Happy Monday, everyone! Even though I participate in giving Monthly Recommendations, I thought I would start my own where every couple weeks I give recommendations for a specific topic (also Monthly Recommendations has been dead lately so).
Today I’m doing recommendations for books with magical realism, because I talked about books with magical realism a couple of weeks ago. I thought I’d recommend some books with magical realism that I enjoyed.
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand: this book is super interesting, and I definitely recommend it. It falls more into the out-right magical realism category, but there are parts of it that are also more quietly magical, which I really enjoyed.
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki: this book had some magical realism elements that I enjoyed and some that I didn’t, but I still highly recommend the book overall. It’s super interesting and really well-written, and takes place in the middle of nowhere, British Columbia and Japan.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: aka the new love of my life. I haven’t loved a book series as much as this series for a while. It’s just the best. The main character’s mom and other mother figures are all psychics, and one of the characters is a ghost, and it’s great.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: another out-right magical realism book that’s one of the most atmospheric books I’ve ever read. I cannot recommend this book enough.
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi: this is another book that had some magical realism elements I enjoyed and others that I didn’t, but once again, I highly recommend the book. It’s very interesting, and I think highly underrated.
American Gods and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: I think of these two, I like American Gods more, but both are fantastic. I also think if you’re not a Gaiman fan, American Gods would be better for you.
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami: I’ve finished 2/3s of this book, and I’m loving it so far. Murakami is a fantastic writer, and I love the elements in this book. I highly recommend it.
So those are some books with magical realism that I recommend! Have you read any of these? Which were your favourites? What magical realism books are your favourite? Let me know!
Also, just as a heads up
(not that anyone cares), there will be no post tomorrow, sorry! I’ve been feeling uninspired lately and wanted to take a break from tags, so I’m changing by posting schedule to no longer be every Tuesday, but rather “at least one of Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday”. So no Tuesday posts unless it’s something that I want to talk about. I do have a review for Wednesday, though!
Thanks for reading!