In answer to Jeff VanderMeer’s Essential Fantasy Reading List (for Writers), SFBC editor Andrew Wheeler has posted his Essential Fantasy List for Readers.
He outlines some rules for the list, too: books 10 years or older, one book per writer, etc.
Wheeler’s list is more mainstream, I think. Which is to say, I’ve heard more from his list than VanderMeer’s. Which is say further, I own but haven’t read more books from the Wheeler list than the VanderMeer list.
Note to self: Post less, read more! 🙂