Fantasy/Magical Realism Discussion Book Suggestions

For March 2016, we will be reading Fantasy/Magical Realism books.
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Post by fari30 »

Some of my Fantasy favourite include:
1. Harry Potter, obviously
2. Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
4. Cruel Beauty, Crimson Boun and anything by Rosamond Hodge
5. Splintered trilogy, it was one of the book of the months here
6. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
7. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
8. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
and many many more. I'll stop myself before this gets out of hand.

One of the only Magical Realism books I've read is Burn for Burn by Jenny Han
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Post by Jeyasivananth »

My favorite books for magical realism are:

Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee
Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

My favorite books for fantasy are:
Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling
The Song of Ice and Fire R.R Martin
The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien
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Post by PepperedPenelope »

I love both fantasy and magical realism! Thank you for the info, it can be hard to tell the difference. Some of my favorites are:

The Rivers of London Series by Ben Aaronovitch - I think this is more magical realism, but its described as being Harry Potter mixed with Sherlock Holmes. I like it because the author incorporates a lot of information (history, science, latin, etc) and magical elements.

I absolutely love Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

The Invisible Library series (by Genevieve Cogman) is a good one for Fantasy too! I love the idea of hunting for books across multiple worlds.
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