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
Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
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
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
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
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
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
Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
First & Then by Emma Mills
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
Immaculate by Katelyn Detweiler
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (audiobook)
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey

Graphic Novels

Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu
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
Pumpkin Heads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
Real Friends by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi
The Shadow Hero by Gene Luen Yang and Sonny Liew
The Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld


30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans by Karl Pillemer, Ph.D.
The Book of Joy by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
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