Epic stories to inspire reading
From Harry Potter to the Lord of the Rings, we’ve put together a list of epic stories to inspire readers of all ages to jump into a book.
Check out our top picks and find the perfect read to gift to reluctant readers or to reignite your own passion for books.
Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling
An infectious tale about eponymous young wizard Harry Potter, this series of children’s books appealed to a much wider audience – enchanting kids and adults alike. Follow his thrilling journey through seven magical books and discover a whole new world.
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
Find yourself fascinated by this gorgeous – and long! – story set in 1950s India. This epic tale is, at its heart, a love story but as well as learning about Lata and her complicated relationships, you get a gorgeous picture of a country during a period of change.
Chaos Walking Trilogy, Patrick Ness
This is another young adult series that has successfully made the crossover to all-round well loved series. The Chaos Walking books have a strong fantasy element and offer some insightful social commentary alongside a rip-roaring yarn.
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, Jung Chang
This truly epic true story follows three generations of women from one family and spans many fascinating years of Chinese history. Beautifully written and offering insights into everything from bound feet to the communist regime, it is an enthralling book.
Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien
If there’s one classic trilogy that’s certain to transport you to a whole new world, this is it. Find out what all the fuss is about and immerse yourself in Tolkien’s incredible story, which has been charming readers for more than 60 years already.
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon
Travel to exciting locations in Prague, New York and the Arctic with this epic story about two comic book men who make their fortune and change the world. It’s an engaging, sprawling book that has an excellent combination of comedy and tension.
Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin
If you haven’t already dipped into the fantasy series that’s been taking the world by storm, what’s been keeping you? Dragons, family drama and thrilling adventures mean these books are always exciting – as is the TV show based on the series.
The Crimson Petal and the White, Michel Faber
Get lost in the thrilling streets of Victorian London in this epic tale of love, mystery and intrigue. Join the heroine, Sugar, as she navigates the dark side the city, meeting an unforgettable cast of characters along the way.
What book do you love losing yourself in?
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