So, if you haven’t noticed, (which you probably haven’t), I love to read!
I read everything I can. All sorts of genres, (except for horror… me and horror really don’t mix well…)
So to celebrate books, (hey, why not?), I’m listing my top two from each genre.
Alicia by Alicia Appleman-Jurman
This is set during the Holocaust and it’s an amazing, powerful book. I’ll admit…I cried, I cringed… I cared so much for Alicia. So, so good.
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
For a more modern story, (around 1980s), this is a graphic novel about a girl who loses her front teeth. The result is a hilarious and touching story about growing up and finding yourself.
So I decided I’d count these for both,
Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales by …Nathan Hale…
One Dead Spy
Big Bad Ironclad!
These are such great, funny, informative books! They too in graphic novel form, so that’s a plus. 😉 The first one is about the Revolutionary War, and the second is about the Civil War. There are so far, five books in the series.
What can be said? “Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life.”
Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
This is a great historical-type fiction about a girl who lives on her uncles plantations, but is teased relentlessly by her cousins. Can she trust God to bring her through? The series is meaty, but satisfying.
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
This is one of the thickest books I’ve ever read, but man was it worth it! Soooo good!
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, illustrations by Eric Shanower
This wonderful edition of the classic tale is absolutely delightful! The illustrations are fantastic alongside the actual story.
Motorcycles, Sushi, and One Strange Book by Nancy Rue
This is such a great book! It’s about a girl who has ADHD, and is suddenly whisked off to live with the father she never knew. Super good and inspiring.
House of Robots by James Patterson
This was a recent read, and to tell the truth? I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. I fell in love with the characters and it had me laughing out loud most of the time.
So, I’ve only really read one series in the dystopian genre, and if you’ve read my previous post about fandoms, you’ll probably guess…
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Ok, so I can’t give away much without spoiling it, but…READ IT! Please! It’s such a good series! I am so pumped for Winter!
There are soooo many fantasy books that I love, so it kills me that I’m only putting two down.
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
I really just love this book…there’s nothing more to say. 😉
The Storybook of Legends by Shannon Hale
So, this series is sorta for younger kids, but I still love it… 😉
So I already included some graphic novels…but…
Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale, illustrations by Nathan Hale (yep, ^^ that guy!)
This is such a fun, spunky book! Illustrations just add to the fun. There is a second book about Jack and the Beanstalk that’s really fun too.
Eighth Grade is Making Me Sick by Jennifer L. Holm
So, this isn’t really a graphic novel, but a story told in pictures. It’s so funny and great! There is also another book about middle school that’s also really good.
The Lacemaker and the Princess by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
This is about the French Revolution and it’s one of the most powerful, moving books I’ve read. So amazingly good…
The Friendship Doll by Kirby Larson
This is a really interesting book told from a doll’s point of view, as well as the people she encounters. A very good historical read!
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Such an intriguing, picture filled, screenplay-type book! I love all of the illustrations and the mystery is very interesting.
The American Girl History Mysteries by a variety of authors
I loved these books as a kid, and I still think they are wonderfully great books for beginning readers, or for someone who loves a fun mystery.
And, as a bonus…
Sidekicked by John David Anderson
I love this book! It mixes normal, everyday school life, with being a sidekick to a superhero! Very, very good!
The Candy Shop War by Brandon Mull
Oh man…was this ever crazy! In a good way, of course. I can’t even really describe the plot cause it’s kinda crazy. It kinda just took an interesting turn… :O
This is such a great resource for writers! Funny, informative, and just plain fun! 🙂
The Word Snoop by Ursula Dubosarky
This is more of a fact book about words and the alphabet, but it’s still really good!
Ok, whew! That was…I think I got everything? I have so many more favorites though… I’ll be reviewing some more of those books on my blog pretty soon though…
Thanks for reading! 😉