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.

You can also follow me on goodreads here. 😀 All books that are linked are linked to either my goodreads review or a blog post I reviewed them on. Read it and see if you think you’d enjoy it.

Books for life/none fiction:

  • Before you Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally
  • The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer [Age 13 and Up, just because of the depth of language, it’s clean for younger readers]
  • Crazy Love by Francis Chan
  • His Princess: Love Letters from Your King by Sherie Shepherd.


  • 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]
  • Out of Time trilogy by Brandes Nadine [age 15 and up because of semi-graphic scenes and intense dystopia]
  • The Tales of Tarsurella By Livy Jarmusch. [ages 13 and up] Here are my review of The Coronation and The Rebellion.

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
  • The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

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. (My sister 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
  • Bound by Victoria Lynn

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
  • 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
  • Out of Time by Nadine Brandes [This is a rather graphic and intense Sci-fi trilogy. Not recommended if you are sensitive to death and… It’s sort of a thriller type thing.]
  • Crossroads by Paul Willis [Another intense sci-fi. Recommended for boys too]
  • Andora’s Folly by Abigayle Claire
  • Kiera by Kate Willis [HIGHLY RECCOMENDED for girls who like sci-fi, and even for those who don’t]
  • I Don’t Dance by Jesseca Wheaton
  • To Get To You by Joanne Bischof
  • This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof
  • Live Without You by Sarah Grace Grzy (trigger warning)
  • Freedom by Faith Potts (trigger warning)

All the books on this list are good to read for older ages. The age is only for girls that are younger, so that they avoid older age groups.

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!

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