Reading Lists

Welcome to WBP’s newest addition…the reading lists! If you’re looking for a good new book or series to read, this is the place to be ūüôā If you’re wondering what I’m going to be reading over the next few months, well that’s here too.

Thank you to Kieran Flores for suggesting that I post a list of recommended books! Ideas like this are why I have a comments tab under “Contact Me.” Use it!

So, what you’ll find below is a Recommended Reading list of books that I re-read (because I only read books I really love more than once), divided into three sections, and then a Current Reading List, which is the list of books I’m currently working through. As I finish them, they’ll either be added to the recommended reading list, or removed entirely.

Now I generally read fantasy, science fiction, horror, and science related non-fiction, so this list will be skewed in favor of those genres. Sorry about that. I’m sure 50 Shades of Grey and the book about SeaBiscuit are great, but I can’t recommend a book I haven’t read, and I just don’t read much romance, literary fiction or memoir.

But¬†I’m only one¬†opinion, so use the comments feature at the bottom of this page to share your thoughts or suggest favorites of your own!

My Recommended Reading List:

Fiction I Re-read:

Tears of Artamon Trilogy by Sarah Ash
The Lord of Snow and Shadows
Prisoner of the Iron Tower
Children of the Serpent Gate
Codex Alera series by Jim Butcher
Furies of Calderon
Academ’s Fury
Cursor’s Fury
–¬†Captain’s Fury
Princeps’ Fury
First Lord’s Fury
Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker
Black
Red
White
– Note: A prequel called “Green” has been added to this since I last read it. I haven’t read green and can’t vouch for it.
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
MockingJay
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman
The Golden Compass
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass
Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
The Amulet of Samarkand
The Golem’s Eye
Ptolemy’s Gate
– Note: I understand a fourth book, the Ring of Solomon, has been added to this series. I have not read it and can’t vouch for it.
The Cloudmages series by S.L. Farrell
Holder of Lightning
Mage of Clouds
Heir of Stone
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
Eragon
Eldest
Brisingr
Inheritance
Broken Empire Trilogy by Mark Lawrence
–¬†Prince of Thorns
–¬†King of Thorns
DreamHunter Duet by Elizabeth Knox
Dreamhunter
Dreamquake
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
The Dark Half by Stephen King
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Ice by Sarah Beth Durst
By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz
Seize the Night by Dean Koontz
Tales of H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft
A Plague of Angels by Sheri S. Tepper

Non-Fiction I Re-Read:

Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku
This Möbius Strip of Ifs by Matthias Freese
The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja by Ross Heaven
The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.
The New Patterns in the Sky: Myths and Legends of the Stars by Julius D. W. Staal

Books I feel everyone should read at least once, if not own:

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
The Ender Quartet by Orson Scott Card
Ender’s Game
Speaker for the Dead
Xenocide
Children of the Mind
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Bible
The Qur’an
The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen
– Note: I am not a religious person and have no interest in pressing religion on others. However, since religion is such a large factor in world affairs and human relations, I feel it is wise to have a clear and unbiased understanding of all major religions, regardless of personal belief. These last four books are the most direct books I have found to learning the religion they represent.

My Current Reading List:

Currently Reading: Destiny by Elizabeth Haydon

My “To read” list, in order:

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
–¬†Game of Thrones
–¬†A Clash of Kings
–¬†A Storm of Swords
 Quantum Evolution by JonJoe McFadden
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
–¬†A Feast For Crows
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Qur’an¬†translated by Tarif Khalidi (again)
Green Rider Series by Kristen Britain
Green Rider
First Rider’s Call
The High King’s Tomb
A Treasury by Kahlil Gibran
The Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series¬†by Kathryn Lasky
The Capture
The Journey
The Rescue
Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela
The Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Le Guin
–¬†A Wizard of Earthsea
–¬†The Tombs of Atuan
–¬†The Farthest Shore
–¬†Tehanu
–¬†Tales From Earthsea
–¬†The Other Wind
Phantoms in the Brain by V.S. Ramachandran
Song of the Lioness Series by Tamora Pierce
Alanna: The First Adventure
In the Hand of the Goddess
The Woman Who Rides Like a Man
Lioness Rampant
Quadrivium by Miranda Lundy
Redwall Series by Brian Jacques
Redwall
Mossflower
Mattimeo
The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (again)
Ender in Exile by Orson Scott Card
Twisted Metal by Tony Ballantyne
Blood and Iron by Tony Ballantyne
The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Wise Man’s Fear¬†by Patric Rothfuss
Shadows of Death by H.P. Lovecraft
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking
Requiem For the Sun by Elizabeth Haydon
Elegy for a Lost Star by Elizabeth Haydon
The Assassin King by Elizabeth Haydon
Kundalini: Divine Energy, Divine Life by Cyndi Dale
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
American Indian Healing Arts by E. Barrie Kavasch
The DarkGlass Mountain Trilogy by Sarah Douglass
–¬†The Serpent Bride
–¬†The Twisted Citadel
–¬†The Infinity Gate
Celtic Myths and Legends by Peter Berresford Ellis
The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
–¬†The Way of Shadows
–¬†Shadow’s Edge
–¬†Beyond the Shadows
Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion: Tesla, UFOs, and Classified Aerospace Technology by Paul A. LaViolette
The Great Book of Amber (Chronicles of Amber Books 1-10) by Roger Zelazny
Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead
Odd Thomas Series by Dean Koontz
–¬†Odd Thomas
–¬†Forever Odd
–¬†Brother Odd
–¬†Odd Hours
–¬†Odd Apocalypse
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
The Bad Beginning
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
The Twelve by William Gladstone
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
A Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
The Alchemist’s Apprentice¬†by Dave Duncan
Helix by Eric Brown
Reiffen’s Choice¬†by S.C. Butler
Visionary Shamanism by Linda Star Wolf
Partners in Necessity (Liaden Universe) by Sharon Lee
Carpathian Castle by Jules Verne
Cleopatra by H. Rider Haggard
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Holy jeez that’s a lot of books sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. This is going to take a couple years…

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2 Responses to Reading Lists

  1. Love your site. Great reading list. I’m just getting back into fiction; been reading non-fiction for decades. Was great to see H.P. Lovecraft on your list. Read him as a teen. I put him up there with and Bram Stoker. And love the name of your blog.

    • Lisa Taylor says:

      Thanks Saundra! I’m such a huge fan of H.P. Lovecraft, and I come across so many who have never heard of him, I was thrilled to see another fan ūüôā I totally forgot about Bram Stoker when making this list, but I did read his original Dracula and it was great. Thanks for stopping by! ūüôā

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