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
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Recommendation written by an anonymous Beulah Library patron This book was very thought-provoking. It will take you into another world. Throughout the book, it made me wonder if the characters were living in a world of dystopia or utopia. Read the whole book before you decide. The Giver is a quick read, suspenseful, and has … Continue reading The Giver by Lois Lowry
For science fiction or fantasy fans: The Search for Wandla by Tony Diterlizzi
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
For urban fiction fans: The Hate U Give by Angie Taylor
Recommendation written by Elizabeth Watson This is not a book I would have chosen for myself, but the teen readers in my life said it was a must-read. It brings up relevant issues. It reminds me of how history is there to teach us to learn from our mistakes.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
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
Movie recommendation: Artemis Fowl
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.
For fantasy or science fiction fans: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
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
For science fiction fans: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Recommendation written by Kayla Olson I must start this review by saying that this is a book I never in a million years would have picked up on my own. However, thanks to a participation in an online book club, I went out of my comfort zone, and I am so glad I did. I … Continue reading For science fiction fans: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline