Recommendations

Written by Graeme

Every two weeks I send out an e-mail newsletter with a list of book recommendations. I make it nice and simple – “If you like _____ then try _____”.

I only recommend one book per category and the category can cover a wide variety of topics. I know there’s a wide variety of readers out there, and my goal is to accommodate as many people as possible!

For example I may recommend a book if you like the character Jack Reacher. Or I may recommend a light Summer read for those times on the beach.

Here’s the list of past recommendations:

Book, Series & Author Recommendations

If You Like:Then You Should Read:
Award WinningHyperion Cantos Series by Dan Simmons
Books into MoviesMystic River by Dennis Lehane
Books With A MovieThe Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
Books with a MovieAmerican Assassin by Vince Flynn
Books With A MovieReady Player One by Ernest Cline
Books With A MovieDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner)
Broken ProtagonistFilth by Irvine Welsh
CaptivatingBeach Music by Pat Conroy
Character DrivenSing, Unburied Sing
ChristmasHercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
ClassicsWuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Watership Down by Richard Adams
ClassicsThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
CyberpunkSnow Crash by Neal Stephenson
DarkThe Wasp Factory by Iain M. Banks
DetectivesInspector Bruce Mysteries by Bill Wenham
DisturbingHaunted by Chuck Palahniuk
DisturbingI'm Not Sam by Jack Ketchum
DogsThe Chet & Bernie Mysteries
DystopianThe Long Walk by Stephen King
DystopianShades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
DystopianDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
DystopianThe Benny Imura series by Jonathan Maberry
DystopianThe Road by Cormac McCarthy
DystopianThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Epic FantasyThe Stormlight Archives series by Brandon Sanderson
Epic FantasyMalazan by Steven Erikson
Family LifeThe Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
FantasyRed Sister by Mark Lawrence
FantasyCatlorian Saga by R.L. Pool
FantasyThe Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey
Fantasy EspionageThe Dregs series by Leigh Bardugo
Female ProtagonistsRed Sister by Mark Lawrence
Gone GirlB.A. Paris
Gone GirlShari Lapena
Great VillainsMystic River by Dennis Lehane
HalloweenSomething Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Harry PotterThe Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey
Harry PotterThe Magicians by Lev Grossman
Historical FictionKopp Sisters Series
Historical FictionLilac Girls by Martha Kelly
Historical FictionThe Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Historical FictionLonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
HorrorThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, Bird Box by Josh Malerman
HumourLamb by Christopher Moore
HumourLast Chance To See by Douglas Adams
Humour (Dry)A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Jack ReacherWill Robie Series by David Baldacci, Peter Ash Series by Nick Petrie
Jack ReacherNick Heller series by Joseph Finder
Jack ReacherEvan "Orphan X" Smoak
Jason BourneThe Gray Man series by Mark Greaney
Jason BourneEvan "Orphan X" Smoak
Legal ThrillersMark Gimenez and his Scott Fenney series
Light/Fun ReadsGoing Postal - 33rd book in Discworld series
Louise PennyDepartment Q Series by Jussi Adler-Olsen
Mitch RappWill Robie Series by David Baldacci
Mitch RappThe Gray Man series by Mark Greaney
Mitch RappThe Jericho Quinn series by Marc Cameron
MonstersMonster Hunter series
MysteryHercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
MysteryThe Dave Robicheaux Series by James Lee Burke
Older KidsRedwall by Brian Jacques
Police ProceduralsInspector Montalbano by Andrea Camilleri
Psychological HorrorThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Psychological ThrillerMystic River by Dennis Lehane
Ready Player OneContest by Matthew Reilly, Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown, Wool by Hugh Howey, Daemon by Daniel Suarez, Neuromancer by William Gibson
Rivals to LoversThe Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J Maas
RomanceMy Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
ScaryHaunted by Chuck Palahniuk
Sci-FiDark Matter by Blake Crouch
Sci-FiEnder Saga by Orson Scott Card
Sci-FiThe Breach by Patrick Lee
Sci-FiHyperion Cantos Series by Dan Simmons
Sci-Fi ThrillerReady Player One by Ernest Cline
Sci-Fi ThrillerContest by Matthew Reilly
Serial KillersExquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite
Series with 10+ BooksJack Reacher by Lee Child
Series with 10+ BooksEnder Saga by Orson Scott Card (Sci-Fi)
Short StoriesI'm Not Sam by Jack Ketchum
Spy ThrillersEvan "Orphan X" Smoak
Spy ThrillersThe Jericho Quinn series by Marc Cameron
Spy ThrillersGabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva
Spy ThrillersThe Gray Man series by Mark Greaney
Spy ThrillersWill Robie Series by David Baldacci
Spy ThrillersThe Mitch Rapp series
Standalone ThrillersB.A. Paris
Standalone ThrillersShari Lapena
Standalone ThrillersThe Stranger Within by Kathryn Croft
Stays With YouRoom by Emma Donoghue
TearjerkerEleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Dinner by Herman KochSummer House with Swimming Pool
Thought ProvokingRoom by Emma Donoghue
ThrillersI Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll, The Wife by Alafair Burke
ThrillersAny standalone by Joseph Finder
ThrillersThe Widow by Fiona Barton
Try Agatha ChristieAnd Then There Were None
Urban FantasyThe Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
VampiresThe Passage by Justin Cronin
VillainsVicious by V.E. Schwab
Villains / Pure EvilEast of Eden by John Steinbeck
WhodunnitHercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie
Young AdultThe Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater
ZombiesThe Benny Imura series by Jonathan Maberry
A Man Called OveMy Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Mess with the MindUbik by Philip K. Dick

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