TIME 100 Best Fantasy Books

On October 15, 2020, Time published a list of the 100 best fantasy books of all time as chosen by a panel of fantasy authors (Tomi Adeyemi, Cassandra Clare, Diana Gabaldon, Neil Gaiman, Marlon James, N.K. Jemisin, George R.R. Martin, and Sabaa Tahir) and then TIME editors.

These are given in the same order as they were given in their list, which appears to be in publication order.

Husain Haddawy (trans.) The Arabian Nights
Thomas Malory Le Morte d'Arthur
Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 9 out of 10
Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass 8 out of 10
E. Nesbit Five Children and It
L. Frank Baum Ozma of Oz 7 out of 10
P.L. Travers Mary Poppins 6 out of 10
C.S. Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 7 out of 10
Amos Tutuola The Palm-Wine Drunkard
C.S. Lewis The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 9 out of 10
J.R.R. Tolkien The Fellowship of the Ring 9 out of 10
Amos Tutuola My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
J.R.R. Tolkien The Two Towers 10 out of 10
J.R.R. Tolkien The Return of the King 10 out of 10
Jin Yong A Hero Born
T.H. White The Once and Future King
Roald Dahl James and the Giant Peach
Norton Juster The Phantom Tollbooth 10 out of 10
Madeleine L’Engle A Wrinkle in Time 6 out of 10
Manuel Mujica Lainez The Wandering Unicorn
Anne McCaffrey Dragonflight 7 out of 10
Peter S. Beagle The Last Unicorn 7 out of 10
Ursula K. Le Guin A Wizard of Earthsea 6 out of 10
Mary Stewart The Crystal Cave
Ursula K. Le Guin The Tombs of Atuan 10 out of 10
Richard Adams Watership Down
Susan Cooper The Dark is Rising 8 out of 10
William Goldman The Princess Bride
Natalie Babbitt Tuck Everlasting
Madeleine L'Engle A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Angela Carter The Bloody Chamber
Roald Dahl The BFG
Tamora Pierce Alanna: The First Adventure
Diana Wynne Jones Howl's Moving Castle
Brian Jacques Redwall
Ellen Kushner Swordspoint 9 out of 10
Diana Wynne Jones The Lives of Christopher Chant 7 out of 10
Robert Jordan The Eye of the World
Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman Good Omens 8 out of 10
Salman Rushdie Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Diana Gabaldon Outlander
Guy Gavriel Kay Tigana 8 out of 10
Philip Pullman The Golden Compass 8 out of 10
Neil Gaiman Neverwhere 8 out of 10
Gail Carson Levine Ella Enchanted
Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife 7 out of 10
Nalo Hopkinson Brown Girl in the Ring
J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 4 out of 10
Robin McKinley Spindle's End
George R.R. Martin A Storm of Swords 7 out of 10
Neil Gaiman American Gods 7 out of 10
Terry Pratchett The Wee Free Men
J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Brandon Sanderson Mistborn
Patrick Rothfuss The Name of the Wind
Cassandra Clare City of Glass
Grace Lin Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
N.K. Jemisin The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms 7 out of 10
Nnedi Okorafor Who Fears Death
Nnedi Okorafor Akata Witch
Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus
Madeline Miller The Song of Achilles
Susan Ee Angelfall
Sofia Samatar A Stranger in Olondria
David Mitchell The Bone Clocks
Kazuo Ishiguro The Buried Giant
Sabaa Tahir An Ember in the Ashes
N.K. Jemisin The Fifth Season 8 out of 10
Kelly Link Get in Trouble
Ken Liu The Grace of Kings
Daniel José Older Shadowshaper
Leigh Bardugo Six of Crows
Renée Ahdieh The Wrath & the Dawn
Charlie Jane Anders All the Birds in the Sky 5 out of 10
Sabaa Tahir A Torch Against the Night
Ken Liu The Wall of Storms
Tochi Onyebuchi Beasts Made of Night
Neon Yang The Black Tides of Heaven
Victor LaValle The Changeling
Fonda Lee Jade City
N.K. Jemisin The Stone Sky 9 out of 10
Roshani Chokshi Aru Shah and the End of Time
Anna-Marie McLemore Blanca & Roja
Tomi Adeyemi Children of Blood and Bone
Madeline Miller Circe
Tasha Suri Empire of Sand
R.F. Kuang The Poppy War
L. Penelope Song of Blood & Stone
Rebecca Roanhorse Trail of Lightning 4 out of 10
C.L. Polk Witchmark
Marlon James Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Tomi Adeyemi Children of Virtue and Vengeance
R.F. Kuang The Dragon Republic
Silvia Moreno-Garcia Gods of Jade and Shadow
Akwaeke Emezi Pet
Kacen Callender Queen of the Conquered
Evan Winter The Rage of Dragons
Hafsah Faizal We Hunt the Flame
Darcie Little Badger Elatsoe
Isabel Ibañez Woven in Moonlight

Ratings for books that don't have a review are based on my memory of the book. The rating may well change if I get a chance to read the book again.

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