Recommendation written by Jonas Braun I recommend the Inheritance Cycle. It has four books in the series. The reading level would be 7th grade to adult. Great for fans of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. The length of the books is 500-700 pages long (that's an estimate). It is a great series and I enjoy … Continue reading For fantasy fans: The Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini
Recommendation written by Isabella Dunkley This exciting sci-fi/fantasy is great for ages 12+. I've read it twice and I own the rest of this trilogy. It's about a girl named Eva Nine who journeys across Orbona looking for other humans on this strange alien-infested Earth. Filled with friendship, adventure, and love for the natural world, … Continue reading For science fiction or fantasy fans: The Search for Wandla by Tony Diterlizzi
Recommendation written by Kelsie Schmidt Although it's blazing hot in the summer, my favorite summer read is actually a book that takes place during the winter! I like to read this book at least every other summer because it's such a cute little love story that incorporates some fantasy elements including angels on Earth. It's … Continue reading For romance fans: Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
Recommendation written by Amber Entzel I am not a fan of fantastical or science fiction literature. However, my son does like shows about wizards so I decided this would be a good book to read together. I was very pleasantly surprised. It was a very easy read which even I enjoyed. The book is about … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Recommendation written by Jean Schutt A book that is set in the future! (So not my norm reading.) The U.S. has been taken over by the "pure movement", a Christian political movement. Women, including girls and baby girls, are not allowed to speak more than 100 words a day. If they speak 101 words, they … Continue reading For dystopian or fantasy fans: Vox by Christina Dalcher
Recommendation written by Karen Schmidt A fast paced, suspenseful story of Artemis Fowl saving his dad from villains. This intelligent boy outwits the kidnappers, saves his dad, and learns that all the "fairy" tales his dad told him were true.
Recommendation written by Elizabeth Watson This book is rich with literary references: philosophers, Shakespeare, the Bible, and a powerful message of embracing yourself and not judging a book by its cover. It took me 24 years to read this book, started it numerous times in grade school. Finally as an adult, I have finished it … Continue reading For fantasy or science fiction fans: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Recommendation written by Ben Braun I would like to recommend The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. It tells of the epic history of the Elves that was only alluded to or mentioned in passing in The Lord of the Rings. It is a dense read but a necessary one for all fans of Tolkien.