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The Best Books About Or Featuring The Neighborhood Staten Island In New York City

“What are the best books about Or Featuring Staten Island?” We looked at 76 of the top Staten Island books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 5 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Staten island” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 70+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 5 Staten Island New York Books



5 .) Sandy Ground Memories written by Lois Mosley

Sandy Ground Memories

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brick Underground
  • Upper west Side History



4 .) Made on Staten Island written by Charles L. Sachs

Made on Staten Island

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brick Underground
  • Old Staten Island
  • Upper west Side History



3 .) Sailors’ Snug Harbor 1801-1876 written by Barnet Shepherd

Sailors' Snug Harbor 1801-1876

Lists It Appears On:

  • Upper west Side History
  • Brick Underground
  • Old Staten Island



2 .) Small Mercies written by Eddie Joyce

Small Mercies

Lists It Appears On:

  • NYPL
  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2



1 .) Staten Island and its People written by William T. Davis and Charles W. Leng

Staten Island and its People

Lists It Appears On:

  • Brick Underground
  • Old Staten Island
  • Upper west Side History




The 70+ Additional Best Books About Staten Island



#BooksAuthorsLists
6A Crafty and Devious GodTed Krever
Goodreads 2
7A Study of a Community: Staten Island Architecture and EnvironmentGeorge E. Szekely and Dianna Gabay
Old Staten Island
8AfterTed Krever
Goodreads 2
9AloryaJon Teetsell
Goodreads 2
10Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1)Frank McCourt
Goodreads 2
11Annals of Staten IslandJ.J. CLUTE
Old Staten Island
12Burial Ridge, Tottenville, Staten Island, NYJerome Jacobson
Old Staten Island
13Circle of Friends (Mystical Wonders #1)Karen Cino
Goodreads 2
14Confessions of a Teenage BaboonPaul Zindel
Goodreads 2
15Day Fines in American Courts: The Staten Island and Milwaukee ExperimentsDouglas MacDonald, Judith Greene and Charles Worzella
Old Staten Island
16Days Afield on Staten IslandWilliam T. Davis
Old Staten Island
17Free StyleLinda Nieves-PowellGoodreads
18Given Away, A Sicilian UpbringingMarianna Randazzo
Goodreads 2
19Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1)Martin Cruz SmithGoodreads
20GreenTed Krever
Goodreads 2
21Growth and Change Are Highly OverratedTom Starita
Goodreads 2
22Haunted History of Staten Island: Stories of Mysterious People and Places in New York’s Richmond CountryLynda L. Macken
Old Staten Island
23History of Richmond CountyRichard M. Bayles
Old Staten Island
24Howling at WolvesTed Krever
Goodreads 2
25I Never Loved Your MindPaul Zindel
Goodreads 2
26JadedRhonda Sheree
Goodreads 2
27
Legends, stories and folklore of Staten Island Part 1: The North Shore
 
Old Staten Island
28Life of William T. DavisMabel Abbott
Old Staten Island
29LochPaul Zindel
Goodreads 2
30Masquerade of LoveKaren Cino
Goodreads 2
31MindbendersTed Krever
Goodreads 2
32MoonriseSarah CrossanGoodreads
33More Than HumanTheodore Sturgeon
Goodreads 2
34Morris’ Memorial History of Staten IslandIra K. Morris
Old Staten Island
35My Darling, My HamburgerPaul Zindel
Goodreads 2
36Mystery of the Strange TravelerPhyllis A. WhitneyGoodreads
37Mystical Wonders: Circle of FriendsKaren Cino
Goodreads 2
38Pardon Me, You’re Stepping on My EyeballPaul Zindel
Goodreads 2
39RaptorPaul Zindel
Goodreads 2
40Richmond Town and Lighthouse HillMargaret L. Ferrer
Old Staten Island
41Right House on the LeftSteve VernonGoodreads
42RosesKaren Cino
Goodreads 2
43Second Chances (Mystical Wonders, #2)Karen Cino
Goodreads 2
44Secret of the Emerald StarPhyllis A. WhitneyGoodreads
45Secret Places of Staten Island: A Visitor’s Guide to Scenic and Historic Treasures of Staten IslandBruce Kershner
Old Staten Island
46Staten IslandMargaret Lundrigan and Tova Novarra
Old Staten Island
47Staten Island 1524-1898Rev.Ed. Henry G. Steinmeyer
Old Staten Island
48Staten Island Church RecordsTobias A. Wright
Old Staten Island
49Staten Island in the Twentieth CenturyMargaret Lundrigan and Tova Navarra
Old Staten Island
50Staten Island PatroonsTheodora DuBois and Dorothy V. Smith
Old Staten Island
51Staten Island: Gateway to New YorkDorothy Valentine Smith
Old Staten Island
52Staten Island’s Claim to FameVernon Hampton
Old Staten Island
53Step to the MusicPhyllis A. WhitneyGoodreads
54Sweet SecretsRhonda Eason
Goodreads 2
55Teacher Man (Frank McCourt, #3)Frank McCourt
Goodreads 2
56The BoardwalkKaren Cino
Goodreads 2
57The Church of St. Andrew, Richmond, Staten IslandCharles W. Leng, William T. Davis and Royden W. Vosburgh
Old Staten Island
58The Conference House or Billop House, Staten Island, New YorkWilliam T. Davis
Old Staten Island
59The Doom StonePaul Zindel
Goodreads 2
60The Dreaming JewelsTheodore Sturgeon
Goodreads 2
61The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon MarigoldsPaul Zindel
Goodreads 2
62The Great BridgeEdward Young
Old Staten Island
63The Last OverseerAnton Troia
Goodreads 2
64The Pigman (The Pigman, #1)Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
65The Pigman & Me (The Pigman, #3)Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
66The Pigman’s Legacy (The Pigman, #2)Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
67The Staten Island FerryTheodore W. Scull
Old Staten Island
68The Swing Voter of Staten IslandArthur NeresianNYPL
69The Undertaker’s Gone BananasPaul Zindel
Goodreads 2
70The Willowbrook WarsDavid J. Rothman and Sheila M. Rothman
Old Staten Island
71The Worlds of Theodore SturgeonTheodore Sturgeon
Goodreads 2
72This was Staten IslandDorothy Valentine Smith
Old Staten Island
73Tis A Memoir (Frank McCourt, #2)Frank McCourt
Goodreads 2
74Treasure of Tibetan Art: Collections of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan ArtBarbara Lipton and Nima D. Ragnubs
Old Staten Island
75Venus Plus XTheodore Sturgeon
Goodreads 2
76Wings of the DawnStanley Vishnewski
Goodreads 2


6 Best Staten Island Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Brick Underground The 25 best books about the history of New York City’s boroughs
Goodreads Staten Island, New York – Goodreads
Goodreads 2 Staten Island Authors
NYPL The Best New York City Novels by Neighborhood
Old Staten Island Staten Island Books
Upper west Side History The 25 best books about the history of New York City’s boroughs and neighborhoods

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