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Recommended Reading

From time to time, our staff puts their heads together to come up with a list of books they'd like to recommend to you. Here is the summary of these recommendations.

Book recommendations from This House of Books, your member-owned, independent bookstore & tea shop in downtown Billings, Montana

A haunting crime novel set in Glacier National Park about a man who finds himself at odds with the dark heart of the wild—and the even darker heart of human nature. It was a clear night in Glacier National Park. Fourteen-year-old Ted Systead and his father were camping beneath the rugged peaks and s ... Read More about
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Stephen Graham Jones
Current price: $16.99
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From USA TODAY bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones comes a “masterpiece” (Locus Magazine) of a novel about revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition. Labeled “one of 2020’s buzziest horror novels” (Entertainment Weekly), this is a remarkable ... Read More about
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Frank Herbert
Current price: $50.00
Frank Herbert’s epic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. This deluxe hardcover edition of Dune includes:· An iconic new cover· A stamped and foiled case featuring a quote from the Litany Against Fear· Stained edges and fully illustr ... Read More about
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Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
Current price: $9.99
The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, now an original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. Season 2 of Good Omens coming soon! "Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and ... Read More about
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2019 High Plains Book Award (Creative Nonfiction and Indigenous Writer categories)  2021 Barbara Sudler Award from History Colorado  In Bitterroot Susan Devan Harness traces her journey to understand the complexities and struggles of being an American Indian child adopted by a white couple and livi ... Read More about
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Winner, Montana Book Award-Honor Book, 2019 The River Where You Forgot My Name travels between early 1800s Virginia and Missouri and present-day western Montana, a place where “bats sail the river of dark.” In their crosscutting, the poems in this collection reflect on American progress; technology ... Read More about
Anna Humphrey
Current price: $9.99
A sweet and hilarious chapter book about a boy and a bat, two unlikely friends who bond over loneliness, jellyrolls and Darth Vader. Daniel Misumi has just moved to a new house. It's big and old and far away from his friends and his life before. AND it's haunted . . . or is it? Megabat was just napp ... Read More about
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Kate DiCamillo
Current price: $8.99
A classic tale by Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo, America’s beloved storyteller. Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a china rabbit named Edward Tulane. The rabbit was very pleased with himself, and for good reason: he was owned by a girl named Abilene, who adored him completely. And then ... Read More about
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