Top Reads

Here are a few of my favorite books or books that have significantly impacted me.


Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith

Sorcery and Cecelia by Caroline Stevermer and Patricia C. Wrede

Summers at Castle Auburn by Sharon Shinn

The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner

Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier

Cybele’s Secret by Juliet Marillier

Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

The Native Star by MK Hobson

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Realistic Fiction/YA

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Historical Fiction/Memoir

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

The Blue Castle by LM Montgomery

My Family for the War by Anne C. Vorhoove

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Childhood Influences

Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Lord of the Rings trilogy by JRR Tolkien

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

The Horse and His Boy by CS Lewis

The Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix

A Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L’Engle

Dear America series by various authors

Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene