Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Would Be On The Syllabus If I Taught “Young Published (Fantasy) Authors” 101

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week, I’m putting together the mock reading list for a course on young published (fantasy) authors–which includes some of my favourites, as well as others you couldn’t possibly have this course without!


WEEKS ONE THROUGH FIVE: PUBLISHED FROM 1999-2008

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1. Eragon, by Christopher Paolini. First published in 2002; written when Christopher was 15.
2. In the Forests of the Night, by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. Published in 1999, when Amelia was 14.

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3. The Prophecy of the Stones, by Flavia Bujor. Published in 2002, when Flavia was 13.
4. Swordbird, by Nancy Yi Fan. Published in 2007; written when Nancy was 11.

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5. The Eyes of a King, by Catherine Banner. Published in 2008, when Catherine was 14.


WEEKS SIX THROUGH TEN: PUBLISHED FROM 2011-2015

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6. Legacy, by Cayla Kluver. First published in 2011; written when Cayla was 14.
7. What’s Left of Me, by Kat Zhang. Published in 2012, when Kat was 19.

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8. The Bone Season, by Samantha Shannon. Published in 2013, when Shannon was 21.
9. Take Back the Skies, by Lucy Saxon. Published in 2014; written when Lucy was 16.

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10. The Novice, by Taran Matharu. Published in 2015; written when Matharu was 22.


So if you were the one teaching a 101 course, what kind of course would you teach? Which books would you spotlight? And are there maybe any young fantasy authors that you love, that you think I should have included in this post? Let me know!

Cheers friends!

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