#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.

Salman Rushdie and the Power of Stories

Who is Salman Rushdie? A look at the writer's oeuvre, the history of THE SATANIC VERSES, and his championing of free speech.

Reading Pathways: Jayne Ann Krentz

Three Jayne Ann Krentz novels for new readers to start with including romances she wrote under the names Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle.

Reading Pathways: Marie Lu

A list of three novels by Marie Lu to begin with for new readers including Warcross, The Kingdom of Back, and Legend.

Reading Pathways: Taylor Jenkins Reid

A list of three Taylor Jenkins Reid novels to begin with for new readers including The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and more.

Listening Pathways: Richard Armitage’s Audiobooks

Wondering where to start with Richard Armitage's audiobooks? Here are three fool-proof options to choose from.

Reading Pathways: Kate Zambreno

Kate Zambreno explores feminism, modernity, and the writing lifestyle and got her start publishing through smaller presses.

Reading Pathways: Jackie Lau

Three suggestions for Jackie Lau books to start with for new readers of her hilarious, sexy romance novels, including Donut Fall in Love.

Sleeping With the Lights On: A Stephen Graham Jones Reading Pathway

Start with these three books by Stephen Graham Jones, the prolific Indigenous author of The Only Good Indians, to get into his terrifying and gory world.

Reading Pathways: Rachel Cusk

With 11 novels and 4 works of nonfiction, it’s hard to know where to begin with Rachel Cusk. Here's my suggestion for a reading pathway.

Reading Pathways: Rochelle Alers

Fall in love with Rochelle Alers. This pioneer novelist is known for weaving tales of love that will leave you both happy and breathless.