If you like sci-fi…
The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu — a stunning masterpiece about humanity and planets beyond
If you like mystery…
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin — a chilling story of deduction and suspense
If you like classics…
And yes there are a lot…
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson — a haunting tale of the inner good and evil
Anne of Green Gables (series) by L.M. Montgomery — the ultimate comfort read, marvellously woven
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott — the story of four sisters whose bond is tested through trials and scrapes
King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard — full of adventure and thrill seeking, set amongst mountains, caves, and diamonds
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne — an eager, intense, fast paced narrative
If you like philosophy…
Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder — philosophy taught so profoundly it leaves you gasping for more
If you like physics…
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli — a wonderful introduction, clearly explained and fascinating
**By Age Group
The Penderwicks (series) by Jeanne Birdsall — a yarn of laughter and fun
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill — a beautiful journey of a very special, magical girl
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster — a fantastical, whimsical piece of outstanding imagery
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan — a touching tale of a girl trying to adapt to a new lifestyle far from home
Wonder by R.J. Palacio — a heart wrenching story of a young boy in middle school, where all everyone can think of is his face
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer — a fascinating tale of strained peace between the Earth and the Moon and the ones who will break and restore it
The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu — a piano prodigy who is overlooked because she is a girl…who knows how far she’ll go to make sure she is remembered?
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken — a dark tragedy of two young cousins who must survive despite the ill intentions of their governess and her tiger of a friend
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis — adventure, a wardrobe, a lion, a new world, and fascinating magical beings…need I say more?
Harry Potter (series) by J.K. — intricately woven with a strong world and plot…plus, it’s been almost thirty years and it still can top a bestseller list
Basically every Roald Dahl book — full of humor and originality, but with life lessons beneath the surface
**When I put a novel under the middle grade or young adult header, the classification is based on three things: the age I read it, the age I feel is appropriate, and how Goodreads categorizes the book. If you do not agree with my classification, I apologize in advance.
ALL PICTURES ARE NOT MINE BUT THE COLLAGE IS BASED ON MY AESTHETIC TASTE.
These books are all a part of my list of favorites. I hope you find in these recommendations diverse and enjoyable reads. Let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed some of these books as well! And if you have book recommendations for me and fellow bloggers, I’d love to see them in the comments section!