They say that a good story would remain in someone’s heart for a very long time if it is well loved. I, as a reader, have read books that I surely love and would highly recommend to some. However, no matter how many books there are on my TBR pile, there is still a gnawing feeling inside me that’s craving for something more. And lately, I’m sating my cravings with classic books (or books that were published before the aged of Twilight and Hunger Games), but I would like to call them legendary books.
Before dropping the names of the 3 legendary books that I’m trying my hardest to give a good introduction, I would like to give a brief criteria as to why I consider them legendary.
- They are still popular and well-loved no matter how long they have been published or using the words of Taylor Swift, they never go out of style.
- The series became an inspiration not only to us readers, but also the other authors who aspired to write a book that would give the same impact to readers.
- They have set the bars in their own genre.
And without further ado, here are the 3 legendary books that I’ve been dying to read.
YES. I am one of those people who did not grow up with Harry Potter in her hands whenever the book came out. I have watched the movies as a kid but I haven’t read it ever since I became a reader. These books have been the siblings of my generation. They grew up with Harry and explore the wizarding world with fake wands in their hands. I know I would love this series because I have seen the movies and it is good BUT the book is better! When it comes to progress I finished reading the first book and started the second book but life happens and I set it aside. BUT I’m planning to continue on with this series.
Compared to the Harry Potter books, I didn’t know a thing about Narnia except the wardrobe that transported the kids to a different world. And somehow I’m fine with that because I would get to experience its magic for the very first time. I did not watch the movies as well.
Some people may not consider this as a series or a trilogy but I would because it has been divided into several books although it was bound as one or as a trilogy. I recently read Tolkien’s The Hobbit and it is not as popular as The Lord of the Rings. And based on what I read, I enjoyed Tolkien’s writing style. I’m a little hesitant when it comes to this book because out of all the three series that I listed down as legendary, this is the most intimidating. But somehow, reading The Hobbit helps me to have an idea as to how Tolkien writes and I feel like I will love him after reading his most renowned book.
I know there are a lot of good fantasy or fiction books that are popular until now. But these legendary books are the foundation of YA fantasy. I feel like I don’t have the right to be called a reader without reading all of these series; for me, these series are some of the books that I want to read before I die. No kidding!
Have you read all these legendary series? If so, how would you rank them?
Till next time!