The 25 Must Read Fantasy Books of All Time

One thing you should know about me is that I love a good fantasy novel. There are hundreds of great fantasy books to read but so little time. That is why we have made this list of the 25 must read fantasy books of all time. Keep reading to find out which books made the list!    

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With so many amazing fantasy books out there, there is something for everyone. But many of them won’t make it to this list. Choosing only 25 does not seem fair but this should only be the start of your journey. You can see they full list below!          

The 25 Must Read Fantasy Books of All Time          

Must Read Fantasy Books

I 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.  

My favorite fantasy writer has to be Brandon Sanderson without a question. He has many great fantasy series and all of them have made me a fan. His characters are likable and his world-building is great. The Stormlight Archive and the Mistborn series have made him a star in the fantasy world.  

A popular fantasy series that everyone should give a try is The Wheel of Time series. It has over a dozen books and if you do enjoy the first book, then you are in for a treat. Unfortunately, Jordan passed away before he could complete the series. Fellow fantasy author Brandon Sanderson co-wrote the final three books in the series to wrap it up.  


That is all for this list of the 25 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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7 thoughts on “The 25 Must Read Fantasy Books of All Time

  1. David Petersen says:

    You listed American Gods twice but any Gaiman is great
    Another often overlooked book is The Dark Symphony by Dean Koontz

  2. Mel says:

    American god must be really good to get listed twice

  3. Bill says:

    George R.R. Martin? Really? The guy’s a hack who writes badly only about two things he obviously has no experience with: sex and warfare. He write his characters into a corner and then kills them off. He writes himself into a corner and then drops the thread without any plot toward such an end.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I kinda figured someone popping a Sci fi list would definitely have the sword of truth series on it. Well if you haven’t read it plz do.


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