Top 5 Books About Dragons | Top 5 Saturdays

Top 5 Saturdays is a series brought about by Mandy @ Devouring Books. If you want to see the schedule of Top 5 Saturday prompts, check out the link for Mandy!

I’ve decided for these Top 5 Saturdays, I will be looking exclusively at books I want to read, but haven’t yet. It’ll keep things interesting. I’ll only include books I’ve read if I absolutely can’t help myself! 🤣

Anyway, let’s get to it!

Books I want to read…

Seraphina – Rachel Hartman

book cover of "Seraphina" by Rachel Hartman

I have been meaning to read this book for so long! I sounds like such an interesting take on dragons – dragons who can mask themselves as people. It’s also very music-heavy, which intrigues me. If I like this book, there’s a whole series, too, so more to love. I also have prematurely bought Tess of the Road, which exists in the same world as this one and even mentions characters from this series, so I feel like I need to read this first.

A Dance With Dragons – George R.R. Martin

book cover of "A Dance with Dragons" by George R.R. Martin

I’m kinda cheating with this one, simply because I started reading it…and got side-tracked. I made a promise to myself to finish all the books before I watched the television series, and for the most part, I did that. But for some reason, with this one, I just couldn’t finish it at the time. I do mean to at some point, if only to see how vastly different the book is, and in anticipation of the day (if ever?) the rest of the series is published.

Talking to Dragons – Patricia C. Wrede

book cover of "Talking to Dragons" by Patricia C. Wrede

I absolutely love this series. I have been re-reading them this year. But, for some reason, I’m sure I never actually read this fourth and final book in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I go on and on about Dealing with Dragons. For some reason, I just didn’t get to this one. But I’m excited to read it and to finally complete the series. These books are truly awesome!

Eragon – Christopher Paolini

book cover of "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini

So, I’m kind of cheating with this one, because…I have read it. A long time ago, but I’ve read it. I didn’t continue the series because…well it didn’t interest me at the time. But I find myself thinking about it every once in a while and I wonder if I’d like it any better now, as an adult. I own the book, so it’s not like it would be hard to get my hands on it. Maybe someday soon…

Tooth & Claw – Jo Walton

book cover of "Tooth and Claw" by Jo Walton

First of all, I have to read this book because, as the author has described it, “It’s a sentimental Victorian novel about dragons who eat each other.” Um, yes please! I love a good Victorian novel, but I find the concept of it being about dragons even more intriguing. And then throw into the mix that they eat each other! Like, that’s a main factor in the book…Well, my body is ready. Sign me up!

Thoughts, Thanks, and Tagged:

Thank you so much for reading this post! If you like this, check out some of my other content! Let’s chat in the comments! Are any of my books listed on your TBR? Have you already read any of these? What did you think?

If you read this post and feel like you want to do it, please consider yourself tagged! Ping back to me so I can see your list! And, as always, happy reading!

12 thoughts on “Top 5 Books About Dragons | Top 5 Saturdays

  1. I also want to read the Seraphina series and Tess of the Road. I didn’t realize that Tess of the Road was a spin off until doing this series! I have had Eragon on my TBR forever. Just so you know the post is open for books you have read or want to read, I do books I want to read, but lots of people do exclusively books they’ve read or both books they want to read and have read. I loved the whole Song of Ice and Fire series and binge read it in like.. 2 and a half months.

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    1. I like looking through my TBR list and picking books that I haven’t read yet. I feel like it gives me the opportunity to remind myself of what I’ve set aside to read. But I will add stuff that I’ve read occasionally if I can’t find anything that fits.

      I remember reading the Song of Ice and Fire series quickly, too. Mostly because I wanted to watch the series, already! I only didn’t finish A Dance with Dragons because…I don’t know, it didn’t capture me as much? I do want to finish it, though.

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      1. I really enjoy this series because I’m such a mood reader and I’m adding all the recommendations that look good to me to my TBR as well. So it’s like… want to read a book set in Asia? I just have to look through the posts. Plus I love looking through my TBR as well. When I have a bunch of books for one topic it really makes me prioritize what I am most interested in.

        I wasn’t blogging at the time when I read the Song of Ice and Fire series. If I was I feel like I would have been more rushed going through it because I need reviews for my blog and those books take a long time to read. I am glad that I read them though! When his next book comes out — if it ever actually does… I will be caught up! I’m not doing a reread until after the series is finished.

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      2. Gosh, I hope the next book comes out! I’m even more curious now to see how Martin will write the ending of this series now that I’ve seen the television show…and been disappointed by it.

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      3. I thought that Martin was really involved with the making of the show. Everything that happened with Dany was what I expected because I had seen forshadowing in the episode with the House of the Undying and that one scene when Bran touched the tree… But I am excited to see how George Martin writes it because I feel like it will be better. As much as I was upset with who ended up on the throne… I expected everything with Dany

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      4. There was definitely foreshadowing about what happened with Dany, but I felt like there wasn’t enough groundwork for it in the time that it happened. It all felt very rushed and unrealistic, which was a bummer. I don’t mind who ended up on the throne, but I felt several storylines were really derailed due to time pressure. I have read that Martin’s writing style is very organic, in that he has end goals for people, but he doesn’t really know how long it will take them to get there, he just lets the writing take its course and sometimes the goals have to change because the characters are not the same as when they first set out. It was a really interesting insight into how Martin writes so a large part of me wonders just how much would end up how the show has it ending compared to the (eventual) book. It’s such a good series!

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      5. I agree that it all felt a little rushed. Honestly I feel like the actor of the person who ended up on the show didn’t fit with the character in the books, but for the last season or so that character was so different. I have to read the books and see how I feel about how it ends after he finishes the books rather than just going by the show. I loved the series so much both the show and the books, so even though I didn’t really love who ended on the throne and it felt a little rushed I still love it all. I just need to see what happens in the books. Martin’s writing will leave me more satisfied. And honestly the plot line of the character who ended up on the throne makes so much more sense otherwise all of that was for nothing.

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