If You Like, Then Read is a feature where we offer reading suggestions based on books you already like, scheduled once a month. If you have more suggestions, feel free to tell us in the comments! You can check out the rest of these lists here.
Whenever possible, Owen escapes into one of his favorite books. Learning that his classmate Bethany can actually jump into stories and experience them, then, is just about the greatest revelation ever. Bethany warns him they cannot interfere with any plots, but Owen longs to change the course of his favorite series and become a literary hero. But Owen’s actions have unintended consequences and soon he finds himself starring in what could be his first and only adventure.
Billy is spending the summer with his mother at the lakeside cabin of one of her colleagues, Dr. Libris, but unfortunately, there’s nothing to do–except read. As Billy turns the pages, however, he begins to realize that the stories are coming alive. Now Hercules, Pollyanna, Robin Hood, and an evil space lizard are all running around the local island. Can Billy become a hero in his own story and return everything to normal before someone gets hurt?
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
While reading a book about a magical land called Fantastica, Bastian discovers that he has entered the story–and that only he can save the world from destruction. Bastian must give the Childlike Empress a new name before Fantastica disappears, but his own failings may make him lose his way.
When an unknown criminal begins stealing characters from great works of literature, special operative Thursday Next will have to enter the pages of Jane Eyre to save a classic novel.