50 Fantasy Books That Absolutely Need to Be on Your Summer 2017 Reading List


Looking for only the best fantasy books to read this summer? Why not use “the wisdom of crowds” and utilize the collective wisdom of Goodreads users. This list will show the 50 most saved/shelved fantasy books on Goodreads of all time. Enjoy:)

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter, #1) by J.K. Rowling (Shelved 47,047 times | Published in 1997)


2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (Shelved 41,474 times | Published in 1937)


3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2) by J.K. Rowling (Shelved 39,153 times | Published in 1998)


4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling (Shelved 38,989 times | Published in 1999)


5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by J.K. Rowling (Shelved 38,036 times | Published in 2000)


6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by J.K. Rowling (Shelved 36,990 times | Published in 2007)


7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling (Shelved 36,871 times | Published in 2005)


8. The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1) by J.R.R. Tolkien (Shelved 31,359 times | Published in 1954)


9. A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin (Shelved 26,155 times | Published in 1998)


10. The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings, #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien (Shelved 22,546 times | Published in 1954)


11. A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin (Shelved 21,937 times | Published in 2000)


12. The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3) by J.R.R. Tolkien (Shelved 21,739 times | Published in 1955)


13. A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) by George R.R. Martin (Shelved 21,259 times | Published in 2005)


14. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss (Shelved 20,447 times | Published in 2007)


15. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #1) by C.S. Lewis (Shelved 19,091 times | Published in 1950)


16. Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini (Shelved 18,825 times | Published in 2002)


17. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman (Shelved 18,405 times | Published in 1995)


18. A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) by George R.R. Martin (Shelved 18,268 times | Published in 2011)


19. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan (Shelved 16,296 times | Published in 2005)


20. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Shelved 15,819 times | Published in 2001)


21. The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson (Shelved 14,955 times | Published in 2006)


22. Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer (Shelved 14,182 times | Published in 2005)


23. Stardust by Neil Gaiman (Shelved 13,962 times | Published in 1999)


24. The Lord of the Rings (The Lord of the Rings, #1–3) by J.R.R. Tolkien (Shelved 13,572 times | Published in 1955)


25. The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time, #1) by Robert Jordan (Shelved 12,977 times | Published in 1990)


26. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (Shelved 12,665 times | Published in 1996)


27. The Wise Man’s Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #2) by Patrick Rothfuss (Shelved 12,399 times | Published in 2011)


28. Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore (Shelved 12,211 times | Published in 2008)


29. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Shelved 11,873 times | Published in 1973)


30. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Shelved 11,501 times | Published in 2011)


31. The Color of Magic (Discworld, #1; Rincewind #1) by Terry Pratchett (Shelved 11,151 times | Published in 1983)


32. The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) by Philip Pullman (Shelved 11,097 times | Published in 1996)


33. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett (Shelved 10,989 times | Published in 1990)


34. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins (Shelved 10,774 times | Published in 2008)


35. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan (Shelved 10,604 times | Published in 2006)


36. New Moon (Twilight, #2) by Stephenie Meyer (Shelved 10,227 times | Published in 2006)


37. The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3) by Philip Pullman (Shelved 10,164 times | Published in 2000)


38. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch (Shelved 10,125 times | Published in 2006)


39. Eclipse (Twilight, #3) by Stephenie Meyer (Shelved 9,845 times | Published in 2007)


40. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8) by John Tiffany (Shelved 9,824 times | Published in 2016)


41. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Shelved 9,653 times | Published in 2008)


42. The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2) by Brandon Sanderson (Shelved 9,627 times | Published in 2007)


43. The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3) by Rick Riordan (Shelved 9,503 times | Published in 2007)


44. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Chronicles of Narnia, #3) by C.S. Lewis (Shelved 9,423 times | Published in 1951)


45. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs (Shelved 9,321 times | Published in 2011)


46. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2) by Cassandra Clare (Shelved 9,222 times | Published in 2008)


47. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan (Shelved 9,147 times | Published in 2008)


48. Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor (Shelved 9,047 times | Published in 2011)


49. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (Shelved 8,909 times | Published in 2007)


50. The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1) by Brandon Sanderson (Shelved 8,893 times | Published in 2010)


Source: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/fantasy



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