Books About Making Your Dreams Come True!

Today is Make Your Dreams Come True Day- no, I had no idea this was a thing until recently either. Ah well, sounds like it’s worth celebrating…

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And since it is, I thought I’d share a fun, quick list of books for the occasion! Here are some of my favourite books about wish fulfilment:

isla and the happily ever after

Isla and the Happily Ever Afterthe clue is in the title πŸ˜‰ This is my *ultimate* feel good book.

charmed life

Charmed Life– someone gets what they want right at the beginning of this story, but it is not the protagonist, it is his sister and that leads to all sorts of mayhem…

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The Picture of Dorian Gray– who said all the wishes had to be nice things? Or end happily? Say what you want about that, but Dorian Gray does get what he wants… for a time at least. Speaking of which…

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Monkey’s Paw– the definitive β€œbe careful what you wish for story”- need I say more?


My Name is Asher Lev– well this is less about dreams coming true and more about *making* dreams come true. The question at the heart of this book is what do you have to give up? What does it take? The discussion of that idea is why I thought it would be good to put it on this list.


midsummer night's dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream– now hear me out! I know this is a pretty chaotic play, with lots of magic wreaking havoc, but I really do think this plays into the idea of wish fulfilment, as characters forced to step out of their own world and discover (and fight for) what they actually want. You can also interpret the entire play as being a dream- which kind of plays into this theme.

Well there you go, that went from happy to sinister to surreal- so much for making a nice list πŸ˜‰ Do you know any books about dreams coming true? Let me know in the comments!

55 thoughts on “Books About Making Your Dreams Come True!

  1. You couldn’t just leave well enough alone. πŸ˜‰
    But you definitely ended up creating a really interesting list and I loved your justifications. I absolutely agree with midsummer night’s dream. πŸ˜„

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  2. Make your dreams come true day huh? Had never heard of this before today. I am trying to think of a book to add to this list and I guess I would add the Dragonlance Chronicles to that. My blogname character, Raistlin, featured in these books certainly makes his dreams come true… though is perhaps better left unspoken πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  3. I love that today is Make Your Dreams Come True Day; both because I think it would be great to make my dreams come true and because I love that this is something that has it’s own day. πŸ™‚
    I also love your post, and that you featured some positive books about dreams coming true and negative ones. I really enjoyed Isla and the Happily Ever After, it’s actually one of my favourite YA contemporary releases. πŸ˜€

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  4. My dream come true would be Mrs B robbing a bank with me. Sadly, she has categorically stated that this particular dream will never happen. So I guess I’m destined to drift forlorn through life, bereft of all dreams πŸ˜‰

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  5. Great choices! Very original and clever how you did that! πŸ˜‰ Dorian Gray is one of my favorite books and Shakespeare belongs on almost any list, I think, so nice pick! I’ve not read Isla, so I might have to pick that one up! I like the darker ones though, haha! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€

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  6. I have not heard of The Monkey’s Paw in so long! I can’t even believe I remember it! I read it so long ago, I think as a kid. And The Picture of Dorian Grey, great choice. I love this list!


  7. Aweeee, great list! Anything that features Isla and the Happily Ever After is bliss ❀
    I can't think of anything else right now, however, I did have a NaNo project a couple years back about dreams becoming real/dangerous. It was called Dreamer and I did talk about it on the blog, but it got lost among all the Arcadia stuff that replaced my interest hahaha

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