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Reading List

Reading List

Everyone needs a good book to inspire them every once in a while. So relax, have fun, and sink into a good story. (P.S. If you click on an underlined title, it will take you to our book review of that book!)

Non fiction

  • The Bible!
  • Do Hard Things - Alex and Brett Harris
  • Adorning the Dark - Andrew Peterson
  • The Librarian of Auschwitz - Antonio Iturbe
  • The Rescue of Belle and Sundance - B. Stutz, L. Scanlan
  • In My Father's House - Corrie Ten Boom
  • The Hiding Place - Corrie Ten Boom
  • Seven Great Men - Eric Metaxas
  • Seven Great Women - Eric Metaxas
  • Seven More Men - Eric Metaxas
  • The Other Side of Beauty - Leah Darrow
  • Brave Bess - Susan Brocker

Classics

  • Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
  • I Am David - Anne Holm
  • The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
  • The Three Musketeers - by Alexander Dumas
  • A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
  • A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
  • The Chronicles of Narnia (Series) - C.S. Lewis
  • Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis
  • Howard's End - by E.M Forster
  • A Little Princess - Francis H. Burnett
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy- Francis H. Burnett
  • The Lost Prince- Francis H. Burnett
  • The Secret Garden - Francis H. Burnett
  • Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Series) - The Brothers Grimm
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful (Series) - James Herriot
  • 39 Steps - John Buchan
  • Lord of the Rings (Series)- J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
  • Little House on the Prairie (Series)- Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris - Leon Garfield
  • Holes - Louis Sachar
  • Anne of Green Gables (Series)- L.M. Montgomery
  • White Boots and Ballet shoes - Noel Streatfield
  • Jeeves and Wooster (Series) - P.G Wodehouse
  • Watership Down - Richard Adams
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Shakespeare's plays (Series)
  • What Katy Did (Series) - Susan Coolidge
  • The Princess Bride - William Goldman

Fiction and Fantasy

  • Beastly (Series) - Alex Flinn
  • The Wingfeather Saga (Series) - Andrew Peterson
  • Daystar - Anne Hamilton
  • Elantris - Brandon Sanderson
  • Mistborn (Series) - Brandon Sanderson
  • Skyward (Series) - Brandon Sanderson
  • Stormlight Archive (Series) - Brandon Sanderson
  • The Reckoners (Series) - Brandon Sanderson
  • Warbreaker - Brandon Sanderson
  • Redwall (Series) - Brian Jacques
  • Cloak of the light (Series) - Chuck Black
  • The Kingdom (Series) - Chuck Black
  • The Knights of Arrethrae (Series) - Chuck Black
  • The Knights of the Borrowed Dark - Dave Rudden
  • Deltora Quest (Series)- Emily Rodda
  • Deeplight - Frances Hardinge
  • Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
  • Ogre Enchanted (Prequel to Ella Enchanted) - Gail Carson Levine
  • The Squire's Tale (Series) - Gerald Morris
  • The Ascendance (Series)  - Jennifer Nielson
  • Harry Potter (Series) - J.K. Rowling
  • Brother Band (Series) - John Flanagan
  • Ranger’s Apprentice (Series) - John Flanagan
  • Touch Island (Series) - Kat Heckenbach
  • Guardians of Ga'hoole (Series) - Kathrine Lasky
  • The Water and the Wild (Series) - K.E. Ormsbee
  • Float - Laura Martin
  • The Chronicles of Prydain (Series) - Lloyd Alexander
  • A Wrinkle in Time (Series) - Madeleine L’Engle
  • Heroes of Olympus (Series) - Rick Riordan
  • Percy Jackson (Series) - Rick Riordan
  • The 1,000 year old Boy - Ross Welford
  • Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale
  • Princess Academy (Series) - Shannon Hale
  • Real Friends - Shannon Hale
  • The Books of Bayern (Series) - Shannon Hale
  • A Posse of Princesses - Sherwood Smith
  • A Stranger to Command (Prequel to Crown Duel) - Sherwood Smith
  • Crown Duel - Sherwood Smith
  • Circle of Magic (Series) - Tamora Pierce
  • Protector of the Small (Series) - Tamora Pierce
  • Going Postal - Terry Pratchett
  • The Bromeliad (Series) - Terry Pratchett
  • The Bromeliad (Series) - Terry Pratchett
  • The Colour of Magic - Terry Pratchett
  • The Light Fantastic - Terry Pratchett
  • Divergent (Series) - Veronica Roth

Romance

  • Juliet - Anne Fortier
  • Freckles - Gene Stratton Porter
  • The Girl of the Limberlost (Sequel to Freckles) -  Gene Stratton Porter
  • Emma - Jane Austen
  • Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
  • Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen
  • Persuasion - Jane Austen
  • Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  • Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
  • The Princess of Westfalin (Series) - Jessica Day George
  • Beyond the Four Kingdoms (Series) - Melanie Cellier
  • The Four Kingdoms (Series) - Melanie Cellier
  • The Hagenheim (Series) - Melanie Dickerson
  • Alex and Eliza - Melissa de la Cruz

Historical Fiction

  • My Brother's War - David Hill
  • The Bronze Bow - Elizabeth George Spear
  • The Sign of the Beaver - Elizabeth George Spear
  • The Witch Of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Spear
  • Cue for Treason - Goeffrey Trease
  • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch - Jean Lee Latham
  • Katherine Called Birdie - Karen Cushman
  • The Alchemist and Meggy Swan - Karen Cushman
  • The Midwife's Apprentice - Karen Cushman
  • The War that Saved my Life - Kimberly Bradley
  • The Kingdom of Back - Marie Lu
  • Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor
  • The Goose Road - Rowena House


Mysteries:

  • Miss Marple (Series) - Agatha Christie
  • Hercule Poirot (Series) - Agatha Christie
  • Heist Society - Ally Carter
  • Sherlock Holmes (Series) - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Nancy Drew (Series) - Carolyn Keene
  • Lord Peter Wimsey (Series) - Dorothy L. Sayers
  • Hardy Boys (Series) - Edward Stratemeyer
  • Night Vision - Ella West
  • Rainfall - Ella West
  • Father Brown (Series) - G.K. Chesterton
  • Trixie Belden (Series) - Julie Campbell Tatham
  • Ruby Redfort (Series) - Lauren Child
  • Motive Games (Series) - L.D. Taylor  
  • Murder Most Unladylike (Series) - Robin Stevens

(Please note that several of these series have multiple authors, we only listed the author of the first book)

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