This is probably one of the hardest challenges to find books for, because fabulism is a genre that not a lot of people know about. Fabulism is generally described as any fantasy book where with magic or the supernatural is presented in an otherwise real-world or mundane setting. Magical Realism is the term used specifically for books written by LatinX authors, because magical realism has a strong cultural significance in Latin American history and writing.
I’ve shared some popular books featuring fabulism / magical realism for you below.!
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The book that is generally described as defining the genre of ‘magical realism,’ Tells the story of the Buendia family, and chronicles the irreconcilable conflict between the desire for solitude and the need for love.
Beloved | Toni Morrison
Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. Her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.
The Ocean At The End of The Lane | Neil Gaiman
A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road where in his childhood he encountered a most remarkable girl.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender |
Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.
All The Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
In Bicho Raro, Colorado, you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future
Let me know what you think of these recommendations, and what you choose to read for the readathon!