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message 1: by Amelia, the Book Cruncher (new)

Amelia (narknon) | 1174 comments Mod
In one of my other groups, they've been putting together a list of the best 100 fantasy books. They did all officially with nominations and votes from the memebers. It got me thinking about some of my favorites. I thought I's put together a list of favorites and then add to it as I read more and come up with a list of my own. If you'd like ot contribute, please add the book, including the title, preferably with a link to the book on Goodreads and also the author.

I'm not going to do a vote or anything, just compile a list of books that I think should be read by fantasy lovers. Or maybe I should say, ones I would recommend.


message 2: by Amelia, the Book Cruncher (last edited Oct 28, 2011 11:38AM) (new)

Amelia (narknon) | 1174 comments Mod
Here are some of my favorites from when I was younger:

The Little White Horse - Elizabeth Goudge
Redwall - Brian Jacques and many more in the series
The Horse and His Boy - C.S. Lewis (all of the the Chronicles of Narnia, this was my intro to it.)
Bunnicula - Deborah Howe
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast - Robin McKinley
The Blue Sword - Robin McKinley
The Hero and the Crown - Robin McKinley
Magic's Pawn (the whole trilogy actually. Love me some Vanyel.) - Mercedes Lackey
Arrows of the Queen (also the whole trilogy) - Mercedes Lackey
Dealing with Dragons (all four books in this series as well) - Patricia C. Wrede
Another Fine Myth - Robert Lynn Asprin


message 3: by Amelia, the Book Cruncher (last edited Oct 28, 2011 11:48AM) (new)

Amelia (narknon) | 1174 comments Mod
Here are some more current favorites:

Transformation the whole trilogy, excellent - Carol Berg
Flesh and Spirit and Breath and Bone - Carol Berg
The Curse of the Mistwraith all of this series that I've read so far is absolutely amazing - Janny Wurts
Gardens of the Moon Current series I'm reading. Each book blows me away more - Steven Erikson
Mistborn: The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson
The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson
The Night Angel Trilogy - Brent Weeks
Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire, and Mistress of the Empire - Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts
Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin's Quest - Robin Hobb
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss


message 4: by Amelia, the Book Cruncher (new)

Amelia (narknon) | 1174 comments Mod
Urgh, pressed the wrong button and my comment disappears. I'll try again.

Some YA books I've enjoyed

Princess of the Midnight Ball - Jessica Day George
Tiger's Curse, Tiger's Quest, and Tiger's Voyage - Colleen Houck
Fire, Graceling - Kristen Cashore
Matched - Ally Condie
Entwined - Heather Dixon
Howl's Moving Castle - Diane Wynn Jones
The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr - Christopher Paolini
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Can't forget Harry Potter) - J.K. Rowling
The False Princess - Eilis O'Neal
Steel - Carrie Vaughn
The Amaranth Enchantment - Julie Berry


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