Best Magical Realism Books
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1. The Seven Day Switch: A Novel
Author: by Kelly Harms
July 1, 2021
Two moms as opposite as a Happy Meal and a quinoa bowl. What a difference a week makes in a heartfelt, laugh-out-loud novel by the Washington Post bestselling author of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler. Celeste Mason is the Pinterest stay-at-home supermom of other mothers’ nightmares.
Despite her all-organic, SunButter-loving, free-range kids, her immaculate home, and her volunteering awards, she still has time to relax with a nice glass of pinot at the end of the day. The only thing that ruins it all is her workaholic, career-obsessed neighbor, who makes no secret of what she thinks of Celeste’s life choices every chance she gets.
Wendy Charles is a celebrated productivity consultant, columnist, and speaker. On a minute-by-minute schedule, she makes the working-mom hustle look easy. She even spends at least one waking hour a day with her kids. She’s not apologizing for a thing.
Especially to Celeste, who plays her superior parenting against Wendy whenever she can. Who do Celeste and Wendy think they are? They’re about to find out thanks to one freaky week. After a neighborhood potluck and too much sangria, they wake upum, what?
2. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
Author: by V. E. Schwab
October 6, 2020
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERUSA TODAY BESTSELLER NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLERTHE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLERRecommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine #1 Library Reads PickOctober 2020#1 Indie Next PickOctober 2020BOOK OF THE YEAR (2020) FINALISTBook of The Month ClubA Best Of Book From: Oprah Mag * CNN * Amazon * Amazon Editors * NPR * Goodreads * Bustle * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Barnes & Noble * Kirkus Reviews * Lambda Literary * Nerdette * The Nerd Daily * Polygon * Library Reads * io9 * Smart Bitches Trashy Books * LiteraryHub * Medium * BookBub * The Mary Sue * Chicago Tribune * NY Daily News * SyFy Wire * Powells.
Com * Bookish * Book Riot * Library Reads Voter Favorite *In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V.E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember.
A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live foreverand is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
3. The Lost Apothecary: The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller
Author: by Sarah Penner
March 2, 2021
With crackling suspense, unforgettable characters and searing insight, The Lost Apothecary is a subversive and intoxicating debut novel of secrets, vengeance and the remarkable ways women can save each other despite the barrier of time. Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele.
Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.
Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fateand not everyone will survive.
4. Zodiac Academy: The Awakening
Author: by Caroline Peckham
You have been selected to attend Zodiac Academy, where your star sign defines your destiny. If you’re one of the Fae, elemental magic is in your blood. And apparently it’s in ours. As twins born in the month of Gemini, we’re a rare breed even in this academy of supernatural a-holes.
Changelings were outlawed hundreds of years ago but I guess our birth parents didn’t get the memo. Which means we’re totally unprepared for the ruthless world of Fae.Air.Fire.Water.Earth. No one has ever harnessed all four of them, until we arrived.
And it hasn’t made us any friends so far. As the rarest Elementals ever known, we’re already a threat to the four celestial heirs; the popular, vindictive bullies who happen to be some of the hottest guys we’ve ever seen.
It doesn’t help that they’re the most dangerous beasts in the Academy. And probably on earth too. Our fates are intertwined, but they want us gone. They’ve only got until the lunar eclipse to force us out and they’ll stop at nothing to succeed.
5. Have We Met?: A Novel
Author: by Camille Baker
July 1, 2021
What if you already met the soul mate you were destined to be with? And you didn’t even know it? After losing her best friend to cancer, Corinne’s life is in flux. She has moved back to Chicago, is considering her next career move (or temp job), and has absolutely no time to look for loveuntil a mysterious dating app called Met suddenly appears on her phone, and with it, an invitation for Corinne to reconnect with four missed connections from her past.
One of them, Met says, is her soul mateCorinne doesn’t believe the app for a second, but when she very quickly finds herself with back-to-back blasts from the past, she’ll have to consider if maybe she’s wrong about it. The thing is, Corinne’s also been introduced to a really great guy outside the app’s influence.
As their feelings for each other grow, Corinne has to wonder: With her apparent true love still out there, should she tap yes to the next match? With help from a new group of friends, her loving if annoying family, and maybe a touch of fate, can Corinne come to terms with the loss she’s still reeling from, take control of her career, and find love along the way?
