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Chuck Wendig's Top Book Recommendations

Want to know what books Chuck Wendig recommends on their reading list? We've researched interviews, social media posts, podcasts, and articles to build a comprehensive list of Chuck Wendig's favorite book recommendations of all time.


The Starless Sea

Far beneath the surface of the earth, upon the shores of the Starless Sea, there is a labyrinthine collection of tunnels and rooms filled with stories. The entryways that lead to this sanctuary are often hidden, sometimes on forest floors, sometimes in private homes, sometimes in plain sight. But those who seek will find. Their doors have been waiting for them.

Zachary Ezra Rawlins is searching for his door, though he does not know it. He follows a silent siren song, an inexplicable knowledge that he is meant for another place. When he discovers a mysterious book in the stacks of...
Recommended by Chuck Wendig, Pim Techamuanvivit, and 2 others.

Chuck Wendig1.) It is a book in love with books, a story in love with stories, and as both a writer and a reader, that is DELECTABLE FOOD. It is brain food. It is heart food. (Source)

Pim Techamuanvivit@grubreport It is so lovely. And I love that the first book reference in that book was The Shadow of the Wind, and then on from there. It’s sort of like a zombie movie that doesn’t pretend to somehow take place in a universe where no one has heard of zombies. (Source)

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Four destinies collide in a unique fantasy world of war and wonders, where empire is won with enchanted steel and magical animal companions fight alongside their masters in battle.

A soldier with a curse
Tala lost her family to the empress’s army and has spent her life avenging them in battle. But the empress’s crimes don’t haunt her half as much as the crimes Tala has committed against the laws of magic... and her own flesh and blood.

A prince with a debt
Jimuro has inherited the ashes of an empire. Now that the revolution has brought...
Recommended by Chuck Wendig, and 1 others.

Chuck WendigLike, he just fuckin' did it. He just wrote an amazing book where he got out of the way of the story and let the thing steamroll over you (aka, me), and it's an alarmingly confident, unfuckwithable book whose characters are stunningly realized and I adore them all deeply. (Source)

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