Reading Recs

Updated every quarter, so make sure to check back often!

I have more detailed reviews for many of these books on my Goodreads page!

Fantasy &Fiction

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The Girl of Fire & Thorns
Rae Carson

"Must read if you love strong character development, unique world-building, and large themes made personal."

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Lost and Found
Orson Scott Card

"Magical realism meets mystery. A story about identity with potent dialogue, friendships, and unique powers."

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The Scorpio Races
Maggie Stiefvater

"I fell for these characters and wanted them to succeed so badly. Honestly a contender for my all-time favorites lists."

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Six of Crows
Leigh Bardugo

"Full of lovable, morally grey thieves who all need the money. Great banter, character dynamics, and plot twists!"

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The Hundred Thousand...
N.K. Jemisin

...Kingdoms "Rich fantasy world with cruel rivals, unique gods, and high stakes. Family was never so complicated."

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All the Crooked Saints
Maggie Stiefvater

"Mystical stand-alone with prose that sucked me in. Every reader will find a character who shares their 'darkness.'"

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The Graceling Series
Kristin Cashore

"Four fantasy adventures that follow women who are strong in their own ways. A great world with plenty of intrigue."

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Dust
Kara Swanson

"Gorgeous Peter Pan retelling with the perfect amount of heartache, magic, flying, and boyish grinning."

 

Sci-fi

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The Host
Stephenie Meyer

"Wow. Stunning world-building and characters that make you wonder if aliens deserve our planet more than we do."

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Cinder (TLC)
Marissa Meyer

"This series grabs you and won't let go. Diverse females, creative parallels with classic fairy tales, and high-stakes."

 

Misc.

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World of Wonders
Aimee Nezhukumatatil

"Captivating creative non-fiction that romanticizes the natural world and intertwines narrative with observation."

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The Road
Cormac McCarthy

"This post-apocalyptic journey is not for the faint of heart. How far is a father willing to go to preserve his son's innocence?"

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Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen

"I was not prepared to laugh as much as I did. Relatable characters, wit galore, and amazing heart."

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Teen Titans: Raven
Kami Garcia

"Wonderful take on the classic Teen Titans heroine! A fast-paced graphic novel with stunning artwork."

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The Inheritance Games
Jennifer Lynn Barnes

"Knives Out but with four handsome brothers, puzzles, and sooo many cliffhangers. I immediately bought book 2."

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The Boy, The Mole...
Charlie Mackesy

...the Fox and the Horse. "A perfect inspirational book with heartfelt quotes and wholesome characters."

 

My All-time Favorites

This is the only section that will not be swapped regularly. These are the books that I personally believe everyone and their mom should read. I hope you'll be able to find as much joy (and maybe heartache) in them as I did. 

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Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card

"Intense sci-fi you can’t stop reading as things get morally gray. Incredible character psychology and emotion."

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The Scorpio Races
Maggie Stiefvater

"A dangerous but alluring island, personal stakes, and gorgeous prose make this story so special to me. These characters make me feel so deeply."

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Icefall
Matthew J. Kirby

"Not all protagonists need to scream the loudest or act rashly to have strength. A beautiful story with heart and power."

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