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49 Best Fantasy Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Fantasy books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best fantasy books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! šŸ˜Š
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 6
  4. 9

    The Night Circus

    Erin Morgenstern

  5. 11
  6. 12
  7. 14

    The Princess Bride

    William Goldman

  8. 15
  9. 19
  10. 20

    The Last Unicorn

    Peter S. Beagle

  11. 21
  12. 22

    Who Fears Death

    Nnedi Okorafor

  13. 23
  14. 25

    Circe

    Madeline Miller

  15. 26
  16. 27

    A Wrinkle in Time

    Madeleine L'Engle

  17. 28
  18. 30
  19. 31

    Tigana

    Guy Gavriel Kay

  20. 32
  21. 33
  22. 34
  23. 35

    Kindred

    Octavia E. Butler

  24. 36
  25. 37
  26. 40
  27. 42
  28. 45

    All the Birds in the Sky

    Charlie Jane Anders

  29. 47
  30. 48
  31. 49

FAQ

  • How was this Fantasy books list created?

    We searched for "best Fantasy books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Fantasy books are in this list?

    There are 49 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Fantasy books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Fantasy books on the internet.

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