#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: 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.

Reading Pathways: Mary Roach Books

Follow along this reading pathway for where to get started with the work of science writer Mary Roach.

Reading Pathways: RK Narayan

Discover the work of RK Narayan, a trailblazing writer of Indian literature who prioritized the Indian perspective over colonizer narratives.

Reading Pathways: Mia Couto

Here are three books to get you started on Mia Couto books, while we wait for more translations of the Mozambican author's stories.

Reading Pathways: José Eduardo Agualusa

Get into the works of a prolific Angolan writer, and learn about the history of Angola, through these José Eduardo Agualusa books.

Once Upon A Fracture: A Helen Oyeyemi Reading Pathway

Are you new to Helen Oyeyemi? Follow this reading pathway into the strange, uncanny, and surreal world of Oyeyemi's fiction.

Reading Pathways: Star Wars Books

Use this handy guide to get started with Star Wars books, including Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – A Crash of Fate by Zoraida Córdova.