I saw a post like this at Passages to the Past and Historical-Fiction.com discussing different books on Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth I. I thought it was a wonderful idea that really helps people find books on a subject they're interested in reading. I thought I'd do a similar post (and I'm planning on doing several of these actually).
I decided to list some books about Richard III. I know when I became interested in reading about Richard I was very appreciative of everyone who suggested different books that I might find interesting; there are certainly a lot of them out there! Most of these will be historical fiction though I will list a some good non-fiction choices. Most of these will also probably be much more pro-Richard as I tend to lean that way. This is by no means the only books out there on Richard. There are thousands. I just chose to mention some of the ones that I feel are exceptional or have been recommended.
The Sunne in Splendour, Sharon Kay Penman
Probably my favorite (and in my opinion the BEST) book on Richard III. Its a big book so be prepared!
A Rose for the Crown, Anne Easter Smith
The first in a York trilogy, this story is about Richard, though told mainly through the eyes of one of his mistresses. In my opinion, this is the best of the trilogy.
The Daughter of Time, Josephine Tey
A modern look at Richard through the eyes of a detective who sets out to solve the mystery surrounding Richard and the deaths of his nephews. I really, really enjoyed this one.
The Court of the Midnight King, Freda Warrington
Another look at Richard through the eyes of two people close to him. The very unexpected ending may throw you for a loop!
The Reluctant Queen, Jean Plaidy
This is the story of Anne Neville, Richard's wife. I thought this was a very good book and I liked seeing Richard through his wife's eyes.
The Tudor Rose, Margaret Campbell Barnes
This is really the story of Elizabeth of York, Edward IV's oldest daughter, Richard's niece but Richard plays a roll in this one up until his death. Richard fans beware, he is not painted in the best light here.
The White Queen, Philippa Gregory
The latest by Gregory is about Elizabeth Woodville and is the first in a trilogy. Richard doesn't come across pure as the driven snow but he's not a horrible villain either. I think the next book may feature much more of him in it.
The Seventh Son, Reay Tannahill
This version of Richard's life comes very highly recommended but I have yet to get my little hands on it. I've been told it has a very realistic and believable Richard.
The Rose of York Trilogy, Sandra Worth
I haven't been able to get any of these books either but I am still trying. There are mixed reviews on these though so make your own decision if you want to try them out.
We Speak No Treason Series, Rosemary Hawley Jarman
A series about Richard with either 3 or 4 books, depending on if you get the first two combined into one volume. I haven't been able to find these yet either but I have heard very good things about them.
The Lodestar, Pamela Belle
Another book that comes highly recommended and is Richard's story told through the eyes of a member of his household.
Richard III and the Princes in the Tower, A.J. Pollard
A non-fiction look at Richard and his part in the disappearance of his nephews. I have not read this one yet but I have seen recommendations for it.
Richard III, Charles Ross
Another non-fiction that I have not read but has been recommended.
Royal Blood, Bertram Fields
Written by a US attorney, this non-fiction really looks into the disappearance of the princes. This is one that I really want to read.
Richard III: The Maligned King, Annette Carson
This is another I'd like to get my hands on and pour through. The author raises some interesting and controversial questions.