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I'm re-reading thieves world. finished the first and am now reading the second book called "tales from the vulgar unicorn."

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1.The Lord of the Rings
2.Gulliver's Travels
3.Animal Farm
4.Tarzan the Untamed
5.David Copperfield
6.Conan the Barbarian
7.The Great Gatsby
8. Great Expectations
9.Discworld saga
10.Mutual Friend

I would have listed "A Christmas Carol" as number one, but technically it's not a novel.

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now I feel silly

I forgot 'Stranger in a Strange Land' by Robert Heinlien. He would make spot 3 on my sci-fi list bumping everyone else down one.
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The books I mostly read is the legend of Drizzt series by R.A Salvatore. After that it is the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. Those 2 are my favorite series but I read any Dragon Lance book with Raistlin in it. I also Recommend The Doom Brigade, by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman (they wrote the war of the lance series).

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Philip K. Dyke (this one's had the "K." DeeWhyKayEee deleted.
Philip K. Dork
Philip K. Duck
Philip K. Dirk
Philip K. Dike (This one has had the DeeEyeKayEee exed)
Philip K. D!ck (I tried the exclamation mark in place of the I. Didn't work.)
Philip K. Investigator
Philip K. Organ
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Philip K. Organ? That's harsh!
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I can't put them in an order but I LOVE these books.

Fire Rose -Mercedes Lackey
Black Gryphon- " "
The Lark and the Wren -" "
Jaran -Kate Elliot
Liveship Trilogy -Robin Hobb
Song In the Silence -Elizabeth Kerner
Elvenbane- Andre Norton

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1. Malazan Book of the Fallen series - Steven Erikson
2. The Scar - China Mieville
3. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
4. Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Haruki Murakami
5. Night's Dawn Trilogy - Peter F. Hamilton
6. Gridlinked - Neal Asher
7. The Braided Path series - Chris Wooding
8. Tides of War - Steven Pressfield
9. Illium/Olympos - Dan Simmons
10. The Darkness that Comes Before - R. Scott Bakker

More or less... it changes often enough.
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Ok heres my list...subject to change apart from the first three

1.Raymond E Feist...Riftwar Trilogy

2.Steven Erikson....The Malazan books of the Fallen

3.R Scott Bakker...The Darkness that comes before

4.Stephen Donaldson....The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant[all]

5.Roger Zelazny....Chronicles of Amber

6.George R R Martin...A Song of Ice and Fire

7.James Barclay....Chronicles of the Raven/Legend of the Raven

8.Gary Wassner...Gemquest

9.Robin Hobb... Farseer/Liveship Traders/Tawny Man

!0.Stephen King...Dark Tower

and of course every one should read C.S Lewis Chronicles of Narina and anything by Tolkien.
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Not in any particular order. These are my favorites at the moment but not necessarily what I would call canon. A canon list would have to include certain authors that some others have mentioned (Zelazny, Moorcock, Lewis) and some surprisingly absent (Bradbury, Lovecraft, C.J. Cherryh).

The Face in the Abyss by A.E. Merritt (if you like the Indiana Jones movies don't pass this up in a used bookstore--or on amazon)

Painting the Dragon Graiulle by Lucius Shepard (fantastic short story)

The Book of Atrix Wolfe by Patricia McKillip

The Mists of Avalon

Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Robin Hobb's Farseer/Liveship/Tawny Man trilogies

Harry Potter

The Moon and the Sun by Vonda McIntyre

And a couple that read like fantasy even though they're considered mainstream:

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (read this as an adult and LOVED it)

Cold Mountain (if you're into fantastic journeys read this!)

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Blarg! Here is Mogget's List!

1. Sabriel (Abhorsen Trilogy) ~ Garth Nix
2. Shade's Children ~ Garth Nix
3. Lord of the Rings ~ Tolkien
4. Jurassic Park ~ Crichton
5. Sphere ~ Crichton
6. Across the Wall (Anthology) ~Garth Nix
7. Silverwing ~ Kenneth Oppel
8. Harry Potter Series ~ Rowling
9. Sir Thursday ~ Garth Nix
10. The Giver ~ Lois Lowry

Wow, almost half my list are Garth Nix books. :lol:
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Hmmmmm.... and note the one that's missing.

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