Neil Gaiman

35 Neil Gaiman Recommended Books

Neil Gaiman is a prolific English author of short fiction, novels, graphic novels, comics, audio theatre, and films. He is best known for his comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. Gaiman has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals.

35 Books recommended by Neil Gaiman

The Black Ridge

The Black Ridge

Amongst the Cuillin of Skye

Author :Simon Ingram

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"It felt like it was written for me." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

Trieste And The Meaning Of Nowhere

Trieste And The Meaning Of Nowhere

Author :Jan Morris

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"The only one of [this author]'s books I ever loved." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

Archer's Goon

Archer's Goon

Author :Diana Wynne Jones

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"She was the best writer of magical children's fiction of our generation. I don't know if this is the best of her novels, but it's my favourite." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

How Do You Live?

How Do You Live?

Author :Genzaburo Yoshino

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"A wonderful book." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

Johnny and the Dead

Johnny and the Dead

Author :Terry Pratchett

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Neil Gaiman mentioned this book on "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast. [Source]

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book, Book 1

Author :Rudyard Kipling

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Neil Gaiman mentioned this book on "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast. [Source]

The Man Who Was Thursday

The Man Who Was Thursday

Author :G.K. Chesterton

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"A police agent infiltrates the high council of anarchists in this glorious nightmare romp." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Author :Susanna Clarke

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"Like Jane Austen's huge lost fantasy novel about the return of magic to England." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

The 13 Clocks

The 13 Clocks

Author :James Thurber

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Neil Gaiman mentioned this book on "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast. [Source]

Lord of Light

Lord of Light

Author :Roger Zelazny

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"On a distant planet, far in the future, Earth Colonists rule the world as the gods of the Hindu Pantheon. One of their number becomes Buddha to fight them. A mixture of religion and adventure and science fiction." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

The City We Became

The City We Became

A Novel

Author :N. K. Jemisin

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"It is such a good book." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

London Labour and the London Poor

London Labour and the London Poor

Author :Henry Mayhew

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"Like a big mad Dickens novel that just keeps going. Real life interviews with the Victorian working poor." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods

Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods

Author :Catherynne M. Valente

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"You’d almost definitely want to buy a copy for yourself or for a loved one." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

Shadow & Claw

Shadow & Claw

The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun'

Author :Gene Wolfe

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"The best science fiction novel of the last century. A four volume book about memory and truth." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

Views

Views

Author :Roger Dean

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"Loved it." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

Lud-in-the-Mist

Lud-in-the-Mist

Author :Hope Mirrlees

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"My favourite fairy tale/detective novel/history/fantasy." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

Bizarre Romance

Bizarre Romance

Author :Audrey Niffenegger

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"A wonderful book!" - Neil Gaiman [Source]

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author :Charles Dickens

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"From the highest in the land to the lowest, the court of Chancery destroys lives. A wonderful read even if you don't like Spontaneous Human Combustion." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

Horns

Horns

Author :Joe Hill

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"An immensely powerful writer. This, his second novel, is about a man who wakes up after a bad night with horns pushing out of his forehead." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

ALEC

ALEC

The Years Have Pants

Author :Eddie Campbell

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"The best autobiography in comics form ever done, perhaps because that wasn't what he was trying to do." - Neil Gaiman [Source]

The Colour of Magic

The Colour of Magic

Author :Terry Pratchett

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Neil Gaiman mentioned this book on "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast. [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What type of books does Neil Gaiman recommend?

Neil Gaiman is a best-selling author with a diverse range of interests, so he recommends a variety of books. He often recommends books that span multiple genres, reflecting his own expansive tastes.

Neil Gaiman has regularly shared his top picks of the month on his blog. Additionally, a number of websites, forums and fan blogs keep track of the books Neil Gaiman recommends.

Neil Gaiman typically updates his book recommendations on a monthly basis. However, this may vary depending on his current writing projects.

As of April 2021, the most recent book Neil Gaiman has recommended is The Best of All Possible Worlds by Karen Lord.

Neil Gaiman does not only recommend fiction books. Despite having achieved significant success as a bestselling fantasy author, Neil Gaiman recommends books from diverse genres, including non-fiction.