Wow, check this out: I made the list of the Goodreads Top 50 Fantasy Books… twice! And it’s thanks to you!
Of course I had to dive in to the methodology, because at times my eyebrows did funny things at who wasn’t on the list. Here’s the official word: “These titles were chosen based on reader reviews, so every single book had to meet at least a 4.0 average rating from the Goodreads community. Then, for good measure, we looked at how many ratings each book has received. We also decided to select the first book in a series…”
(It’s always helpful to remember that Goodreads only went live in January of 2007, so books written before then are often scored lower–kids assigned to read a book may score it lower than their teachers would! Also, books that appeal to less tech savvy crowds who are less likely to use Goodreads will certainly have fewer reviews, and thus a lower placement on a list like this.)
BUT, caveats aside, I think this is a great place to find other great (and GREAT!) fantasy to read–and a nice place to complain that your favorites got overlooked! 😉
Go HERE to see the whole list, and to let your feelings be heard.