Here is a list of books that I really enjoy reading. Please read this post as well. The age that I placed are for younger girls. For example, If you are 14 you will enjoy reading all the books except those in the “Ages 16 and up.” So if you are 18 you can read any of these books and will like them, but if you are 12 I wouldn’t recommend reading books over that age limit. The limits are set by my standards, so they may not be the same as yours, but that’s ok.

Books for life:

  • Before you Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally
  • The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer [Age 13 and Up, just because of weight of language, it’s clean for younger readers]
  • Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Series:

  • Circle C Adventures by Susan Marlow
  • Circle C Milestones by Susan Marlow
  • Mother Daughter Book Club by Heather Fredrick (this one has a lot of boyfriend talk) [Ages 13 and Up]
  • Stranded by Jeff Probst
  • Keystone Stables by Marsha Hubler [Ages 12 and Up]
  • Prairie River by Kristina Gregory
  • Katie Parker Productions by Jenny B. Jones [Ages 15 and Up]
  • Epic Order of the Seven by Jenny L. Cote (The Dreamer, the Schemer and the Robe is a little scary in regards to Egyptians gods, so I recommend at least age 13 for this book)
  • TJ and the Time Stumblers by Bill Myer
  • The Red Rock Mysteries by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry (All ages avoid book Phantom Writer)
  • Sisters in Time
  • Boston Jane by Jennifer L. Holm [13 and Up]
  • Boarding School Mysteries by Kristi Holl [Good for ages 8 – 14, after that can get a bit boring, but worth a try]
  • The Royal Diaries
  • Hoofbeats by Kathrine Duey [Good for ages 8 – 14, after that can get a bit boring, but worth a try]
  • Grandma’s Attic Series Books 5 – 10 by Arleta Richardson
  • Smells like Dogs, Smells like Treasure, and Smells Like Pirates by Suzanne Selfors [Ages 10 and up if you are prone to being scared easily]

Individual books for ages 10 and up

  • Prairie Evers by Ellen Airgood
  • The Education of Ivy Blake by Ellen Airgood (Caution, Ivy’s mom is a drug addict. Not graphic, but may not be best idea.)
  • Extra Credit by Andrew Clemens
  • From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
  • Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret
  • Royal Wedding Disaster by Meg Cabot
  • From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess by Meg Cabot
  • Mandy by Julie Andrews Edward
  • A Dog on His Own by Mary Jane Auch
  • Nobody’s Perfect by Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney
  • Leading Ladies by Marlee Matlin and Doug Cooney
  • Follow My Leader James B. Garfield
  • The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
  • Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood
  • Crunch by Leslie Connor
  • Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting by Tommy Greenwald
  • The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse
  • Manhattan Mystery by John. J. Bonk
  • Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  • Firegirl by Tony Abbot
  • The Gentleman Outlaw and Me-Eli by Mary Hahn
  • Jackie’s Wild Seattle by Will Hobbs
  • Things Not Seen by Andrew Clemens
  • Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Individual Books for ages 13 and up

  • Soar by Joan Bauer (Good book, you should read it. It’s Baseball themed, so if you like that kind of thing. ;))
  • Just Another Girl by Melody Carlson
  • Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker
  • The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  • Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur
  • Love Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur
  • Tell Me by Joan Bauer
  • The Root Cellar by Janet Lunn
  • That’s NOT Hay in My Hair by Juliette Turner
  • My Name is River by Wendy Dunham
  • Interrupted by Rachel Coker
  • The Clay Marble by Minifong Ho
  • Never Say Die by Will Hobbs. (Kate LOVES this book.)
  • No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman
  • Breathing Room by Marsha Hayles (One of my most favorite books, but get a tissue)
  • Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne
  • Pictures of Hollis Woods by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Storyteller by Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  • A Dog’s Life by Ann M. Martin (These two go together. Read Everything for a Dog and then A Dog’s Life)
  • Everything For a Dog by Ann M. Martin (These two go together. Read Everything for a Dog and then A Dog’s Life)
  • Heart of the Wilderness by Janette Oak
  • Drums of Change by Janette Oak
  • The Road to Paris by Nikki Grimes
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
  • Jason’s Gold by William Hobbs

Individual Books for ages 16 and up. These are some of my Most Favorite books. I highly recommend reading these books if you are of age. Most of them include boy-girl relationships, but they are not in depth romance. That’s what I try to avoid.

  • Starring Me by Krista McGee
  • Life Just Got Real by Sadie Robinson
  • Summer by Summer by Heather Burch (USE EXTREME CAUTION BEFORE READING THIS BOOK. It’s about a guy and a girl stuck on an Island together. It’s physically clean, but the author is honest about the temptations.)
  • I Thirst by Gina Marinello Sweeney (This book is actually Catholic based, but I love the way it is written. It’s a love or hate book. I love it. Mom hates it. XD)
  • The Rose and The Sword  by Gina Marinello Sweeney (I personally liked this book more than the first one, but I really enjoyed the fact that I read the Prologue because I got to know the characters. I recommend reading both.)
  • Just Between You and Me by Jenny B. Jones

The list for 16 is pretty small, but that doesn’t mean anything if you are 16. Almost all these books are good to read, the age is only for girls that are younger, so that they avoid that age group.
I hope you have a big list at the library now! I’ll be adding more whenever I read any really good new ones, but I’ll be sure to post it, so you don’t have to check back randomly.

Thanks for reading this super long list!
~B.R.B.