World Book Day: Suggested Reading

World Book Day: Suggested Reading

World Book Day is a worldwide celebration of books, authors, and illustrators intended to encourage people to (re)discover reading by sharing our most beloved books and authors. The following is a list of some of my absolute favourite books including non-fiction, fiction, and graphic novels. Hearing other people talk with passion about their favourite authors always inspires me to get stuck into a stack of books. This post would be huge if I attempted to tell you how wonderful each of these books are so trust me: these are all well worth reading. Pick a few to try and hopefully you'll find one to fall in love with!


  1. The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
  2. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  3. In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
  4. So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
  5. The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
  6. You Are Now Less Dumb by David McRaney
  7. In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan


  1. The Easter Parade by Richard Yates
  2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  3. Watership Down by Richard Adams
  4. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  5. Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
  6. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  7. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  8. James And The Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  9. East Of Eden by John Steinbeck
  10. Good Morning, Midnight by Jean Rhys
  11. Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
  12. The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
  13. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  14. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
  15. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
  16. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  17. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
  18. Necronomicon: The Best Weird Tales by H.P. Lovecraft

Graphic Novels

  1. Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
  2. Watchmen by Alan Moore

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World Book Day: Suggested Reading