Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Once every ten years, a village girl of seventeen is selected by the wizard in the tower known as the Dragon. Everyone believes the beautiful Kasia will be chosen, not her best friend, the plain Agnieszka whose only talent is finding things like blackberries near the dangerous, corrupted Wood. But when Anieska is able to…

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

What’s it like to be trapped in your own mind, with obsessive thoughts that manifest into socially awkward behaviors you don’t know how to control? Aza Holmes, Holmesy to her best friend Daisy, is far from the legendary Sherlock who could use his obsessive nature to solve crimes. Terrified of acquiring a bacterial infection at…

Paper Towns by John Green

Quentin is a high school boy who lives next door to the girl of his dreams, Margo Roth Spiegelman. But is it an imaginary person or the real girl he loves? He thinks he finally knows her when she offers to take him on an unrestrained night’s adventure of revenge, blackmail, and even breaking and…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

A murderous maniac named Sirius Black has escaped from the Wizard prison, Azkaban, and was heard murmuring in his sleep about Hogwarts. In his new Potions class, Harry keeps encountering an ominous portent called a Grimm and the terrifying creatures that haunted Azkaban which are now surrounding Hogwarts. Harry has much to master in only…

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Tension is already thick at the Dursleys with the addition of Harry’s new “pet,” Hedwig, but then a house elf named Dobby appears in Harry’s room with a mysterious warning, and threatens to upset Uncle Vernon with his racket on the night of a very important business dinner. At Diagon Alley, Harry not only has…

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

On 4 Privet Drive, Surrey, a baby was delivered to the most unmagical family that ever lived. He was famous in the wizarding world for being the only “boy who lived” after facing the most wicked wizard of all time. Harry Potter is raised by an unkind aunt and uncle who make him sleep in…

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Nina was just let go from her job as a librarian in the city, where they want young college grads who know more about marketing than finding the perfect book for readers, as Nina does. So she purchases a decrepit white van from man in a tiny town in Scotland, and discovers that the landscape…

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

In this sequel to Ransom Riggs’s debut novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Jacob travels to a war-desolated London with his peculiar friends to try to help Miss Peregrine and stop the hollows. Along the way they will discover more peculiars, some even animals, and a secret plan the hollows have been developing to…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

As a child, Jacob was intrigued by the anecdotes his grandfather told of orphaned children with peculiar abilities who lived on an English isle, led by the pipe-smoking Miss Peregrine. Now sixteen, Jacob no longer believes in stories, but can’t deny a nightmarish image seen in the woods near his grandfather’s house, and the man’s…

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a Newberry Medal Award winner about a 17th century girl from Barbados, forced to move to Connecticut with her Aunt and Uncle. Though she has two female cousins close to her age, Kit finds the homespun, laborious Puritan life completely frigid compared to her childhood of warm beaches, endless…

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

What frontier man, in need of a sturdy, homemaking wife, would ever consider marrying the most expensive prostitute in town? Certainly not a resolute, guileless farmer who’s been saving himself for his future wife. But Michael Hosea, despite living in the hard frontier time of the California gold rush, is captivated by Angel, a prostitute…

The Changeling Sea by Patricia McKillip

Periwinkle’s father disappeared in his little row boat out to sea, an event which also caused her mother to lose both heart and mind to the sea. Though only a maid at the local inn, Peri decides to try hexing the sea using what she remembers from the elderly witch who abandoned the cottage she…