Reading List

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In the past, I used to type out my suggested reading list. However, over time, I had so many books recommended to me that I couldn’t keep up! Now, I’ve turned to Goodreads ( to help me out. Check out my page which includes the books I’d like to read and the books I’ve read. Hopefully, you’ll find something good there! And don’t hesitate to follow me.

In the meantime, I’ve left my old lists here since they do include some fabulous reads. They may be old but they are still good!

Suggested Reading List by YA, MG, and PB professionals (in no particular order):

February 12, 2013 recommendations:

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Enclave and Outpost by Ann Aguirre

Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Beastly by Alex Flinn

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

September 24, 2012 recommendations:

Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

The Curse of Addy McMahon by Katie Davis

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

One Crazy Summer y Rita Williams-Garcia

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann

Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Wool by Hugh Howey

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

So B. It by Sarah Weeks

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Any of the books by Sarah Dessen

The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Curious Incident of the Dog and the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Redbreast by Jo Nesbo

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The House on Oyster Creek by Heidi Jon Schmidt

Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation by M.T. Anderson

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

February 1st, 2012 recommendations:

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Tomorrow River by Lesley Kagen

Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley

The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley

The Stuff That Never Happened by Maddie Dawson

Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos

Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos

Belong To Me by Marisa de los Santos

January 17th, 2012 recommendations:

Wake by Lisa McMann.  If you like this one, you can also check out her sequel, Fade.

Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.  Here she goes again with another great read.  Can I say jealous?

Graveminder by Melissa Marr.  This girl just keeps them coming.  Jealous again.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer.  She’s also written the sequels Wolfsbane and Bloodrose.

Beyond Lucky and Head Case by Sarah Aronson.

Tyrell by Coe Booth

Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Eggs by Jerry Spinelli

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

The Candymakers by Wendy Mass

Sorta Like A Rock Star by Matthew Quick

Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey

Bird in a Box by Andrea Pinkney & Sean Qualls

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

November 1, 2011 recommendations:

The Wednesdays by Julie Bourbeau (due 08/12)

May B by Caroline Starr Rose (due 01/12)

In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

Star Island by Carl Hiaasen

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

The Summer Before Boys by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Empty by Suzanne Weyn

Out of The Dust by Karen Hesse (and any of the others she’s written)

Cinderella Smith by Stephanie Barden

A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

July 2, 2011 recommendations:

Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Clockwork Angel (Infernal Devices Series) and City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments Series) by Cassandra Clare

The Forest of Hands and Teeth and the Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

Original Suggested Reading List by YA, MG, and PB professionals (in no particular order):

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Voice Lessons by Nancy Dean (how to improve your writing syntax)

Children’s Books by Hallie Durand (a.k.a. super-agent Hollie McGhee)

Children’s Books by Alison McGhee (a.k.a. Hollie’s sister – my daughter just picked one of her MG novels off of the library shelf all on her own)

Because of Winn-dixie by Kate DiCamillo (she also co-wrote a book with Alison McGhee –turns out my daughter just read this book in third grade)

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

The Big Splash by Jack D. Ferraiolo

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card

The Uglies & The Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

Movie Suggestion:  Pan’s Labyrinth

Forbidden Sea by Shiela A. Nielson

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Young Adult Novels by Amanda Hocking

Matched by Ally Condie

Books by Grace Lin

White Cat and Red Glove by Holly Black

Betty Bunny Loves Chocolate Cake by Michael Kaplan (a must read for any PB author)

Keeper by Kathi Appelt

Rampant and Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund

Vesper by Jeff Sampson

How Lamar’s Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen

Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Nothing by Janne Teller

Copper Sun by Sharon Draper

Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata

Dovey Coe by Frances O’Roark Dowell

Dangling by Lillian Eige

Clever Beatrice by Margaret Willey and Heather Solomon

Silent Night by Sandy Turner

Imagine a Day by Robb Gonsalves

Someday by Alison McGhee and Peter H. Reynolds

Legend by Marie Lu

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Vordak the Incomprehensible by Vordak the Incomprehensible

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Barnes

Siren by Tricia Rayburn

Somewhere in the Darkness by Walter Dean Myers

Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus

Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams

Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy

Elliot and the Goblin War by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Flutter: The Story of Four Sisters and an Incredible Journey by Erin Moulton

Someday This Pain Will be Useful to You by Peter Cameron

Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden

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