55 Author-Approved Book Recommendations from Prominent Genre Writers

We thought we’d ask some prominent genre and pop culture writers what they have been reading to break up the long nights. 

Take a look at their reading lists and recommendations! 

Adrian Tchaikovsky 

Award-winning author of Shards of Earth and Children of Time, Adrian Tchaikovsky is no stranger to genre reading. He “recently finished RJ Barker’s Bone Ship’s Wake and began Becky Chambers’ A Psalm for the Wild Built.” 

Bonnie Burton

The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum. Burton says, “It's a fascinating look at the perilous days when untraceable poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. 

Gareth L. Powell 

Gareth L. Powell (Embers Of War, Light Chaser) is an award-winning British science fiction author. His novel Embers of War has been adapted for the screen. Mr. Powell tells us, “I am currently reading Ursula K. Le Guin: The Hainish Novels and Stories: A Library of America Boxed Set.” 

Paul Cornell 

Paul Cornell is a British writer of comics, novels, and television, notably Doctor Who. Mr. Cornell says: “Just finished Douglas Wolk’s life-affirming All of the Marvels. Then I’m starting Becky Chambers.”