Happy National Book Lovers Day!

Since it is National Book Lovers Day, I have compiled a list of my favorite book recommendations… in almost every category. I couldn’t choose just one!


Inspirational Books

These are books that have obviously inspired me, changed my way of thinking, and has made me who I am today:


1- Return from Tomorrow by George G. Ritchie

2- The Chosen by Chaim Potok

3- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

4- Letters of Algernon by Jeff Bleckner

5- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by  Jonathan Safran Foer

6- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

7- The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

8- Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

9- The Giver by Lois Lowry

10- The Life of Our Lord by Charles Dickens


Scary Books

These are books that I have enjoyed because of it’s great storytelling with detailed twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat:

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1- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

2- Dracula by Bram Stoker

3- World War Z by Max Brooks

4- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

5- The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft

6- Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman

7- Who Goes There?  John W. Campbell Jr

8- Re-animator by H.P. Lovecraft

9- Sphere by Michael Crichton

10- Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton


Stephen King and Joe Hill Books

These authors could’ve been in the list above, but since I love their books so much I gave them their own category. Like father like son:


1- NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

2- Horns by Joe Hill

3- Thinner by Stephen King

4- IT by Stephen King

5- Twittering from the Circus of the Dead by Joe Hill

6- 11/22/63 by Stephen King

7- The Green Mile by Stephen King

8- Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King

9- The Stand by Stephen King

10- 20th Century Ghost by Joe Hill



I obviously couldn’t pick just one book…:


1- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

2- The Dark Tower by Stephen King

3- John Carter of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

4- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

5- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

6- The Quad! aka The Book of Mormon, The Bible, Doctrine & Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price

7- The Walking Dead Series by Robert Kirkman

8- American Vampire Series by Scott Snyder

9- Locke & Key Series by Joe Hill

10- 30 Days of Night Series by Steve Niles

Graphic Novels

I’m beginning to enjoy this medium more and more. It has inspired me to write some of my own:


1- Batman: Hush by Jeph Loeb

2- Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins

3- The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks by Max Brooks

4- American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

5- Watchman by Alan Moore

6- Thief of Thieves by Robert Kirkman

7- Scott Pilgrim vs The World by  Bryan Lee O’Malley

8- Captain America: Steve Rogers by  Nick Spencer

9- Hellboy by  Mike Mignola

10- Batman by Frank Miller


Children/Young Adult Books

These books are the base of my upbringing and I want to read to my kids some day:


1- Where the Wild Things Are by  Maurice Sendak

2- The Little Prince by  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

3- Holes by Louis Sachar

4- The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

5- All of Mercer Mayer’s books

6- All of Dr. Seuss’ books

7- The Witches by Roald Dahl

8- Matilda by Roald Dahl

9- James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

10- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by  Judith Viorst

Shakespeare Plays

I’ve read and seen a lot of his plays, these are just my favorite. Most of them are bloody good and gorey:


1- Titus Andronicus  

2- Macbeth

3- Much Ado About Nothing  

4- Hamlet  

5- Othello

6- The Tempest

7- Coriolanus

8- Richard III

9- The Taming of the Shrew

10- A Midsummer Night’s Dream



I still have to knock off the list of classics. These are just ones that I’ve and and injoyed:


1- The Time Machine by  H.G. Wells

2-  I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

3- War of the Worlds by  H.G. Wells

4- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

5- Animal Farm by George Orwell

6- Paradise Lost by  John Milton

7- A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury

8- The Island of Dr. Moreau by  H.G. Wells

9- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

10- The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


Currently Reading or Want to Read

The title is obvious, but I’m open to trying any suggestions to put on my list that I may be missing:


1- American Gods By Neil Gaiman

2- V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

3- Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

4- At the Mountains of Madness  by H.P. Lovecraft

5- Game of Thrones Series by George R.R. Martin

6- Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

7- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

8- Dracula the Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker

9- Batman: The Long Halloween by Loeb, Jeph

10- Death Note by  Tsugumi Ohba


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