Student Recommended Books (alphabetically by author)
Looking for a good book to read this summer? Here is a list of books that have been recommended by current and former students. I'm sure you'll be able to find something good to read here. If you have a book you'd like to see added to the list, please send me an email.


Author
Title
Douglas Adams
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Laurie Halse Anderson
Fever 1793
Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
E.D. Baker
Dragon’s Breath
T.A. Barron
The Merlin Series
L. Frank Baum
The Wizard of Oz
Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451
Ann Brashares
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Libba Bray
A Great and Terrible Beauty
Kevin Brookes
Kissing the Rain
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzan of the Apes
Orson Scott Card
Ender’s Game
Esme Raji Codell
Sahara Special
Barbara Cohen
Seven Daughters and Seven Sons
Sharon Creech
Absolutely Normal Chaos
Sharon Creech
Ruby Holler
Sharon Creech
The Wanderer
Anna Dale
Dawn Undercover
Carl Deuker
Heart of a Champion
Kate DiCamillo
Because of Winn Dixie
Kate DiCamillo
A Tale of Despereaux
Chris D’Lacey
The Fire Within
Chris D’Lacey
Ice Fire
Jennifer Donnelly
A Northern Light
Nancy Farmer
House of the Scorpion
Cornelia Funke
Dragon Rider
Cornelia Funke
Inkheart
Cornelia Funke
Inkspell
Cornelia Funke
The Thief Lord
Jean Craighead George
My Side of the Mountain
Natale Ghent
No Small Thing
William Golding
Lord of the Flies
John Grisham
The Last Juror
Dan Gutman
Babe and Me
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Double Identity
Bethany Hamilton
Soul Surfer
Lisi Harrison
The Clique Series
S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders
Will Hobbs
The Big Wander
Will Hobbs
Downriver
Will Hobbs
River Thunder (read “Downriver” first!)
Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider Series
Anthony Horowitz
Diamond Brothers Series
Anthony Horowitz
Gatekeepers Series
Erin Hunter
Warriors Series
Eva Ibbotson
The Secret of Platform 13
Eva Ibbotson and Kevin Hawkes
Island of the Aunts
Brian Jacques
Redwall Series
Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird
Madeleine L'Engle
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Madeleine L'Engle
A Wind in the Door
Madeleine L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time
Gail Carson Levine
The Wish
C.S. Lewis
The Horse and His Boy
Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue
Lois Lowry
The Giver
David Lubar
Dunk
Tracy Lynn & Kinuku Craft
Snow
Ann Martin
A Corner of the Universe
H.L. McCutchen
Lightland
Ben Mikaelsen
Touching Spirit Bear
Donna Jo Napoli
North
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The Fear Place
Scott O’Dell
The Island of the Blue Dolphins
Mary O’Hara
Thunderhead
Mary O’Hara
My Friend Flicka
Christopher Paolini
Eragon
Christopher Paolini
Eldest
Gary Paulsen
The Hatchet
Michelle Paver
Wolf Brother
Dave Pelzer
A Child Called It
Dave Pelzer
The Lost Boy
Dave Pelzer
A Man Named Dave
Tamora Pierce
Circle of Magic
Tamora Pierce
Trickster’s Choice
Tamora Pierce
Wild Magic
Steven Pressfield
Gates of Fire
Wilson Rawls
Where the Red Fern Grows
Celia Rees
City of Shadows
Celia Rees
Witch Child
Rick Riordan
The Lightning Thief
Rick Riordan
Sea of Monsters
Willo Davis Roberts
Megan’s Island
J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter Series
Louis Sachar
Small Steps
Angie Sage
Magyk
Darren Shan
Cirque Du Freak
Neal Shusterman
Full-Tilt
Neal Shusterman
The Schwa Was Here
Lemony Snicket
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Jerry Spinelli
Loser
John Steinbeck
Cannery Row
Todd Strasser
Con-fidence
Jonathan Stroud
The Bartimaeus Trilogy
Stephanie S. Tolan
Surviving the Applewhites
JRR Tolkien
The Hobbit
JRR Tolkien
Lord of the Rings trilogy
Wendelin Van Draanen
Flipped
Scott Westerfield
Pretties
Elie Wiesel
Night
Laura E. Williams
Behind the Bedroom Wall
Elizabeth Yates
Amos Fortune
Jane Yolen
Sword of the Rightful King