Reading Room Blog

If you like the Harry Potter books

You may enjoy these titles, if you liked the adventure, suspense
and real-life problems of a teen:

 

"Un Lun Dun" by China Mieville.

If you like Walk two Moons by Sharon Creech

Here are some other titles by different authors you may enjoy.

 

Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath.

Eleven-year-old Primrose living in a small fishing village in British
Columbia recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human
nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents
are lost at sea.

 

Ida B : --and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly)
Save the World by Katherine Hannigan.

If you like Guide to the McGowan Boys by Megan Meade

If you enjoyed Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys, here are some other
titles you may like:

 

 

How to be Popular by Meg Cabot.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old Steph Landry finds an old book on how to be
popular and decides to change her social status by following its advice,
much to the bafflement of her two best friends. Surprising romance!

 

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen.

If you like The Clique series by Lisi Harrison

Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah.

Australian 11th-grader Amal is smart, funny, outspoken, a good student, and a loyal friend. She is also a devout Muslim who decides to wear the hijab, or head covering, full-time. The story tells of her emotional and spiritual journey as she copes with a mad crush on a boy, befriends an elderly Greek neighbor, and tries to help a friend who aspires to be a lawyer but whose well-intentioned mother is trying to force her to leave school and get married.

 

If you like I'd tell you I love you, but then I would have to kill you by Ally Carter

Here are some other books that have danger, intrigue and some romance (or at
least flirtation!)

 

H.I.V.E. Higher Institute of Villainous Education by Mark Walden.

Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto,
a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer
specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds
and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E.

 

Thieves Like Us by Stephen Cole.

If you like The Gossip Girl series

If you like the Gossip Girl series, you
might want to try some of these:

 

Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson.

Three teenaged girls from very different backgrounds, thrown together to
pick peaches in a Georgia orchard, spend a summer in pursuit of the
right boy, the truest of friends, and the perfect peach.

 

Au Pairs: a Novel by Melissa de la Cruz.

If you like New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

If you liked the passion between Edward and Bella in New Moon you might
try one of these. The first three are horror or fantasy, and the last
two are just good love stories!

 

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause.

A mysterious teenage boy harboring a dark secret helps Zoe come to terms
with her mother's terminal illness.

 

Haunted: A Tale of the Mediator by Meg Cabot.

If you like Bookends by Jane Green

Bookends by Jane Green

Let me tell you about a few others that might appeal to
you.

 

What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones.
Meet Sophie. She sees herself as the too-tall "Mount Everest of teenage
girls," who, along with her friends, often suffers from "lackonookie
disease." She's dating smoky, sexy Dylan, covertly chatting online with
"cybersoul"-mate Chaz, and secretly nursing a crush on sweet, geeky
Murphy. If you like this one, it has a sequel called What My Girlfriend
Doesn't Know.

If you like the Drama High series by L. Divine

If you like the Drama High series by L. Divine

Here are some other suggestions since you like the Drama High
and It Chicks series:

 

Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree.

Growing up in the flamboyant 1980's, Tracy Ellison is a smart and
charming teenager who uses her good looks to attract any boy she wants.
With a life of promiscuity as she approaches womanhood, she learns
valuable lessons that impels her to examine her reckless lifestyle.

 

Coldest Winter Ever by Sistah Souljah.

If you like Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Here are some other titles you might enjoy reading.

 

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull.

When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they
discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle
between good and evil is looming.

 

The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray.