Book Recommendations

Here are my all-time favorite books. For more recommendations, visit my site, Road Less Read.

Adult Hopepunk

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The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

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A Psalm For The Wild Built by Becky Chambers

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A Prayer For The Crown Shy by Becky Chambers

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YA Science Fiction

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A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

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Railhead by Phillip Reeve

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Nimona by ND Stevenson

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Slay by Brittney Morris

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Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre

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Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi

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The End And Other Beginnings by Veronica Roth

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Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm

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The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

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Adult Science Fiction

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1984 by George Orwell

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Artemis by Andy Weir

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The Circle by Dave Eggers

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Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn

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Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

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To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers

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Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

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We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

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YA

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The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

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Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

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Begin, End, Begin by Danielle Binks

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Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson

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A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood

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The Bogan Mondrian by Steven Herrick

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Don’t Read The Comments by Eric Smith

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The Finder by Kate Hendrick

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A Cuban Girl’s Guide To Tea And Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

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The Incredible Adventures Of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil

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Music From Another World by Robin Talley

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Meet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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The Remarkable Journey Of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Color Outside The Lines by Sangu Mandanna

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Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curham

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The Beauty Is In The Walking by James Moloney

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Freedom Ride by Sue Lawson

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Underdog by Tobias Madden

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The Secret Science Of Magic by Melissa Keil

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The Rest Of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

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YA Fantasy

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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Newt’s Emerald by Garth Nix

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The Threads Of Magic by Alison Croggon

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Taproot by Keezy Young

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Hungry Hearts by Elsie Chapman

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Future Girl by Asphyxia

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The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O’Neill

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Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

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Squire by Sara Alfageeh

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The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker

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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

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The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

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Adult Fantasy

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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

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Queer YA

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Beautiful Music For Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

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An Assassin’s Guide To Love And Treason by Virginia Boecker

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The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven

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Because Of You by Pip Harry

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The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats And Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

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Leah On The Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

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The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe

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Read With Pride by Lucy Powrie

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I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

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You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

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My Brother’s Name Is Jessica by John Boyne

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Meet Me At The Intersection by Rebecca Lim

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Georgia Peaches And Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown

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Kings, Queens And In Betweens by Tanya Boteju

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The Flywheel by Erin Gough

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Music From Another World by Robin Talley

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Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough

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Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

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Love Simon by Becky Albertalli

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Kindred by Michael Earp

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A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy

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Author recommendations

Here are my favorite authors who’s books I adore, and who inspire me to write.

  • Alice Oseman
  • Becky Chambers
  • Kay O’Neill
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Phillip Reeve
  • Rick Riordan