Hey there, rad blog lady. I've always read the classics, but I'm trying to verge into the contemporary realm for reading, but I don't know what to read. I love light/urban fantasy and magical realism with unique voices. Any book/author recs? Thanks.
“rad blog lady” - I like that! ;) Okay so I tried to put together a solid list… it’s a little light on the urban fantasy end, since I haven’t read much of that myself, but everything listed I enjoyed for the fantasy/magical elements!
Urban Fantasy/Magic Realism Recs
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Chocolat by Joanne Harris
The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman (anything by her really)
Books On My To-Read List But Wanted To Include!
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
Little, Big by John Crowley
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey