J.K. Rowling

27 J.K. Rowling Recommended Books

J. K. Rowling is a British author, best known for the wildly popular Harry Potter series. She started writing stories as a child and published Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997. She has since written numerous other books, as well as screenplays for the Harry Potter film series. Rowling is an advocate for literacy and philanthropy, donating millions of dollars to charities around the world.

27 Books recommended by J.K. Rowling

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Author :Charles Dickens

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A literary discovery that may have influenced [J.K. Rowling's] alleged intention to kill off Harry Potter at the end of book seven. [Source]

Little Women

Little Women

Little Women, Book 1

Author :Louisa May Alcott

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"My favorite literary heroine is Jo March." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

The Iliad

The Iliad

Author :Homer

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"I was thinking of [this book] when Harry saved Cedric’s body." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

Chéri

Chéri

Author :Colette

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"The final scene is incredibly moving; it makes me cry." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

The Origins of Totalitarianism

The Origins of Totalitarianism

Author :Hannah Arendt

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"I literally just finished reading it!" - J.K. Rowling [Source]

Ballet Shoes

Ballet Shoes

Author :Noel Streatfeild

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"I still reread [this book]." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

Hons and Rebels

Hons and Rebels

Author :Jessica Mitford

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"My most influential writer, without a doubt, is [this author]." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle

Author :Dodie Smith

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"This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

Macbeth

Macbeth

Author :William Shakespeare

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"Possibly my favorite Shakespeare play" - J.K. Rowling [Source]

The Oxford Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare

The Complete Works

Author :William Shakespeare

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One of J.K. Rowling's answers to "If you could bring only three books to a desert island, which would you pack?" [Source]

The Collected Stories of Colette

The Collected Stories of Colette

Author :Colette

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One of J.K. Rowling's answers to "If you could bring only three books to a desert island, which would you pack?" [Source]

The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles

A Novel

Author :Madeline Miller

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“I loved it.” - J.K. Rowling [Source]

The Collected Works of P. G. Wodehouse

The Collected Works of P. G. Wodehouse

Author :PG Wodehouse

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One of J.K. Rowling's answers to "If you could bring only three books to a desert island, which would you pack?" [Source]

The Diaries of Auberon Waugh

The Diaries of Auberon Waugh

Author :Auberon Waugh

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"It’s in my bathroom, and it’s always good for a giggle." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

Poverty Safari

Poverty Safari

Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass

Author :Darren McGarvey

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"Incredible achievement. Stunning book." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

Lolita

Lolita

Author :Vladimir Nabokov

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"There are two books whose final lines make me cry without fail, irrespective of how many times I read them, and one is [this book]." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

Team of Rivals

Team of Rivals

The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Author :Doris Kearns Goodwin

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"I lived in it the way that you do with truly great books; putting it down with glazed eyes and feeling disconcerted to find yourself in the 21st century." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

Justice

Justice

What's the Right Thing to Do?

Author :Michael J. Sandel

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"I’d give our prime minister [this book]." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

Grimble

Grimble

Author :Clement Freud

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"One of funniest books I've ever read." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Author :Kenneth Grahame

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"My most vivid memory of being read to is my father reading [this book] when I was around 4 and suffering from the measles." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

The Little White Horse

The Little White Horse

Author :Elizabeth Goudge

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"Perhaps more than any other book, it has a direct influence on the Harry Potter books." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

Black Beauty

Black Beauty

Author :Anna Sewell

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One of J.K. Rowling's favorite books as a child. [Source]

The Woman Who Walked into Doors

The Woman Who Walked into Doors

A Novel

Author :Roddy Doyle

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"My favorite living writer is [this author]." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

Secrets of the Flesh

Secrets of the Flesh

A Life of Colette

Author :Judith Thurman

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"One of my all-time favorites." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

Emma

Emma

Author :Jane Austen

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"Jane Austen is J.K. Rowling's favorite author of all time, and 'Emma' is her favorite of her books." - Business Insider [Source]

Manxmouse

Manxmouse

Author :Paul Gallico

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"[The author] manages the fine line between magic and reality so skilfully, to the point where the most fantastic events feel plausible." - J.K. Rowling [Source]

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Author :E. Nesbit

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"[J.K. Rowling] ranks [this book] as her favorite of Nesbit's books." - Business Insider [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What books has J.K. Rowling recommended?

J.K. Rowling has recommended a variety of books, including Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, The Casual Vacancy, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

J.K. Rowling has praised the Harry Potter series, stating “The Harry Potter books are incredible and life changing for many readers.”

Yes, many of J.K. Rowling's recommended books are suitable for all ages. The Harry Potter series is suitable for ages 8 and up, while The Tales of Beedle the Bard is suitable for younger readers.

Readers can purchase copies of J.K. Rowling's recommended books from online retailers such as Amazon or in physical stores. In addition, many of the books are available for download as ebooks.

Yes, J.K. Rowling recommends a variety of other books, including A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.