Reading Matters: Recommended Reads 1

Books were verbally flying through the air at this year’s Reading Matters events, with suggestions for great reads pouring in from authors and audience alike.

We’ve rounded up some of the top titles and inspirational authors mentioned by our Reading Matters panellists: first up, Raina Telgemeier, Gayle Forman and Tim Sinclair treat us to a range of action-inspired contemporary fiction, graphic novels and verse.

Raina Telgemeier Recommends…

Raina Telgemeier

  • Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
  • Barefoot Gen: A Cartoon Story of Hiroshima  by Keiji NakazawaArt Spiegelman
  • Calvin and Hobbes, any volume, by Bill Watterson
  • For Better or For Worse, any volume, by Lynn Johnston
  • Bone, any volume, by Jeff Smith



Gayle Forman Recommends…

Gayle Forman

  • Melina Marchetta (Saving Francesca)
  • Stephanie Perkins (Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door)
  • Sarah Dessen (The Moon and More, Just Listen, The Truth About Forever)
  • Jennifer Smith (You Are Here, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight)
  • Adele Griffin (Loud Awake and Lost)
  • Nova Ren Suma (Dani Noir, Imaginary Girls)
  • Paul Griffin (Ten Mile River, Stay With Me)
  • Holly Black (The Curse Workers series)
  • Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Fangirl)



Tim Sinclair Recommends…

Tim Sinclair

  • Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban
  • Jar of Fools –  graphic novel by Jason Lutes
  • V for Vendetta –  graphic novel by Alan Moore
  • Ruby Moonlight –  verse novel by Ali Cobby Eckermann





These recommendations were put forward by the panellists during their Reading Matters event, Action! Read a summary of the discussion >


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