#Reading Pathways

Reading Pathways is a regular Book Riot feature in which we suggest a three-book reading sequence for becoming acquainted with certain authors. Check out previous entries on Toni Morrison, Edith Wharton, John Steinbeck, and others.

Reading Pathways: Magical Worlds and Dreamy Fantasy with Laini Taylor

Dive into shadowy worlds of magic and celebrate the 10-year anniversary of a dark fantasy series with this Reading Pathway into Laini Taylor books.

Gothic and Urban Fantasy Galore: Reading Pathways to Cassandra Clare’s Books

Fans of YA urban and gothic fantasy will love Cassandra Clare's books. Here's where to get started with her extensive catalog.

Fantasy, Dark Sarcasm, and Sci-Fi: Reading Pathways to Jay Kristoff

Get into some dark and darkly funny sci-fi and fantasy with this reading pathway to Jay Kristoff books.

Romance and Contemporary Fantasy: Reading Pathways to Brigid Kemmerer Books

Where to begin reading the fantasy and romance Brigid Kemmerer books.

Fae, Fantasy, and Adventure: Reading Pathways to Holly Black

A reading guide to Holly Black's books: prepare for immersive tales of fantasy and adventure set in gorgeous—and treacherous— worlds.

Romance, Fantasy, and Dystopia: Reading Pathways to Ally Condie

Now is a great time to discover the work of Ally Condie, whose hit YA dystopian Matched trilogy celebrates its 10th anniversary this year!

Which Marie Lu Series or Book Should You Pick Up?

Love historical fantasy? More of a gamer? How about superheroes? You've got a reading taste and we've got the Marie Lu books to match them.

Angst All the Way Down: Where to Get Started With John Green Books

Not sure where to start with this YA superstar? Check out these John Green books for an introduction to the author of The Fault in Our Stars.

Ghosts, Murder, and Adventure: Reading Pathways to Maureen Johnson’s Books

Use this guide to make your way through books by Maureen Johnson, especially if you're in the mood for mystery and rom-coms.

Reading Pathways: Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is a prolific author. We walk you through four series with a focus on murder and intrigue to get you started.

Reading Pathways: V.E. Schwab

So you want to get into the works of acclaimed fantasy author V.E. Schwab. Find your reading pathway here.

Reading Pathways: Louise Erdrich

Looking to get into the works of prolific Indigenous author Louise Erdrich? Find your reading pathway here.

The Best Jane Yolen Books: 9 Books To Get You Started

Curious about Jane Yolen books but don't know where to begin with her prolific catalog? We've got a guide to get you started.

Reading Pathways: Alice Hoffman Books

Take a step beyond PRACTICAL MAGIC and get into some magical and evocative Alice Hoffman books with this Reading Pathway.

James Baldwin Books: A Reading Pathway of His Work

Want to read more of this classic author? These are the best James Baldwin books to serve as a starting point to his work.