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Reddit top fantasy novels
« on: June 02, 2020, 11:54:54 AM »
Reddit top fantasy novels 2019:
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
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Offline isos81

Re: Reddit too fantasy novels
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2020, 11:56:03 AM »
27 including DNF series. I'm way behind you :)
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Re: Reddit too fantasy novels
« Reply #2 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.
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Offline Cherie

Re: Reddit too fantasy novels
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
« Reply #4 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.
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Offline Skip

Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
« Reply #5 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
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Offline cupiscent

Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
« Reply #6 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.

Offline Bender

Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
« Reply #7 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.
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Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
« Reply #8 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.

Online DrNefario

Re: Reddit top fantasy novels
« Reply #9 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.