#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.

The Best C.J. Cherryh Books: 8 Books to Get You Started

C.J. Cherryh books can be a bit intimidating to get started with--she's written over 80! Here's some entry points to aim yourself at.

The Best Jhumpa Lahiri Books: 5 Books to Get You Started

With novels, short stories, and nonfiction titles, this is how to get started with the best Jhumpa Lahiri books from her debut to today.

Reading Pathways: Sherry Thomas

Get to know the author of the Lady Sherlock series and more, and find your way into Sherry Thomas books with this Reading Pathway.

Your Reading Pathway to Roxane Gay Books

Gay's work ranges from non-fiction essays to comics and fiction. Here's how to get started with the best Roxane Gay books and writing.

Map of Mary Oliver: A Reading Pathway

A reading pathway to books of Mary Oliver's poetry and prose for those new to this prolific poet's published works.

Reading Pathways: Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

One reader who'd never read Terry Pratchett's Discworld books turned to experts for some advice and came up with this reading pathway.

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.