Top 5 Books I Have Or I Want to Read With Maps
From Devouring Books (Linked In Title Above):
This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to read that all have a common theme. Previously on the blog I have focused on witches, werewolves, thrillers, faeries, fairy tale retellings and high fantasy. I am going to try and bring this series back for every Saturday.
The upcoming schedule is:
8/24/19 — Books about Dragons 8/31/19 — Books with a Road Trip 9/7/19 — Summer Reads 9/21/19 — Over 500 Pages
9/28/19 — Books with Maps
I heard a rumor that the October list is coming!
- Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
- Tag the original post (This one!)
- Tag 5 people
For those who don’t already have the B-52’s stuck in their heads:
Per usual let’s go through this week’s list of disclaimers, shall we?? Cool.
- Some of these are series and will be treated as such. If I did them as individual books this would become a saga rather than a list.
- I am kind of doing this off the top of my head. Why? Glad you asked. Although I’d probably explained even if you hadn’t.
I know. I know. You are shocked. Here. Let me give you your moment, to show me your Abby Lee Miller shocked face…
The reason is actually quite simple. I read a shit load of fantasy. And if I tried to go through ALL the fantasy with ALL the maps? I’d been up all night and have no hair left (although with the shape it’s in maybe not the worst thing ever) and a serious ass migraine.
So what this basically amounts to is
the ones that just jump out as duh and then the most recent favorites… I think. But don’t even hold me to that because… maybe not. Off the top of my head… stick with that.
- Some of these books and/or series need no explanations and therefore get no explanationations. Peridot (is that how that goes these days)? The others will.
- Look. I don’t care if your eyes roll so far back in your head that you can see your damn brain stem. If you think this list won’t include Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom? You have jumped the shark and come around to take a selfie with it.
Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom…
About your judgements…
2) Folk of the Air Series by Holly Black
And soon the day will come when it will be no more. And we will all need each other. I have pictured the Wicked King here for two reasons. One, it is the middle child. Two, the never ending amusement of the epic failure that was one of the first reviews/ARCs granted to me (one of the first 5 or 6). So much so that I went back for nostalgic purposes and made fun of myself. It is hyperlinked above.
3) There Will Come A Darkness– Katy Rose Pool
I think it is time for everyone, me most importantly, to come to terms with the mark this book, and Jude, has left on my soul. Review Linked Above
4) For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
I get the feeling people are gonna start rolling their eyes at me over this soon, too. Whatever. Kingdom for a stage comes out a week from Tuesday so…
… if the shoe fits… Review is above. Goodreads link for Kingdom for a Stage above…
5) Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
There are so many maps in this book I could make a map of all the maps. No they aren’t your traditional maps and I don’t care. There are math maps, word maps, language maps, treasure maps… ALL THE MAPS ALL THE TIME! Riddles in the maps, solve the maps or die kind of maps! Figure it out or friends die! Figure it out or civilization dies.
Damn it I forgot.
And Silvered Serpents is months away so there is that. Review link to Gilded Wolves and Goodreads link to Silvered Serpents is above.
The sad part is that I can stomp my feet and scream about not giving a damn all I want and you all know I’m just a cinnamon roll and I suck. pffffft.
And I’m not tagging anyone this week but I’m going to try and put together links of those who participate below if I can keep up… This is what I have so far… Let me know who I am missing
Our fearless leader Amanda at Devouring Books is linked at the top, obviously.
Leelynn @ Sometimes Leelynn reads
Mina @ Stacked Reviews
What did you think?
What are your favorite books with maps? Or are there books with maps coming out soon that you are looking forward to reading?
32 thoughts on “Roam If You Want To… Roam Around The World… Top Five Books I Have Read With Maps”
A book with a map in is ALWAYS my favourite and best!!
Yes!!! It is one of the things I have missed most while not being able to buy my own books and I look forward to getting it back in the coming weeks!
I so need to read There Will Come A Darkness & Gilded Wolves. Much agreed on your first two choices too.
Thank you! You know how sometimes hype gets the best of you and then time passes and you realize you liked the book but maybe not as much as your review might indicate? Not happening with TWCAD…. that book HAS me.
Is There will come a darkness good? I’ve seen it in my Audible recs lately. LOL I don’t like Crooked Kingdom and The Gilded Wolves.
I LOVE bookish maps! ????
My favourite maps are: ASOIAF, Throne of Glass ( the one in the collectors edition), Nevernight & ACOTAR! ❤️
I was gonna put ASOIAF but then it felt like cheating cause I’ve only watched the show. So then I was gonna be snarky and link the intro the show but I didnt lol.
Damn it Kristoff ????
I have seen ACOTAR’s map and yes it is well done.
You should have joined us!
You know how sometimes you write a review for a hyped book and you get caught up in the hype and then some time passes and that waivers? Well you can tell from my review (and I read TWCAD in like July and my review posted in Aug) that I loved it. Well that hasn’t happened with this book. If anything it has been the opposite. Jude is like a cross between Thor and Aragorn and he has marked my soul. And that book had just grabbed me. And it has not let go.
I love that you linked all the other bloggers who posted for this! I’m going to start doing the same too, I think! ????I also included the Grishaverse/Ketterdam maps! I totally forgot how much I love TCP map too. Great post!
Thank you! I thought it would be fun. If we get enough people I will try to sort out one of those add your links here thing. And yay for my home town Ketterdam!
I still need to read Gilded Wolves. But then again there are so many books I still need to read and just haven’t done so yet lol. I’ll need to read Heilig’s book so I can see what maps you’re talking about. The Girl From Everywhere had maps too <3
Oh the maps and the song lyrics and telegrams. She does ALL THE FORMATS! And it brings the whole book to life! There’s a preorder I was pissed to have missed (hey a rhyme). She sent out autographed songsheets.
I haven’t read the Girl From Everywhere. I want to though… this was my introduction. When I get Kingdom for a Stage and come up for air after reading it and Ninth House I will have to show maps!
How are Tamora Pierce, Game of Thrones and The Inheritance Trilogy (technically a quarter) not here? ???? And those are just the ones to come to mind within 5 second of reading this… Although I also haven’t read of of those…
I’m telling you, love, I knew if i sat and thought this out too much I would have never gotten this post done! Hell. Once I hit publish I thought of Smoke Thieves and kicked myself. There are SO many books that could and should be here!!!! I just had to go with Ketterdam, of course and then spit the rest out rapid fire or I was going to split my head open and never get the post out lol.
Yea I know. It’s such an easy one to think of books for. Not so easy to narrow down ????
Hey I love the maps in Six of Crows. I especially love that there are two of them!! So instrumental in the reading experience!!!
I love that The Gilded Wolves apparently has multiple maps. I need to finally read that. After October… I know.. you’ve heard me say it a billion times at this point. Oh and for the links I do them individually… just steal them off my page, they link to everyones posts. We had a total of 9 this week including me and you.
It isn’t that it has traditional maps but clues and quests and I didnt have it with me at the time to take pictures but more like language and number maps that served as conquests and treasure maps, if that makes sense? And yea! I’ve already hooked Becky into the cult!
That sounds SO cool! I love that idea
It’s like the Davinci Code meets SOC
It’s pretty close to the top of my backlist TBR