With Christmas and the end of the year looming (eek!), we here at Christchurch City Libraries have been pondering our favourite reads of the year. As a dedicated mystery reader, I was a little surprised when, on reflection, I noticed that many of my favourite books of the year were fantasy
Call me a convert! The fantasy books I've read this year, whether they were new in 2019 or just new to me, were sublime. My particular poison of choice within fantasy are fairytale retellings (check out our Fantasy Reading Guides for a break-down of the genre), but there's so much out there!
Yet, I've been finding that it can sometimes be quite tricky to find fantasy as physical Large Print books. Why is this? Short answer: I don't really know. The more helpful answer: there are a few ways around it. The main one that comes to mind is to try the audiobook, and the other is to give an eBook a go.
Lots of books come in eBook format now, especially within libraries, and the beauty of it is, you can change the font size (check out my previous blog to find out how). This opens up whole new worlds of possibilities for books to read if you can't find a physical copy, especially for harder-to-find genres, like fantasy, science fiction, and horror.
Without further ado, I have a list of a few fantasy reads that fit across the genre, and can make for some great holiday reading.
With this being the last Little Blog of Large Print for 2019, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
A selection of Fantasy fiction in accessible formats including Large Print (hard copy fantasies can be hard to find, it seems), digital and CD Audiobooks, and eBooks.