How to find the most important books in a given city

The best books for urban explorers are often the ones that you’ll find most frequently in cities.

The best urban explorers know what they like, and where to go and what to see.

If you’re curious about how to get the most out of a city, I’ve compiled a list of my top recommendations for best books in cities to see, hear, and do. 1. 

 The Art of the Book (Jonathan Cape) I think Jonathan Cape’s first book, The Black Book, is one of the best urban mysteries books I’ve ever read. 

The artistry of the story and the storytelling style makes it a masterclass in storytelling, and the book is packed with excellent advice for exploring urban areas and urban problems. 


Sleeping at Night (Robert M. Price) Robert Price’s new novel is one hell of a book for anyone who loves the paranormal.

This time around, the author takes a different approach to the paranormal, and takes the reader to a world where ghosts and other paranormal phenomena are real. 


An American Life (Douglas Adams) This is one Adams book I’ve never been able to get enough of.

Adams takes a long, thoughtful, and well-researched look at America in the past, present, and future. 


What If?

(Thomas Ligotti) Ligotti’s novel, what if? 

is an amazing read that’s worth checking out.

It’s a story about two people whose lives are drastically different after their mother’s death. 


Roots of a Black Death (Ethan Hawke) Hawke’s second novel is a stunning, gorgeous, and engrossing read.

This book was written with the help of a friend, who worked on the book as a consultant for the movie adaptation. 


Diary of a Madman (James Baldwin) Baldwin’s debut novel, written while serving a prison sentence, is a haunting, gripping, and deeply thought-provoking read.

I’ve always enjoyed Baldwin’s stories, and his writing style is a joy to read.


Odyssey (G.D. Housman) Housman’s debut is a book I always recommend to my students and to anyone who wants to learn about the Black Codes.

Houlihan is the only person in the story who can actually remember what happened to him and he has a remarkable ability to predict the future, and to predict who he’ll meet.


Witchcraft and the Witch (Jodi Picoult) Picoult’s debut book, Witchcraft and Her World, is both a wonderful story and a fun read for anyone interested in the occult and witchcraft.


Necessity: The Making of a City (Doris Johnson) Johnson’s debut, Necessity, is the best novel I’ve read all year.

Johnson has written an engaging and entertaining story, and it’s a fascinating look at the rise of a new kind of city in America. 


Lonely Planet (Jonathan Lethem) Lethem’s debut has everything: a good, entertaining story about the dangers of living in a world with so much to explore, and an eye-opening look at how cities are made. 


Giant Cities (Derek Cianfrance) Cianfance’s first novel, Giant Cities, is set in the mid-1800s and is a powerful, fascinating read.

The book tells the story of a group of Americans who have been trapped in an isolated mountain town, with no way to contact the outside world.


Cities in Motion: The Rise and Fall of America (Andrew H. Walker) Walker’s second book, Cities in Motion, is an excellent read about how cities have evolved over the past 200 years.

Cities have evolved to become more and more diverse and to include things like parks, restaurants, theaters, parks, and more. 


Homeworld (Richard Kadrey) Kadrey’s first urban mystery novel, is well worth reading.

Kadrey’s book is a fascinating and gripping look at a world that’s been colonized by a new species of virus, and how it was colonized. 


City of Bones (Paul Cornell) Cornell’s debut urban mystery is an incredible read that makes you feel for the characters and their lives.

Cornell is a master at writing a compelling and nuanced story that will make you think about the characters in your own life. 


On the Run (Diana Ross) Ross’ first urban thriller is one I’d recommend to anyone interested a deeper dive into the world of urban life.

Ross’ debut novel is about two teenagers who find themselves in the middle of a battle with the city. 


Black Hole (Michele

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