The 30 Must Read Fantasy Books of All time  

Fantasy books are some of the best books out there in my opinion. The world building, magic system, and various characters make it a fun adventure. When done write, you won’t be able to put the novel down. That is why we decided to list the 30 must read fantasy books of all time. Keep reading to find out which books made the list!  

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The 30 Must Read Fantasy Books of All time  

There are hundreds of fantasy books to choose from. Unless you plan to read all of them, you are going to have to be picky. We have curated this list to share some of the best fantasy books published. There are many series as well as standalone novels. You can see the full list below!        

The 30 Must Read Fantasy Books of All time  

Fantasy Books That You Need to Read

If you love fantasy novels, then you have to read The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Not only is it an amazing series but it is the formula that many fantasy authors have used to write their novels. If you have read a bunch of fantasy novels, then you have most likely come across troupes that were popularized by Tolkien.  

One of my favorite series on the list is The First Law by Joe Abercrombie. It is a gritty and bloody series that feels like it belongs on HBO. The characters are interesting and the protagonist has his moments. The world building is what makes this novel special and one of a kind.  

If you like mystery novels and wanted them to have a flair of fantasy, The Dresden Files should be your next read. Butcher’s writing is brilliant and it feels like a whodunnit instead of your usual world building fantasy novel. Butcher was a big fan of fantasy novels and it shows.  


That is all for our list of the 30 must read fantasy books of all time. How many of these fantasy books have you read? What books should have made the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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6 thoughts on “The 30 Must Read Fantasy Books of All time  

  1. J.R. Barnett says:

    While I mostly agree with your list, you misses Katherine Kurtz’s Deryni cycle, Robbin Hobbs’ Rain Wild Chronicles, and you listed The Chronicles of Narnia twice.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What about the Rift war cycle it’s one of the best crafted fictional universes out there


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