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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

Mythical Mystical Magical Reading Challenge 2022

Updated: Mar 29, 2022



Today, I present to you the most complex fantasy reading challenge I found and will probably ever do, the Mythical Mystical Magical Reading Challenge.


Created by Ketutar writing, there are a lot of prompts in this challenge...a lot. Needless to say, I am expecting to read a ton of fantasy books this year (as usual), and I expect that I will take me literally all year to complete it.


Like any other year-long reading challenge, I am going to post this at the beginning of the year and update it as I go along to make things easier for myself. At the moment it is a bit messy and empty and filled with books I plan to read...but it will look better eventually.


Now, without further ado, let the challenge begin!


 

🟢 = Complete

 

READ A FANTASY NOVEL FROM 10 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES


  1. Canada - Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal

  2. U.S.

  3. Poland - The Witcher

  4. Britain - Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie 🟢

  5. Malaysia - Zen Cho

  6. Korea - Manhwa or Novel

  7. Japan - Manga or Light Novel (Violet Evergarden)

  8. China - Manhua or Novel

  9. Russia - Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

  10. Australia - Sabriel by Garth Nix


 

READ A FANTASY NOVEL WITH...


A Black and White Cover


A Red Cover


A Orange Cover


A Green Cover


A Blue Cover


A Purple Cover


A Brown Cover


 

READ A BOOK FROM EACH OF THESE LISTS


Pre-Tolkien Fantasy

▪ Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

▪ The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe


Fantasy Classics

▪ The Princess Bride

▪ The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

▪ The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

▪ The Book of Three


The Best Epic Fantasy

▪ Assassin's Apprentice

▪ Howl's Moving Castle


Hidden Gems: YA-Fantasy Novels

▪ Od Magic


Best Fantasy on Goodreads With Less Than 100 Ratings


Popular Fantasy on Goodreads With Between 100 and 999 Ratings

▪ Balam, Spring


Popular Fantasy on Goodreads With Between 1000 and 9999 Ratings

▪ Wayward Vol.1


Popular Fantasy on Goodreads With Between 10,000 and 24,999 Ratings

▪ Traitor's Blade

▪ The Girl from Everywhere

▪ Cast in Shadow

▪ The Assassin's Curse

▪ Flamecaster


 

READ A FANTASY NOVEL WRITTEN IN...


Pre-1930s x2


1930s

▪ The Hobbit


1940s


1950s

▪ Narnia


1960s

▪ The Book of Three


1970s


1980s

▪ Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth


1990s

▪ Searching for Dragons

▪ Neverwhere

▪ Stardust

▪ The Thief


2000s

▪ Sunshine

▪ Darkfever

▪ Sandman Slim


2010s


2020s



 

PICK A FANTASY AUTHOR AND READ A FANTASY BOOK THAT INSPIRED THEM AND ONE THEY WOULD RECOMMEND


Brandon Sanderson



 

READ A FANTASY NOVEL BY EACH GENDER


Male =

Female =

Non-Binary =


 

READ A FANTASY NOVEL WITH A CHARACTER OF EACH GENDER


Male =

Female =

Non-Binary =


 

READ A FANTASY NOVEL WITH A MALE OR FEMALE MENTOR/TUTOR/GUARDIAN/PARENTAL FIGURE



Male Guardian = Finnikin of the Rock


 

READ A FANTASY NOVEL WRITTEN BY A PERSON OR WHOSE MC HAS A DIFFERENT ___ FROM YOU


Gender =


Generation =


Race/Ethnicity =


Nationality =


Mothertongue =


Sexual Orientation =


Religion =


*I combined two prompts here since I didn't want to read that many books for the same prompt just slightly different


 

READ A FANTASY NOVEL WHERE THE MC HAS AT LEAST ONE PARENT AND GRANDPARENT ALIVE, AND THEY HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP



 

READ A FANTASY NOVEL WITH...


Less than 250 Pages


With 250-350 Pages


With 300-500 Pages


With 500+ Pages


 

READ A FANTASY NOVEL FROM 10 DIFFERENT SUBGENRES


Fairy Tale (Not Retelling)

Assassin Fantasy

Cross-World Fantasy

Magical Realism

Paranormal Fantasy

Portal Fantasy

Quest Fantasy

Swashbuckling Fantasy

Sword and Sorcery

Urban Fantasy

Wuxia Fantasy

YA Fantasy


 

READ THE FIRST THREE BOOKS YOU HAVEN'T READ FROM ANY LIST OF BEST FANTASY BOOKS


https://www.wired.co.uk/article/best-fantasy-books-novels-series

▪ Stardust

▪ The Last Unicorn

▪ Who Fears Death


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

▪ Arabian Night

▪ The Death of Arthur

▪ Alice in Wonderland


https://reedsy.com/discovery/blog/best-fantasy-books

▪ Alice in Wonderland

▪ The King of Elfland's Daughter

▪ The Sword in the Stone


https://www.npr.org/2021/08/18/1027159166/best-books-science-fiction-fantasy-past-decade

▪ A Master of Djinn

▪ The Just City (Thessaly Vol.1)

▪ A Darker Shade of Magic


 

READ A FANTASY BOOK THAT HAS RECEIVED AN AWARD


 

READ A NON-FANTASY BOOK THATS RELATED TO FANTASY


 

READ A FANTASY BOOK WITH AN AMAZING COVER + A BOOK WITH A HORRIBLE COVER 🟢



◽ Bad Cover = Reclaim the Stars

◽ Good Cover = The Archive of the Forgotten


 

READ A FANTASY BOOK WITH A ONE WORD TITLE


 

READ A FANTASY BOOK THAT WAS MADE INTO A MOVIE OR TV SERIES


 

READ THE FANTASY BOOK YOU ARE MOST ASHAMED HAVING NOT READ


 

READ THE FANTASY BOOK THAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR TBR THE LONGEST


 

READ THE FANTASY BOOK THAT HAS BEEN ON YOUR TBR THE SHORTEST


 

FINISH A FANTASY SERIES AND START ONE


Finished - The God of Lost Words (Hell's Library) 🟢


 

READ A SELF-PUBLISHED FANTASY NOVEL


*Refer to Rob J. Hayes

 

RE-READ A FAVOURITE


Sorcery of Thorns

 

A LITERARY MAP CHAIN CHALLENGE


https://www.literature-map.com/


Margaret Rogerson ➡ Elizabeth Lim - Spin the Dawn ➡


Margaret Rogerson ➡ Sara Holland - Havenfall ➡



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