unRequired Reading Blog

If you like Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

Since you enjoyed The Morning
Gift by Eva Ibbotson, Ihere is a list of books that I hope you
will enjoy as well.

 

The Star of Kazan / Eva Ibbotson.

After twelve-year-old Annika, a foundling living in late
nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, a woman
claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in
a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.

 

The Coffin Quilt : the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys / Ann
Rinaldi.

If you like Doing It by Melvin Burgess

Here are some other books that I think you may also enjoy.

 

The Boyfriend List : (15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs,
and me, Ruby Oliver) by E. Lockhart.
A Seattle fifteen-year-old explains some of the reasons for her recent
panic attacks, including breaking up with her boyfriend, losing all her
girlfriends, tensions between her performance-artist mother and her
father, and more.

 

If you like Exit Here by Jason Myers

If you enjoy books about guys in tough situations, here are some other titles you may like:

 

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.

After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to
prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the
native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan
Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.

 

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers.

If you like ballet stories

There are lots of stories about ballet dancers. Some
that I thought you might enjoy are:

 

To Dance by Siena Cherson Siegel.

The author describes how she first decided she wanted to be a
ballerina at the age of six, and how that dream carried her from her
home in Puerto Rico to dance class in Boston to performing with the New
York City Ballet. This is a non-fiction book written like a graphic
novel.

 

Marie, Dancing by Carolyn Meyer.

If you like Firegirl by Tony Abbott

Here are some
more books you might like about middle school students .

 

All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall.

If you like Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot

I have some suggestions if you liked Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot.

 

 

 

Confessions of a NOT IT Girl by Melissa Kantor.

High school senior Jan Miller is convinced she's destined for the
world's least fabulous life because she doesn't have IT. But, maybe,
just maybe, being a Not It Girl will turn out to have some major
rewards.

Suggested for ages 13 - 18

 

 

Crush by Ellen Conford.

If you like Spiderwick stories by Holly Black

Spiderwick is a great children's series and here are some more suggestions you might like in
our children's area:

 

 

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

When a young evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by
capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back
with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Suggested for ages 10 - 14

 

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede.

If you like The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

I have a few to suggest to you that I hope you will enjoy, too.

 

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when
disaster strikes and her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it
back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.

 

My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin.

If you like Good Girls by Laura Ruby

I have a few to suggest to you that I hope you will enjoy, too.

 

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when
disaster strikes and her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it
back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.

 

My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin.

If you like Notes on a Near Life Experience

Here are some other books with a fair share of love,
romance, and family problems. Enjoy!

 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares.