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Grimspace by Ann Aguirre


The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh


The Chronicles of Prydain, The Westmark Trilogy by Lloyd Alexander

The Sugar Queen
 and The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews

The Prince by Katharine Ashe
Pride & PrejudicePersuasion by Jane Austen


Slightly Dangerous by Mary Balogh
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

TitheValiantIronside by Holly Black

Between the Devil and the Duke by Kelly Bowen
The Demon’s Lexicon Trilogy by Sarah Rees Brennan
The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

The Q by Beth Brower
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti
The Ender Series by Orson Scott Card
GracelingFire, Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

The Cafe by the Sea, The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan


The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Dark is Rising Sequence, Seaward by Susan Cooper


Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher

The Colbana Files by J.C. Daniels

Any Duchess Will Do, The Governess Game by Tessa Dare
The Warhorse of Esdragon Trilogy by Susan Dexter
A Tale of Two CitiesGreat Expectations, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

The Chocolate Kiss, The Chocolate Touch, Chase Me by Laura Florand
My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr

The Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith

Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

Emotional Geology
 by Linda Gillard
An Abundance of KatherinesLooking for Alaska, The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Summer of My German SoldierMorning is a Long Time Coming by Bette Greene

The Trouble with True Love by Laura Lee Guhrke
Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
Enna Burning by Shannon Hale
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Grave Surprise, the Lily Bard Shakespeare series by Charlaine Harris
Alice
Christina Henry

Catch of the Day, All I Ever Wanted, Until There Was You by Kristan Higgins
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
A Company of SwansA Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay

The Winter Sea, A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley
The Beekeeper's ApprenticeA Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver

Blue-Eyed Devil, Devil in Winter, Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

A Separate Peace by John Knowles


Big Boy by Ruthie Knox
The Mage’s Daughter by Lynn Kurland
The Heralds of Valdemar Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey
The Time Trilogy, the Austin Family Series, The Small RainAnd Both Were Young by Madeleine L'Engle

A Lily Among Thorns, True Pretenses by Rose Lerner
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Jane by April Lindner
How Green Was My Valley by Richard Llewellyn

It Happened One Midnight by Julie Anne Long

A Court of Mist and Fury, A Court of Wings and Ruin, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean


Unsticky by Sarra Manning
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
The Sevenwaters series, The Bridei Chronicles by Juliet Marillier
Wicked Lovely, Ink Exchange, "Stopping Time" by Melissa Marr
The Riddlemaster Trilogy, The Changeling Sea by Patricia McKillip
The Hero & the CrownThe Blue SwordBeautyDeerskinThe Outlaws of SherwoodSpindle's End, Rose Daughter, Sunshine by Robin McKinley

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
TwilightThe Host by Stephenie Meyer

Any Groom Will Do by Charis Michaels

The Governess Affair, Unraveled, The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan

The Song of Achilles, Circe by Madeline Miller
The Heroes Series by Moira J. Moore

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Sabriel
 by Garth Nix
The Gryphon Trilogy by Andre Norton

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Big Mouth & Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti

Nowhere But Home, Girl Before a Mirror by Liza Palmer

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Secret Society Girl series by Diana Peterfreund
The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce
The Sally Lockhart Trilogy by Philip Pullman
The Lady Julia Grey series by Deanna Raybourn

Snowfall by Mary Ann Rivers
Lady of the ForestLady of Sherwood, The Sword-Dancer Saga by Jennifer Roberson
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Fangirl, Eleanor & Park, Landline, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell

A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows, A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
ArchangelAngel-SeekerMystic & Rider by Sharon Shinn

Games of Command by Linnea Sinclair
Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Madam, Will You Talk?The MoonspinnersThis Rough MagicNine Coaches WaitingThe Ivy TreeMy Brother Michael by Mary Stewart


The Scorpio Races, The Raven Cycle, All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone

A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas
The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner
The Tillerman Cycle by Cynthia Voigt
Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess

A Certain Slant of Light
 by Laura Whitcomb
Life Without FriendsThe Road HomeStand DownLong May She ReignRomance is a Wonderful Thing by Ellen Emerson White
A Room of One's OwnTo the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
I am the MessengerThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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