Must Reads

Lark by Sally Watson

The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope

Sorcery and Cecilia: or the Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer (as well as the other two books in the series)

Haphazardly Implausible by Miss Jack Lewis Baillot

Lisbeth's Choice by Miss Jack Lewis Baillot

All of the James Herriot books

They Loved to Laugh by Kathryn Worth

The Masterful Monk series by Owen Francis Dudley

The Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud

The Grand Sophie by Georgette Heyer

 By Diana Wynne Jones:

Howl's Moving Castle

House of Many Ways

Charmed Life

The Pinhoe Egg

The Lives of Christopher Chant

 Conrad's Fate

Enchanted Glass

The Magicians of Caprona

 Aunt Maria

 The Merlin Conspiracy

And by other authors:

Airman by Eoin Colfer

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

 The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

 The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

A Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

When Knighthood was in Flower by Charles Major

The Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter

Heist Society series by Ally Carter

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Dandy's Mountain by Thomas Fall

Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

The Gatekeepers series by Anthony Horowitz

Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer

 Moonless Night by Jimmy James

Curse Dark as Gold by Elisabeth C Bunce

Solomon's Ring by Jonathan Stroud

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Redwall series by Brian Jacques

Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfeld

Princess of the Midnight Ball by Elisabeth Day George

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede


The Ogre Downstairs by Diana Wynne Jones

W.A.R.P. The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer

Oblivion by Anthony Horowitz


  1. Your dragon image looks like it's from the Eragon series. You should read them. Don't bother with the movie...
    Best of luck to you.

    1. Really? Cool! lol. I haven't read the Eragon series yet, but I heard the movie was a dud.
      Thanks so much. :)

  2. Yesssss, Eragon is amazing. Hate the ending a bit but.... it's still awesome. I didn't mind the movie too much... Oh well :)

    1. Hehehe. I'll add them to my TBR list. The dragon dies, doesn't he. That's why you hate the ending. nooooooooooooo.

  3. ......the next time I go to the library with fifteen million books to request, none of which she'll have, I will blame all of the librarian's extra work on you....

    1. *snort* I can't help it that I have excellent taste. (Good grief, how small is your library?)

  4. I am ashamed...I have literally only read one thing from this list. I've read the Gallagher Girls series (which I loved, BTW), but that's all. I've read so many books, I just haven't read the ones on this list. I will have to write all this down and next time I go to the library I will have a HUGE stack of books. ;)

    Have you ever read the book Just Jane by William Lavendar? I remember really liking that book. I also really liked the Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu, if you like dystopian novels (which I definitely do!). And a million other books but I can't even think of them all! :)

    1. Haha oh. Gallagher Girls is one of my favorite series, it's so fun. It's funny how people can read so much and still not have read hardly anything that someone else likes. I've done that with people too, like, "I THOUGHT I WAS A BOOKWORM. APPARENTLY NOT."

      I haven't, what's it about??
      Mmm I started the Legend Trilogy and *cough* didn't like the main character so I may have... stopped. BUT THAT'S JUST ME. I prefer fantasy to dystopian lol.

  5. Just Jane is set around the time of the Revolutionary War and is about a 14 year old girl (Jane) who is the daughter of an English Earl but he passes away so she has to move to America to stay with her Aunt and Uncle (her mother had died when she was young). It's really mainly about the struggle she has because her family is against each other because some are Loyalists and some are Patriots, and she wants to make a choice that makes everyone happy, but she also wants to choose for herself at the same time. I thought it was a really good book. :)

    And that's totally fine that you don't like the Legend Trilogy. Everyone has their own opinion, and quite frankly I like it when people have varying interests. It makes every person unique! (You probably already knew that, but I don't care XD)

    1. That sounds a lot like the Hornet's Nest, by Sally Watson! Lol I'll have to see if I can find it somewhere. :)

      Exactly. lol... I dunno, I just get frustrated with the "sameness" of dystopian books. XD

  6. REDWAAAAL! Megan Whalen Turner!! I love that you recomend The Theif and all the other books in the series! yay. Not enough people know about that series <3

    1. Hahaha yesss, Redwall!! Eulalia and all that! lol.

      Ooh the Thief Series is one of the best I've ever read. Her character delelopment is INSANE


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