My All Time Favorites:

  • Richard Adams, Watership Down
  • Jeanne Birdsall, The Penderwicks
  • Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
  • Richard Chase, The Jack Tales
  • Susan Cooper, The Dark is Rising
  • Michael Ende, The Neverending Story
  • Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
  • Jean Craighead George, My Side of the Mountain
  • Lev GrossmanThe Magicians series
  • Lois Lowry, The Giver
  • Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials
  • Philip Reeve, The Hungry Cities Chronicles
  • J.K. Rowling, The Harry Potter series
  • Neil Shusterman, The Everlost series
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

 

What I've been reading lately:

  • Leigh Bardugo, The Grisha Trilogy
  • Margaret Peterson Haddix, The Missing series
  • Yaval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  • William Joyce, Ollie's Odyssey
  • Roland L Smith, Hoodoo
  • Neal StephensonSeveneves
  • Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters, Lumberjanes

Must Reads for Younger Readers:

  • Tom Angleberger, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
  • Cece Bell, El Deafo
  • Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game
  • Andrew S. Chilton, The Goblin's Puzzle
  • John Christopher, The White Mountains
  • Andrew Clements, Frindle
  • Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl
  • Frances O’Roark Dowell, Dovey Coe
  • Nancy Farmer, The House of the Scorpion
  • Catherine Fisher, Incarceron
  • Alan Gratz, The League of Seven
  • Jean Craighead George, Julie of the Wolves
  • Diana Wynne Jones, The Chronicles of Chrestomanci
  • Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle In Time
  • Stephen Messer, Windblowne and The Death of Yorik Mortwell
  • Garth Nix, Sabriel
  • Robert C. O'BrienMrs. Frisby and the Rats  of NIMH
  • Kenneth Oppel, Airborn
  • Richard Peck, A Long Way From Chicago
  • Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game
  • Rick RiordanThe Heroes of Olympus series
  • Louis Sacher, Holes
  • Brian Selznick, The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  • Rebecca Stead, When You Reach Me
  • Jonathan Stroud, Lockwood & Co series
  • Scott Westerfeld, Leviathan

Must Reads for Older Readers:

  • M.T. Anderson, Feed
  • Paolo Bacigalupi, Shipbreaker
  • Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows
  • Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games
  • James Dashner, The Maze Runner
  • Kathleen Duey, Skin Hunger
  • Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain
  • Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World
  • Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere and Stardust
  • Elizabeth Gilbert, The Last American Man
  • David Macinnis Gill, Soul Enchilada
  • John Green, Looking For Alaska
  • J.J. Johnson, This Girl Is Different, The Theory of Everything, and Believarexic
  • Stephen King, The Dark Tower Series
  • Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book
  • Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • William Least Heat Moon, Blue Highways
  • Cormac McCarthy, All The Pretty Horses
  • Yann Martel, Life of Pi
  • Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now
  • Carrie Ryan, The Forest of Hands and Teeth
  • John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley
  • Laini Taylor, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone
  • Daniel Wallace, Mister Sebastian and the Negro Magician