with the series. #AuthorAMonth
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Booknerd_76 I felt the same way. I love N.K.Jemisin. But didn't like this trilogy as much as the Broken Earth. Have you read the Dreamblood series yet? I have it but haven't read it. 2y
HOTPock3tt I love her too. Broken earth has become one of my fave series!! ❤️... I read the city we became and loved it, but I haven‘t read dreamblood either. It‘s probably next up on my list ☺️ @Booknerd_76 2y
HOTPock3tt @booknerd_76 did you read how long until black future month? I downloaded it but was a little hesitant since it‘s short stories...🤔 2y
Booknerd_76 @HOTPock3tt I haven't. I've considered it but I've been hesitant too. I did read Emergency Skin in the book of short stories called forward. It too is different than most of her other books but it was good to me too. She's one of my favorite authors right now 2y
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GreenGrl87

In a child‘s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I love Jemisin‘s world building, it is always completely unique from anything else I‘ve ever read. It melds so many genres together: a rich fantasy world, unique religious system, a disturbing murder mystery or two, and deep loving (and love/hate) relationships at the core of turmoil and strife. So much of humanity‘s gifts and downfalls presented in new ways, highlighted in the storytelling that is always lush and visually stunning.

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Caterina
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I listened to this #audiobook while cross-stitching, and it really transported me to another world! Having read a few of Jemisin's short stories, this (debut) novel was not what I was expecting. For one, a lot more romance and eroticism than I expected! Lush world building and a fast-paced plot kept me engaged, even though I didn't get very invested in the characters. I'm already onto the second in the trilogy! 4/5 ⭐ #AuthorAMonth @Soubhiville

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I just finished this one...her world building is so lush and unique. I really can‘t compare it to anything. 2y
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Soubhiville
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We‘re halfway through January already. I hope everyone is enjoying this month‘s author, N.K. Jemisin.

As always, let me know if you‘d like to join or leave the tag list.

If you like to plan ahead, next month we will be reading Zadie Smith. Put in your library holds 😊.
#AuthorAMonth

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Read-y_Picker Enjoying this author so much I may have to continue into next month lol. 2y
HOTPock3tt @Read-y_Picker Same here! 😍❤️❤️I read her “fifth season” trilogy this month and I‘m planning to continue with her “a hundred thousand kingdoms trilogy” 2y
HOTPock3tt Also have to make sure I put in a library hold for the February author! 🤗 who is new for me as well 2y
Butterfinger I am enjoying Jemisin. 2y
OriginalCyn620 Can you please remove me from the list? I‘m overwhelmed with reading challenges right now! Thanks 😊 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser I couldn't find anything on Jemisin this month, would it still be part of the challenge if I read one during the year if I get a hold of a copy later on? I've got a Zadie Smith on reserve for Feb though! 2y
Soubhiville @Curiouser_and_curiouser it needs to be read during the author‘s month. But every book counts, so if you read two by Zadie Smith next month you‘d make up for it. Don‘t let that keep you from trying Jemisin though, lots of folks really love her! 2y
Soubhiville Thanks @Helen19 ! I‘ll post that 🙂 2y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @Soubhiville thank you. Yes, totally looking forward to reading her work at some point. Thanks for the clarification 🙂 2y
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TheBookDream
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Really enjoyed this #authoramonth pick! Looking forward to the next in the series, whenever my library sees fit to grace me with it 🤞😂
#jumpstart2021 #bingo #seriesread2021 and #BFC21 (second book read this week!)

Caterina I'm enjoying this one on audio right now! My library didn't have any NK Jemisin in audiobook format, so I went ahead and got this trilogy on Audible. I hope you don't have to wait too long for the 2nd one! 2y
TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 2y
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Caterina
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One of my New Year's Resolutions is to get back on Litsy, so here I am! I've missed it here so much. 😭 Here's a #bujo spread I made with the books I have on deck for the rest of January. A few are for classes, and the Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin is for #AuthorAMonth! Really enjoying the tagged on audio so far, it's a great break from heavy nonfiction. 😍 @Soubhiville

rockpools Hello Katie! 2y
zezeki Welcome back! 😄 2y
Caterina @rockpools Hi Rachel! 😊 I like your new username! @zezeki Thank you! It's good to be back. 😊 2y
Kimzey I like the reading tracker! I may adapt this for Lent. ✝️. How‘s seminary going? 2y
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Addison_Reads
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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView #AuthorAMonth2021 @Soubhiville

I've read other Jemisin before and I'm definitely a fan of her writing. She has such a uniquely creative voice and I'm always astonished at what she creates.

