Top 100 Fantasy Books

 























Rank
Author/Editor
Title
Year
1
J R R Tolkien
Lord Of the Rings Trilogy
1954
2
J K Rowling
Harry Potter Series
1997
3
J R R Tolkien
The Hobbit
1937
4
George R R Martin
A Song of Ice & Fire
1996
5
Robert Jordan
Wheel of Time Series
1990
6
C S Lewis
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe [S2]
1950
7
Terry Goodkind
Wizard's First Rule [S1]
1994
8
David Eddings
The Belgariad Series
1982
9
Philip Pullman
Northern Lights (Golden Compass) [S1]
1995
10
Stephen King
The Stand
1978
11
George Orwell
Animal Farm
1945
12
Terry Pratchett
The Colour of Magic [S1]
1983
13
Terry Brooks
The Sword of Shannara [S1]
1977
14
Richard Adams
Watership Down
1972
15
Raymond E Feist
Magician [S1]
1982
16
Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle In Time
1962
17
Ursula K Le Guin
A Wizard of Earthsea [S1]
1968
18
Mitch Albom
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
2003
19
Stephen King
The Gunslinger [S1]
1982
20
Neil Gaiman
American Gods
2001
21
R A Salvatore
Dark Elf Trilogy
1990
22
Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Mists Of Avalon
1983
23
Piers Anthony
On a Pale Horse [S1]
1983
24
Gaiman & Pratchett
Good Omens
1990
25
William Goldman
The Princess Bride
1973
26
Dianna Gabaldon
Outlander [S1]
1992
27
Gail Carson Levine
Ella Enchanted
1997
28
Robin Hobb
The Farseer Trilogy
1995
29
Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife
2003
30
Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere
1997
31
Brian Jacques
Redwall [S1]
1986
32
Stephen Donaldson
Thomas Covenant - The Unbeliever
1977
33
Roger Zelazny
Nine Princes in Amber [S1]
1970
34
Bram Stoker
Dracula
1897
35
Anne McCaffrey
Dragonflight [S1]
1968
36
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude
1967
37
Garth Nix
Sabriel [S1]
1995
38
Lewis Carroll
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
1865
39
T H White
The Once & Future King
1958
40
Tad Williams
Memory, Sorrow & Thorn Series
1988
41
Daniel Quinn
Ishmael
1992
42
Mary Shelley
Frankenstein
1818
43
Laurell K Hamilton
Guilty Pleasures [S1]
1993
44
C S Lewis
The Screwtape Letters
1942
45
Steven Erikson
Gardens of the Moon [S1]
1994
46
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Little Prince
1943
47
Michael Moorcock
Elric of Melnibone [S1]
1972
48
Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
2004
49
Moore & Gibbons
Watchmen
1987
50
William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream
1600
51
Weis & Hickman
Death Gate Cycle
1990
52
Jostein Gaarder
Sophie's World
1991
53
Guy Gavriel Kay
Tigana
1990
54
Mercedes Lackey
Magic's Pawn [S1]
1989
55
Franz Kafka
The Metamorphosis
1915
56
Lloyd Alexander
The Chronicles of Prydain
1964
57
Patrick Suskind
Perfume
1986
58
China Mieville
Perdido Street Station
2000
59
L Frank Baum
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
1900
60
Ray Bradbury
Something Wicked This Way Comes
1962
61
Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray
1891
62
David Gemmell
Legend [S1]
1984
63
Frank Miller
Batman - The Dark Knight Returns
1986
64
Mikhail Bulgakov
The Master and Margarita
1966
65
Gene Wolfe
Book of the New Sun
1980
66
L E Modesitt Jr
The Magic of Recluce [S1]
1991
67
Robert E Howard
[C] Coming Of Conan the Cimmerian
1933
68
Richard Bach
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
1972
69
Jacqueline Carey
Kushiel's Dart [S1]
2001
70
H P Lovecraft
[C] Bloodcurdling Tales
1937
71
Glen Cook
The Black Company [S1]
1984
72
Clive Barker
Weaveworld
1987
73
Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
1994
74
Jasper Fforde
The Eyre Affair [S1]
2002
75
Susan Cooper
The Dark Is Rising [S1]
1973
76
Robert A Heinlein
Glory Road
1963
77
Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol
1843
78
Orson Scott Card
Seventh Son [S1]
1987
79
Mary Stewart
The Crystal Cave [S1]
1970
80
Richard Matheson
I Am Legend
1954
81
Robin McKinley
The Blue Sword [S1]
1982
82
William S Burroughs
Naked Lunch
1959
83
Shirley Jackson
The Haunting of Hill House
1959
84
Peter S Beagle
The Last Unicorn
1968
85
Steven Brust
Jhereg
1983
86
Jack Vance
The Dying Earth
1950
87
Melanie Rawn
Dragon Prince Trilogy
1988
88
Edwin A Abbott
Flatland
1884
89
Robin McKinley
Beauty
1978
90
Barry Hughart
Bridge Of Birds
1984
91
Kenneth Grahame
The Wind In the Willows
1908
92
Mark Twain
A Connecticut Yankee in KA's Court
1889
93
Guy Gavriel Kay
The Lions Of Al-Rassan
1995
94
Ken Grimwood
Replay
1987
95
Astrid Lindgren
The Brothers Lionheart
1973
96
Robert Lynn Asprin
[A] Thieves World Anthologies
1979
97
John Crowley
Little, Big
1981
98
John Fowles
The Magus
1965
99
Gregory Maguire
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
1999
100
Patricia A McKillip
The Forgotten Beasts Of Eld
1975


[S1] First book in a series; [C] Single-author collection; [A] Multiple author anthology