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Fiction for the Fictional – Alice (in which I make a list of book recs for Alice from Alice in Wonderland)

I’ve decided to do this new thing where I list (everyone loves lists!) what books I would recommend a particular fictional character. This first list will feature the protagonist from my favourite classic, Alice, from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. I hope you enjoy this new little feature of mine (and maybe join in? Yes?).


The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum

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I don’t think it’s particularly had to see why I would recommend this book to Alice, I think she would quite thoroughly relate to Dorothy and enjoy her adventures.

The Never Ending Story by Michael Ende

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Another story of a child being swept away to a magical land. I think Alice would particularly fall in love with Falcor, and probably wish she had his company rather than her rather unhelpful Cheshire Cat.

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

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This is another obvious one, I think. Both Peter and Alice’s adventures begin as almost a way to avoid everything adultish (perfectly understandable).  I can almost see her reading through this little book and frequently comparing Neverland to Wonderland, and always concluding that Wonderland is, in fact, the superior magical world.

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Now while this one doesn’t have a sense of magic and whimsy, Anne is a small girl with a big imagination, and has big plans for her future, and I think Alice would adore reading about Anne and going on her adventures, even if they are less fantastical.

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


I believe Alice’s adventures in wonderland would have gone much quicker had she had little Lettie Hempstock as a companion on her journeys. I think Alice would really relate to the protagonist in this one, and they would probably be likely friends in their post-adventure therapy sessions.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Now, while Alice, at the time of her wanderings in Wonderland, may be a little young for this one, I believe Alice would rather enjoy the beauty and whimsy of this magical circus.

So those are my picks for books I would recommend to Alice from Alice in Wonderland. Why not put a comment with your picks for Alice below, or better yet, why not do your own post with all your picks for Alice?


  1. Cait @ Paper Fury says

    Omg, I nearly forgot to read the recommendations because I was too busy admiring the beautiful flowers. XD HEHE BuT YES! I love this feature! And I love your picks! I just read The Ocean at the End of the Lane and omg, woooooow. :O It was creepy and incredible. Definitely had a magical/wonderland/nonsense vibe.


  2. aentee @ read at midnight says

    You have the most beautiful edition of every single book on God’s green earth, omg!

    I really enjoyed The Ocean At The End of The Lane and The Night Circus, so great choices :D! I need to read The Neverending Story, I feel that I have stopped reading older releases and classics ever since I started blogging lol.


  3. I agree with everyone above, these are really lovely photographs! I am 10 pages into The Ocean at the End of the Lane, so I’m so happy to read that the general consensus is that it’s a good book! I think I would recommend The Princess Bride to Alice, and maybe Watership Down. I think she would enjoy an adventure story with talking animals!


    • I actually considered Narnia for that same talking animal reason. I’m not the hugest fan of the princess bride book. I love the main story but all the bits about the author (which I know aren’t real) but they are just so awful. The guy is such an asshole that it ruined the whole book for me. You will love The Ocean at the End of the Lane though.


  4. This is really cool! What a fantastic idea. And I love your photography. It’s simply gorgeous. I’m also really happy that you mostly recommended classics. They’re not written about as much as YA/fantasies/etc. are on blogs. I like those genres, too, but classics are special. 😛


  5. Lauren Becker says

    Oh, fantastic photos! I love finding all these new blogs where they take lovely pictures of their books, etc. I would love to try something like that. I do like taking photos!

    Anyway, great feature and I think you chose some awesome titles. I especially like how you added The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I hope more people take part in your new feature, because it’s so fun! I might have to try it out sometime. 🙂



    • You should try doing some bookish photos! I can never get enough bookish photos! I hope some people take part too. It would be fun seeing what other people would recommend.


  6. I would love to participate in this! You should consider posting the characters ahead of time (like TTT topics ahead of time) perhaps? Also, I ADORE your photos!


    • I should post them ahead of time. I am so bad with sticking to schedules though. I also need to think of a few more characters to add to the list, and then I will post a bunch with a schedule.


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  8. My goodness, this is such an interesting feature! I’m really excited to see what other characters you feature, and what books you pick for them. Your picks for Alice, a character I’m not all that partial to personally but enjoy the world of her stories, are spot on. I can imagine she and Dorothy would love each other’s stories, and no doubt bicker over whose world was the better, and Peter would be such an interesting addition to them. And Anne! Perfect. And your pictures (and flowers- want!) are gorgeous, as always. xx


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