Other books that may be of interest to readers of Don Quixote (and works that have been influenced by it and Cervantes) include:
Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert. Like Quixote, Bovary tries to rely on books to escape her tedious life.
Middlemarch, by George Eliot. Many of the relationships are mismatches, like Quixote and Dulcinea, with much more difficult outcomes than those that befall Quixote.
The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling, by Henry Fielding. A couple's love goes through multiple challenges before it is finally realized.
The Female Quixote, by Charlotte Lennox. Published in 1752, this novel parodies the ideas and events of Don Quixote and was a strong influence on Jane...