Here are some of the basic rules:

  • Read 101 fantasy books from the list of 101 or 75 titles from the list and 26 that are not on the list = 101 books total.
  • The list must be made in advance.
  • 10 years

So here it goes:


September, 2013 – September, 2023

Up to book 82 are on the 101 list after that they are of my own choosing. I have placed some sequels on here to books I have not read so I may need to swap out if I find to do not link the initial book.

  1. Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder
  2. Magic Study (Study, #2) by Maria V. Snyder
  3. The Smoke Thief (Drakon, #1) by Shana Abe
  4. One for Sorrow by Christopher Barzak
  5. Daughter of the Blood (The Black Jewels #1) by Anne Bishop
  6. Heir to the Shadows (The Black Jewels, #2) by Anne Bishop
  7. Queen of the Darkness (The Black Jewels, #3) by Anne Bishop
  8. The Invisible Ring (The Black Jewels, #4) by Anne Bishop
  9. Dreams Made Flesh (The Black Jewels, #5) by Anne Bishop
  10. Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, #6) by Anne Bishop
  11. The Shadow Queen (The Black Jewels, #7) by Anne Bishop
  12. Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1) by Patricia Briggs
  13. Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs
  14. Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, #3) by Patricia Briggs
  15. Bone Crossed (Mercy Thompson, #4) by Patricia Briggs
  16. Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14) by Jim Butcher
  17. Kushiel’s Dart (Kushiel’s Universe #1) by Jacqueline Carey
  18. Obernewtyn (Obernewtyn Chronicles, #1) by Isobelle Carmody
  19. The Farseekers (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #2) by Isobelle Carmody
  20. Ashling (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #3) by Isobelle Carmody
  21. The Keeping Place (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #4) by Isobelle Carmody
  22. The Stone Key (The Obernewtyn Chronicles, #5) by Isobelle Carmody
  23. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
  24. Over Sea, Under Stone (The Dark is Rising, #1) by Susan Cooper
  25. Greenwitch (The Dark is Rising, #3) by Susan Cooper
  26. The Grey King (The Dark is Rising, #4) by Susan Cooper
  27. Silver on the Tree (The Dark is Rising, #5) by Susan Cooper
  28. The Ill-Made Mute (The Bitterbynde, #1) by Cecilia Dart-Thornton
  29. Widdershins (Newford, #16) by Charles de Lint
  30. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator)
  31. The Reluctant Swordsman (Seventh Sword #1) by Dave Duncan
  32. Outlander (Outlander, #1) by Diana Gabaldon
  33. Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) by Diana Gabaldon
  34. Voyager (Outlander, #3) by Diana Gabaldon
  35. Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) by Diana Gabaldon
  36. The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5) by Diana Gabaldon
  37. A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6) by Diana Gabaldon
  38. An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7) by Diana Gabaldon
  39. Something from the Nightside (Nightside, #1) by Simon R. Green
  40. Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory
  41. Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton
  42. Fly by Night (Fly By Night #1) by Frances Hardinge
  43. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (Strangely Beautiful, #1) by Leanna Renee Hieber
  44. A Darkness Forged in Fire (Iron Elves #1) by Chris Evans
  45. The Thread That Binds the Bones (Chapel Hollow #1) by Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Richard Bober (illustrator)
  46. Summon the Keeper (Keeper Chronicles #1) by Tanya Huff
  47. The Fox Woman by Kij Johnson
  48. Fire and Hemlock by Diana Wynne Jones
  49. Street Magic (Black London, #1) by Caitlin Kittredge
  50. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
  51. Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange #1) by Lesley Livingston
  52. A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin
  53. The Riddle-Master of Hed (Riddle-Master #1) by Patricia A. McKillip
  54. Witches Abroad (Discworld #12) by Terry Pratchett
  55. Lords and Ladies (Discworld, #14) by Terry Pratchett
  56. Maskerade (Discworld, #18) by Terry Pratchett
  57. Carpe Jugulum (Discworld, #23) by Terry Pratchett
  58. A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld, #32) by Terry Pratchett
  59. Wintersmith (Discworld, #35) by Terry Pratchett
  60. I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld, #38)  by Terry Pratchett
  61. Perdido Street Station (New Crobuzon, #1) by China Miéville
  62. The Scar (New Crobuzon, #2) by China Miéville
  63. The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
  64. Darkfever (Fever, #1)  by Karen Marie Moning
  65. Bloodfever (Fever, #2) by Karen Marie Moning
  66. Faefever (Fever, #3)  by Karen Marie Moning
  67. Dreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie Moning
  68. Resenting the Hero (Hero #1) by Moira J. Moore
  69. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
  70. Mister Monday (The Keys to the Kingdom, #1) by Garth Nix
  71. The Suicide Collectors by David Oppegaard
  72. The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson
  73. Wings (Wings #1) by Aprilynne Pike
  74. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
  75. The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1) by Michael Scott
  76. Witch Hill by Marcus Sedgwick
  77. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
  78. Wicked Game (WVMP Radio #1) by Jeri Smith-Ready
  79. Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception (Books of Faerie, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
  80. Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  81. Lord of the Fading Lands (Tairen Soul #1) by C.L. Wilson
  82. Lady of Light and Shadows (Tairen Soul #2) by C.L. Wilson
  83. Gormenghast (Gormenghast, #2) by Mervyn Peake
  84. The Dying Earth by Jack Vance
  85. The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything by John D. MacDonald
  86. Witch World (Witch World Series 1: Estcarp Cycle, #1) by Andre Norton
  87. The Magus by John Fowles
  88. The Owl Service by Alan Garner
  89. Grendel by John Gardner
  90. Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber
  91. Mythago Wood (Mythago Wood, #1) by Robert Holdstock
  92. Jack of Shadows by Roger Zelazny
  93. The Dragon and the George (Dragon Knight, #1) by Gordon R. Dickson
  94. Our Lady Of Darkness by Fritz Leiber
  95. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
  96. The Prestige by Christopher Priest
  97. The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley
  98. Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
  99. The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany
  100. The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
  101. The Troupe by Robert Jackson Bennett

One thought on “The Fantasy Project

  1. Hi 🙂 I just just wanted to say that this list is amazing, and if you make it through even a portion of these then you have done some brilliant reading! I’m considering making my own ten-year-list now, thanks 🙂

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