Sunday, September 01, 2013

Fantasy Reading Challenge: 101 books in 10 years

Lord, I don't even know if I'll be alive in ten years. But just to increase the likelihood, I'll join in this challenge (to run concurrent with any other reading challenges).

Working from the list at The Fantasy Project, I'm choosing 101 books to read over the next ten years (the number is the rank in their voting):


  1. 13. NOEL, Alyson - Evermore
  2. 18. LEWIS, CS - Chronicles of Narnia (The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe)
  3. 19. CLARE, Cassandra - City of Bones
  4. 21. CASHORE, Kristin - Graceling
  5. 23. COLLINS, Suzanne - The Hunger Games
  6. 27. L’ENGLE, Madeline - Wrinkle in Time
  7. 29. SNYDER, Maria - Poison Study
  8. 32. MARR, Melissa - Wicked Lovely
  9. 36. DE LA CRUZ, Melissa - Blue Bloods
  10. 37. SHAKESPEARE, William - A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  11. 39. PAOLINI, Christopher - Eragon
  12. 40. HARRIS, Charlaine - Dead to the World
  13. 46. FROST, Jeaniene - Halfway to the Grave
  14. 48. GAIMAN, Neil - Stardust
  15. 51. WARD, JR - Dark Lover
  16. 53. VINCENT, Rachel - Stray
  17. 61. KING, Stephen - The Gunslinger
  18. 64. CARROLL, Lewis - Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  19. 66. HARRISON, Kim - Dead Witch Walking
  20. 67. BRAY, Libba - A Great & Terribly Beauty
  21. 71. WYNNE JONES, Diana - Howl’s Moving Castle
  22. 72. PULLMAN, Philip - Northern Lights (The Golden Compass)
  23. 73. MONING, Karen Marie - Darkfever
  24. 75. STOKER, Bram - Dracula
  25. 82. LEVINE, Gail Carson - Ella Enchanted
  26. 84. PIERCE, Tamora - Trickster’s Choice
  27. 85. MURPHY, CE - Urban Shaman
  28. 87. NIX, Garth - Sabriel
  29. 89. HAMILTON, Laurell K - Guilty Pleasures
  30. 91. BEAGLE, Peter S - The Last Unicorn
  31. 94. BAUM, Frank - Wizard of Oz
  32. 100. MCKINLEY, Robin - Beauty
  33. 112. ANDREWS, Ilona - Magic Bites
  34. 120. RIORDAN, Rick - The Lightning Thief
  35. 121. LEGUIN, Ursula - A Wizard of Earthsea
  36. 128. MCCAFFREY, Anne - The Dragonriders of Pern
  37. 137. BARRIE, JM - Peter Pan
  38. 138. COLFER, Eoin - Artemis Fowl
  39. 140. COOPER, Susan - The Dark is Rising
  40. 152. JORDAN, Robert - The Eye of the World
  41. 159. BUTCHER, Jim - Storm Front
  42. 169. LACKEY, Mercedes - Magic’s Price
  43. 175. GOODKIND, Terry - Wizard’s First Rule
  44. 178. VERNE, Jules - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  45. 187. GOLDMAN, William - The Princess Bride
  46. 191. UNKNOWN - Arabian Nights
  47. 195. WEIS, Margaret and HICKMAN, Tracy - Dragons of Winter Night
  48. 209. DICKENS, Charles - A Christmas Carol
  49. 217. TWAIN, Mark - A Connecticut Yankee
  50. 226. SHEARIN, Lisa - Armed & Magical
  51. 229. ANONYMOUS - Beowulf
  52. 234. VONNEGUT, Kurt - Slaughterhouse-Five
  53. 236. ANTHONY, Piers - On a Pale Horse
  54. 237. ENDE, Michael - The Neverending Story
  55. 254. SAGARA, Michelle - Cast in Shadow
  56. 264. PETTERSSON, Vicki - The Touch of Twilight
  57. 265. STEWART, Mary - The Crystal Cave
  58. 267. PRATCHETT, Terry - The Color of Magic
  59. 271. GABALDON, Diana - Cross Stitch (Outlander #1)
  60. 272. ALEXANDER, Lloyd - The Book of Three
  61. 281. SWIFT, Jonathan - Gulliver’s Travels
  62. 286. KLAUS, Annette Curtis - Blood and Chocolate
  63. 296. SANDERSON, Brandon - Mistborn
  64. 298. EXUPERY, Antoine de Saint - The Little Prince
  65. 310. KITTREDGE, Caitlin - Street Magic
  66. 311. LOVECRAFT, HP - Cthulu Mythos
  67. 315. CHAUCER, Geoffrey - Canterbury Tales
  68. 319. STIEFVATER, Maggie - Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception
  69. 324. GALENORN, Yasmine - Witchling
  70. 328. KAY, Guy Gavriel - Tigana
  71. 335. MCMASTER BUJOLD, Lois - The Curse of Chalion
  72. 336. JACQUES, Brian - Mossflower
  73. 347. BISHOP, Anne - The Invisible Ring
  74. 349. EDDINGS, David - Castle of Wizardry
  75. 374. FEIST, Raymond E - A Darkness at Sethanon
  76. 380. CARMODY, Isobelle - Obernewtyn
  77. 393. MANTCHEV, Lisa - Eyes Like Stars
  78. 407. WREDE, Patricia - Snow White and Rose Red
  79. 412. BROOKS, Terry - Magic Kingdom for Sale -Sold
  80. 413. FEEHAN, Christine - The Twilight Before Christmas
  81. 416. MAGUIRE, Gregory - Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
  82. 427. LIU, Marjorie - The Iron Hunt
  83. 436. COELHO, Paul - The Alchemist
  84. 438. KOSTOVA, Elizabeth - The Historian
  85. 446. SCOTT, Michael - The Sorceress
  86. 480. KERR, Katharine - Daggerspell
  87. 493. HOBB, Robin - Ship of Magic
  88. 513. CASTLE, Jayne - Ghosthunter
  89. 541. SETTERFIELD, Diane - The Thirteenth Tale
  90. 572. CHALKER, Jack - Midnight at the Well of Souls
  91. 583. CONNOLLY, John - Book of Lost Things
  92. 589. KIRIKI HOFFMAN, Nina - The Thread that Binds the Bones
  93. 601. SKYE, OBERT - Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo
  94. 668. BUCKLEY, Michael - The Fairy Tale Detectives
  95. 705. OPPEGAARD, David - Suicide Collectors
  96. 731. BUNYAN, John - Pilgrim’s Progress
  97. 735. WELLS, HG - The Time Machine
  98. 808. MURAKAMI, Haruki - The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
  99. xx  ROBERTS, Nora - Dark Witch
  100. xx ROBB, J. D. - Mirror, Mirror
  101. xx VAN KRAFT, A. - Sleepy Hollow: The Secret Life and Legend of Ichabod Crane

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