Howl’s Moving Castle Series is an extraordinary young-adult series by Diana Wynne Jones. It is loved by readers and hailed by critics. The marvelous fantasy series gained wider recognition especially after Studio Ghibli produced an awesome film adaptation. The film adapted the first book in the series, Howl’s Moving Castle. The following sequels, Castle in the Air and House of Many Ways, have also established themselves in the modern fantasy genre.
Delivering a mind-boggling true story of a most wanted con man, Catch Me if You Can by Frank W Abagnale is an outrageous and uproarious semi-autobiography. Co-written by Stan Redding, the book chronicles Frank’s notorious “adventure” during his younger years when he conned numerous people and cashed $2.5 million worth of bad checks.
Originally published in 2001, American Gods by Neil Gaiman (PDF) is an excellent urban fantasy book. Because of its brilliant blend of various features of ancient and modern mythology, the bestselling novel has generated countless positive critical responses and won numerous awards.
Most noteworthy for its radical view on youth spirit, A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess is now considered a cult. It is an absolutely amazing novel of dystopian science fiction and many regards it as a classic. In a brilliant and terrifying way, the book pictures a form of extreme youth subculture and how the establishment tries to reform the youth.
Rock music lovers, keen guitar players, and passionate Black Sabbath fans must read the book Iron Man by Tony Iommy. Co-written with T.J. Lammers, it is a priceless autobiography revealing the life of one the most legendary guitar players. It sheds some light on his brilliant music, tales of drugs, Satanism, wild groupies surrounding him.
Classic journal of a classic era, I’m With the Band by Pamela Des Barres is a marvelous memoir by a former groupie. The book presents a lucid perspective on the heydays of rock and roll and how mad being a music fan can be.