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Books for the Imaginative

This is a list of books chosen for imagination, whimsy and escapism. I have included well-known favourites as well as books less frequently seen on lists.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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American Gods
American Gods
3
The Bear and the Nightingale (Katherine Arden)
The Bear and the Nightingale (Katherine Arden)
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Big Fish
Big Fish
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Blood Red Snow White (Marcus Sedgwick)
Blood Red Snow White (Marcus Sedgwick)
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The Book of Imaginary Beings (Jorge Luis Borges)
The Book of Imaginary Beings (Jorge Luis Borges)
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The Bread We Eat in Dreams
The Bread We Eat in Dreams
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The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
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9
The Complete Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse
The Complete Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse
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The Darkest Part of the Forest (Holly Black)
The Darkest Part of the Forest (Holly Black)
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Deathless
Deathless
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The Discworld Series
The Discworld Series
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Egg & Spoon (Gregory Maguire)
Egg & Spoon (Gregory Maguire)
14
A Face Like Glass (Frances Hardinge)
A Face Like Glass (Frances Hardinge)
15
Fire and Hemlock
Fire and Hemlock
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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
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The Golem and the Jinni
The Golem and the Jinni
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The Grimm Legacy (Polly Shulman)
The Grimm Legacy (Polly Shulman)
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Grimm's Fairy Tales
Grimm's Fairy Tales
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Harry Potter Series
Harry Potter Series
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21
His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials
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The Hobbit
The Hobbit
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I, Coriander (Sally Gardner)
I, Coriander (Sally Gardner)
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In the Night Garden
In the Night Garden
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Inkheart
Inkheart
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Italian Folktales
Italian Folktales
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
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The Labyrinth
The Labyrinth
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The Little Prince
The Little Prince
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The Melancholy of Mechagirl
The Melancholy of Mechagirl
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Moon-Whales and Other Moon Poems (Ted Hughes)
Moon-Whales and Other Moon Poems (Ted Hughes)
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The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story
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33
Neverwhere
Neverwhere
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The Night Circus
The Night Circus
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Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman)
Norse Mythology (Neil Gaiman)
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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)
The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
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The Other Alice (Michelle Harrison)
The Other Alice (Michelle Harrison)
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The Phantom Tollbooth
The Phantom Tollbooth
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Radiance (Catherynne M. Valente)
Radiance (Catherynne M. Valente)
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