Reading Recommendations

I’ve discovered many writers like to tell their readers what books or book series they enjoy. In my case I divided books into different sections for easier navigation. Note that the sections are age recommendations, not requirements. There’s also no set ranking, just because one story appears over another doesn’t mean it’s better. This list will be updated as I find new stories to recommend, so check back often!


Late Elementary/Middle School:

The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Holes by Louis Sachar

The Harry Potter saga by J.K. Rowling

Matilda, The BFG, and other stories by Rohald Dahl


High School:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

On Writing by Stephen King

The Harry Potter saga by J.K. Rowling

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Adult Fiction:

Angels and Demons/The DaVinci Code/Inferno by Dan Brown

Carrie by Stephen King

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

The Martian by Andy Weir

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Disneywar by James B. Stewart

Various stories by H.P. Lovecraft

Mythology by Edith Hamilton


Adult Nonfiction:

You Can’t Make This Up by Al Michaels with L. Jon Wertheim

Song of Spiderman by Glen Berger

All the President’s Men/The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

And On That Bombshell by Richard Porter

On Writing by Stephen King


Comic Books/Graphic Novels:

Injustice: Gods Among Us (series) by Tom Taylor and Brian Buccellato, pencils by various

The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, pencils by Frank Miller

Batman: The Court of Owls/The City of Owls by Scott Snyder, pencils by Greg Capullo

Watchmen by Alan Moore, pencils by Dave Gibbons

Spider-Man vs Venom by David Michelinie, pencils by Todd McFarlane