Stolen from everyone.
This is that meme based on NPR's list of the 100 best SF/Fantasy novels. Bold what you've read, italicize what you intend to read, and underline what you've partially read and explain why.
NPR's 100 Greatest SF/Fantasy Novels
1. The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, by Douglas Adams I've just never gotten around to reading the last one (or maybe two) -- have read the first four.
3. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card
4. The Dune Chronicles, by Frank Herbert The first four or five, I think -- it's been years.
5. A Song Of Ice And Fire Series, by George R. R. Martin
6. 1984, by George Orwell
7. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
8. The Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asimov
9. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
10. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman Vaguely wanted to for a while, but have recently really become a fan so I really must.
11. The Princess Bride, by William Goldman YEARS before the movie, even.
12. The Wheel Of Time Series, by Robert Jordan
13. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
14. Neuromancer, by William Gibson
15. Watchmen, by Alan Moore Issue by issue, as it was released originally.
16. I, Robot, by Isaac Asimov
17. Stranger In A Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein
18. The Kingkiller Chronicles, by Patrick Rothfuss
19. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut I only recently decided I needed to read this, because I always have this knee-jerk reaction when I hear someone wants to ban a book. Oddly, a new edition just appeared at Costco.
20. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
21. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
22. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood (and am now fearing it happening, if some of the Republican candidates actually take office...)
23. The Dark Tower Series, by Stephen King I just haven't gotten back to the later books; I believe I read the first two, and think it's King's best work.
24. 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
25. The Stand, by Stephen King For a list with no horror, there's a lot of horror here.
26. Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson
27. The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
28. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
29. Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman Again -- and we have this in the house 'cause Barb got the complete series for a present
30. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
31. Starship Troopers, by Robert Heinlein
32. Watership Down, by Richard Adams
33. Dragonflight, by Anne McCaffrey I liked the early books.
34. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, by Robert Heinlein
35. A Canticle For Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller I read this a million years ago and remember I loved it, but couldn't tell you a thing about it.
36. The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
37. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, by Jules Verne
38. Flowers For Algernon, by Daniel Keys
39. The War Of The Worlds, by H.G. Wells
40. The Chronicles Of Amber, by Roger Zelazny At least the Corwin Cycle, although it's been long enough about all I remember is the Pattern
41. The Belgariad, by David Eddings
42. The Mists Of Avalon, by Marion Zimmer Bradley
43. The Mistborn Series, by Brandon Sanderson
44. Ringworld, by Larry Niven
45. The Left Hand Of Darkness, by Ursula K. LeGuin
46. The Silmarillion, by J.R.R. Tolkien
47. The Once And Future King, by T.H. White
48. Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman
49. Childhood's End, by Arthur C. Clarke
50. Contact, by Carl Sagan
51. The Hyperion Cantos, by Dan Simmons
52. Stardust, by Neil Gaiman
53. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
54. World War Z, by Max Brooks
55. The Last Unicorn, by Peter S. Beagle
56. The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman
57. Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett
58. The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, The Unbeliever, by Stephen R. Donaldson I started it, got a few chapters in, and HATED the main character so much I never went further. How many fantastic things have to happen before you stop moping, already?!?
59. The Vorkosigan Saga, by Lois McMaster Bujold
60. Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
61. The Mote In God's Eye, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
62. The Sword Of Truth, by Terry Goodkind
63. The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
64. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, by Susanna Clarke One of my favorite books of all time. My computer here is named Jonathan Strange. This book awes me.
65. I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson
66. The Riftwar Saga, by Raymond E. Feist
67. The Shannara Trilogy, by Terry Brooks This crap made the list?!? I thought it was stupid and derivative even at 19, when I'd read just about anything.
68. The Conan The Barbarian Series, by R.E. Howard
69. The Farseer Trilogy, by Robin Hobb
70. The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger Okay, this may have been about a guy who time traveled, but it was really just thinly veiled "Bestseller" mainstream fiction masquerading as genre, including the lame, limp-wristed ending. (But it was well written, I have to admit, even though it bugged me.)
71. The Way Of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson
72. A Journey To The Center Of The Earth, by Jules Verne
73. The Legend Of Drizzt Series, by R.A. Salvatore
74. Old Man's War, by John Scalzi
75. The Diamond Age, by Neil Stephenson
76. Rendezvous With Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke
77. The Kushiel's Legacy Series, by Jacqueline Carey
78. The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. LeGuin
79. Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury I really ought to; I have two copies of the movie (bought the second one by accident... anyone need the DVD?)
80. Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
81. The Malazan Book Of The Fallen Series, by Steven Erikson
82. The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
83. The Culture Series, by Iain M. Banks
84. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart
85. Anathem, by Neal Stephenson
86. The Codex Alera Series, by Jim Butcher
87. The Book Of The New Sun, by Gene Wolfe
88. The Thrawn Trilogy, by Timothy Zahn
89. The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldan
90. The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock
91. The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
92. Sunshine, by Robin McKinley
93. A Fire Upon The Deep, by Vernor Vinge
94. The Caves Of Steel, by Isaac Asimov
95. The Mars Trilogy, by Kim Stanley Robinson
96. Lucifer's Hammer, by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
97. Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis
98. Perdido Street Station, by China Mieville
99. The Xanth Series, by Piers Anthony Most of it, anyway.
100. The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis
Surprised no David Brin novels made it (thinking largely of Startide Rising). I'm able to say I've read a number of these because of my quest in college to read every SF book they had in the U of A Library, but alas it was a small and very old collection (why I read a lot of old Heinlein and David Gerrold).