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8 Historical Books Like Memoirs of a Geisha

Are you looking for more books like Memoirs of a Geisha that delve lyrically into the past, and offer new or alternate perspectives on historical events? Then look no further than the exquisite novels listed below. Set in Japan during World War II, we meet young Chiyo Sakamoto who is sold into Kyoto’s entertainment district at the tender age of nine years old. The novel follows her journey to becoming … Read More

8 Evocative Books Like Graceling

Are you looking for more books like Graceling? Love it or loathe it, The Hunger Games opened the door for a whole slew of young female-led fantasy, dystopian and science fiction. This was a great thing! Graceling came out just 1 month after The Hunger Games was originally published in 2008. Both books presented readers with a strong female protagonist living in a world where everything seems set against her. … Read More

8 Magical Books Like His Dark Materials

Are you searching for more books like His Dark Materials? Some books remain popular for a reason. They are well written, have memorable characters and are filled with fantastic settings. The first book in His Dark Materials slipped onto bookshelves way back in 1995 with Northern Lights (published as The Golden Compass in North America). This was followed by The Subtle Knife in 1997, and The Amber Spyglass in 2000. … Read More

9 Mystical Books Like The Night Circus

Erin Morgenstern has become quite the literary sensation therefore it is no surprise that readers are on the hunt for more books like The Night Circus, her stunning 2011 debut. Morgenstern’s haunting prose weaves what can only be described as a phantasmagorical fairy tale full of love, fate, honour, mystery and magic. The wandering Les Cirque des Rêves (The Circus of Dreams) is so much more than your average circus, … Read More

8 Captivating Books Like Scythe

Are you looking for more books like Scythe? Imagine a world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. In Scythe, humanity has conquered all those things, but the human population needs to be kept in check. Scythes are the only people allowed to “take life” in order to keep the population under control. Viewed through a dark lens, Scythe could well be a reflection on where our own … Read More

8 Stirring Books Like Water for Elephants

The only hard thing about books like Water for Elephants is deciding which one to read next! This is because there are plenty of glorious aspects to pursue in Sara Gruen’s richly narrated and emotive novel. There’s heartbreak when protagonist Jacob Jankowski becomes an orphan forcing him into a spiral of depression until he runs away to join the circus. Then there’s forbidden love as Jacob falls for Marlena, the … Read More

8 Exciting Books Like Michael Vey

Are you searching for more books like Michael Vey? What teenager (or adult, come to think of it) hasn’t dreamt of having a superpower? In the Michael Vey series of YA novels by Richard Paul Evans, the reader gets to live this dream vicariously through the character of Michael. However, like all dreams, the reality of having superpowers is very different. Everyone thinks Michael is just another awkward teenager. He … Read More

9 Fantastical Books Like American Gods

Are you on the hunt for more books like American Gods? I have been a fan of Neil Gaiman longer than I’d care to remember and American Gods was just one of his many books which cemented my devotion and instigated my own search for more books like it. I have read it as a teenager and loved the fantastic nature of the narrative and again as an adult and … Read More