6. Where the Forest Meets the Stars
Author: by Glendy Vanderah
Lake Union Publishing
An Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller, and a Goodreads Choice Award finalist. In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her.
She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises. The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles.
With concerns about the child’s home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stayjust until she learns more about Ursa’s past. Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more time they spend together, the more questions they have.
7. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Modern Classics)
Author: by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
“One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race…. Mr. Garcia Marquez has done nothing less than to create in the reader a sense of all that is profound, meaningful, and meaningless in life.” William Kennedy, New York Times Book Review One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude remains a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendi family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad and alive with unforgettable men and womenbrimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soulthis novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.
8. The Alchemist
Author: by Paulo Coelho
February 24, 2015
A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.
Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far differentand far more satisfyingthan he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.
9. The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinni
Author: by Helene Wecker
Harper (June 8, 2021)
June 8, 2021
An immersive and magical tale of loneliness, love, and finding hopeRichly nuanced and beautiful. BuzzfeedIn this enthralling historical epic, set in New York City and the Middle East in the years leading to World War I the long-awaited follow-up to the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Golem and the JinniHelene Wecker revisits her beloved characters Chava and Ahmad as they confront unexpected new challenges in a rapidly changing human world.
Chava is a golem, a woman made of clay, who can hear the thoughts and longings of those around her and feels compelled by her nature to help them. Ahmad is a jinni, a restless creature of fire, once free to roam the desert but now imprisoned in the shape of a man.
Fearing they’ll be exposed as monsters, these magical beings hide their true selves and try to pass as humanjust two more immigrants in the bustling world of 1900s Manhattan. Brought together under calamitous circumstances, their lives are now entwinedbut they’re not yet certain of what they mean to each other.
10. Mexican Gothic
Author: by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It’s Lovecraft meets the Bronts in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird. The Guardian IN DEVELOPMENT AS A HULU ORIGINAL LIMITED SERIES PRODUCED BY KELLY RIPA AND MARK CONSUELOS FINALIST FOR THE LOCUS AWARD NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New Yorker Vanity Fair NPR The Washington Post Tordotcom Marie Claire Vox Mashable Men’s Health Library Journal Book Riot LibraryReads An isolated mansion.
A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets…. From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico. After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noem Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside.
She’s not sure what she will findher cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noem knows little about the region. Noem is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing.
11. The Fifth Season: The Broken Earth, Book 1, WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD 2016
Author: by N. K. Jemisin
Orbit (August 4, 2015)
August 4, 2015
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best NovelBook 1 in the record-breaking triple Hugo-Award-winning trilogy*One of Time Magazine’s top 100 fantasy books of all time*Shortlisted for the World Fantasy, Nebula, Kitschies, Audie and Locus Awards*A New York Times Notable Book and the inaugural Wired.
Com book club pick *THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS …FOR THE LAST TIME. IT STARTS WITH THE GREAT RED RIFT across the heart of the world’s sole continent, spewing ash that blots out the sun. IT STARTS WITH DEATH, with a murdered son and a missing daughter.
IT STARTS WITH BETRAYAL, and long dormant wounds rising up to fester. This is the Stillness, a land long familiar with catastrophe, where the power of the earth is wielded as a weapon. And where there is no mercy.’Astounding’ NPR’Amazing’ Ann Leckie’Breaks uncharted ground’ Library Journal’Powerful’ io9’Elegiac, complex, and intriguing’ Publishers Weekly’Intricate and extraordinary’ New York Times’Brilliant’ Washington PostThe Broken Earth trilogy is complete – beginning with The Fifth Season, continuing in The Obelisk Gate (Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel) and concluding with The Stone Sky (Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel and Nebula Award).Also by N.K.
12. Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch: A Novel
Author: by Rivka Galchen
The startling, witty, highly anticipated second novel from the critically acclaimed author of Atmospheric Disturbances. The story begins in 1618, in the German duchy of Wrttemberg. Plague is spreading. The Thirty Years’ War has begun, and fear and suspicion are in the air throughout the Holy Roman Empire.
