Book Recommendations

These are some of my personal favorites. I hope you’ll love them as much as I have!

Fairy Tales

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Entwined by Heather Dixon
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann (poetry)
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Zel by Donna Jo Napoli

Futuristic and Dystopian

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Legend by Marie Lu
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
The Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi
Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Horror and Paranormal

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore
The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore


Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
The Curse Workers Trilogy by Holly Black
The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Defiance by C.J. Redwine
The Fire and Thorns Trilogy by Rae Carson
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
The His Fair Assassin series by Robin LaFevers
The Graceling trilogy by Kristin Cashore
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Storm Siren by Mary Weber
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Realistic Fiction

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
First & Then by Emma Mills
Immaculate by Katelyn Detweiler
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Graphic Novels

Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks
Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke
Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew
The Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld


In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams
The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life Before 8am by Hal Elrod
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg