Thursday, October 18, 2018

Book Gnome Reading list

Here is my list of favorite and recommended books over my decade in book selling. The books listed are the first books in the series, I always recommend reading the first book first in any series.



Young Reader Books: ages 9-14
Amulet, by Kibuishi *
Artemis Fowl, by Colfer
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Chokshi
Athena the Brain, by Holub
Bad Unicorn, by Clark
Bone, by Smith*
Candy Shop War, by Mull
Charlie Bone, by Nimmo
Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder, by Nesbo
Dragons Tooth, Wilson
Emerald Atlas, by Stephens
Fablehaven , by Mull
Fairy Tale Detectives, by Buckley
Golden Compass, by Pullman
Goblin Secrets, by Alexander
Graveyard Book, by Gaiman
Gregor the Overlander, by Collins
Harry Potter, by Rowling
Hollow Earth, by Barrowman
House of Secrets, by Columbus
How to Train Your Dragons, by Cowell
Land of Stories, by Colfer
Lightning Thief, by Riordan
Lockwood & Co, by Stroud
Loki’s Wolves, by Armstrong
Magyk, by Sage
Maze of Bones, by Riordan
Middle School by Patterson
Narnia, by Lewis
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, by Foxlee
Peculiar, by Bachmann
Pendragon, by MacHale
Red Pyramid, by Riordan
Redwall, by Jacques
Ruins of Gorlan, by Flanagan
Scepter of the Ancients, by Landy
School for Good and Evil, by Chainani
Search for WondLa, by DiTerlizzi
Serpents Secret by DasGupta
Sherlock Cottages by Brinnington
Sidekicks, by Santat *
Spiderwick Chronicles, By DiTerlizzi and Black
Sword of Summer, by Riordan
Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer, by Grisham
Three Times Lucky, by Turnage
Thrones and Bones, by Anders
Tunnels, by Gordon
WildWood, by Meloy
World Without Heroes, by Mull
*Graphic Novels

Teen Books: ages 12 and up
5th Wave, by Yancey
Alchemyst, by Scott
City of Bones, by Clare
Enders Game, by Card
Eon, by Goodman
Eragon, by Paolini
Fault in Our Stars, by Green
Fellowship Of The Ring , by Tolkien
Graceling, by Cashore
Hobbit, by Tolkien
Hunger Games, by Collins
Last Apprentice, by Delaney
Leviathan, by Westerfield
Looking Glass Wars, by Beddor
Sea of Trolls, by Farmer
Steelheart, by Sanderson
The Naming, by Croggan
Vladimir Tod, by Brewer

Chapter Books:
Beast Keeper by Coats
Beast Quest by Blade
Boris by Joyner
Dragon Masters by West
Goosebumps, by Stine
Ivy and Bean by Barrows
Magic Tree House by Osborne
Never Girls by Thorpe
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot by Pilkey
  
Adult Books:
13 ½ Lives of Captain Blue Bear, by Moers
Age of Myth, by Sullivan
American Gods, by Gaiman
Call of Cthulhu, by Lovecraft
Dangerous Women, by Martin and Dozois
Darkness Forged in Fire, by Evans
Dragonflight, by McCaffrey
Dragons of Autumn Twilight, by Weis
Eliminster: Making of a Mage, by Greenwood
Game of Thrones, by Martin
Heir to the Empire, by Zahn
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Adams
Homeland, by Salvatore (Drizzt series)
Hounded, by Hearne
Lies of Locke Lamora, by Lynch
Magicians, by Grossman
Name of the Wind, by Rothfuss
Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Gaiman
Practical Demon Keeping, by Moore
Princess Bride, by Goldman
Ready Player One, By Cline
Red Shirts, by Scalzi
Storm Dancer, by Kristoff
Swords and Deviltry, by Lieber
The Fifth Civilization, by Bingham-Pankratz
The R.X. Problem, by Magnusson
Theft of Swords, by Sullivan
The Thousand Names, by Wexler
Vector Prime, by Salvatore (Star Wars)
Way of Kings, by Sanderson
Wizard of Earthsea, by Le Guin

Picture Books:
Animalia by Base
Caps for sale by Slobodkina
City Dog Country Frog by Willems
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Willems
Dragons Love Tacos by Rubin
Edda by Auerbach
Extra Yarn by Barnett
Flora and the Flamingo by Idle
Grandpa Green by Smith
Heart and the Bottle by Jeffers
I Want My Hat Back by Klassen
Instructions by Gaiman
Journey by Becker
Julia’s House for Lost Creatures by Hatke
Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads by Shea
Knuffle Bunny by Willems
Meet the Parents by Bently
Monster’s Monster by McDonnell
Penguin and Pinecone by Yoon
Pirate, Viking, & Scientist by Chapman
Puff the Magic Dragon by Yarrow
Stinky Cheese Man by Scieszka
Stuck by Jeffers
Tea Rex by Idle
The Adventures of Beekle by Santat
The Book With No Pictures by Novak
The Circus Ship by Van Dusen
The Dark by Snicket
The Day the Crayons Quit by Daywalt and Jeffers
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by Joyce
This Book Just Ate My Dog, by Byrne
We Are In a Book by Willems
Where the Wild Things are by Sendak
Wilfred by Higgins





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