If you usually offer up a hard pass when a friend recommends a fantasy book (swords, sorcery, what!?) but could totally binge any show on The CW, I've got news for you . . . you're already an fantasy fan and you didn't even know it! There's a subgenre of fantasy books that will hit your "not too much fantasy" sweet spot: urban fantasy.
Urban fantasy brings in the real world alongside the supernatural vibes. We're talking modern settings — usually in cities — where people deal with more crime and mystery elements. The books are always fast-paced, and tons of your favorite TV shows are based on them. Yes, really!