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~The Book List~



1. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

2. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein

3. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray

4. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

5. The Modern Faerie Tales by Holly Black

6. Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner

7. Beastly by Alex Flinn

8. The Sweep series by Cate Tiernan

9. Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint

10. Dingo by Charles de Lint

11. House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast

12. Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

13. The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

14. Everworld series by K.A. Applegate

15. The Last Vampire series by Christopher Pike

16. His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman

17. The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce

18. The Immortals quartet by Tamora Pierce

19. The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

20. The Keys to the Kingdom series by Garth Nix

21. The Tricksters duology by Tamora Pierce

22. The Beka Cooper trilogy by Tamora Pierce

23. The Protector of the Small quartet by Tamora Pierce

24. The Ranger's Apprentice series by John Flanagan

25. The Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull

26. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynn Jones

27. The Redwall series by Brian Jacques

28. The Immortals series by Alyson Noel

29. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

30. The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause

31. The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede

32. The Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones

33. The Tiffany Aching books by Terry Pratchett

34. The Pit Dragon trilogy by Jane Yolen

35. Changeling by Delia Sherman

36. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman

37. East by Edith Pattou

38. The Erec Rex series by Kaza Kingsley

39. The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith (could also be listed as horror)

40. Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

41. Harper Hall trilogy by Anne McCaffrey

42. Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

43. The Diadem series by John Peel

44. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

45. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

46. The Werewolf Chronicles by Rodman Philbrick and Lynn Harnett

47. Dragon Slippers, Dragon Flight, and Dragon Spear by Jessica Day George

48. The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

49. Watership Down by Richard Adams

50. The Den of Shadows quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

51. The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding

52. Poison by Chris Wooding

53. Storm Thief by Chris Wooding

54. The Stravaganza series by Mary Hoffman

55. The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

56. Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy

57. The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

58. The Tawny Man Trilogy by Robin Hobb

59. The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks

60. The Lighthouse Duet by Carol Berg

61. The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

62. Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater

63. Wolf Moon by Charles de Lint

64. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

65. The Farsala Trilogy by Hilari Bell

66. A Matter of Profit by Hilari Bell

67. Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith

68. The Silverwing series by Kenneth Oppel

69. Airborn series by Kenneth Oppel

70. The Lost Years of Merlin series by T.A. Barron

71. The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

71. Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky

72. Dinotopia series originally by James Gurney

73. Circle of Magic quartet by Tamora Pierce

74. The Circle Opens quartet by Tamora Pierce

75. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

76. Temeraire series by Naomi Novik

77. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

78. Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog

79. The Pendragon Adventure series by D. J. MacHale

80. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

81. Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage

82. Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix

83. Across the Wall by Garth Nix

84. Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr

85. Ingo tetralogy by Helen Dunmore

86. Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

87. Fire-Bringer by David Clement-Davies

88. Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver

89. The Sight by David Clement-Davies

90. Hollow Kingdom Trilogy by Clare B. Dunkle

100. Spirits that Walk in Shadow by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

101. Ratha series by Clare Bell

102. Tomorrow's Sphinx by Clare Bell

103. Young Wizards series by Diane Duane

104. Firebringer Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce

105. A Posse of Princesses by Sherwood Smith

106. CJ's Notebook series by Sherwood Smith

107. Lost in the Labyrinth by Patrice Kindl

108. Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl

109. The Woman in the Wall by Patrice Kindl

110. Goose Chase by Patrice Kindl

111. The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner (submitted as the Attolia series)

  • The Thief

The Queen of Attolia

The King of Attolia

A Conspiracy of Kings

112. Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale
  • Goose Gil

Enna Burning

River Secrets

Forest Born

113. The Study Trilogy by Maria V. Snyder
  • Poison Study

Magic Study

Fire Study

114. The Glass Trilogy by Maria V. Snyder
  • Storm Glass

Sea Glass

Spy Glass

115. The Secret Country trilogy by Pamela Dean
  • The Secret Country

The Hidden Land

The Whim of the Dragon

116. The Yurt series by C. Dale Brittain
  • A Bad Spell in Yurt

The Wood Nymph and the Cranky Saint

Mage Quest

The Witch and the Cathedral

Daughter of Magic

Is this Apocalypse Necessary?

117.The Abarat Quintet by Clive Barker
  • Abarat

Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War

Absolute Midnight

The final books have not been published. The list will be updated when the books are published.

118. The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny
  • Nine Princes in Amber

The Guns of Avalon

Sign of the Unicorn

The Hand of Oberon

The Courts of Chaos

Trumps of Doom

Blood of Amber

Sign of Chaos

Knight of Shadows

Prince of Chaos

119. Earthsea novels by Ursula Le Guin
  • A Wizard of Earthsea

The Tombs of Atuan

The Farthest Shore

Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea

The Other Wind

120. The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
  • The Magic Thief

The Magic Thief: Lost

The Magic Thief: Found

121. The Last Dragon Chronicles by Chris d'Lacey
  • The Fire Within


Fire Star

The Fire Eternal

Dark Fire

Fire World (forthcoming)

122. Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
  • The Amulet of Samarkand

