Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Books That Feature Magical Realism.

Posted October 25, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 59 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

Today’s Top 10: Top Ten Books That Feature Magical Realism

Today’s topic is a Halloween Freebie. Since Halloween is a magical time of the year, today my topic is Top Ten Books That Feature Magical Realism.

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1. Just Like Magic by Sarah Hogle. The main character plays a Mariah Carey Christmas song backward and she congers up a man who calls himself The Christmas Spirit.

2. In a Holidazy by Christina Lauren. The main character goes to her family’s holiday cabin in the mountains for a couple of weeks, and she ends up replaying that week over and over until she gets it right.

3. The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden. The magical lemon drops allow the main character to go back in time and re do her life for a different outcome.

4. Once Upon a December by Amy E. Reichert. Jack the main character, lives in a Christmas market that lasts from December 1 to Christmas Eve, and then disappears. He stays in the market as it travels around the world, but it’s always December for Jack and his market.

5. The Christmas Cupid by Jennifer Joyce. After Zoey gets run over by a bus, her grandmother’s ghost tells her she can redo December and she’ll stay alive if she can make six love matches between December 1 and Christmas eve.

6. The Matchmakers Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman. Both Sara and her granddaughter have the gift of being a matchmaker. They both can see filaments of light when they see a match.

7. Some Of It Was Real by Nan Fisher. Sylvie Young is a psychic-medium, she can speak to dead people. But, are her powers real? Or is it a scam?

8. Sophie Go’s Lonely Hearts Club. Sophie Go is a matchmaker and has recently finished matchmaking school in Singapore. When she sees a match, she sees a red ribbon on each person that flies up and is attracted to the other person’s red ribbon.

9. See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon. Barrett Bloom is stuck in a time warp. Her first day of college starts over and over again until she finds what she needs.

10. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman. The book has Magic in the title! It’s a story of witches.

Do you enjoy books that include Magical Realism? Comment below!

59 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Books That Feature Magical Realism.

  1. The majority are still on my TBR, but I loved In A Holidaze! Favorite magical realism books would be The Enchanted by Rene Denfelt, Things In Jars by Jess Kidd, The Murmur Of Bees by Sofia Segovia, The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel, One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez…

  2. I love your list, Wendy. I have a couple of these coming up in the next little while. I also need to add a couple to my TBR because they look good.

  3. I have learned over the years that magical realism rarely worked for me. I read contemporary, and I once in a blue moon read paranormal or fantasy. But when the two start to blend… nope, doesn’t work for me. 🙂 But I did read In a Holidaze and somehow I was willing to go with it in that one.

  4. Hooray for magical realism!! 🙂 I do enjoy it now and then, though I usually choose darker versions that your books….(no surprise there, right?) However, I’m thinking for Christmas I should choose one of these and give it a try…..I’m thinking maybe LemonDrop Pie or Matchmaker’s Gift. Which should it be?
    Thanks for the visit!

  5. I haven’t read many books I would classify as Magical Realism, but your list helps me understand the category. It’s funny how many of them are variations on the “Groundhog Day” theme.

  6. Rosie

    I love a bit of magical realism. Have you read any books by Sarah Addison Allen? Garden Spells is one of my favourites.

  7. I really enjoyed reading Practical Magic, and so many of these other books are on my TBR list. Love your picks for this week’s TTT! 😀