Reading Room Blog
You might enjoy these titles if you liked The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.
Shakespeare’s Secret, by Elise Broach.
Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school.
The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trent Lee Stewart.
There are many "addiction memoirs" in our collection. Some are funny, some are bleak and despairing, some a combination. Try these titles:
"Junky" by William S. Burroughs. May be the first book in this sub genre of memoir.
"Go Ask Alice" by Anonymous. A young adult classic and a cautionary tale. The diary of a young woman chronicles her descent into addiction.
"Manic: A Memoir" by Terri Cheney. A successful lawyer recounts her struggles with a biopolar disorder and substance abuse.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke.
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George.
The sequel to What My Mother Doesn’t Know is
Try ..The Clique Series by Lisi Harrison.
The first one is The Clique a Novel.
If you like A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone:
Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen.
Here are similar titles to The Sight, by David Clement-Davies.
Wolf-Speaker, by Tamora Pierce.
Meg Cabot really does have such a great way of making you love her characters and laugh and cry along with them, doesn’t she? Here are a few more books, like Airhead, that you might enjoy.
First of all, there’s a sequel to Airhead that our system has ordered and you can reserve:
Being Nikki: an Airhead Novel.
Studious, socially conscious Emerson Watts learns startling news about the family of Nikki Howard, the teen supermodel into whose body Emerson's brain was transplanted by the nefarious Stark corporation.
The following books have many of the same elements that make A Tree Grows in Brooklyn such as a memorable book: a young person learning to find her own voice when family problems and hard economic times amplify the ordinary problems of adolescence.
Wish You Well by David Baldacci.
Twelve-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal and her younger brother must move with their invalid mother from New York City to their great-grandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains. When the forces of greed and justice clash, their struggle plays out in a crowded Virginia courtroom.
If you liked "The Fairy Godmother" by Mercedes Lackey for the way it played with the traditions of fairy tales, you may enjoy these titles:
"Little, Big" by John Crowley
One of my all-time favorite books - big, romantic; with plotlines following many characters: