Books I Loved

Books Other People Found for Me (aged 4-10)

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis
The Phoenix and the Carpet by Enid Nesbit
The Five Children and It by Enid Nesbit
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials) by Phillip Pullman

Books I Found for Myself (aged 10-16)

Brog the Stoop by Joe Boyle
Dragonsbane (The Enchanted Forest Chronicles) by Patricia C. Wrede
Healer’s Quest (The Renegade Sequence) by Jessica Palmer
The Book of Shadows (The Nightshade Chronicles) by Stan Nicholls
Wild Magic (The Immortals Quartet) by Tamora Pierce
Redwall (Redwall) by Brian Jacques
The Dark Portal (The Depford Mice Trilogy) by Robin Jarvis
The Haunting of Alizabel Cray by Chris Wooding

Fairy Tales and Other Adaptations

Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern) by Shannon Hale
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
North Child by Edith Pattou
Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Uprooted by Naomi Novik

YA Fantasy

The Thief (Thief of Eddis) by Megan Whelan Turner
Song Quest by Katherine Roberts
Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
Law of the Wolf Tower (The Claadi Journals) by Tanith Lee
Imperial Spy by Mark Robson
Sabriel by Garth Nix
Dragonskin Slippers by Jessica Day George
The Pain Merchants by Janice Hardy
Silverhorse by Lene Kaaberbol
Eon: Rise of the Dragoneye by Alison Goodman
Dragonfly by Julia Golding
The Singer of All Songs (The Chanters of Tremaris) by Kate Contable
Wolf Brother (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness) by Michelle Paver

Adult Fantasy

(I know some of the titles listed here are crossover, but if I’ve included them in this list it’s because I found them in the adult Sci Fi and Fantasy Section, rather than in Young Adult.)

Magician by Raymond E. Feist
Daughter of the Empire by Janny Wurts
Take a Thief by Mercedes Lackey
The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Bone Doll’s Twin by Lynn Flewelling
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

Science Fiction

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

YA SciFi and Post-Apocalyptica

The Diary of Pelly D by L.J. Adlington
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking) by Patrick Ness
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games Trilogy) by Suzanne Collins
The Inferior by Peadar O Guilin

Urban YA

Parasite Positive by Scott Westerfeld
Tithe (Modern Tale of Faerie) by Holly Black