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I also put The shadow of the wind on my "fantasy shelf" on goodreads. But I'm in the minority on that one. I would consider it literature as well. Also one of my all time favorites, any genre.
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I read through the Southern Reach trilogy twice. I think 1.5 times is the right amount for me, and 0 might be correct for many or most readers. I'd recommend it for fans of Lovecraft and cosmic dread.
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1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert
5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin
6. 1984, by George Orwell
7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman
12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan
13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson
15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore
16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss
19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
22. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
25. The Stand, by Stephen King
26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
28. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman
30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein
32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey
34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller
36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys
39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells
40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny
41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings
42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson
44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven
45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin
46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White
48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
49. Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
50. Contact, by Carl Sagan
51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons
52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
54. World War Z, by Max Brooks
55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett
58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson
59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
61. The Mote In God's Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind
63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke
65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist
67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks
68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard
69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb
70. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne
73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore
74. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi
75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson
76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
77. The Kushiel's Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey
78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson
82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks
84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher
87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe
88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn
89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan
90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock
91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge
94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov
95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
96. Lucifer's Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville
99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony
100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis
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I'm still reading the Sword of Truth series. I'm about halfway through Faith of the Fallen right now.
Oh.

I'm not reading that.
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I am open to suggestions
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There are a couple of exceptions. I like Sherlock Holmes novels, but that really has a lot more to do with the personality of Sherlock, and the interaction between him and Watson than it does with the actual mysteries.
You would probably like Agatha Christie novels with Poirot.
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[*]NK Jemisin's Broken Earth stories. I haven't read them yet. On my to-read list. Included here because everyone loves them.
I read the first two and part of the third and got tired of it. It was ok, I was roped in by the creative world-building, but it wasn't all that--I couldn't finish it because I was overwhelmed by lameness. Not to hate on it, just to provide a countervailing opinion.

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One of my all-time favorites. I wonder if I would like it as much as I did when I was 26. I am fascinated by GGM's career.
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My favorite genre is fantasy as well. I don't think of myself as a literature expert, but I would suggest these to be literary. Given my lack of "literature expertise", I'm not even sure I'm using some terminology correctly (e.g. character development)


I REALLY need to read One Hundred Years of Solitude. I liked the others you listed.
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Although #81 should be way higher...
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1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien Loved it; foundational to my fantasy reading tastes
2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams Loved it
3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card Loved it
4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert Read 'Dune', loved it
5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin Loved it; I've now read it 3 times
6. 1984, by George Orwell Excellent
7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury Excellent
8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov Excellent
9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley Excellent
10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman Excellent
11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman I need to read this.
12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan I read book 1 and didn't like it
13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell Excellent.
14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson Never read; I need to.
15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore Never read it, but I liked the movie.
16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov Never read
17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein Loved it; read it three times
18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss Loved it; read it twice
19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut Loved it; read it twice
20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley Loved it; I consider it foundational to my tastes as an adult.
21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick Never read
22. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood Never read
23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King Never read
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke Never read
25. The Stand, by Stephen King Never read; my wife is pushing me to read it soon though
26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury Read it in college; I don't remember much
28. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
29. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman I read volume 1; I may buy the full collection this fall
30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess Read it after watching the movie; I remember liking it
31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein Read it in HS, liked it
32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey [b]I've read the original trilogy; I liked them, but they were slow going.[b]
34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein Never read, but should.
35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller On my bedstand; near term TBR
36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys
39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells
40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny On my bedstand; near term TBR
41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings On my bedstand; near term TBR
42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson
44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven
45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin On my bedstand; near term TBR
46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien Read when I was 12, but I don't remember it; I should reread
47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White I read the first part years ago; I should read this soon.
48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman Loved it.
49. Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
50. Contact, by Carl Sagan
51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons On my bedstand; near term TBR
52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson Read it last fall; I liked it, but the plot was strange.
54. World War Z, by Max Brooks
55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett Loved it
58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson I have both trilogies, but haven't read them yet
59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett Loved it
61. The Mote In God's Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind Read book 1 years ago, didn't like it.
63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy Own it but haven't read it yet
64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke Read it years ago; it's rather slow going.
65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist I own the first few books but haven't read them yet; I LOVED the Betrayal at Krondor video game when I was young.
67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks Read book 1 years ago, didn't like it; I own
68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard I have a couple collections; I read a story now and again.
69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb I've read 9 of her books; I plan on doing a full reread someday.
70. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger
71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne
73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore I'm in the middle of a reread; on book 12 now.
74. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi
75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson
76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
77. The Kushiel's Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey I bought book 1 but haven't read it yet
78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury Read it as a teenager, but don't remember anything.
80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson Read the full series in 2018-19. Loved it. Not an easy read.
82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde Loved the first couple books, but haven't finished the rest of the series yet. I wish he'd write a sequel to the Shades of Gray book.
83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks
84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher
87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe
88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn
89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan My wife loved them
90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock I've read a couple and liked them.
91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge
94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov
95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
96. Lucifer's Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville
99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony
100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis
Neat list, though a bunch I wouldn't consider 'literary'.
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