April 22, 2009

Reading the Fantastic

The big word for 2009? Twilight.

While vampire stories used to be strictly considered horror, lines between genres seem to be blurring. But Stephenie Meyer's Twilight still didn't make the top 25 with fantasy readers. (It came in at #31.)

According to this list of the Top 100 Fantasy books, the real favorite was -
Ta da! The Lord of the Rings, which ranked at #1.

I admit, I didn't read many from the list either. How many did you read? (Well, seeing the movie counts for something, right?)

Here's the top 10 Fantasies with older and some new authors:

1 Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkein
2 Harry Potter series, JK Rowling
3 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkein
4 Wheel of Time series - Robert Jordan
5 A Song of Ice and Fire - George RR Martin
6 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
7 The Belgariad Series - David Eddings
8 Wizard's First Rule - Terry Goodkind
9 Magician - Raymond E. Feist
10 His Dark Materials Trilogy - Philip Pullman

** Your turn: What's your favorite fantasy book? (Or movie?)


  1. Christine I have to say that I really enjoyed the Harry Potter Books.

  2. I saw Twilight, but didn't read the book. I didn't read any of the others on the list, so I guess I'm not a fantasy reader. I just wait for the movies on DVD.

    Morgan Mandel

  3. I like the Harry Potter books. I know of a few people who don't, though. I've also read all the Twilight series, except the last one. I didn't see the Twilight movie, though. Haven't read The Lord of the Rings, but did see the movies.

    I can see Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings being classified as Fantasy. But Twilight? Is that Fantasy or Paranormal?



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