I’m a sucker for book lists. I can’t stop myself from browsing them, admittedly in part to see how many of the titles I’ve read. NPR just published another one of their readers’ choice lists: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books. I was surprised to find that I’ve read 25 or so – depending on whether you count a couple of series I’ve abandoned after a book or two. This isn’t really what I think of as my genre, but it does include books I wouldn’t have thought to put in this category, like Watership Down, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and The Handmaid’s Tale. I won’t get into a discussion of just what constitutes fantasy, because I think that subject has been exhaustively argued by more passionate fans already. It just makes me happy to pretend that I have eclectic taste, after all.