Book Recommendations

I’m often asked what books I recommend. So, I’ve compiled a list of my favorites (some old and some new). I will update it occasionally, so check back. 🙂


Children’s Books

The Day the Crayons Quit https://amzn.to/2Q0Yz7o You will find your own personality somewhere in this hilarious story with a great message.

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs https://amzn.to/2TXf2rz The classic story from a fresh perspective. I laughed out loud.

You are Special https://amzn.to/2TSG1od This self-esteem building story is so beautiful it made me choke up while reading. It’s a celebration our differences.

Tuesday https://amzn.to/2RudeEY This book is virtually all pictures. It tells a fun story and inspires creativity.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales https://amzn.to/2U0XkmO Fun twists on classic tales.

Llama Llama Red Pajama https://amzn.to/2SiWfFu This was my daughter’s favorite. Adorable and true.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs https://amzn.to/2KK8KaC One of my favorites when I was a kid.

Magic Treehouse Books https://amzn.to/2zze8ZB My son’s favorites. If they get hooked, there a ton of books in this series.

The Giving Tree https://amzn.to/2SmYHdY Everyone needs to take this story to heart.


Middle Grade

Harry Potter https://amzn.to/2Q4no29 Need I explain this? 🙂

The Witch of Blackbird Pond https://amzn.to/2zwyrXO Wonderfully written historical fiction that takes place in early America.

The Outsiders https://amzn.to/2KIrQhb The first book I stayed up all night reading when I was 11.

Gwendolyn and the Seeds of Destiny https://amzn.to/2U2cZTh Do you love The Chronicles of Narnia? If so, get this trilogy. Great message, tons of adventure, and a dragon.


Young Adult

My Lady Jane https://amzn.to/2PaCo9v Love The Princess Bride? Get. This. Book. Hilarious and snarky adventure that will keep you guessing. (Also, best audiobook ever).

Scorpio Races https://amzn.to/2Q1JBOp One word: Beautiful

Clockwork Angel https://amzn.to/2Q3NsdS Urban fantasy set in Victorian England. I’ve read this more than once.

Under the Never Sky Trilogy https://amzn.to/2QuK4bi After solar flares wreck the world, a girl of privilege and a boy seen as a savage must work together to survive.

Shatter Me Series https://amzn.to/2SqDKz9 Dystopian with an innovative style. Beautiful writing. Super hot kisses.

Shadow and Bone (Grisha Series Book 1) https://amzn.to/2RocEIN A dark and powerful world filled with magic wielding people. One of the best first chapters I have ever read.

If you like Hunger Games, City of Bones, and Twilight, you’ll like my urban fantasy series. It starts with The Unintended (book 1) or the prequel, Allure.


Classics & Modern Classics

The Count of Monte Cristo https://amzn.to/2TZYuiB Betrayal and revenge at its best. One of my all-time faves.

The Princess Bride https://amzn.to/2TVqeoF This will always be in my top five.

Fahrenheit 451  https://amzn.to/2rfYhdU I liked this in high school. I LOVED it when I reread it as an adult.


Books on Writing

Save the Cat https://amzn.to/2KInlmJ It’s for screenwriting, but incredibly helpful for all writers

Zen and the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity https://amzn.to/2E6PgMS Sage advice and insights.

Nonfiction for High School: A Sentence Composing Approach https://amzn.to/2P7nu3H This will brush up adult writers, as well as, teens.

Letters to a Young Poet https://amzn.to/2QogDrx Gorgeous and thoughtful.

You can also check out my creative writing books. The Prompt Me Series is clean enough for teens and sophisticated enough for adults.


Poetry (Non-Stuffy Kind)

The Princess Saves Herself in this One https://amzn.to/2Q1oX0V This has everything.

All the Words are Yours: Haikus on Love https://amzn.to/2SpuZW1 Swoon-worthy.

100 Selected Poems by ee cummings https://amzn.to/2E6Vyfg All of my favorites except one. (i carry your heart) You can print it and tape it in. Ha.


New Adult & Adult

I do not recommend these for younger readers. Mature content.

Court of Thorns and Roses Series https://amzn.to/2KJ9dd5 Retelling of Beauty & the Beast in a wonderful fantasy world filled with fae.

Mercy Thompson Series https://amzn.to/2Qu9Psn This paranormal romance series is pure fun. Fast reads.

Outlander https://amzn.to/2Sg2ytk Historical fiction with a time travel twist. Epic. 

The Time Traveler’s Wife https://amzn.to/2PcKXAy Unique storytelling that had me spinning.


Rom-Com

I do not recommend these for younger readers. Mature content.

Austenland https://amzn.to/2TYRL8I A Jane Austen experience in modern day. Love. (One of my favorite movies too)

Whine with Cheese https://amzn.to/2U49njA Admittedly, my college bestie wrote this, but I am a true fan. This is funny and smoking hot. Rawr.


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Do you have a recommendation for me?