The Top 25 Favorite Standalone Novels of r/Fantasy (2017)

  1. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
  2. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susannah Clarke
  3. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  4. The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
  5. Uprooted by Naomi Novi
  6. The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay
  7. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
  8. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
  10. The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
  11. Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
  12. The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson
  13. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  14. The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
  15. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  16. The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold
  17. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  18. Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie
  19. Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
  20. The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
  21. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
  22. The City & The City by China Mieville
  23. To Ride Hell’s Chasm by Janny Wurts
  24. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  25. Watership Down by Richard Adams

To make the top 25, each book had to receive at least 11 votes. The full list comes from 1028 votes across 278 books. Many books ended up with just one vote; 111 books had at least two votes.

Some people might argue about the ranking of each book, but that’s the nature of internet polls. Plus, books are rather subjective in general. If you’re looking for something new to read, though, this list appears to be a great starting place.

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