Dec 8, 2009

101 Fantasy Reading Challenge (Updated)

I decided to join The 101 Fantasy Reading Challenge, because on the list of the 101 of the Best Fantasy Books, are lots of books that I was planning to read or re-read!

The rules for this challenge are:
1. Pick the number of books you want to read. It can be a mixture of the top 101, and/or the whole list. For example, you might want to aim to read 5 from the top 101 and 5 from the rest of the list.
2. Create a list of the books you want to tackle. You can create a list now, or add them as you go. Completely up to you.
3. The challenge runs from 10/10/09 to 10/10/10.
4. Please post the direct link to your 101 Fantasy Reading Challenge post. (so that other participants can visit and see what you are reading)

This challenge now is hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict & has its own dedicated site, so if you want to join, sign up again HERE!

Post your reviews HERE

This challenge is now perpetual, so I updated my list with all the books I'd like to read that are on the complete list of books HERE!

My List of Books I plan to read:
  1. "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. "The Fellowship of the Ring" by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. "The Two Towers" by J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. "The Return of the King" by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. "The Eye of the World" by Robert Jordan
  6. "A Game of Thrones" by George R. R. Martin
  7. "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K. Le Guin
  8. "Sunshine" by Robin McKinley
  9. "Eragon" by Christopher Paolini (re-read)
  10. "Eldest" by Christopher Paolini
  11. "City of Bones" by Cassandra Clare
  12. "City of Ashes" by Cassandra Clare
  13. "City of Glass" by Cassandra Clare
  14. "Dead Witch Walking" by Kim Harrison
  15. "Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone" by J.K. Rowling (re-read)
  16. "Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets" by J.K. Rowling (re-read)
  17. "Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban" by J.K. Rowling (re-read)
  18. "Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling (re-read)
  19. "Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix" by J.K. Rowling (re-read)
  20. "Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince" by J.K. Rowling (re-read)
  21. "Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling (re-read)
  22. "Mistborn" by Brandon Sanderson
  23. "Cast in Shadow" by Michelle Sagara
  24. "Poison Study" by Maria V. Snyder
  25. "Magic Study" by Maria V. Snyder
  26. "Fire Study" by Maria V. Snyder
  27. "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
  28. "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card
  29. "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis - read 1-3
  30. "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
  31. "The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan
  32. "The Sea of Monsters" by Rick Riordan
  33. "The Titan's Curse" by Rick Riordan
  34. "The Battle of the Labyrinth" by Rick Riordan
  35. "The Last Olympian" by Rick Riordan
  36. "The Alchemyst" by Michael Scott
  37. "Storm Front" by Jim Butcher - review
  38. "Fool Moon" by Jim Butcher
  39. "Grave Peril" by Jim Butcher
  40. "The Painted Man" by Peter V. Brett (re-read)
  41. "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman (re-read)
  42. "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman
  43. "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman
  44. "Anansi Boys" by Neil Gaiman
  45. "Coraline" by Neil Gaiman
  46. "Artemis Fowl" by Eoin Colfer 
  47. "The Arctic Incident" by Eoin Colfer - review
  48. "The Eternity Code" by Eoin Colfer
  49. "The Opal Deception" by Eoin Colfer
  50. "The Lost Colony" by Eoin Colfer
  51. "The Time Paradox" by Eoin Colfer
  52. "A Darkness Forged in Fire" by Chris Evans
  53. "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss - review
