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Harry Potter

Yes, everyone has probably read this. In fact, these these may have been the books that got you started reading fantasy in the first place. These books do make for a good read and as the series progresses, the plot gets darker and darker. Read the books, you'll enjoy them. They are not what I consider the best of the best in the fantasy genre, but they are a far cry from the worst! Highly recommended reading for those looking for a nice introduction into the fantasy genre.

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Beginner Fantasy Books

If you are new to the genre of fantasy, it can be confusing deciding what books to read. There are seemingly endless fantasy books -- most are bad, some are good, and a few are stellar. I’ve put together a... Read more

Top 25 Best Children's Fantasy Books

Fantasy books are great for younger children, because fantasy involves imagination and suspension of beliefs about reality -- a feat that children have a natural aptitude for. Fantasy literature is appealing to children and can introduce them to the joys... Read more

Best Young Adult Fantasy Books

Young adult fantasy targets readers between the ages 12 to 18 and typically feature a young adult as the main character of the story. Because of the protagonist's age, coming-of-age often plays a key role in YA fiction. We’ve given... Read more

Best Urban Fantasy Books

This is perhaps one of the more difficult sub-genres to place books in simply because it’s so open-ended in terms of what can be included. The one quintessential element of every urban fantasy novel is that it contains magical elements... Read more

Most Influential Fantasy Books

An alternate "Best Fantasy Books List" for those of you who prefer the more "high brow" fantasy books. You might call this list the fantasy books that have influenced the genre as a whole. These are the pillars in the... Read more

Best Feel Good Fantasy Books

Tired of grim dark stories where the nastiness of humanity is gleefully celebrated; where heroes and villains are often one and the same? Want a fantasy where good things are celebrated, a world where heroes are heroic and villains are... Read more

Best Stand Alone Fantasy Books

Most of the books listed on this website's top fantasy lists have been part of a series, either because of the financial incentive behind publishing multiple books in the same universe, or because their authors are not inventive and talented... Read more

Top 100 Fantasy Books

This list continues directly from where  the Top 25 Best Fantasy List ends, starting from #26 and ending at #100 (yes, I know the list shows #1, but 1 = 26). Frankly, there are so many good books that have... Read more

Other books by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter

Yes, everyone has probably read this. In fact, these these may have been the books that got you started reading fantasy in the first place. These books do make for... Read more

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

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Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

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Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

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Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

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Harry Potter

Most of you will have read it already, some of you will be sick of it, but you can't do a coming of age list without mentioning it. Harry Potter... Read more

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

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Harry Potter

It would be impossible to make this list without placing Harry Potter at the top. In many ways, it’s the ultimate school fantasy, filled with magic and inspiring generations of... Read more