The Golem's Eye

Ptolemy's Gate

123. Firespell by Chloe Neill

124. The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull

125. Too Many Curses by A. Lee Martinez

126. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

127. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

128. Colors in the Dreamweaver's Loom by Beth Hilgartner

129. A Song of Ice and Fire by George Martin

130. The Magic and the Healing by Nicolas O'Donohoe

131. The Ropemaker by Peter Dickinson

132. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

133. Fire by Kristen Cashore

134. The Darkest Power series by Kelley Armstrong

135. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

136. Faeries of Dreamdark by Laini Taylor

137. Growing Wings by Laurel Winter

138. Frog Princess Series by E. D. Baker

130. Wings by E. D. Baker

140. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

141. The Heir Trilogy by Cinda Williams Chima

142. Dark Elf Trilogy by RA Salvatore

143. Icewind Dale Trilogy by RA Salvatore

144. Legacy of the Drow Series by RA Salvatore

145. The Hunter's Blades Trilogy by RA Salvatore

146. The Cleric Quintet by RA Salvatore

147. Paths of Darkness Series by RA Salvatore

148. The Sellswords by RA Salvatore

149. The Dragonlance books by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

150. Warriors by Erin Hunter

151. The Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series by Kathryn Lasky

152. A Curse Dark as Gold - Elizabeth C. Bunce

153. Sevenwaters Trilogy by Juliet Marillier

154. Go Ask Malice (Buffy the Vampire Slayer-based book) by Robert Joseph Levy

155. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

156. The Dragonbone Chair, Stone of Farewell, To Green Angel Tower by Tad Williams

157. The Artefacts of Power series by Maggie Furey

158. Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

159.The Chronicles of Faerie by O.R. Melling



Science Fiction

1. Dune by Frank Herbert

2. The Foundation series by Isaac Asimov

3. The Animorphs series by K.A. Applegate

4. The Mortal Engines quartet by Philip Reeve (Hungry City Chronicles in U.S.)

5. Holes series by Louis Sachar

6. Kairos books by Madeleine L'Engle

7. Chronos books by Madeleine L'Engle

8. The Giver trilogy by Lois Lowry

9. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

10. Firebird Trilogy by Kathy Tyers

  • Firebird

Fusion Fire

Crown of Fire

11. The Host by Stephanie Meyer

12. Unwind by Neal Shusterman

13.The Beasties by William Sleator.

14. Generation Dead series by Daniel Waters

15. Rash by Paul Hautman


Realistic Fiction

1. The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley

2. The Mountain books by Jean Craighead George

3. The Julie books by Jean Craighead George

4. Cut by Patricia McCormick

5. Willow by Julia Hoban

6. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

7. The Crank series by Ellen Hopkins

8. The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

9. The Unseen by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

10. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

11. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

12. Trigger by Susan Vaught

13. Crank,Burned, Glass, Impulse, Identical, and Tricks ALL by Ellen Hopkins

14. The Boy From The Basement by Susan Shaw

15. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

16. Skullcrack by Ben Bo

17.The Edge by Ben Bo

18. Cut by Patricia McCormick

19. Bait by Alex Sanchez

20. Willow by Julia Hoban

21. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

22. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley


Historical Fiction

1. Ghost Hotel by Larry Weinberg

2. Return to Ghost Hotel by Larry Weinberg

3. Escape from Ghost Hotel by Larry Weinberg

4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee


Gay Teens

The Gay Youth Chronicals by Mark A. Roeder

Hero by Perry Moore

Getting It by Alex Sanchez

Rainbow Trilogy by Alex Sanchez

So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez

The God Box by Alex Sanchez

The Straight Road to Kylie by Nico Medina

Luna by Julie Anne Peters

Geography Club by Brent Hartinger

The Order of the Poison Oak by Brent Hartinger

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan





1. Soul Screamer series by Rachel Vincent (I'm not exactly sure what genre this is.)

2. Green Angel by Alice Hoffman

3. Green Witch by Alice Hoffman (sequel to Green Angel)

6. Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction by various authors

7. Everlost by Neal Shusterman (don't know what genre)

8. A Fistful of Sky by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (don't know what genre)

9. The Shining Falcon by Josepha Sherman (don't know what genre)

10. Kerosene by Chris Wooding (don't know what genre)


~Unclassified as of yet~


165. Kitty and the Midnight Hour + sequels by Carrie Vaughn - Adult.

166. Soulless by Gail Carriger - Adult

167. The Banned and the Banished series and the Godslayer series by James Clemens

168. Farseer Trilogy, Liveship Traders Trilogy, Tawny Man Trilogy and Rain Wild Chronicles, all by Robin Hobb

169. Fell by David Clement-Davies

170. The Children Star by Joan Slonczewski.


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I just spent over 40 mins updating and fixing that list.


Please don't toss it.


And those two books I marked as adult, they are paranormal fantasy and that genre usually has "adult scenes", which is why I didn't add them

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The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld



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added both smile.gif thanks for your contributions

wow I can't believe we actually forgot the Hunger Games though O.o Mockingjay just coming out and all


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Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda

Dragons of Deltora series by Emily Rodda


There was one in the middle that I can't remember. x.x


Edit: Tell me if you need the individual books.

Edited by Stunningfire

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Could we perhaps have an indication of books that are more adult(i.e., would be rated R if it were a movie)? I know that this is a list of young adult books, but some listed here are a lot more adult oriented than others. Like A Song of Ice and Fire has some rather adult situations, versus something like warriors, which is also listed here, which is more oriented for young readers.

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And also, I just saw kanaye's list xd.png updated the list! THANKS A BUNCH KANAYE!

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You know, the fantasy list is still rather long. Might I suggest it get split up into three groups? (Animal Fantasy, Urban Fantasy and High/Medieval Fantasy)

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gah, I'll do that when I have time...

Don't make youself go insane! Only when you have time- Real Life comes first, remember. wink.gif


And if you need help, I can help sort. I know where most of those books go.

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Title (of book or series): The Divide and Back to the Divide

Author: Elizabeth Kay

Genre: Fantasy, or science fiction. But more on the fantasy side.

Rating (like, PG 13? R? G? PG?): PG I guess.

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Title: The Wish List

Author: Eoin Colfer

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: PG??

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The Uglies trilogy by Scott Westerfeld. Their companion, Extras, was also good. smile.gif

Edited by LotusCalm

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