Today I am combining Top Ten Tuesday with Wyrd & Wonder to discuss
Things That Make Me Instantly Want to Read a Fantasy Book
I fell in love with sentient houses when I read about the mood-wallpaper in a Sarah Addison Allen book. If you have a magical house in your book, I will read it.
I’m also fond of sentient cities or other geographic areas.
Set Somewhere Interesting
I’ve been challenging myself to read books set in the southern hemisphere and/or by authors from the southern hemisphere. If I find fantasy books that fit that criteria, I perk up. That’s how I found W. R. Gingell’s books that I’ve been binging.
I don’t know that the descriptions would have caught my eye but the fact that they are set in Hobart Tasmania did. I’m really enjoying them. I’m always looking for more suggestions so if you know any fantasy set in South America or southern Africa, I’m all ears.
I’ve not read many books with sentient houses or other sentient places, but when I have I’ve definitely found it really cool!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/05/23/top-ten-tuesday-421-the-literary-dinner-party-2022-tag/
I loved the Clean Sweep series! I think that was the first time I read a sentient home story. I’ll have to check out the others you mentioned.
I read very little fantasy, but I can see why these things would pique your interest. A sentient house does sound fun 🙂
Books set in places I’ve been to are fun to read, but even better is finding a book that I enjoy set in a place I’ve never been.
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
A book set somewhere interesting is always a good read.
I can understand why both of these would have you reading a book.
I like interesting settings, too.
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Sentient places are so cool!
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