Writing about Neil Gaiman and Alan Garner in my last post caused me to revisit Anne McCaffrey’s fantasy books. I read most of these in my early twenties, borrowing them from the public library. I would suggest starting with Dragonflight, followed by Dragonquest then The White Dragon. These are the first three books in the Pern series. The chronological reading order and publication order of Anne McCaffrey’s fantasy and science fiction books are not the same so here is a link which gives details of all her books and a suggested reading order.