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Recommended Reads based on your Favourite Childhood Novel.  

Lundi 30 mars 2020

As I was reading a new book this weekend, I started to think, “wow this book feels a lot like Ella Enchanted, but for adults.” And so, a new blog idea was born.  

Here are a few titles that I think you may enjoy based on beloved children’s books: 


If you liked The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis... Try The Magicians by Lev Grossman 

Why? Quentin is obsessed with the children’s books about a magical land called Fillory (a land that takes inspiration from Narnia). So Imagine the wonder that Quentin will experience after first being told he’s a magician and going to a university for magic, and then finding out that Fillory is real. 

If you liked Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine... Try The Last Adventure of Constance Verity*by A. Lee Martinez 

Why? Constance Verity was given a gift by her fairy godmother when she was just an infant, to have a life of adventure. But the problem with a life of adventure is that it never ends, she can’t even go out to lunch without aliens attacking. Constance wants a normal life and that means one last adventure, killing her fairy godmother.  

*Only available in print. 


If you liked the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan... Try The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky 

Why? Greek myth meets Manhattan as Selene tries to solve a string of murders. 

If you liked The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner... Try The Lies of Locke Lamora* by Scott Lynch 

Why? Locke and his friends delight in being the best thieves and fooling even the most dangerous of men, but then the Grey King threatens to destroy the city, Locke vows to beat him no matter the costs. If you loved the strong world building and characters from The Thief, you’ll find yourself lost in Locke’s world. 

*Only available in print and book on CD 

Do you have a beloved childhood book that you would like used as the basis for a book recommendation? Let us know in the comments below.  

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