Reading List

These are all books I’ve thoroughly enjoyed, in case you’re looking for something good to read:

Airborn trilogy by Kenneth Oppel

Airman by Eoin Colfer

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy Mass

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 by Elisa Carbone

Calvin and Hobbes comic strip by Bill Watterson

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Don’t Call Me Ishmael by Michael Gerard Bauer

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Falling Up by Shel Silverstein

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Good Enough by Paula Yoo

Half-Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer

Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Holes by Louis Sachar

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’ Dell

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

Prisoner of Night and Fog series by Anne Blankman

Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Runaway Ralph, and Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary

The Mysterious Benedict Society trilogy by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The Wish List by Eoin Colfer

The World of Pooh by A. A. Milne

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Why Some Like It Hot: Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity by Gary Paul Nabhan

Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Of course, there are many, MANY other books in the world, and MANY more that I could recommend, if I could just remember the names! I have always loved books, and I have always loved too many than I could ever remember. If you have any recommendations of your own, please comment!

P.S. In case you’re curious, here are the titles of the books in the header image of my blog (from left to right), which provided me with countless adventures growing up:

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

 Matilda by Roald Dahl

Holes by Louis Sachar

Airman by Eoin Colfer

Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton (first book in the Famous Five series)

Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

The Magic Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

The World of Pooh by A. A. Milne

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson

How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine

The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène du Bois

Far North by Will Hobbs

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

Scientific Progress Goes “Boink” by Bill Watterson

642 Things to Write About by San Francisco Writers’ Grotto

36 thoughts on “Reading List

  1. Yes, you should read Robert Frost’s poetry 🙂 And Alicia, I just started reading CONFESSIONS OF A CLOSET CATHOLIC. It’s so funny!

  2. continue with the the nice work on the site. Do like it! :p Could use some more frequent updates, but im sure that you got better or other things to do like we all have to do unfortunately.

  3. Hm, I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one when it comes to the Artemis Fowl books. I’ve been wondering on whheter I should try his book that’s based on the Hitchhiker’s series, but I’m not sure. I never finished the actual series and then I’m not sure if I really enjoyed reading them or if they were too silly for me.

    1. I haven’t read THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, but I have heard a lot of good things about it, so I’m planning to read it soon. ARTEMIS FOWL is a bit of a different genre than the Hitchhiker books, though… fantasy vs. science fiction. Still, I love the way Eoin Colfer writes! Maybe you’ll like AND ANOTHER THING. I would give it a try.

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  5. I have never been a big fan of Artemis Fowl, but knowing the cacrhater was based on Colfer’s brother made it easier to get through the seventh book. This has been popular in my library.

    1. I didn’t know that Artemis Fowl was based on Eoin Colfer’s brother. That’s pretty interesting! I still haven’t read the seventh book, but I’m definitely planning on it! 🙂

  6. Have you read any books by Khaled Hosseini? Try the kite runner or a thousand splendid suns. They are so moving, and make an interesting read!

    1. Not yet! I’ve been meaning to read THE KITE RUNNER for a while now. It’s on my list along with THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy.

      1. I think Khaled has a new book that just came out called “and the mountains echoed”. I haven’t read it yet, but I want to. It supposedly has great reviews.

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