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Title: Reddit top fantasy novels
Post by: ScarletBea on June 02, 2020, 11:54:54 AM
Reddit top fantasy novels 2019:
https://www.listchallenges.com/rfantasy-2019-top-novels (https://www.listchallenges.com/rfantasy-2019-top-novels)

How many have you read?

@Peat, here it is!

I've read 51 (including series I haven't finished) and, wow, some really strayand weird names on that list :o
Title: Re: Reddit too fantasy novels
Post by: isos81 on June 02, 2020, 11:56:03 AM
27 including DNF series. I'm way behind you :)
Title: Re: Reddit too fantasy novels
Post by: Peat on June 02, 2020, 12:25:34 PM
Thanks Bea!

Including DNFs I'm at 67, which seems respectable, particularly considering the amount of Sci-Fi that I'm not interested in that's strewn in. It's a very idiosyncratic list, that's for sure, although I do like there's a few web-serials and the like on there.
Title: Re: Reddit too fantasy novels
Post by: Cherie on June 02, 2020, 12:51:47 PM
I think I must have missed some the last time, as I've got 60 this time around! I know there's two that I selected that I didn't before, because I read them many years ago, when was in my early teens.
Title: Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
Post by: Alex Hormann on June 02, 2020, 01:13:09 PM
Read 60, though a fair few I didn't enjoy or carry on with the series.

Seem to be a fair bit of webseries and fan work there. I wouldn't count some of these as novels, but I suppose they're bound to crop up in internet community based lists like this. Makes me wonder what a list made by physical book shoppers would look like.
Title: Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
Post by: Skip on June 02, 2020, 04:33:59 PM
Thirty-eight. But what a goofy list. The Foundation trilogy is not fantasy, nor are several other books there. And if we're going to include SF, then a whole bunch of books got left out. It also skews very modern, leaving out some classics. *shrug* whaddyagonnado
Title: Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
Post by: cupiscent on June 03, 2020, 01:21:18 AM
I got 86, including DNFs, which is mostly a sign of a well-spent youth - so many of those were books I picked up when I was a teenager and attempting to read absolutely everything on my library's list of fantasy. (A list that included a now-surprising amount of US-only publications for a small town in Australia.)

Does anyone know how this list was put together? Voted from the r/fantasy community? That might explain some of the bizarre inclusions.
Title: Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
Post by: Bender on June 03, 2020, 03:03:23 AM
Does anyone know how this list was put together? Voted from the r/fantasy community? That might explain some of the bizarre inclusions.

The first line on the link says:

R/Fantasy 2019 Top Novels
r/Fantasy 2019 top novels list is a list of the top fantasy novels according to r/Fantasy.
 4,267 users · 11,220 views
 
from reddit.com · made by Chris Decker

 ;D
Title: Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on June 03, 2020, 08:38:08 AM
28 including DNFs. It's a pretty typical list, I guess, what with most of the books I've heard of or in my tbr pile already too.
Title: Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
Post by: DrNefario on June 03, 2020, 01:45:42 PM
Yes, it was an open vote, I think. I seem to remember that you get to nominate ten books and the results are a count of the total nominations. I'm not sure; I've never taken part myself. I think the results on r/fantasy include the number of votes, so it's probably possible to check how few people needed to mention something for it to get on the list.
Title: Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
Post by: eclipse on August 03, 2020, 02:49:24 PM
I read 70 of 147 on that list some were DNF through.
Title: Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
Post by: Nora on August 03, 2020, 05:47:42 PM
Whoops lol

(https://i.ibb.co/8KVf8bh/Screen-Shot-2020-08-03-at-17-47-11.png)

To be fair though, I've ticked series where I only read the first, or didn't finish (only read up to book 8 or 9 of wheel of time, etc) and clicked on a couple I DNFed too.

Dang it Eclipse, Cupiscent! Got to work on it to catch up! Though some I'll never read because I just know I find them trash... Some I own but haven't got around to. I'm pleased to see Sunshine in the list... There are a few I planned on reading, so it's a good reminder/kick in the butt.
Title: Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
Post by: cupiscent on August 04, 2020, 03:56:06 AM
Dang it Eclipse, Cupiscent! Got to work on it to catch up! Though some I'll never read because I just know I find them trash... Some I own but haven't got around to.
LOL  8) But that's a very good point about not reading now because you know you won't like it - a lot of the books on that list, and a lot of other "classics"*, were books I read when I was still a teenager and figuring out what I liked or didn't like, or just before I realised I was "allowed" to DNF a book.

* Also a lot of not-classics. I remember struggling through at least one Hugh Cook book, of which there were, I think... 10? And my library had them all. Does anyone even remember his name these days? Though I just looked him up on wikipedia and apparently his series pitch involved twenty books in the first cycle, to be followed by another two cycles of twenty books each. Sixty books, no wuckers! oh my god.
Title: Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
Post by: xiagan on August 05, 2020, 08:24:32 PM
Hah, @Nora. ;D

Quote
62 of 147  ·  42%
You did better than 96% of users on this list
Your rank: #178 of 4.687 users on this list
You beat the avg. score of 27

But I too included series I didn't finish.
Not sure if I like the way this was done. For example that Discworld is one entry but there are multiple books by other authors....
Title: Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
Post by: Nora on August 05, 2020, 09:12:27 PM
Hah, @Nora. ;D

Quote
62 of 147  ·  42%
You did better than 96% of users on this list
Your rank: #178 of 4.687 users on this list
You beat the avg. score of 27

But I too included series I didn't finish.
Not sure if I like the way this was done. For example that Discworld is one entry but there are multiple books by other authors....

Yes, I wouldn't take this too seriously. It'd be best if only the first book in each series was represented. it'd change nothing really, since we all voted for series we tried but didn't finish.