1 January 2017

Patrick Rothfuss reasonably well read in fantasy challenge

So a couple of years ago, or in fact nearly 6, Patrick Rothfuss posted this list on his blog of books which he believes you could consider yourself to be reasonably well read in fantasy having read. Now last year I signed up for questions number of challenges and although I was going pretty strong at the start of the year by the end of the year I'd failed miserably. I did quite enjoy the challenge so there's a chance I'll sign up for some of them again, but I also thought I'd give this one a go for myself.

I'm going to list out the books, every book in each series included, and as I read them I'll mark them off. The plan is by the end of 2017 (or maybe 2018) I'll have read the lot. There are a few of these I've already read so I'll try and make those clear also.
  1. The Dresden Files: Storm Front - Jim Butcher [read prior]
  2. The Dresden Files: Fool Moon - Jim Butcher [read prior]
  3. The Dresden Files: Grave Peril - Jim Butcher 
  4. The Dresden Files: Summer Knight - Jim Butcher
  5. The Dresden Files: Death Masks - Jim Butcher
  6. The Dresden Files: Blood Rites - Jim Butcher
  7. The Dresden Files: Dead Beat - Jim Butcher
  8. The Dresden Files: Proven Guilty - Jim Butcher
  9. The Dresden Files: White Night - Jim Butcher
  10. The Dresden Files: Small Favor - Jim Butcher
  11. The Dresden Files: Turn Coat - Jim Butcher
  12. The Dresden Files: Changes - Jim Butcher
  13. The Dresden Files: Ghost Story - Jim Butcher
  14. The Dresden Files: Cold Days - Jim Butcher
  15. The Dresden Files: Skin Game - Jim Butcher
  16. The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
  17. Green Town: Dandelion Wine - Ray Bradbury
  18. Green Town: Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
  19. Green Town: Farewell Summer - Ray Bradbury
  20. Green Town: Summer Morning, Summer Night - Ray Bradbury
  21. Stranger In a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
  22. Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring - J. R. R. Tolkien [read prior]
  23. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - J. R. R. Tolkien [read prior]
  24. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - J. R. R. Tolkien [read prior]
  25. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magicians Nephew - C. S. Lewis [read prior]
  26. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C. S. Lewis [read prior]
  27. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Horse and His Boy - C. S Lewis [read prior] 
  28. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - C. S Lewis [read prior]
  29. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawntreader - C. S Lewis [read prior]
  30. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair - C. S Lewis [read prior]
  31. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle - C. S Lewis [read prior]
  32. Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight - Anne McCaffrey
  33. Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonquest - Anne McCaffrey
  34. Pern: Dragonsong - Anne McCaffrey
  35. Pern: Dragonsinger - Anne McCaffrey
  36. Pern: Dragondrums - Anne McCaffrey
  37. Dragonriders of Pern: White Dragon - Anne McCaffrey
  38. Pern: Moreta - Anne McCaffrey
  39. Pern: Nerilka's Story - Anne McCaffrey
  40. Pern: Dragonsdawn - Anne McCaffrey
  41. Pern: The Chronicles of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
  42. Pern: The Impression - Anne McCaffrey
  43. Pern: Smallest Dragonboy - Anne McCaffrey
  44. Pern: Girl Who Heard Dragons - Anne McCaffrey
  45. Pern: The Renegades of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
  46. Pern : All the Weyrs of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
  47. Pern: The Dolphins of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
  48. Pern: Dragonseye - Anne McCaffrey
  49. Pern: The Masterharper of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
  50. Pern: Runner of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
  51. Pern: The Skies of Pern - Anne McCaffrey
  52. Pern: Ever the Twain - Anne McCaffrey
  53. Pern: Dragon's Kin - Anne McCaffrey
  54. Pern: Beyond Between - Anne McCaffrey
  55. Pern: Dragonsblood - Anne McCaffrey
  56. Pern: Dragon's Fire - Anne McCaffrey
  57. Pern: Dragon Harper - Anne McCaffrey
  58. Dune: Dune - Frank Herbert
  59. Dune: Dune Messiah - Frank Herbert
  60. Dune: Children of Dune - Frank Herbert
  61. Dune: God Emperor of Dune - Frank Herbert
  62. Dune: Heretics of Dune - Frank Herbert
  63. Dune: Chapterhouse - Frank Herbert
  64. Dune: Hunters of Dune - Frank Herbert
  65. Dune: Sandworms of Dune - Frank Herbert
  66. Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep? - Philip K. Dick [read prior]
  67. Discworld: The Color of Magic - Terry Pratchett [read prior]
  68. Discworld: The Light Fantastic - Terry Pratchett [read prior]
  69. Discworld: Equal Rites - Terry Pratchett [read prior]
  70. Discworld: Mort - Terry Pratchett [read prior]
