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.

Happy Scrolling!



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



# Books Authors Lists
6 A Crafty and Devious God Ted Krever
Goodreads 2
7 A Study of a Community: Staten Island Architecture and Environment George E. Szekely and Dianna Gabay
Old Staten Island
8 After Ted Krever
Goodreads 2
9 Alorya Jon Teetsell
Goodreads 2
10 Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt, #1) Frank McCourt
Goodreads 2
11 Annals of Staten Island J.J. CLUTE
Old Staten Island
12 Burial Ridge, Tottenville, Staten Island, NY Jerome Jacobson
Old Staten Island
13 Circle of Friends (Mystical Wonders #1) Karen Cino
Goodreads 2
14 Confessions of a Teenage Baboon Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
15 Day Fines in American Courts: The Staten Island and Milwaukee Experiments Douglas MacDonald, Judith Greene and Charles Worzella
Old Staten Island
16 Days Afield on Staten Island William T. Davis
Old Staten Island
17 Free Style Linda Nieves-Powell Goodreads
18 Given Away, A Sicilian Upbringing Marianna Randazzo
Goodreads 2
19 Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1) Martin Cruz Smith Goodreads
20 Green Ted Krever
Goodreads 2
21 Growth and Change Are Highly Overrated Tom Starita
Goodreads 2
22 Haunted History of Staten Island: Stories of Mysterious People and Places in New York’s Richmond Country Lynda L. Macken
Old Staten Island
23 History of Richmond County Richard M. Bayles
Old Staten Island
24 Howling at Wolves Ted Krever
Goodreads 2
25 I Never Loved Your Mind Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
26 Jaded Rhonda Sheree
Goodreads 2
27
Legends, stories and folklore of Staten Island Part 1: The North Shore
 
Old Staten Island
28 Life of William T. Davis Mabel Abbott
Old Staten Island
29 Loch Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
30 Masquerade of Love Karen Cino
Goodreads 2
31 Mindbenders Ted Krever
Goodreads 2
32 Moonrise Sarah Crossan Goodreads
33 More Than Human Theodore Sturgeon
Goodreads 2
34 Morris’ Memorial History of Staten Island Ira K. Morris
Old Staten Island
35 My Darling, My Hamburger Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
36 Mystery of the Strange Traveler Phyllis A. Whitney Goodreads
37 Mystical Wonders: Circle of Friends Karen Cino
Goodreads 2
38 Pardon Me, You’re Stepping on My Eyeball Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
39 Raptor Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
40 Richmond Town and Lighthouse Hill Margaret L. Ferrer
Old Staten Island
41 Right House on the Left Steve Vernon Goodreads
42 Roses Karen Cino
Goodreads 2
43 Second Chances (Mystical Wonders, #2) Karen Cino
Goodreads 2
44 Secret of the Emerald Star Phyllis A. Whitney Goodreads
45 Secret Places of Staten Island: A Visitor’s Guide to Scenic and Historic Treasures of Staten Island Bruce Kershner
Old Staten Island
46 Staten Island Margaret Lundrigan and Tova Novarra
Old Staten Island
47 Staten Island 1524-1898 Rev.Ed. Henry G. Steinmeyer
Old Staten Island
48 Staten Island Church Records Tobias A. Wright
Old Staten Island
49 Staten Island in the Twentieth Century Margaret Lundrigan and Tova Navarra
Old Staten Island
50 Staten Island Patroons Theodora DuBois and Dorothy V. Smith
Old Staten Island
51 Staten Island: Gateway to New York Dorothy Valentine Smith
Old Staten Island
52 Staten Island’s Claim to Fame Vernon Hampton
Old Staten Island
53 Step to the Music Phyllis A. Whitney Goodreads
54 Sweet Secrets Rhonda Eason
Goodreads 2
55 Teacher Man (Frank McCourt, #3) Frank McCourt
Goodreads 2
56 The Boardwalk Karen Cino
Goodreads 2
57 The Church of St. Andrew, Richmond, Staten Island Charles W. Leng, William T. Davis and Royden W. Vosburgh
Old Staten Island
58 The Conference House or Billop House, Staten Island, New York William T. Davis
Old Staten Island
59 The Doom Stone Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
60 The Dreaming Jewels Theodore Sturgeon
Goodreads 2
61 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
62 The Great Bridge Edward Young
Old Staten Island
63 The Last Overseer Anton Troia
Goodreads 2
64 The Pigman (The Pigman, #1) Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
65 The Pigman & Me (The Pigman, #3) Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
66 The Pigman’s Legacy (The Pigman, #2) Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
67 The Staten Island Ferry Theodore W. Scull
Old Staten Island
68 The Swing Voter of Staten Island Arthur Neresian NYPL
69 The Undertaker’s Gone Bananas Paul Zindel
Goodreads 2
70 The Willowbrook Wars David J. Rothman and Sheila M. Rothman
Old Staten Island
71 The Worlds of Theodore Sturgeon Theodore Sturgeon
Goodreads 2
72 This was Staten Island Dorothy Valentine Smith
Old Staten Island
73 Tis A Memoir (Frank McCourt, #2) Frank McCourt
Goodreads 2
74 Treasure of Tibetan Art: Collections of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art Barbara Lipton and Nima D. Ragnubs
Old Staten Island
75 Venus Plus X Theodore Sturgeon
Goodreads 2
76 Wings of the Dawn Stanley Vishnewski
Goodreads 2


6 Best Staten Island Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
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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