Recommended Books

As you know, I love literature.  So here is a non-comprehensive list of my favorite, recommended books, in Alphabetical order by Title.

Bleak House by Charles Dickens

If you have not read Bleak House, you are missing out one of Charles Dickens greatest classics.


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

My absolute favorite book.  There is no question about that.  Everyone should take the time to read this classic title.


Dracula by Bram Stoker

Before I read Dracula, I could not stand the pop-culture obsession of vampires.  Now that I have read Dracula, I think that every depiction of vampires since Dracula have been a cheap copy.  Seriously, this book was incredible!


Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

If you are one of those readers only familiar with Card’s Ender-verse titles, then you are missing out on some fantastic reads.  This fantastic fantasy adventure is a modern twist on classic Russian fairy tales, and I loved every minute of it!  A fantastic read.


The Ender-verse by Orson Scott Card

Ender’s Game and Shadow of Ender are by far my favorite titles from the Ender-verse, but the entire series is well written, and great reads.


Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

The book is nothing like the various monster movies.  In the book, we get to look into Dr. Frankenstein’s motives for creating the monster, how the creation of the monster changes the doctor’s life.  I love this book.


I am John Paul by Cris Pasqueralle

This Christian Coming of Age story is fantastic!  I loved every minute of it!  In my humble opinion, this is Pasqueralle’s greatest work, and I highly recommend it to readers of all ages.


Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling

Never before has a fantasy series single-handedly changed the face of the genre within the lifetime of the series.  I loved these books.  My absolute favorite was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, my least favorite was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but I could not put down any of these titles.  This is a fantastic read for fantasy lovers of all ages.


Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

I was first introduced to the story of Les Miserables through the popular Broadway musical, and decided to read the book.  The book was a life changing experience for me.  It features two of my favorite all-time literary characters, Eponine and the Bishop.  The story held me captivated and interested. I did not mind Hugo’s incredibly detailed tangents and back-stories.  I loved this book, and highly recommend it to every lover of literature.


The Lord of the Rings Series by JRR Tolkien

By series, I am including The Hobbit.  I loved experiencing Middle Earth through literature.  I have returned to Middle Earth on a number of occasions, and look forward to returning again soon.


The Pirate Princess (Sovereigns of the Seas Book 1) by KR Martin.  

Renee became a pirate to save her kingdom from an impostor, what would you do? KR Martin tells a beautiful story full of action, adventure, and romance.  While not a fan of romance myself, I loved the getting to know the characters.  I highly recommend this read.


Potion of the Hound (Magical Mishaps Book 1) by Alicia Scarborough

This title was a lot of fun to read.  It is a great fantasy adventure of three sisters which I greatly enjoyed.


Shadows of Lela (Book 1 of the Lela Trilogy) by Tessonja Odette

This was a fantastic fantasy adventure story.  I loved it, and know other fans of fantasy will as well.

Veil of Mist (Book 2 of the Lela Trilogy) by Tessonja Odette

I loved this title even more than Book 1!  I refrain from saying too much about the book itself, but I must say that I was surprised and I loved the twist of Morkai that we discover in Book 2!


Wyrms by Orson Scott Card

If you have yet to discover Wyrms, then you are missing out!  I loved this fantasy adventure story from Card.  When I finished reading it, my initial thought was, why haven’t I heard of this story before?!