As a fantasy fanatic, I love coming across new fantasy books to read. The genre is filled with new and old classic. That is why I have made a list of the 15 must read fantasy books of all time. Keep reading to find out which books made the list!
Choosing only 15 books means that many great books will be left off. Hopefully, the books that made the list encourage you to seek out even more fantasy novels. The genre is filled with all sorts of books and even obscure books that might become your favorite series. You can see the full list below!
The 15 Must Read Fantasy Books of All Time
- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
- A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R. Martin
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
- Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson
- The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- The Night Angel by Brent Weeks
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- The First Law series by Joe Abercrombie
- The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
- A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Discworld by Terry Pratchett
- The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
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.
That is all for this list of the 15 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!