Books I Recommend

Looking for new fiction? Let me recommend a few of my favorites. Feel free to tell me what you think of these books or to recommend others.


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr

Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls) by Ally Carter

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter

Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) by Stephenie Meyer

Forever . . . by Judy Blume

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Marked/House of Night by P.C. & Kristin Cast

Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, The by E. Lockhart

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Matched by Ally Condie

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn

Sophie’s Choiceby William Styron

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

Repetition by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Dune by Frank Herbert

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkein

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

All The King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Zahir by Paulo Coelho

Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein


Hate List by Jennifer Brown

This is What I Want to Tell You by Heather Duffy-Stone

Dull Boy by Sarah Cross

The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Breenan

Madapple by Christina Meldrum

Story of  a Girl by Sara Zarr


10 thoughts on “Books I Recommend

  1. Lisa Damian says:

    I love lists like this!

    Looks like we have a lot of overlap in the books we’ve enjoyed — Orson Scott Card, Ray Bradbury, Stephenie Meyers, J.R.R. Tolkien, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert. I agree with Casey that Ursula Le Guin is also a must-read author, particularly if you enjoy fantasy and science fiction. I’d recommend Gregory Maguire, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, and Kim Harrison too.

    I was recently sent a copy of “Paul of Dune” by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson for review. I’ll post a review of it soon on my own blog, the Damian Daily (at to let you know how it turns out. It’ll be interesting to see how the son follows in his father’s footsteps as an author in this prolific series.

    I enjoyed reading your book reviews too.

  2. Josh Kenny says:

    Exposed by Susan Vaught; Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld; Crank Series by Ellen Hopkins (not really a series because its only two books) [the other book is called Glass by the same author]; Impulse by Ellen Hopkins; Identical by Ellen Hopkins; Burned by Ellen Hopkins

  3. Larien says:

    Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr by Christopher Paolini!!! Amazing books!!!
    Also the Golden Compass, Subtle Knife, and Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman!!! Again EPIC BOOKS!!!

  4. says:

    Usually I do not learn article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do it! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you, quite great post.

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