Recommended Reading

In the order that they were read and reviewed (which means you can find reviews for ALL these titles on this blog), here are our lists of The Starving Artist’s Recommended Reading. For your convenience, they are broken down into genres. Books recommended with reservations are in parenthesis, and we suggest you read the review before choosing.

LITERARY AND GENERAL FICTION

CLASSICS (app. pre-1900)

CHILDRENS through MIDDLE GRADES

YA (starting with the tweens for some books)

PICTURE BOOKS

FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION

WORLD LITERATURE (NON-ENGLISH-SPEAKING, MAINLY TRANSLATIONS) AND TRAVEL

GRAPHIC NOVELS

NON-FICTION, SCIENCE, AND HISTORY

WRITING AND PUBLISHING

SELF-HELP AND RELIGION

PLAYS

BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIR

FOOD AND COOKBOOKS

HOMESCHOOL AND LEARNING

PHILOSOPHY

OTHER

COMEDY

SHORT STORIES

POETRY

  • “The Jabberwocky,” from Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Caroll (with commentary, as well)
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2 thoughts on “Recommended Reading

  1. May I recommend, although I haven’t read it in years, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, and, for elementary school level, Mildred Taylor’s series starting with Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (protagonist is 9).

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