In the small town of Leonberg, Katharina Kepler is accused of being a witch. Katharina is an illiterate widow, known by her neighbors for her herbal remedies and the success of her children, including her eldest, Johannes, who is the Imperial Mathematician and renowned author of the laws of planetary motion.
It’s enough to make anyone jealous, and Katharina has done herself no favors by being out and about and in everyone’s business. So when the deranged and insipid Ursula Reinbold (or as Katharina calls her, the Werewolf) accuses Katharina of offering her a bitter, witchy drink that has made her ill, Katharina is in trouble.
Her scientist son must turn his attention from the music of the spheres to the job of defending his mother. Facing the threat of financial ruin, torture, and even execution, Katharina tells her side of the story to her friend and next-door neighbor Simon, a reclusive widower imperiled by his own secrets.
13. The Chosen and the Beautiful
Author: by Nghi Vo
Tordotcom (June 1, 2021)
An Instant National Bestseller!An Indie Next Pick! A Most Anticipated in 2021 Pick for Oprah Magazine | USA Today | Buzzfeed | Greatist | BookPage | PopSugar | Bustle | The Nerd Daily | Goodreads | Literary Hub | Ms. Magazine | Library Journal | Culturess | Book Riot | Parade Magazine | Kirkus | The Week | Book Bub | OverDrive | The Portalist | Publishers WeeklyA Best of Summer Pick for TIME Magazine | CNN | Book Riot | The Daily Beast | Lambda LiteraryThe Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Goodreads | Bustle | Veranda Magazine | The Week | Bookish | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Den of Geek | LGBTQ Reads | Pittsburgh City Paper | Bookstr | Tatler HKGatsby the way it should have been writtendark, dazzling, fantastical.R.F.
Kuang”A vibrant and queer reinvention of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s jazz age classic…. I was captivated from the first sentence.”NPRVo has crafted a retelling that, in many ways, surpasses the original.”Kirkus Reviews (STARRED REVIEW)Immigrant.Socialite.Magician. Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American societyshe has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age.
14. The Obelisk Gate: The Broken Earth, Book 2, WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD (Broken Earth Trilogy)
Author: by N. K. Jemisin
Orbit (August 16, 2016)
August 16, 2016
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best NovelThe second book in the record-breaking triple Hugo Award-winning trilogy The season of endings grows darker, as civilization fades into the long cold night. Essun has found shelter, but not her missing daughter.
Instead there is Alabaster Tenring, destroyer of the world, with a request only Essun can grant. Praise for this trilogy: ‘Amazing’ Ann Leckie ‘Breaks uncharted ground’ Library Journal ‘Beautiful’ Nnedi Okorafor ‘Astounding’ NPR ‘Brilliant’ Washington Post ‘Heartbreaking, wholly unexpected’ Brian Staveley ‘Awesome’ Book Smugglers ‘A powerful story of hope and survival’ The RootThe Broken Earth trilogy begins with The Fifth Season, continues in The Obelisk Gate and concludes with The Stone Sky – out now.Also by N.K.
Jemisin:The Inheritance trilogyThe Hundred Thousand KingdomsThe Broken KingdomsThe Kingdom of GodsThe Dreamblood DuologyThe Killing MoonThe Shadowed Sun
15. The Water Dancer: A Novel
Author: by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK From the National Book Awardwinning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. This potent book about America’s most disgraceful sin establishes [Ta-Nehisi Coates] as a first-rate novelist.
San Francisco ChronicleIN DEVELOPMENT AS A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Adapted by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kamilah Forbes, produced by MGM, Plan B, and Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo FilmsNOMINATED FOR THE NAACP IMAGE AWARD NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time NPR The Washington Post Chicago Tribune Vanity Fair Esquire Good Housekeeping Paste Town & Country The New York Public Library Kirkus Reviews Library Journal Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage.
When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of herbut was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.
16. First Person Singular: Stories
Author: by Haruki Murakami
Knopf (April 6, 2021)
Some novelists hold a mirror up to the world and some, like Haruki Murakami, use the mirror as a portal to a universe hidden beyond it. The Wall Street Journal A mind-bending new collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed Haruki Murakami.
The eight stories in this new book are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball, to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world.
Occasionally, a narrator may or may not be Murakami himself. Is it memoir or fiction?The reader decides. Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory… All with a signature Murakami twist.