  54. "Assassin's Apprentice"by Robin Hobb
  55. "The Way of Shadows" by Brent Weeks
  56. "Shadow's Edge" by Brent Weeks
  57. "Beyond the Shadows" by Brent Weeks
  58. "Ship of Magic" by Robin Hobb
  59. "Dead Until Dark" by Charlaine Harris
  60. "Fool's Errand" by Robin Hobb
  61. "Howl's Moving Castle" by Diana Wynne Jones
  62. "Castle in the Air" by Diana Wynne Jones
  63. "House of Many Ways" by Diana Wynne Jones
  64. "Trickster's Choice" by Tamora Pierce
  65. "The Amulet of Samarkand" by Jonathan Stroud
  66. "The Golem's Eye" by Jonathan Stroud
  67. "Ptolemy's Gate" by Jonathan Stroud
  68. "Northern Lights" by Philip Pullman
  69. "Vampire Academy" by Richelle Mead
  70. "Storm Born" by Richelle Mead
  71. "Succubus Blues" by Richelle Mead
  72. "Stardust" by Neil Gaiman - review
  73. "Eyes Like Stars" by Lisa Mantchev
  74. "Wings" by Aprilynne Pike
  75. "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore 
  76. "Magic Bites" by Ilona Andrews
  77. "Magic Burns" by Ilona Andrews
  78. "Magic Strikes" by Ilona Andrews
  79. "A Great and Terrible Beauty" by Libba Bray
  80. "Rebel Angels" by Libba Bray
  81. "The Sweet Far Thing" by Libba Bray
  82. "Moon Called" by Patricia Briggs
  83. "Blood Bound" by Patricia Briggs
  84. "Iron Kissed" by Patricia Briggs
  85. "Bone Crossed" by Patricia Briggs
  86. "The Fairy Tale Detectives" by Michael Buckley
  87. "Glass Houses" by Rachel Caine
  88. "Enchantment" by Orson Scott Card
  89. "The Alchemyst" by Paolo Coelho
  90. "The Book of Lost Things" by John Connolly
  91. "Skin Deep" by Mark Del Franco
  92. "Unshapely Things" my Mark Del Franco
  93. "Unquiet Dreams" by Mark Del Franco
  94. "Unfallen Dead" by mark Del Franco
  95. "Nightwalker" by Jocelynn Drake
  96. "The Neverending Story" by Michael Ende
  97. "Halfway to the Grave" by Jeaniene Frost
  98. "The Summoning" by Kelley Armstrong
  99. "Daughter of the Blood" by Anne Bishop
  100. "Shadow Game" by Christine Feehan
  101. "Magic in the Wind" by Christine Feehan
  102. "Evernight" by Claudia Gray
  103. "Something from the Nightside" by Simon R. Green
  104. "Guilty Pleasures" by Laurell K. Hamilton
  105. "Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs" by Molly Harper
  106. "Personal Demons" by Stacia Kane
  107. "Demon Inside" by Stacia Kane
  108. "The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker" by Leanna Renee Hieber
  109. "Fantasy Lover" by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  110. "The Gunslinger" by Stephen King
  111. "Ella Enchanted" by Gail Carson Levine
  112. "The Lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch
  113. "The Iron Hunt" by Marjorie M. Liu
  114. "Wondrous Strange" by Lesley Livingston
  115. "Wicked Lovely" by Melissa Marr
  116. "Ink Exchange" by Melissa Marr
  117. "Fragile Eternity" by Melissa Marr
  118. "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel
  119. "Beyond the Highland Mist" by Karen Marie Moning
  120. "Darkfever" by Karen Marie Moning
  121. "Urban Shaman" by C.E. Murphy
  122. "Evermore" by Alyson Noel
  123. "Blue Moon" by Alyson Noel
  124. "Nation" by Terry Pratchett
  125. "The Colour of Magic" by Terry Pratchett
  126. "Northern Lights a.k.a. The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman
  127. "The Subtle Knife" by Philip Pullman
  128. "The Amber Spyglass" by Philip Pullman
  129. "The Hunter" by L.J. Smith
  130. "The Chase" by L.J. Smith
  131. "The Kill" by L.J. Smith
  132. "Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception" by Maggie Stiefvater
  133. "My Soul to Take" by Rachel Vincent
  134. "Stray" by Rachel Vincent
  135. "Prophecy of the Sisters" by Michelle Zink 

The books that are in yellow I've read for the challenge!


  1. Hi!
    What a fabulous list. I'm hoping I will get the books by Rick Riordan read as part of this challenge, they look so good.
    Feel free to add any other fantasy books to your list, especially if they are part of a series already listed. I haven't read Eragon yet, but its on my wishlist :)