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Fantastical Fiction

Books for those who “don’t read fantasy”

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Watership Down
Richard Adams

Life after Life
Kate Atkinson

A Natural History of Dragons*
Marie Brennan

The Curse of Chalion
Lois McMaster Bujold

Dreams and Shadows*
C. Robert Cargill

A Psalm for the Wild-Built
Becky Chambers

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Susanna Clarke

The Eyre Affair*
Jasper Fforde

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophesies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett 

The Princess Bride: S. Morganstern’s Classic Tale of True Love
William Goldman

A Discovery of Witches*
Deborah Harkness

Grave Sight*
Charlaine Harris

The Library at Mount Char
Scott Hawkins

Across the Nightingale Floor
Lian Hearn

Some Kind of Fairy Tale
Graham Joyce

Under Heaven
Guy Gavriel Kay

The Wind through the Keyhole*
Stephen King

The House in the Cerulean Sea
TJ Klune

Shades of Milk and Honey*
Mary Robinette Kowal

Prospero Lost
L. Jagi Lamplighter

Daughter of the Forest*
Juliet Marillier

Madeline Miller

Every Heart a Doorway*
Seanan McGuire

Robin McKinley

The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern

The Returned*
Jason Mott

Terry Pratchett

The Prestige
Christopher Priest

The Sparrow*
Mary Doria Russell

A Darker Shade of Magic*
V. E. Schwab

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Robin Sloan

Catherynne M. Valente

Among Others
Jo Walton

The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker


*part of a series



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