This genre bending book was wonderful to be immersed in and I can't wait to continue the story. I loved the Gods created in this world and found the story of a mortal with two souls fascinating.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I've been seeing some mixed reviews on this one so I'm glad you enjoyed it!! 2y
TheSpineView I have read this one but not the others in the series. Looking forward to what you think of those! 2y
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TheBookDream
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Very nervous about an appointment tomorrow (totally run of the mill but...covid 😬) so trying to chill by reading this #authoramonth book.

Texreader I understand. Be safe! 2y
Jas16 Keeping you in my thoughts 2y
thewallflower0707 Take care 🙏 2y
TheBookDream @Texreader @Jas16 @thewallflower0707 thank you! All went well. Now I can open my BOTM box 😊 2y
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throwmeabook
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I was about 30% in when I decided that I just couldn‘t continue. It‘s not a bad book, far from it. I quite enjoyed the writing but I just couldn‘t wrap my head around what was going on. At this moment I‘d just rather spend my time reading a book I understand and know what‘s going on. Might give it another go at a later time. #authoramonth #nkjemisin #bookspinbingo

Soubhiville She‘s an author that everyone either absolutely loves or tends to bail on. I haven‘t seen many middle of the road reviews on her. She‘s not for me either with one exception. Good job trying though! 2y
TheAromaofBooks I read her Broken Earth trilogy this month and it was a bit of a battle for me 2y
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Q84
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I really enjoyed this one! If you love stories of gods and their offspring amongst humans, this may be up your alley.
@audraelizabeth #StackingTheSeries #BlackAuthor #AuthorAMonth @TheAromaofBooks #BookSpinBingo

LazyOwl Glad you enjoyed. This series is one of my favourites 💕 2y
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Jadams1776
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I didn‘t want to put this book down!! It is everything I love about fantasy and more!! Yeine is so great as a main character. I want to go on about this book, but I also just want to finish the post so I can go read more Jemisin‘s work. So glad #AuthorAMonth2021 put her in my path!

#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Nalbuque
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Some parts of this book were slightly confusing -I had a lot going on!

Eventually things came together and the plot was gripping, original, and well written; i was amazed to learn this was a debut novel.

I‘m happy this was my first book of #2021. Fantasy carried me thru 2020, a real shitty year of pandemics, crises and anxieties. I‘m hoping to find more new worlds and new joys in the works I read this year 💖 #BlackAuthors

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vlwelser
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It's hard to believe that this is a debut novel. I thought it was great. I may have even liked it better than The Fifth Season trilogy. There is about a six month wait at the library for the next one so it's probably good that this stands on its own pretty well.

#AuthorAMonth #AuthorAMonth2021
@Soubhiville

#DoubleSpin
@TheAromaofBooks

Decalino I need to read this! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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IndoorDame
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#MotivationalMonday @Cupcake12
Thank you for the tag @Buechersuechtling !

1️⃣ Start the year of right by keeping up with my #BFC2021 goals, and cleaning the house.
Get back on a work appropriate sleep schedule.
Bake bread

2️⃣Lots of time to read!

Would you like to play? @RamsFan1963 @Arvena @Chili @Texreader

Buechersuechtling To be honest, getting back on a work appropriate sleep schedule is also something I need to do (still failing epically on that, at the moment 🙈) but I lacke characters to express that. So, thanks for helping me out there. 😇 (edited) 2y
Cupcake12 @IndoorDame Hope your week goes well and that you get to do everything you planned. Catching up with tv is always a good plan. Thank you for playing. X 2y
Texreader thanks so much for the tag!! 2y
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Skygoddess1
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Wow! I can‘t believe this was Jemisin‘s debut novel. It was so intricate and engaging from the very first page. I loved all the palace intrigue and learning about the gods Yeine‘s place in the grand scheme of things. I listened to this on audio but now I want to buy a physical copy to read again. On to the next month. #AuthorAMonth

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I really enjoyed this. I still need to read the 3rd book, I should get on that. Lol. 2y
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GreenGrl87
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Yay! I‘m so glad I saw this, it sounds like a lot of fun so I‘m going to give it a shot! 😄 #BFC21
📚 Finish 6 books 🧘🏾‍♀️ Weekly hikes / no alcohol

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🎉 And Team BFC21 will be here to cheer you on. 2y
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Karisa
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🥳 ☃️ 📚 🍫

Thank you, @BookwormAHN for the awesome goodies! Dark chocolate, cute bookmark, card, and a book by a fantastic author--Everything is perfect! Hurray for #JolabokaflodSwap! @MaleficentBookDragon

BookwormAHN I'm glad you like it 😸 2y
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Samary
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Mehso-so

I liked her short story collection better, she is such an inventive writer. I own a few more of her books and look forward to starting them!

