Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday--Books About Quests

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Top Ten Books about quests/journeys. All covers courtesy of goodreads.com unless otherwise posted.

10. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende--Great story! My review HERE!

9. The Gunslinger (Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King--The only Dark Tower novel I've read. It's quite abstract, but I enjoyed it.

8. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan--You knew I'd throw this one in! Not exactly a quest by especially book 1 is about a journey from home into the wide world to accomplish something. My review HERE.

7. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad--Definitely a quest and one of my favorite books of all time, I read this at least once a year.

6. Partials by Dan Wells--It's really more dystopian than quest, but it involves a journey to find something to save the dystopian world, so I think it qualifies. My review HERE.

5. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle--Haven't read this one since I was a kid, but I still remember the huge impact it had on me.

4. The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander--One of the first fantasy series I loved as a kid, it was this book, which I was forced to read for school, that made me realize how much I love high fantasy!

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K.Rowling--Odd way to characterize the final book, but the quest for the horcruxes were the only part of the story that could be characterized as a quest.

2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien--Don't think I need to either of Tokien's stories, do I? :D My review HERE.

What was your Top Ten Topic this week?


  1. I'd add Terry Brooks' original Sword of Shannara trilogy.

  2. Great choices! LOTR is THE quest story.

  3. Great choice for a topic today! I haven't read a single book on your list, but both the Hobbit and LotR are on my bookshelf, and I have started them several times without success... One day I'll read them for real, though.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT post earlier.

    Happy reading.

  4. After studying Joseph Campbell I love reading books about Quests! What a great topic. Love HP, the Hobbit, LotR and a Wrinkle in Time. Great list!
    Natflix&Books' TTT