105 Highly Regarded Fantasy Books


  1. A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin
  2. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  3. The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss
  4. The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
  5. The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
  6. The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
  7. The Gentleman Bastards by Scott Lynch
  8. Discworld by Terry Pratchett
  9. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
  10. Harry Potter by JK Rowling
  11. The First Law by Joe Abercrombie
  12. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  13. The Dark Tower by Stephen King
  14. The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence
  15. The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
  16. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
  17. The Black Company by Glen Cook
  18. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  19. Earthsea Cycle by Ursula Le Guin
  20. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  21. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
  22. The Drenai Saga by David Gemmell
  23. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  24. The Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan
  25. Prince of Nothing by R Scott Bakker
  26. The Belgariad by David Eddings
  27. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
  28. Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolf
  29. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
  30. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  31. Raven’s Shadow by Anthony Ryan
  32. The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E Feist
  33. The Demon Cycle by Peter V Brett
  34. The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle
  35. Lightbringer by Brent Weeks
  36. Codex Alera by Jim Butcher
  37. The Coldfire Trilogy by CS Friedman
  38. Dragonlance Novels by Various Authors linked the first one listed on Goodreads
  39. The Sarantine Mosaic by Guy Gavriel Kay
  40. The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb
  41. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
  42. The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien
  43. Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
  44. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  45. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  46. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  47. The Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb
  48. The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski
  49. Acts of Caine by Matthew Woodring Stover
  50. Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
  51. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephend R Donaldson
  52. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
  53. The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
  54. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams
  55. Abhorsen by Garth Nix
  56. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  57. The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon
  58. The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel kay
  59. The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
  60. The Powder Mage by Brian McClellan
  61. A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
  62. Vlad Taltos by Steven Brust
  63. The Bas-Lag Cycle by China Mieville
  64. The Black Jewels by Anne Bishop
  65. Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E Howard
  66. Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert
  67. The Dying Earth by Jack Vance
  68. Elric by Michael Moorcock
  69. The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
  70. The Empire Trilogy by Ramond E Feist
  71. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  72. Kushiel’s Legacy by Jacqueline Carey
  73. The Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham
  74. Night Watch and Day Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
  75. The Once and Future King by TH White
  76. A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  77. Red Country by Joe Abercrombie
  78. The Saga of Recluse (could only find GR link to book 2) by LE Modesitt Jr
  79. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  80. The Sun Sword by Michelle West
  81. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine LEngle
  82. Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  83. Bartimaeus by Jonathon Stroud
  84. Curse of Chalion by Lois Bujold
  85. The Dagger and the Coin by Daniel Abrahama
  86. Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
  87. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
  88. Exiles by Melanie Rawn
  89. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
  90. Guardian of the Flame by Joel Rosenberg
  91. The Inheritence Cycle by Christopher Paolini
  92. The Iron Dragon’s Daughter by Michael Swanwick
  93. Last Call by Tim Powers
  94. The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron
  95. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
  96. The Low Town Trilogy by Daniel Polanksy
  97. Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
  98. The Old Kingdom Trilogy by Garth Nix
  99. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  100. The Redemption of Althalus by David Eddings
  101. Riddle-Master by Patricia A McKillip
  102. River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay
  103. Song for the Basilisk by Patricia A McKillip
  104. The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind
  105. War for the Oaks by Emma Bull