recommended

Hello!

Generally, when I meet fellow readers and we become friends, we recommend and compare books we read every time we see each other. However, when others find out I read over 370 books in a year (estimate of 2016), they generally wonder if I have a list of books I recommend. Below I’ve listed some, organised by genre, and generally clean- some will have reviews, and some will be on my ‘to-review’ list.

There are generally two Recommend lists in my mind- one that I give out to anyone I know, and one that I’d recommend to sensible persons. And recommend doesn’t mean I liked it… the books I really love might be marked below, and those I put on is still entertaining (even if I’m laughing at its cheesiness and predictability). And I will add to it regularly! 😉

I hope this proves helpful… Happy reading!

P.S. 📗means its favourites of mine


Classics

  • Louise May Alcott
    • Little Women
  • Jane Austen 📗
    • I’d recommend getting a compilation of her novels 🙂
  • Charles Dickens
    • Great Expectations
  • Alexandre Dumas
    • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    • North and South
  •  C.S. Lewis
    • Chronicles of Narnia 📗
  • George Macdonald
    • The Princess and the Goblin
    • The Princess and Curdie
  •  J.R.R. Tolkien 📗
    • Lord of the Rings
    • The Hobbit
  •  Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Tarzan of the Apes
  •  J.M. Barrie
    • Peter Pan 📗
  •  Lucy Maud Montgomery 📗
    • Anne of Green Gables series
    • Emily of New Moon trilogy

Fantasy

Lighthearted romance:

  •  K.M. Shea 📗
    • Elves of Lessa Series
    • Timeless Fairy Tale series
    • Princess Ahira
    • The Snow Queen duology
  • Brittany Fichter 
    • The Classical Kingdoms series
  • Melanie Cellier
    • The Four Kingdoms series
    • Beyond The Four Kingdoms series
  • Shari L. Tapscott
    • Eldentimber series- it’s clean, again, but the romance is central (which annoyed me, as it’s kind of the same as mentioned above)
  • A. G. Marshall
    • Fairy Tale Adventures series
  • Gail Carson Levine
    • Ella Enchanted 📗
    • Fairest
  • Jessica Day George
    • Dragon Slippers series
    • The Princesses of Westfalin series
    • Sun, Moon, Ice and Snow
  •  Shannon Hale
    • The Books of Bayern series
  •  Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee
    • Ella
  •  Jenni James
    • The Faerie Tale collection/series
  •  Annette K. Larson
    • Books of Dalthia series
  •  Kenley Davidson
    • Traitor’s Masque

Action/adventure:

  • Rhiannon Thomas
    • Long May She Reign
  •  Elly Blake
    • Frostblood
  • Marissa Meyer
    • Heartless 📗
  •  C. J. Redwine
    • Ravenspire series- see my review of the first book
  •  David Baldacci
    • Vega Jane series
  • Jodi Meadows
    • The Orphan Queen duology 📗
  •  Donita K. Paul
    • Dragonspell Series 📗
    • Realm Walker Series
  •  Sherwood Smith
    • Crown Duel
  • Robin McKinley
    • The Blue Sword (a bit of mythology…)
    •  Spindle’s End

Sci-Fi/Paranormal/Dystopian

(it’s harder to find clean things in these three topics. js.)

Light reading:

  • K.M. Shea
    • The MBRC series
    • Life Reader 📗
  • A.M. Sohma
    • Age of Retha series 📗

Heavier reading:

  •  Marissa Meyer
    • The Lunar Chronicles (I do not recommend the novella, Fairest– I put it down as soon as I picked it up. But the rest of the books are relatively clean)
  •  Lois Lowry
    • The Giver quartet 📗

Tween

when in doubt, look at books aimed at younger audiences 😛

Fantasy:

  •  Jessica Day George
    • Castle Glower series
  •  Shannon Hale
    • Princess Academy series
  •  M. A. Larson
    • Pennyroyal Academy series 📗
  •  Jennifer A. Nielsen
    • The Ascendance Trilogy 📗
    • The Scourge
  •  Kathryn Lasky
    • Guardians of Ga’hoole
  •  Jeremy Kraatz
    • The Cloak Society

Suspense:

  •  Ally Carter
    • Gallagher Girls series – review here
  •  Rick Riordan (Various authors)
    • The 39 Clues series

Contemporary:

  •  Jenny B. Jones
    • A Katy Parker Production 
  •  Nancy N. Rue
    • A Lucy Novel series
  • Laura Martin
    • The Apple Grove Girls

Historical Fiction

Action/adventure:

  •  Rosemary Sutcliff
    • Shield Ring
    • Eagle of the Ninth series
  • Joanne Williamson
    • Hittite Warrior
    • God King
  •  K.M. Shea 📗
    • King Arthur and Her Knights series
    • Robyn Hood duology
  • Melinda Taub
    • Still Star-Crossed– see the review
  •  Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
    • My Lady Jane
  • Eoin Colfer
    • Airman
  •  Hope Auer 📗
    • A Cry From Egypt and a Stand at Sinai
  • Elizabeth Speare
    • Witch of Blackbird Pond
    • The Bronze Bow
  •  Geoffrey Trease
    • Cue for Treason
  •  Stephen R. Lawhead
    • King Raven series 📗

Romance:

  •   Jen Turano
    • A Change of Fortune
  •  Julianne Donaldson
    • Edenbrooke
  •  Ashtyn Newbold
    • Mischief and Manors
  •  Sarah M. Eden
    • Glimmer of Hope
    •  Jonquil Brother series
  •  Kate Breslin
    • Not by Sight
  •  Finley Aaron
    • Cinders: The Untold Story of Cinderella
  •  Roseanna M. White
    • The Culper Ring series
  •  Melanie Dickerson
    • Her retellings aren’t bad, but they’re pretty fluffy.
  • Lynn Austin
    • Refiner’s Fire trilogy
  •  Suzanne Martel
    • King’s Daughter

Suspense/Mystery

Again, a harder topic for clean stuffs. Nancy Drew is always an option 😉

  •  Ally Carter
    • Heist Society series
    • Embassy Row series
  •  Jennifer Lynn Barnes
    • The Fixer review here
  •  Branidlyn Collins
    • Rayne Tour series

Contemporary

  •  L. N. Cronk
    • Chop, Chop
  •   Eric Wilson
    • October Baby