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Chrissyreadit
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https://time.com/collection/100-best-fantasy-books/

Great list of Fantasy- what do you think? There are several I have not read but now want to! The excerpt is from an essay by N K Jamison. The link to that is embedded in the above link. I tagged a couple people I think also love fantasy but I‘m sure I missed a ton.

AllisonM89 I looked through the list. There's a few that i think are missing and a few that i think don't belong, but overall, I'm impressed by the variety of books on the list 2y
Chrissyreadit @AllisonM89 I would agree- a few outliers, but mostly solid picks for the ones I know. 2y
Laughterhp Hmm a lot of YA fantasy on that list. There were a bunch I‘ve never heard of and some I‘ve tried to read and bailed on. I think I‘m going to try and read some of the classics on that list. 2y
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obviateit Many I‘ve read, many I want to read. I‘m saving this list to refer back to when I don‘t know what to read next! Thank you for sharing! 😊 2y
TheAromaofBooks Ooo fun list!!! 2y
MsMelissa Any list of best fantasy that doesn‘t include Robin Hobb isn‘t actually a list of best fantasy 😂 Am I right @TrishB ? 2y
MsMelissa Seriously though, but for Hobb‘s glaring omission it‘s a pretty good list. 2y
TrishB @Book_Fiend_Melissa agree totally! I like the younger end of the list better, the ones I read when I was a kid and didn‘t really have a clue it was called fantasy! 2y
Chrissyreadit @Book_Fiend_Melissa yes- definitely some books left off, but overall I would not be sad if I was stranded on a desert island with these books. 2y
CoffeeK8 Thanks for sharing, I‘m excited to read this list 2y
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slategreyskies
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〰️ Currently reading the tagged book. It‘s really good so far. I‘m glad it‘s part of a trilogy, because I‘m enjoying these characters.

〰️ Pic is of my duck tape decorated pumpkin. 😂

Bookzombie Your pumpkin is cute! 2y
KVanRead Very cool!! 2y
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j9brown
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A great big epic fantasy. Loved it.

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Tywash
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The Walking Death that only lower classes can get...🤔 Sounds relevant.

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xicanti
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It‘s the return of the cauliflower steak! #audiocooking

I‘m now 41% into my HUNDRED THOUSAND KINGDOMS reread, and this narrator‘s great—excellent volume modulation—but I‘ve got a pronunciation question for y‘all. She pronounces courtier all French; core-tee-eh instead of core-tee-er, as we say in Anglo Canada. Is this the common American pronunciation? If so, how have I never heard it before?

TobeyTheScavengerMonk That ain‘t American. I had the same question when I listened to this one. 3y
sarahbarnes Cauliflower tacos are one of my favorite things! 3y
xicanti @sarahbarnes cauliflower is the best! 3y
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beansontherun
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Jemisin‘s fantastic story telling, colorfully constructed world and inventive characters come together to create this magnificent story to lose oneself in. As with many books I found the audiobook an additional bonus, adding depth to the already brilliant storytelling. A first in a three part series, this book easily can stands on its own leaving readers fully satisfied. Although, who wouldn‘t want to return to see what else Jemisin has in store.

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DGRachel
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Have I mentioned how much I love #bookmail?

I have Jemisin‘s Broken Earth trilogy on my TBR shelves, but V. E. Schwab called this “a less rapey Game of Thrones” and I had to have it.

GrilledCheeseSamurai Close to finishing book one in this trilogy and my God am I ever enjoying it! 🥰 3y
DGRachel @GrilledCheeseSamurai Yay! That‘s good to hear coming from you. 🤩 I‘ll have to be sure to start it soon. 3y
readordierachel Ooh, this is such a good trilogy. Enjoy! 3y
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Laughterhp
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1. Tagged. I know I already posted about this book, but I really did love it.
2. The one I know I‘ve read is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian. I don‘t know if there are others..

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 3y
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Laughterhp
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I looked through the 900+ books I‘ve marked read on GoodReads. Apparently I only have the most known black authors read, which I‘m actively working to improve.

However, it doesn‘t deter how much I loved this book and start of a series. I know everyone talks about The Fifth Season, but I loved this world Jemison built. I really need to read the other 2 books in the series. If you love fantasy and Gods, you should read this.

#BlackVoices

Sace I have heard nothing but good things about this author. Fantasy and speculative fiction are just not genres that I've been able to get into in the past, but the synopsis of the book you have tagged is one that appeals to me. I have it on hold on Overdrive. 3y
Laughterhp @Sace Oh I hope you like it. It is fantasy though... 3y
Sace @Laughterhp I've read some fantasy and liked it. It's definitely a hit or miss genre for me. 3y
Daisey I have yet to finish the last book of the series that starts with The Fifth Season, but I actually think I enjoyed this series more as well. 3y
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