Some of my favorites . . . 


The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Too Much Noise by Ann McGovern
Holes by Louis Sachar
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Small Change by J. Belinda Yandell
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Till We have Faces: A Myth Retold by C. S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis: Through the Shadowlands by Brian Sibley 
Home to Harmony by Philip Gulley
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Sarah by Orson Scott Card
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows
and Mary Ann Shaffer
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

Other books that kept me reading . . .

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma and Jim Brozina
Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
When Character was King by Peggy Noonan
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross 
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Painted House by John Grisham 
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
Letters for Emily by Camron Wright
84, Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanffe
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
The Wedding Dress by Virginia Ellis
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls

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