Books to Read
While Twiddling Your Thumbs

Tales of the imagination . . .


< >I know you're all anxious to read the next of Harry Potter, but it's obviously not out yet! Here are some great books you should read and, in some cases, need to read. I have read almost all of these books and all are wonderful - or I would not have put them on the list.

< >You can pick most of these up at a local bookstore or click on the title to buy the book! It's always excellent to inscrease your imagination and your mind through reading! I have listed these books for thirteen years old and younger first, then fourteen and older after that.

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Recommended for the Thirteen and Under

The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography by L. Snicket
Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer
Call of the Wild by Jack London
Holes by Louis Sacher
The BFG by Roald Dahl
The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Animorphs 1: The Invasion by K. A. Applegate
Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix
The Secret of Dragonhome by John Peel
Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Betrayed by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Among the Imposters by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
The Ellimist Chronicles by K. A. Applegate
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Take a leaf from my bookshelf!

Recommended for the Fourteen and Over

The Hobbit & the Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkein
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Native Son by Richard Wright
Animal Farm by George Orwell
1984 by George Orwell
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Search For Senna (Everworld 1) by Katherine A. Applegate
The Color Purple by Amy Walker
Don't You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey by Margaret Haddix
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Odyssey by Homer
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Lirael by Garth Nix (sequel to Sabriel)


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