Here are the 100 Most Discussed Fantasy Books on Reddit

What fantasy books and authors are we talking about the most?

Reddit User einsiboy, creator of the TopRedditBooks site, recently posted a list of the Top 100 Fantasy Books discussed on Reddit in the past year. The information is compiled from 2018 – 2019, based on comments in the subreddit r/books, and uses number of mentions plus comment scores to balance out the data.

Therefore, the list skews more towards popular fantasy books of the last few years, with a handful of classics claiming some spots as well. Individual books from prolific and well-known fantasy authors on the list dominate the list, so there’s a lot from:

  • Neil Gaiman
  • N.K. Jemisin
  • George R. R. Martin
  • V.E. Schwab
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Sarah J. Maas
  • Scott Lynch
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Katherine Arden
  • Joe Abercrombie
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Steven Erikson
  • Robin Hobb
  • Patrick Rothfuss
  • Naomi Novik
  • …and Tolkien

Which one could well expect. What’s interesting, though, are the new or standalone titles that manage to find their way into the discourse (or, The Discourse).

When grouped together, they comprise a really interesting recommended reading list!

There’s a lot of range in there, from mythology retellings to muscular sword epics to prairie fantasy to literary character dramas and even on to space opera. We see fantasies in there with a wide variety of cultural origins, too.

And that’s just a starting point!


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