Reading Suggestions

 

 

March is National Reading Month. Here are some all-time greats to add to your list of must-reads.

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott – Two teens struggling with life-threatening illnesses, try to live and love without barriers. They will do anything to be happy together – even if it means staying five feet apart. Such a touching story. (Romance)

 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – A heartbreakingly humorous novel that takes you through the discovery of racism and justice in the 1930s as seen through the eyes of a young girl, Scout. (Historical Fiction)

 

1984 by George Orwell – Written in 1948 Orwell wrote a futuristic story of a government that would stop at nothing to control its citizens. (Dystopian)

 

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – This series begins with a young couple on their second honeymoon visiting the Scotland Highlands in 1945. While seeing the Callanish standing stones, the woman (Claire Randall) is thrust back in time to a Scotland that’s torn by war and raiding clans. Finding herself in 1743, her only chance of survival now lies in the hands of a young Scots warrior (Jamie Fraser) and clan MacKenzie. (Historical Fiction)

 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Set during the roaring twenties The Great Gatsby offers a little of everything. Ambition, self-made millionaires, lavish parties, greed and all for the love of Daisy.  (Classic Fiction)

 

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – A timeless romance novel that takes place in regency England. Not your typical mushy romance but instead more of a whirlwind journey of a man and woman. How first impressions, pride, and social status can hinder love and family relationships. (Historical Romance)

 

Checkmate This is War by Kennedy Fox – Enemies to lovers angst romance. When the war starts at such a young age, the inevitable desire burns oh so hot. (Romance)

 

Morning Star by Dorian Keys – Twelve short science fiction & fantasy tales are cleverly written and delivered throughout the heroic journey of the seedship Morning Star. (Sci-Fi Fantasy)

 

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – An oddly told story that keeps you flipping the pages through the adventures of a young prep school teenager, Holden Caulfield. (Classic Literature)

 

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – Every child, teen, even young adult would love to get an invite to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Rowling created a magical world for everyone to enjoy. (Fantasy)

 

Dune by Frank Herbert – No list would be complete without this classic science fiction masterpiece. (Science Fiction)

 

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery – Set in the 19th century, this story follows an orphan girl (Anne Shirley) who was mistakenly sent to a couple instead of the boy they had requested. She is imaginative, eager to please, a tad dramatic and insistent that her name is spelt with an e. A fun read for all ages. (Classic Coming-of-Age)

 

Mine to Kill by David St. Clair – Based on the true story of Esther Cox, a young girl from Amherst Nova Scotia who becomes possessed by a malevolent spirit. (Paranormal Non-Fiction)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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