unRequired Reading Blog
Having liked the book, Princess Academy by Shannon Hale, here are some other titles you might enjoy reading.
Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris.
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine.
With her adventurous sister, Meryl, suffering from the the Grey death meek and timid Princess Addie sets out to find a cure.
Since you enjoyed Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, you might like to know that there is a sequel:
Enna Burning by Shannon Hale.
Enna hopes that her new knowledge of how to wield fire will help protect
her good friend Isi--the Princess Anidori--and all of Bayern against
their enemies, but the need to burn is uncontrollable and puts Enna and
her loved ones in grave danger.
Here are some other titles about princesses that you might
The Princetta by Anne-Laure Bondoux.
Here are some other books with
strong characters and family relationships/issues that I think you may
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's
death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going.
You may want to read some other books by Tamora Pierce, if
you haven't already. Here are some other suggestions:
The Edge of the Sword by Rebecca Tingle.
In ninth-century Britain, fifteen-year-old Aethelflaed, daughter of King
Alfred of West Saxony, finds she must assume new responsibilities much
sooner than expected when she is betrothed to Ethelred of Mercia in
order to strengthen a strategic alliance against the Danes.
Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley.
Here are some other
books with a mix of magic, fantasy, family, adventure, and/or mythology
that I think you may like:
Pirate Curse (Wave Walkers, book 1) by Kai Meyer.
In a place similar to the 1706 Caribbean, two fourteen-year-old
"polliwogs"--humans who can walk on water--rely on a mysterious figure
known as the Ghost Trader and a band of pirates to help them escape from
the evil that is chasing them.
The Night Tourist by Katherine Marsh.
Here are a few other suggestions of books that I think you might like:
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot.
Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne. (This is the first in the Princess series by Meg Cabot, who has written lots of other books that you may enjoy as well).
I hope you enjoy reading some of these books:
Doppelganger / Pete Hautman and Mary Logue.
Summary: High school newspaper reporter Roni finds an age-progressed
photograph on a missing children's website of a boy that looks just like
her sidekick Brian, throwing the pair into an investigation of Brian's
past and family heritage.
Good enough / Paula Yoo.
Here are some other romance titles you might enjoy reading.
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.
Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti
Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise Rennison.
Presents the humorous journal of a year in the life of a fourteen-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie. [first in a series]
My Life And Hard Times by James Thurber.
His story, "The Night the Bed Fell on Father," never fails to make me laugh.
Here are some other books that I think
you may like.
A Bad Boy Can be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone.
Josie, Nicolette, and Aviva all get mixed up with a senior boy who can
talk them into doing almost anything he wants. In a blur of high school
hormones and personal doubt, each girl struggles with how much to give
up and what ultimately to keep for herself.
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones.
Sophie describes her relationships with a series of boys as she searches
for Mr. Right.