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Rainbow Rowell's Top Book Recommendations

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


Meet the Skrulls

The Warners are your typical family. Dad works at Stark. Mom works in a Senator's offi ce. Jennifer and Alice are students at Stamford High School. The only thing that makes them diff erent is that they're shape-shifting Skrulls and have infi ltrated our society to pave the way for a Skrull invasion. Robbie Thompson (SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL) and Niko Henrichon (DOCTOR STRANGE, Pride of Baghdad) bring the Marvel Universe down to Earth with a bold new look at the Skrulls that will test even YOUR loyalty. COLLECTING: MEET THE SKRULLS 1-5 less
Recommended by Rainbow Rowell, and 1 others.

Rainbow RowellThe complete MEET THE SKRULLS collection comes out Wednesday. This is a very cool story set in the Marvel Universe, but not tied to an ongoing book. An undercover Skrull family wrestles with their identity. Much angst! Great art! (Source)

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Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend.

Reeling from her latest break up, Freddy's best friend, Doodle, introduces her to the Seek-Her, a mysterious medium, who leaves Freddy some cryptic parting words: break up with her. But Laura Dean keeps coming back, and as their relationship spirals further out of her control, Freddy has to wonder if it's really Laura Dean that's the problem. Maybe it's Freddy, who is rapidly losing her...
Recommended by Rainbow Rowell, John Shannon, and 2 others.

Rainbow RowellCongratulations, @marikotamaki and @hirosemaryhello! LAURA DEAN KEEPS BREAKING UP WITH ME is a great and beautiful book! (Source)

John ShannonJust finished @RobertIger book “The Ride of a Lifetime”. If you like broadcasting, media and vision for the future. It’s a great read. Tons of leadership lessons, as well. (Source)

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The mesmerizing adult debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite...
Recommended by Rainbow Rowell, Joe Hill, Marie Lu, and 3 others.

Rainbow RowellI only came on here to say HAPPY BOOKDAY to one of my favorite people, @LBardugo, who has written a kickass book for adults! 🖤🖤🖤 (Source)

Joe HillWas absolutely thrilled by @LBardugo's 9th House & @LordGrimdark's A Little Hatred... riveting masterpieces both, textbooks in suspense, pacing, and brilliant characterizations. Was wowed by @susanorlean's lovely weird dive into libraries, THE LIBRARY BOOK. (Source)

Marie LuPossibly the best book I’ve read this year, no surprise, and for so many reasons. @LBardugo ‘s best work to date. That is saying a LOT. 🖤🖤🖤 Take us into the darkness, queen! (Source)

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