Recommended Reading

Books personally recommended by Lee! 

You can find something in every genre here.
More will be added over time.  Please, read responsibly.

All time favorites:
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak - Literary-style WWII speculative fiction
The Alchemy - David Mack - graphic novel
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte - classic English lit
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card - sci-fi
The Last Unicorn – Peter S. Beagle - fantasy
Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury - Historical fiction... sort of
Birth of the Firebringer - Meredith Ann Pierce - fantasy
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Stitches: A Memoir – David Small - graphic novel
Smoke and Mirrors - Neil Gaiman - speculative short stories
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves - Karen Russell - speculative short stories
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - Catherynne Valente - fantasy
Ready Player One - Ernest Cline - science fiction
Keturah and Lord Death - Martine Leavitt - fantasy
Pure - Julianna Baggott - science fiction
Sandman - Neil Gaiman - graphic novel
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Book Store - Robin Sloan - speculative fiction
William Shakespeare's Star Wars - Ian Doescher - self-explanatory
The End or Something Like That - Ann Dee Ellis - YA lit
Through The Woods - Emily Carroll - graphic novel
I'll Give You The Sun - Jandy Nelson - YA lit


A Wrinkle In Time - Madeleine L'Engle - science fiction
To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee - historical fiction
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury - science fiction
The Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis - fantasy
The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett - classic English children's lit
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens - Classic English lit
Lord of the Flies – William Golding - Classic English lit
The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck - Classic lit
The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien - fantasy
Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck - Classic lit
A Separate Peace – John Knowles - coming-of-age
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas - classic adventure lit
Cry, the Beloved Country – Alan Paton - Classic lit

 More Recent:

The Education of Little Tree – Forrest Carter - Memoir-ish

Glimpse - Carol Lynch Williams - contemporary YA lit
Everything Is Fine – Ann Dee Ellis - contemporary YA lit
Wintergirls – Laurie Halse Anderson - contemporary YA lit
The Sky Is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson  - contemporary YA lit
The Anatomy of Wings - Karen Foxlee - contemporary YA lit
Madapple - Christina Meldrum - YA lit
Once Was Lost – Sara Zarr - contemporary YA lit
Mars Trilogy - Kim Stanley Robinson - hard sci-fi
The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman - middle grade fantasy
Surrender – Sonya Hartnett - YA lit
The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey - YA horror
This Is What I Did: - Ann Dee Ellis - contemporary YA lit
The Road - Cormac McCarthy - post-apocalyptic
The Princess Bride - William Goldman - fantasy
True Grit - Charles Portis - historical fic
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon - YA lit
Bone - Jeff Smith - graphic novel
Watchmen - Alan Moore - graphic novel
Rocket Boys (aka October Sky) - Homer Hickam, Jr. - memoir
The Fault In Our Stars - John Green - contemporary YA lit
When You Reach Me - Rebecca Stead - middle grade lit
I Am Legend - Richard Matheson - speculative-fiction short stories
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell - science fiction
Annabel Scheme - Robin Sloan - science fiction
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer - contemporary fic
Charm and Strange - Stephanie Kuehn - YA lit
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley - mystery
The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil - Stephen Collins - graphic novel
The Girl With All The Gifts - M.R. Carey - apocalyptic
Grasshopper Jungle - Andrew Smith - YA Sci-fi Horror Apocalyptic Coming-of-Age
We The Animals - Justin Torres