  71. Discworld: Sourcery - Terry Pratchett [read prior]
  72. Discworld: Wyrd Sisters - Terry Pratchett [read prior]
  73. Discworld: Pyramids - Terry Pratchett [read prior]
  74. Discworld: Guards! Guards! - Terry Pratchett [read prior]
  75. Discworld: Eric - Terry Pratchett [read prior]
  76. Discworld: Moving Pictures - Terry Pratchett 
  77. Discworld: Reaper Man - Terry Pratchett 
  78. Discworld: Witches Abroad - Terry Pratchett
  79. Discworld: Small Gods - Terry Pratchett
  80. Discworld: Lords and Ladies - Terry Pratchett
  81. Discworld: Men at Arms - Terry Pratchett
  82. Discworld: Soul Music - Terry Pratchett
  83. Discworld: Interesting Times - Terry Pratchett
  84. Discworld: Maskerade - Terry Pratchett
  85. Discworld: Feet of Clay - Terry Pratchett
  86. Discworld: Hogfather - Terry Pratchett
  87. Discworld: Jingo - Terry Pratchett
  88. Discworld: The Last Continent - Terry Pratchett
  89. Discworld: Carpe Jugulum - Terry Pratchett
  90. Discworld: The Fifth Elephant - Terry Pratchett
  91. Discworld: The Truth - Terry Pratchett
  92. Discworld: Thief of Time - Terry Pratchett
  93. Discworld: The Last Hero - Terry Pratchett
  94. Discworld: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents - Terry Pratchett [read prior]
  95. Discworld: Night Watch - Terry Pratchett
  96. Discworld: The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett [read prior]
  97. Discworld: Monstrous Regiment - Terry Pratchett
  98. Discworld: A Hat Full of Sky - Terry Pratchett [read prior]
  99. Discworld: Going Postal - Terry Pratchett
  100. Discworld: Thud! - Terry Pratchett
  101. Discworld: Wintersmith - Terry Pratchett
  102. Discworld: Making Money - Terry Pratchett
  103. Discworld: Unseen Academicals - Terry Pratchett
  104. Discworld: I Shall Wear Midnight - Terry Pratchett
  105. Discworld: Snuff - Terry Pratchett
  106. Discworld: Raising Steam - Terry Pratchett
  107. Discworld: The Shepherd's Crown - Terry Pratchett
  108. The Chronicles of Amber: Nine Princes in Amber - Roger Zelazny
  109. The Chronicles of Amber: The Guns of Avalon - Roger Zelazny
  110. The Chronicles of Amber: Sign of the Unicorn - Roger Zelazny
  111. The Chronicles of Amber: The Hand of Oberon - Roger Zelazny
  112. The Chronicles of Amber: The Courts of Chaos - Roger Zelazny
  113. The Chronicles of Amber: Trumps of Doom - Roger Zelazny
  114. The Chronicles of Amber: Blood of Amber - Roger Zelazny
  115. The Chronicles of Amber: Sign of Chaos - Roger Zelazny
  116. The Chronicles of Amber: Knight of Shadows - Roger Zelazny
  117. The Chronicles of Amber: Prince of Chaos - Roger Zelazny
  118. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
  119. Earthsea Cycle: A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin
  120. Earthsea Cycle: The Tombs of Atuan - Ursula K. Le Guin
  121. Earthsea Cycle: The Farthest Shore - Ursula K. Le Guin
  122. Earthsea Cycle: Tehanu - Ursula K. Le Guin
  123. Earthsea Cycle: Tales of Earthsea - Ursula K. Le Guin
  124. Earthsea Cycle: The Other Wind - Ursula K. Le Guin
  125. Sandman - Neil Gaiman (comic)
  126. The Fisher King Trilogy: Last Call - Tim Powers
  127. The Fisher King Trilogy: Expiration Date - Tim Powers
  128. The Fisher King Trilogy: Earthquake Weather - Tim Powers
  129. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Hitchhiker' Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams [read prior]
  130. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Restaurant at the end of the Universe - Douglas Adams [read prior]
  131. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Life, the Universe and Everything - Douglas Adams [read prior]
  132. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: So Long, and thanks for all the fish - Douglas Adams [read prior]
  133. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Mostly Harmless - Douglas Adams
  134. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: And Another Thing... - Douglas Adams
  135. Riddlemaster: Riddlemaster of Hed - Patricia McKillip
  136. Riddlemaster: Heir of Sea and Fire - Patricia McKillip
  137. Riddlemaster: Harpist in the Wind - Patricia McKillip
  138. Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath - H. P Lovecraft
  139. Reprimanded - William Gibson
  140. Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
  141. 1984 - George Orwell
  142. Callahan's: Callahan's Crosstime Saloon  - Spider Robinson
  143. Callahan's: Time Travellers Strictly Cash - Spider Robinson
  144. Callahan's: Callahan's Secret - Spider Robinson
  145. Callahan's: Callahan's Lady - Spider Robinson
  146. Callahan's: Lady slings the booze - Spider Robinson
  147. Callahan's: The Callahan Touch - Spider Robinson
  148. Callahan's: Callahan's Legacy - Spider Robinson
  149. Callahan's: Callahan's Key - Spider Robinson
  150. Callahan's: Callahan's Con - Spider Robinson
  151. Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare [read prior]
  152. The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox: Bridge of Birds - Barry Hughart
