Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thematic Sunday: Books for Those Who Liked Galavant

So the mini-series Galavant is ending on ABC today. This probably surprises no one here, but I freaking loved this show. So I'm a little sad about this. For those of you already going through withdrawal, here are some books to check out if you loved this zany series.

1) The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

Why: This is zany fantasy adventure much in the spirit of Galavant. Sadly, there is no singing.

2) Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

Why: same sort of humor. Instead of fantasy adventure, we have a couple of angels trying to have an apocalypse.

3) The Knight and Rogue series by Hilari Bell

Why: Maybe you loved the buddies on an adventure aspect of Galavant? In that case, I highly suggest this series. Where a noble decides to be a knight...despite the fact that there aren't knights anymore.

4) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams

Why: Same type of humor/adventurous spirit as Galavant, but in space.

5) Team Human by Sarah Rees Brennan and Justine Larbelestier

Why: Same type of humor. This one deals with vampires and is very metaish.

6) Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger

Why: Again, same type of humor. Alexia would fit right into the Galavant world.

7) The Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander

Why: A little more serious then Galavant, but this does have that yay adventure feel to it. There are also some fun things in it like snarky witches who don't have time for the boy hero's nonsense. Oh and there's a magical pig.

8) The Sister's Grimm series by Michael Buckley

Why: A humorous look at what would happen if fairy-tale beings where actually all real and living in a small town together. No, this is NOT Once Upon a Time. It actually goes in a different direction. It is also not Fables. All three of those series are completely different. They just have a similar set up.

9) Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Why: Maybe feminist humor is your thing? Then I highly recommend this book.

10) Myth Adventures series by Robert Lynn Asprin

Why: Old-school humorous fantasy adventure series, much in the same vein as Discworld.

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