On My Bookshelf

Behind every writer is a collection of books. From fiction to non-fiction, and every genre in between, those books help shape what type of writer they want to become. Below is a record of books I’ve read, though not EVERY single one from my thirty-four years of life. Some are absolute favorites while others are not at all. Go ahead! Browse some titles. Perhaps you’ll find something new to love, or love to hate, as well! Happy reading.

What I’ve Read

A WRINKLE IN TIME series by Madeline L’Engle
THE HEALER’S APPRENTICE, THE MERCHANT’S DAUGHTER, THE FAIREST BEAUTY, THE CAPTIVE MAIDEN, THE PRINCESS SPY, THE GOLDEN BRAID, THE SILENT SONGBIRD, THE ORPHAN’S WISH, THE WARRIOR MAIDEN & THE PIPER’S PURSUIT by Melanie Dickerson
THE HUNTRESS OF THORNBECK FOREST, THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER & THE NOBLE SERVANT by Melanie Dickerson
THE CITY OF EMBER series by Jeanne DuPrau
INKHEART, INKSPELL, INKDEATH
by Cornelia Funke
THE PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL, PRINCESS OF GLASS, PRINCESS OF THE SILVER WOODS by Jessica Day George
THE DESTINED SERIES by Kaylin Lee
THE TIMELESS FAIRY TALES series by KM Shea
ISABELLA AND THE SLIPPER
by Victorine E. Lieske
IN A TREACHEROUS COURT, KEEPER OF THE KING’S SECRETS, IN DEFENSE OF THE QUEEN
by Michelle Diener
PATHWAYS and SPELLED by Camille Peters
BEYOND THE KNOWN by Andrew Rader
THE HEART OF A PIRATE by Chloe Flowers
A DEADLY DECEPTION by Tessa Harris
TRAITOR’S MASQUE by Kenley Davidson
MY VICTORIANS by Robert Clark
MURDER IN ABSENTIA by Assaph Mehr
CHRISTMAS BY THE LIGHTHOUSE
by Rebecca Boxall
THE SELECTION series by Kiera Cass
A LOYAL HEART, AN UNCERTAIN CHOICE, & FOR LOVE AND HONOR by Jody Hedlund
THE PRINCESS SEARCH, AN INCONVENIENT PRINCESS by Melanie Cellier
KILLING KATE by Alex Lake
THE GLITTERING COURT by Richelle Mead
BEAUTY & SPINDLE’S END by Robin McKinley
LOST LAKE HOUSE by Elisabeth Grace Foley
THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN & THE FIRE QUEEN
by Emily R. King
SILENT MERMAID by Brittany Fichter
STRUCTURING YOUR NOVEL, OUTLINING YOUR NOVEL & CREATING CHARACTER ARCS
by KM Weiland
THE CAPTURED BRIDE by Michelle Griep
ELITE by Carrie Arrow
CINDERELLA AND THE COLONEL, HEART OF ICE, THE LITTLE SELKIE, RUMPLESTILTSKIN, SLEEPING BEAUTY (a retelling), SWAN LAKE, THE FROG PRINCE, PUSS IN BOOTS, THE WILD SWANS, A GOOSE GIRL & RED ROPE OF FATE
by KM SHea
CHOSEN AT NIGHTFALL by CC Hunter
THE UGLY STEPSISTER, TWICE UPON A TIME,
EVER AFTER
by Aya Ling
THE SECRET GARDEN
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
FAIREST by Gail Carson Levine
BEYOND THE MOON by Catherine Taylor
THE EMPEROR’S CONSPIRACY
by Michelle Diener

Upcoming Reads

THE SIREN by Kiera Cass
STOLEN PRINCESS by Nikki Jefford
VOICE OF POWER by Melanie Cellier
THIEF OF CAHRAMAN by Lucy Tempest
THE GLASS SPARE by Lauren DeStefano
LOOK BOTH WAYS by Carol J. Perry
THE MARK OF THE DRAGONFLY
by Jaleigh Johnson
THE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery
ROSE DAUGHTER by Robin McKinley
QUEEN OF ATHELIA by Aya Ling
APPRENTICE OF MAGIC by KM Shea
PIPPA OF LAURAMORE by Shari L. Tapscott
VOICE OF POWER by Melanie Cellier
AN AWAKENED HEART by Jody Hedlund
ROBYN HOOD by KM Shea
CINDERS, STARS AND GLASS SLIPPERS
by Brittany Fichter
FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS
by Diana Peterfreund
THE QUEEN’S RISING by Rebecca Ross
FOUR DEAD QUEENS by Astrid Scholte
THESE BROKEN STARS by Amie Kaufman
SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS
by Renni Browne & Dave King
DRAMATIC TECHNIQUES FOR CREATIVE WRITERS by Jules Horne
A NORTHERN LIGHT by Jennifer Donnelly

I have even more on my shelves, so I’ll update these lists as I finish all the books!

2 thoughts on “On My Bookshelf

  1. Great reading list, Leigh! It sounds like you’re finding a good balance between writing and reading which is so important. And I hope you enjoy Stolen Princess. 😀 Thank you for reading!
    – Nikki

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