Must Read Recommendations

If someone came to you and asked you to pick one book that they must read in their whole life time out of the following genres, what title would you recommend and why? You can choose several genres, all genres, or only one if you want to and if I’m missing one you can add that too.

  • Science Fiction
  • Horror
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Crime
  • Fantasy
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Paranormal Fantasy
  • Thriller
  • Suspense
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Steampunk
  • Cyberpunk
  • Historical Fiction
  • BDSM
  • Sadomasochism
  • Erotica
  • BLGT Fiction
  • Bizarro
  • Classic Literature
  • Modern Literature
  • Dystopia
  • Western
  • Short Fiction

3 thoughts on “Must Read Recommendations

  1. I’m not necessarily a fan of virtually all literary genres, but here are the ones that I’ll recommend to anyone:

    * Romance: “Beyond Illusions”, by Duong Thu Huong.
    * Historical fiction: “The Quiet American”, by Graham Greene
    * Classic literature: “Madame Bovary”, by Gustave Flaubert
    * Modern literature: “Fifth Business”, by Robertson Davies
    * Dystopia: “The Handmaid’s Tale”, by Margaret Atwood
    * Crime: “”, by Patrick SenĂ©cal
    * Thriller: “Shutter Island”, by Dennis Lehane
    * Suspense: “Spider”, by Patrick McGrath
    * Horror: “The Shining”, by Stephen King
    * Erotica: “Bear”, by Marian Engel
    * Teenage novel: “The Catcher in the Rye”, by J.D. Salinger


    • Wow thanks Anh for doing that! That’s an excellent list, there’s some I haven’t heard of before which I’ll have to check out of course. Shutter Island as in adapted to the movie? Definitely checking that one out. Thanks again!


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