  153. The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox: The Story of the Stone - Barry Hughart
  154. The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox: Eight Skilled Gentlemen - Barry Hughart
  155. The Princess Bride - William Goldman
  156. The Bloody Chamber - Angela Carter
  157. Gun, with Occasional Music - Jonathan Lethem
  158. The Odyssey - Homer
  159. The Last Herald Mage: Magic's Pawn - Mercedes Lackey
  160. The Last Herald Mage: Magic's Promise - Mercedes Lackey
  161. The Last Herald Mage: Magic's Price - Mercedes Lackey
  162. Ender's Saga: Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
  163. Ender's Saga: Speaker for the Dead - Orson Scott Card
  164. Ender's Saga: Xenocide - Orson Scott Card
  165. Ender's Saga: Children of the Mind - Orson Scott Card
  166. Riverworld: To Your Scattered Bodies Go - Phillip Jose Farmer
  167. Riverworld: The Fabulous Riverboat - Phillip Jose Farmer
  168. Riverworld: The Dark Design - Phillip Jose Farmer
  169. Riverworld: The Magic Labyrinth - Phillip Jose Farmer
  170. Riverworld: The Gods of Riverworld - Phillip Jose Farmer
  171. One Thousand and One Nights
  172. Riftwar Saga: Magician:Apprentice - Raymond E. Feist
  173. Riftwar Saga: Magician:Master - Raymond E. Feist
  174. Riftwar Saga: Silverthorne - Raymond E. Feist
  175. Riftwar Saga: A Darkness at Sethanon - Raymond E. Feist
  176. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - Stephen King
  177. The Dark Tower: The Drawing of Three - Stephen King
  178. The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands - Stephen King
  179. The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass - Stephen King
  180. The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King
  181. The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah - Stephen King
  182. The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower - Stephen King
  183. Memory, Sorrow and Thorn: The Dragonbone Chair - Tad Williams
  184. Memory, Sorrow and Thorn: Stone of Farewell - Tad Williams
  185. Memory, Sorrow and Thorn: To Green Angel Tower - Tad Williams
  186. Belgariad: Pawn of Prophecy - David Eddings  [read prior]
  187. Belgariad: Queen of Sorcery - David Eddings [read prior]
  188. Belgariad: Magician's Gambit - David Eddings [read prior]
  189. Belgariad: Castle of Wizardry - David Eddings [read prior]
  190. Belgariad: Enchanter's End Game - David Eddings [read prior]
  191. Malloreon: Guardian's of the West - David Eddings [read prior]
  192. Malloreon: King of the Murgos - David Eddings [read prior]
  193. Malloreon: Demon Lord of Karanda - David Eddings [read prior]
  194. Malloreon: Sorceress of Darshiva - David Eddings [read prior]
  195. Malloreon: The Seeress of Kell - David Eddings [read prior]
  196. Belgarath the Sorcerer - David Eddings [read prior]
  197. Polgara the Sorceress - David Eddings [read prior]
  198. Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
  199. The Neverending Story - Michael Ende
  200. The Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons of Autumn Twilight - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  201. The Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons of Winter's Night - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  202. The Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragon's of Spring Dawning - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  203. The Dragonlance Chronicles: Time of the Twins - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  204. The Dragonlance Chronicles: War of the Twins - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  205. The Dragonlance Chronicles: Test of the Twins - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  206. The Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons of the Dwarven Depths - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  207. The Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons of the Highlord Skies - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  208. The Dragonlance Chronicles: Dragons of the Hourglass Mage  - Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  209. The Shannara Trilogy: The Sword of Shannara - Terry Brooks
  210. The Shannara Trilogy: The Elfstones of Shannara - Terry Brooks
  211. The Shannara Trilogy: The Wishsong of Shannara - Terry Brooks
If you click over to the post you'll see Patrick Rothfuss actually listed around a further 40 Books/Series, but I think I'll be pushing myself enough with this many for this year! In all honesty I think it unlikely I'll complete these, but I can give it a go!

There are a few of the above that I've read either partially or in their entirety and consider to be my personal gateway to fantasy. Some which I've read after they've been recommended. A couple I own having inherited them from my Dad, but haven't picked up yet. Several I've heard of as fantasy greats since reading book blogs and a significant number I've never heard of. 

Wish me luck! 

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