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32 Books that J.K. Rowling has Recommended Online

J.K. Rowling may be an acclaimed author, the queen of taking down trolls on Twitter, a screenwriter, and a philanthropist, but she’s also (unsurprisingly) an avid reader.

Over the years, Rowling has recommended many a book in interviews or on social media. From childhood favorites to all-time classics, the Harry Potter author’s reading list is as varied as a box of Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans. (We just hope there isn’t an earwax-flavour novel equivalent).

So why not pluck one of her recommendations from the shelf at your next bookstore visit? We can’t guarantee characters as complex and charismatic as Harry, Ron, and Hermione will stroll into your head fully formed as a result, but at the very least it’ll make for impressive conversation.

List of Books Recommended by JK Rowling Online

1. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

2. Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain’s Underclass by Darren McGarvey

3. The Little Big Things: A young man’s belief that every day can be a good day by Henry Fraser

4.The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

5. The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit

6. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle

recommended books

7. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

8. The Diaries of Auberon Waugh by Auberon Waugh

9. The Iliad by Homer

10. Emma by Jane Austen

11Chéri by Colette

12. The Collected Stories of Colette by Colette

13. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

14. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

15.  Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

16. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

lit classics

17. Manxmouse: The Mouse Who Knew No Fear by Paul Gallico

18. Hons and Rebels by Jessica Mitford

19. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

20. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

21. Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman

22. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

23. Macbeth by William Shakespeare

24. Grimble by Clement Freud

must read books

25. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

26. JFK: Reckless Youth by Nigel Hamilton

27. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

28. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

29. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

30. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

31. Animal Farm by George Orwell

32. The Vanishing Point by Val McDermid

awesome books

Other authors mentioned by J.K Rowling online: Dorothy L. Sayers mysteries, Cressida Cowell’s dragon books, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Anthony Trollope, Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Shakespeare, Colette and P.?G. Wodehouse.

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