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The list is imperfect and always growing. Please add descriptions where necessary and if there is a book you feel is missing, feel free to add it.


Title Author Description Book Cover
1001 Arabian Nights Various Ancient collection of Middle-Eastern folk tales and short stories. Contains such famous tales as "Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp" and "The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor"
ArabianNights
A Song of Ice and Fire Series Martin, George R. R. A refreshing take on the timeworn, high-fantasy genre where magic and gritty realism go hand in hand. Beautifully written and nuanced characters who don't fall into simple 'good' and 'evil' categories.
AGameOfThrones
A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare. William
A midsummer
The Aeneid Virgil An Epic Poem about the hero Aeneas' wanderings to Italy and victory in War against the Latins. Aeneid.large

Beowulf

Anonymous Epic Anglo-Saxon Poem about the hero Beowulf and his battles against the monster Grendel, Grendel's mother, and an unnamed red dragon.
Beowulf
The Black Company Cook, Glenn
The Black Company
The Chronicles of Amber Zelazny, Roger
Amber
Conan the Barbarian Anthology Howard, Robert Series of pulp-fiction stories featuring the original barbarian Conan.
Conan
The Dark Tower Series King, Stephen Stephen King's magnum opus about a gunslinger searching for the nexus of all realities, The Dark Tower, in a world that is slowly falling apart at the seams.
The gunslinger
The Darkness That Comes Before Bakker, R. Scott
The darkness that comes
The Earthsea Quartet Le Guin, Ursula
Earthsea
Elric Anthology Moorecock, Michael
Elric
Exile Salvatore, R.A.
Exile
The Eye of the World Jordan, Robert
TheEyeOfTheWorld
Fables Willingham, Bill A series of comics dealing with a number of fairy tale and fable (hence the name) characters that have been forced out of their homes and formed a small chinatown like community within New York City.
Fables(4)
The Fafhrd and Gray Mouser Series Leiber, Fritz In seven volumes, this series consists of Leiber's sword-and-sorcery defining stories about two thieves, the barbarian Fafhrd and the failed wizard's apprentice Gray Mouser.
Ftgm2
Gardens of the Moon Erikson, Steven
Gardens-of-the-moon
Good Omens Pratchet, Terry & Gaiman, Neil
Good-omens1
Grimm's Fairy Tales Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm The collection that most people know their fairy tales from. Contains Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, Little Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, and many many more.
Grimms Fairy Tales
The Hobbit Tolkien, J.R.R. There and Back Again. The children's classic about the titular hobbit, Bilbo Baggins' adventure with the thirteen dwarves and the wizard Gandalf to reclaim Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug.
Hobbit
The House on the Borderland Hodgson, William Hope
House on the borderland first
The Iliad Homer
Iliad
The King of Elfland's Daughter Lord Dunsany
The King of Elf
The Last Unicorn Beagle, Peter S.
The Last Unicorn
The Lord of the Rings Tolkien, J.R.R.
LOTR
The Name of the Wind Rothfuss, Patrick
The-name-of-the-wind
The Odyssey Homer
Odyssey
The Once and Future King White, T.S.
Theonceandfuture
The Princess Bride Goldman, William
Princessbride
The Silmarillion Tolkien, J.R.R.
Silmarillion
The Wise Man's Fear Rothfuss, Patrick Day two of the Kingkiller Chronicles, Sequel to The Name of the Wind
The Wise Man's Fear
The Wizard Knight Wolfe, Gene
Wizard knightt




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