Thursday, March 19, 2015

2014 Reddit Best Novel List

In 2014 /r/fantasy had more than 50,000 members and p0x0rz created a poll resulting in "the big list" to find the top series recommended by members of the board.  When all the voting was in (511 votes) a list of 105 series were compiled.

Here's the complete list:

  1. A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin  
  2. The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien  
  3. The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss 
  4. The Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson  
  5. The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan  
  6. The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson  
  7. The Gentleman Bastards by Scott Lynch  
  8. Discworld by Terry Pratchett  
  9. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher  
  10. Harry Potter by JK Rowling  
  11. The First Law by Joe Abercrombie  
  12. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson  
  13. The Dark Tower by Stephen King  
  14. The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence  
  15. The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb  
  16. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien  
  17. The Black Company by Glen Cook  
  18. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman  
  19. Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K Leguin  
  20. American Gods by Neil Gaiman  
  21. The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis  
  22. The Drenai Saga by David Gemmell  
  23. Watership Down by Richard Adams  
  24. The Riyria Revelations by Michael J Sullivan  
  25. Prince of Nothing by R Scott Bakker  
  26. The Belgariad by David Eddings  
  27. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay  
  28. Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolf  
  29. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny  
  30. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke  
  31. Raven's Shadow by Anthony Ryan  
  32. The Riftwar Saga by Raymond Feist  
  33. The Demon Cycle by Peter V Brett  
  34. The Last Unicorn by Peter S Beagle  
  35. Lightbringer by Brent Weeks  
  36. Codex Alera by Jim Butcher  
  37. The Coldfire Trilogy by CS Friedman 
  38. Dragonlance Novels by Various Authors (linked the first one listed on Goodreads)  
  39. The Sarantine Mosaic by Guy Gavriel Kay  
  40. The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb  
  41. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman  
  42. The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien  
  43. Lions of AlRassan by Guy Gavriel Kay  
  44. The Magicians by Lev Grossman  
  45. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman  
  46. The Princess Bride by William Goldman  
  47. The Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb  
  48. The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski  
  49. Acts of Caine by Matthew Woodring Stover  
  50. Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie  
  51. The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephend R Donaldson  
  52. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper  
  53. The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie  
  54. Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn by Tad Williams  
  55. Abhorsen by Garth Nix  
  56. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman  
  57. The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon  
  58. The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel kay  
  59. The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks  
  60. The Powder Mage by Brian McClellan 
  61. A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
  62. Vlad Taltos by Steven Brust  
  63. The BasLag Cycle by China Mieville  
  64. The Black Jewels by Anne Bishop  
  65. Conan the Cimmerian by Robert E Howard  
  66. Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert  
  67. The Dying Earth by Jack Vance  
  68. Elric by Michael Moorcock  
  69. The Emperor's Soul by Brandon Sanderson  
  70. The Empire Trilogy by Ramond Feist and Janny Wurts  
  71. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman  
  72. Kushiel's Legacy by Jacqueline Carey  
  73. The Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham  
  74. Night Watch and Day Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko  
  75. The Once and Future King by TH White  
  76. A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde  
  77. Red Country by Joe Abercrombie  
  78. The Saga of Recluse by LE Modesitt Jr  
  79. Stardust by Neil Gaiman 
  80. The Sun Sword by Michelle West  
  81. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle 
  82. Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll  
  83. Bartimaeus by Jonathon Stroud  
  84. Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold  
  85. The Dagger and the Coin by Daniel Abraham  
  86. Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey  
  87. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson  
  88. Exiles by Melanie Rawn  
  89. Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake  
  90. Guardian of the Flame by Joel Rosenberg  
  91. The Inheritence Cycle by Christopher Paolini  
  92. The Iron Dragon's Daughter by Michael Swanwick
  93. Last Call by Tim Powers 
  94. The Legend of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron  
  95. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny  
  96. The Low Town Trilogy by Daniel Polanksy  
  97. Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock  
  98. The Old Kingdom Trilogy by Garth Nix  
  99. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster  
  100. The Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings  
  101. RiddleMaster by Patricia A McKillip  
  102. River of Stars by Guy Gavriel Kay  
  103. Song for the Basilisk by Patricia A McKillip  
  104. The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind  
  105. War for the Oaks by Emma Bull  
For 2015 there were more than 73,000 members and the "voting list" was determining authors rather than series. The results aren't yet in (the thread has more than 800 posts), but you can see the votes here.

There is another poll going on related to series. You can vote for it here.

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