If You've Read More Than Four Of These Books Or Series, You're A Real Fantasy Nerd

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Vote up the fantasies that really made you believe you were more than just a faux wizard.

You might think you're a real fantasy novel buff, but there are certain ways to discern your level of nerd commitment. You may have read a few of the Harry Potter novels. Heck, you may have read all seven, but do you know anything about N. K. Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy? Have you read anything by Tamora Pierce? Did you read A Song of Ice and Fire before George RR Martin's work became Game of Thrones? If you answer no to these questions, you have a lot of reading to do. Stay updated with the latest books with these popular book review channels on YouTube.

You can't consider yourself learned in the lore of magic and wizardry if you're unfamiliar with certain fantasy literary behemoths. Even if you don't prefer Arthurian legend classics, there's a plethora of great books that can school you on all things related to Merlin, the undeniable father of all wizards. You can dedicate a few weekends to broadening your horizons and reading all of the greatest fantasy series. 

If you've already read all of these series, well, you may be a little too invested. 

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  • By J. R. R. Tolkien

    The Lord of the Rings is an epic high-fantasy novel written by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's 1937 fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a ...more
  • By J.K. Rowling

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series and J. K. Rowling's debut novel. The plot follows Harry Potter, a young wizard who discovers his magical ...more
  • By C.S. Lewis

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a high fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950. It was the first published of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia ...more
  • By George RR Martin

    A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy novels by the American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin. The first volume of the series, A Game of Thrones, was published in 1996. ...more
  • By Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, and Chuck Dixon

  • By David Eddings

    The Belgariad is a five-book fantasy epic written by David Eddings, following the picaresque journey of protagonist 'Belgarion' and his companions, first to recover a sacred stone, and later to use ...more