Thursday, 2 June 2011

Fantasy Reading Challenge

There are so many books I want to read that even a lifetime doesn't seem enough, so instead of following generic lists, for my favourite genre, I'm starting a challenge to read 103 fantasy books that I haven't read yet. There is no deadline for this, so if you like reading Fantasy, I invite you to join in. Read as many as you can - or even just a handful that appeal to you.

If you've read some of these, or are joining in the challenge, leave comments as you progress, and we can exchange thoughts. If you think others might enjoy this, please blog/twitter/facebook about it with the link. The more the merrier!! 


P.S. - I've included following books in the challenge simply because I already have these books. There are many more I want to read, but figured, let's focus on what I've already bought. 

103 FANTASY BOOKS TO READ 
  1. Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay
  2. The Darkest Road - Guy Gavriel Kay
  3. The Summer Tree - Guy Gavriel Kay
  4. The Wandering Fire - Guy Gavriel Kay
  5. Under Heaven - Guy Gavriel Kay
  6. The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
  7. The Wise Man's Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
  8. Dragonfilght - Anne McCaffrey
  9. Dragonquest - Anne McCaffrey
  10. The White Dragon - Anne McCaffrey
  11. Mistborn: The Final Empire - Brandon Sanderson
  12. Mistborn: The Well of Ascension - Brandon Sanderson
  13. Mistborn: The Hero of Ages - Brandon Sanderson
  14. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians - Brandon Sanderson
  15. The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson
  16. Beyond the Shadows - Brent Weeks
  17. Shadow's Edge - Brent Weeks
  18. The Way of Shadows - Brent Weeks
  19. The Black Prism - Brent Weeks
  20. A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin
  21. A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin
  22. A Storm of Swords - George R. R. Martin
  23. A Feast for Crows - George R. R. Martin
  24. The Anubis Gates - Tim Powers
  25. Gardens of the Moon - Steven Erikson
  26. Deadhouse Gates - Steven Erikson
  27. Memories of Ice - Steven Erikson
  28. House of Chains - Steven Erikson
  29. Midnight Tides - Steven Erikson
  30. The Bonehunters - Steven Erikson
  31. Reaper's Gale - Steven Erikson
  32. Toll the Hounds - Steven Erikson
  33. Dust of Dreams - Steven Erikson
  34. The Crippled God - Steven Erikson
  35. Ship of Magic - Robin Hobb
  36. Mad Ship - Robin Hobb
  37. Ship of Destiny - Robin Hobb
  38. Fool's Errand - Robin Hobb
  39. Golden Fool - Robin Hobb
  40. Fool's Fate - Robin Hobb
  41. The Warded Man - Peter V. Brett
  42. The Desert Spear - Peter V. Brett
  43. The First Betrayal - Patricia Bray
  44. The Sea Change - Patricia Bray
  45. The Final Sacrifice - Patricia Bray
  46. Cygnet - Patricia A. McKillip
  47. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
  48. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  49. Stardust - Neil Gaiman
  50. Replay - Ken Grimwood
  51. Blade of Fortriu - Juliet Marillier
  52. The Dark Mirror - Juliet Marillier
  53. The Well of Shades - Juliet Marillier
  54. Best Served Cold - Joe Abercrombie
  55. The Heroes - Joe Abercrombie
  56. The Sentinel Mage - Emily Gee
  57. The Jewel in the Skull - Michael Moorcock
  58. The Mad God's Amuel - Michael Moorcock
  59. The Sword of the Dawn - Michael Moorcock
  60. The Runestaff - Michael Moorcock
  61. Lover Eternal - J R Ward
  62. Lover Awakened - J R Ward
  63. Lover Revealed - J R Ward
  64. Lover Unbound - J R Ward
  65. Lover Enshrined - J R Ward
  66. Lover Avenged - J R Ward
  67. Lover Mine - J R Ward
  68. Lover Unleashed - J R Ward
  69. Moon Called - Patricia Briggs
  70. Blood Bound - Patricia Briggs
  71. Iron Kissed - Patricia Briggs
  72. Bone Crossed - Patricia Briggs
  73. Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  74. River Marked - Patricia Briggs
  75. White Night - Jim Butcher
  76. Summer Knight - Jim Butcher
  77. Side Jobs - Jim Butcher
  78. Small Favor - Jim Butcher
  79. Proven Guilty - Jim Butcher
  80. Grave Peril - Jim Butcher
  81. Death Masks - Jim Butcher
  82. Dead Beat - Jim Butcher
  83. Blood Rites - Jim Butcher
  84. Changes - Jim Butcher
  85. Furies of Calderon - Jim Butcher
  86. Academ's Fury - Jim Butcher
  87. Cursor's Fury - Jim Butcher
  88. Captain's Fury - Jim Butcher
  89. Princep's Fury - Jim Butcher
  90. First Lord's Fury - Jim Butcher
  91. The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
  92. The Great Hunt - Robert Jordan
  93. The Dragon Reborn - Robert Jordan
  94. The Shadow Rising - Robert Jordan
  95. The Fires of Heaven - Robert Jordan
  96. Lord of Chaos - Robert Jordan
  97. A Crown of Swords - Robert Jordan
  98. The Path of Daggers - Robert Jordan
  99. Winter's Heart - Robert Jordan
  100. Crossroads of Twilight - Robert Jordan
  101. Knife of Dreams - Robert Jordan
  102. The Gathering Storm - Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
  103. Towers of Midnight - Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson

7 comments:

  1. The Mistborn series, as well as Sanderson's first book, Elantris are well worth picking up, as is anything from Moorcock. As for th Wheel of Time series, it dissapointed me and frustrated me to no end, as it literally spins in place in book after book.

    As for the Game of Thrones, I started the series and so far it has been great.

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  2. Ralfast,

    I've listed these books for the challenge because these are the ones I already have. But even from the ones I had, I had to restrict the numbers.

    So many more I want to read :P

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  3. Oh, I am so on board. This summer, I'm on a fantasy tear (with the excuse that it's "research"). Rothfuss, McCaffrey, Sanderson (yay!), Martin, and Erikson are all my list too. Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar series is next up.

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  4. K. M.

    That's excellent :-))

    Riftwar series is FABULOUS. I love it.

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  5. That looks like a fabulous reading list. I'm with you on speed, I wish I was a quicker reader, practically a tortoise compared with you, though!

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