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17 Best Magical Realism Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Magical Realism books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best magical realism books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1


    Toni Morrison

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

  3. 3
    Kafka on the Shore

    Kafka on the Shore

    Haruki Murakami

  4. 4
    Life of Pi

    Life of Pi

    Yann Martel

  5. 5
    Midnight's Children

    Midnight's Children

    Salman Rushdie

  6. 6
    Nights at the Circus
  7. 7
    The House of the Spirits
  8. 9
    The Immortalists

    The Immortalists

    Chloe Benjamin

  9. 13
    Vampires in the Lemon Grove
  10. 14
    Get in Trouble
  11. 15
    Land of Love and Drowning
  12. 16
    Red Sorghum
  13. 17
    The Grass Dancer

    The Grass Dancer

    Susan Power


  • How was this Magical Realism books list created?

    We searched for 'best Magical Realism books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Magical Realism books are in this list?

    There are 17 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Magical Realism books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Magical Realism books on the internet.

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