What are the best whimsical novels?

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    #1Stardust

    Stardust

    Stardust is Neil Gaiman's 1999 romantic fantasy novel about Tristan, who vowed to find a falling star to win the love of Victoria. After facing dangers in his search, Thorn found the star, but it was not the object that Thorn thought he was looking for...

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    Kelly Stanley
    Written on May 15, 2018
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    #2The Night Circus

    The Night Circus
    The Night Circus is a young adult fantasy novel written by Erin Morgenstern. It is about the Night Circus, a nightly place of entertainment that is actually a competition for magicians in which only one can stay standing.
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    Grace Brewer
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This book was compelling from start to finish. The visual descriptions evoked images of the Cirque and it was very easy to get lost in the text. There are many unexpected twists and turns and the end results were completely unexpected to me! I thoroughly enjoyed this book!"
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    #3I Capture the Castle

    I Capture the Castle

    I Capture the Castle is a novel by Dodie Smith that tells the story of the Mortmain family through the eyes of Cassandra. Through poverty and the dawn of first love, Cassandra writes down her experiences in her journal.

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    Emily Garrett
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I love fantastic whimsical novels and this one captures my love for the genre exceptionally. This loving tales makes me want to eagerly turn the page so I can delve more into the story and its characters."
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    #4The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife is the debut novel of Audrey Niffenegger, which is about the story of married couple Clare and Henry who try to make their marriage work. It comes as they struggling with Henry's strange disorder of time traveling. 

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    John Garza
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I have always loved time travel books and The Time Traveler's Wife is one of my favorites and I keep reading it again because it has an intriguing story. I remember when I read it, I never did any other work because I did enjoy it very much."
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    #5The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a historical novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Set in 1946, it tells the story of Juliet Ashton, a writer, and her correspondence with members of the titular society.
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    Ramón Valencia
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a different sort of WWII novel in that it takes place post-war but relates events from the war. It is an epistolary novel and one has to get used to the various letter-writers. The chapter headings indicate a change in narrator but the voice is not always that different and so the events within in the narrative have to remind the reader of who is talking. Eventually that is not much of an issue as the narrators become fewer. The story is original and at times amusing and/or poignant. The literary references are fun...the more one has read, the more one has insights into the ironies or asides. I recommend it highly as an original, interesting, historically unique perspective on WWII."
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    #6Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore is a novel by Robin Sloan. It tells the story of Clay Jannon, who started working at Mr. Penumbra's bookstore. While there, he investigated the shop's patrons and discovers a conspiracy about the book world.

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    Jose Larson
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is an interesting novel about a bookstore hiding a conspiracy. It's just a lot of fun and quite well written, giving you a lot of fun and a well written story"
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    #7The Rosie Project (Don Tillman)

    The Rosie Project (Don Tillman)

    The Rosie Project is a contemporary romance fiction novel written by Graeme Simsion. This is the first novel in the Don Tillman series. It was published in 2013.

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    Alan Grant
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This is a sweet and happy book written to both touch the heart and pass time. It is an exceedingly light and effervescent read, and that is enhanced by the gentle romantic subject matter. This book is a great beach book, or can simply be read to warm the heart on a cool night."
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    #8To Say Nothing of the Dog

    To Say Nothing of the Dog

    To Say Nothing of the Dog is a science fiction novel written by Connie Willis, winner of numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards. It is about the time traveler Ned Henry, who needs to go back in time to correct the mistake of his friend Verity Kindle.

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    Zachary Stanley
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I love action and adventure books and this one is just great. I actually can't remember the last time I've come across such a memorable story like this one before. I would absolutely recommend this to any fan of the genre as this book will suck you in immediately."
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    #9Holes

    Holes

    Holes by Louis Sachar is an adventure fiction novel published in 1998. This book follows the story of a young boy named Stanley Yelnats who was sent to a detention center for redemption and something more.

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    Mark Hart
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "My nephew loves this book. We read it over the summer and learned some very valuables lessons about hard work and fairness. Scary and very sad to see these boys being treated so awfully. However it's a great lesson"
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    #10Good Omens

    Good Omens

    Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch is a collaboration between Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Printed in 1990, it's about how the world prepares for the birth of the Son of Satan and the prophesied apocalypse.

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    Brandon Barrett
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. When I heard he did a collaboration with Terry, I just had to check it out. It has a very biblical yet realistic story to it and the writing is fantastic of course. It is actually quite a funny book! Surprised as I may be, it was enjoyable!"
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    #11Two Captains, One Chair (Alaskan Romance)

    Two Captains, One Chair (Alaskan Romance)

    Two Captains, One Chair is a contemporary romantic comedy fiction and the second book in Alaskan Romance series written by Shaye Marlow. This chick lit novel is about Ed and Suzy. It is published in 2015 by Igneous Publishing.

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    Keith Alvarado
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Shaye Marlow certainly captured the whimsical experience Alaska is known for in Two Captains, One Chair. The story line was romantic, but not mush. The adventure was exciting, but not dangerous. The characters were realistic, but not memorable. From start to finish, Ed and Suzy kept things quite playful and light-hearted while going through this once in a lifetime adventure. "
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    #12Two Crazy, One Wild (Alaskan Romance)

    Two Crazy, One Wild (Alaskan Romance)
    Two Crazy, One Wild is a contemporary romance fiction and the fourth book in Alaskan Romance series written by Shaye Marlow. This novel is about Zack and Frances. It is published in 2017 by Igneous Publishing.
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    Heather Perry
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I wasn't sure if this was supposed to be a comedy or a really strange romance. It is like mountain feud meets modern times meets the three stooges. You want to like it because the characters are well written but when you get to the end of story you sort of sit back and wonder what in the world you just read. It is entertaining but really weird at the same time. "
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    #13Two Brutes, One Barista (Alaskan Romance)

    Two Brutes, One Barista (Alaskan Romance)

    Two Brutes, One Barista is a contemporary romantic comedy fiction and the third book in Alaskan Romance series written by Shaye Marlow. This novel is about an MMA fighter J.D. It is published in 2016 by Igneous Publishing.

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    Carl Davis
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Two Brutes, One Barista (Alaskan Romance) is a romantic comedy fiction book and the 3rd in a series. It follows an MMA fighter and his adventures. Worth a read- funny and charming at the same time."
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    #14Two Cabins, One Lake (Alaskan Romance)

    Two Cabins, One Lake (Alaskan Romance)

    Two Cabins, One Lake is a contemporary romance novel written by Shaye Marlow. It was first published in 2015 by Igneous Publishing, and it is the first book in the Alaskan Romance series. 

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    Thomas Jensen
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Two Cabins, One Lake reminds me of Wes Anderson films. The style of romance is really quirky."
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    #15Blind Stitches

    Blind Stitches

    Blind Stitches is a fictional romantic novel written by J.B. Chicoine. This fictional romantic novel was published on July 15, 2014 by Straw Hill Publishing.

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    Vincent Adams
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Blind Stitches is a fun book following a women and her wedding and it all ends abruptly and she needs to find her way in a new life. The story is about a women finding her way and eventually involving herself in a romance. The story is very deep and presents many angles of symbolism. "

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Best What are the best whimsical novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1StardustBooks 50 Paid
2The Night CircusBooks 45 Paid
3I Capture the CastleBooks 43 Paid
4The Time Traveler's WifeBooks 41 Paid
5The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyBooks 38 Paid
6Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour BookstoreBooks 36 Paid
7The Rosie Project (Don Tillman) Books 35 Paid
8To Say Nothing of the DogBooks 32 Paid
9HolesBooks 30 Paid
10Good OmensBooks 29 Paid
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