Recommended Fiction

Sometimes you need to relax, let your mind wander to a far-off dystopian land and get lost in a book. For the most part that happens for me when I read young adult fiction but sometimes a comedic love story slips through the cracks. Below you'll find a list of all my favorite fiction.

And if you're looking for non-fiction, here is my list of those I recommend.

Thumped by Megan McCafferty


Thumped, the second book in the series by Megan McCafferty continues the story of twins Harmony and Melody who are now the most famous teens on the planet.

Bumped by Megan McCafferty


Bumped by Megan McCafferty is a super quick read and takes place in the genre I enjoy the most…a dystopian future (with a side of teen pregnancy).

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian

Weir’s true to life explanations make you feel like you’re truly on Mars, experiencing the sol-in, sol-out drudgery of living on Mars, as Mark Watney is. By a fluke his team left him behind because they thought he was dead. Watney is a clever character with a really sarcastic and fun inner dialogue to listen to. It’s definitely a fun read even if you’re not a fan of science fiction.

Darkhouse by Karina Halle


Dex & Perry have a connection, and both have a history they don’t want to discuss but a shared connection with ghosts in Perry’s uncles lighthouse starts a new relationship between the two. This is the first book in the Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle.

Landline by Rainbow Rowell


Landline by Rainbow Rowell is a story with a slow start. Georgie McCool is the main character and she is having trouble with her marriage, although she didn’t really realize where her priorities were until she started talking with her husband in the past, thanks to a landline phone she finds in the closet of her mom’s house.

Splendor by Elana K. Arnold


Splendor, by Elana K. Arnold, is the sequel to Sacred. Scarlett is now a senior, her boyfriend Will is off to the East coast for college, and she deals with all new situations with friendships, family, romance, passion and her study of Kabbalah as she digs deeper into self-discovery.

Six Months Later

Six Months Later

Six Months Later, by Natalie Richards, tells the story of Chloe who fell asleep in study hall and awakes six months later, not remembering any of what happened or why her entire life is completely different.

Sacred by Elana K. Arnold


Sacred by Elana K. Arnold is the first book in The Sacred Series. Island life, tragedy, love, religion and a deep connection, it’s similar in feel to Twilight.

Burning by Elana K. Arnold


Burning by Elana K. Arnold follows the story of boy meets girl. The boy is from a tiny mining town in the desert that’s going extinct and the girl is a Gypsy just passing through as Burning Man is taking place. The story is told from both their perspectives.

Uglies Series

Uglies Series

The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld consists of 4 books: Uglies, Pretties, Specials and Extras. There are two different covers available. Tally Youngblood can’t wait to turn prettie and move to New Pretty Town but there are many decisions that get in the way of her original dream.