On My Bookshelf

Below are four lists of books – ones I’ve read, some I hope to read very soon, others I just couldn’t finish, and ones still on my wish list. Go ahead, browse the titles. Perhaps you’ll find something new to love. Remember: You don’t have to read everything an author writes just because you loved one book or series by said individual. I do, however, love Dickerson’s and DuPrau’s and Hedlund’s series, so that’s why they’re all there!

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What I’ve Read

A WRINKLE IN TIME, A WIND IN THE DOOR, A SWIFTLY TILTING PLANET, MANY WATERS, AN ACCEPTABLE TIME, and A RING OF ENDLESS LIGHT
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, THE HUNTRESS OF THORNBECK FOREST, THE BEAUTIFUL PRETENDER and THE NOBLE SERVANT
by Melanie Dickerson

THE CITY OF EMBER, THE PEOPLE OF SPARKS, THE DIAMOND OF DARKHOLD and THE PROPHET OF YONWOOD
by Jeanne DuPrau

INKHEART, INKSPELL and INKDEATH
by Cornelia Funke

THE PRINCESS OF THE MIDNIGHT BALL, PRINCESS OF GLASS and PRINCESS OF THE SILVER WOODS
by Jessica Day George

THE DESTINED SERIES
by Kaylin Lee

ISABELLA AND THE SLIPPER
by Victorine E. Lieske

PATHWAYS
by Camille Peters

THE HEART OF A PIRATE
by Chloe Flowers

A DEADLY DECEPTION
by Tessa Harris

TRAITOR’S MASQUE
by Kenley Davidson

MURDER IN ABSENTIA
by Assaph Mehr

CHRISTMAS BY THE LIGHTHOUSE
by Rebecca Boxall

THE QUEEN, THE PRINCE, THE SELECTION, THE ELITE, THE GUARD, THE ONE, THE FAVORITE, THE HEIR, THE CROWN, HAPPILY EVER AFTER
by Kiera Cass

KILLING KATE
by Alex Lake

THE GLITTERING COURT
by Richelle Mead

BEAUTY and SPINDLE’S END
by Robin McKinley

LOST LAKE HOUSE
by Elisabeth Grace Foley

THE HUNDREDTH QUEEN and THE FIRE QUEEN
by Emily R. King

SILENT MERMAID
by Brittany Fichter

STRUCTURING YOUR NOVEL, OUTLINING YOUR NOVEL, CREATING CHARACTER ARCS and BEHOLD THE DAWN
by KM Weiland

ELITE
by Carrie Arrow

CINDERELLA AND THE COLONEL, HEART OF ICE, THE LITTLE SELKIE, RUMPELSTILTSKIN, SLEEPING BEAUTY, SWAN LAKE, THE FROG PRINCE, PUSS IN BOOTS, THE WILD SWANS, A GOOSE GIRL, RED ROPE OF FATE, APPRENTICE OF MAGIC
by KM Shea

THE UGLY STEPSISTER, TWICE UPON A TIME and EVER AFTER
by Aya Ling

FAIREST
by Gail Carson Levine

THE EMPEROR’S CONSPIRACY, IN A TREACHEROUS COURT, KEEPER OF THE KING’S SECRETS and IN DEFENSE OF THE QUEEN
by Michelle Diener

FIRE & FROST
– collective works

A LOYAL HEART, AN UNCERTAIN CHOICE, FOR LOVE AND HONOR, A WORTHY REBEL, FOREMOST, HEREAFTER, EVERMORE, A RELUCTANT BRIDE, and THE RUNAWAY BRIDE by Jody Hedlund

THE PRINCESS SEARCH, AN INCONVENIENT PRINCESS, A DANCE OF SILVER AND SHADOW, CROWN OF SNOW AND DANCE and A DREAM OF EBONY AND WHITE
by Melanie Cellier

THE NOBLE GUARDIAN, THE MERCHANT’s YIELD, THE INNKEEPER’S DAUGHTER and THE CAPTURED BRIDE
by Michelle Griep

THE DUKE’S REFUGE
by Lorri Dudley

TAPESTRY
by Cady Elizabeth Arnold

HOLDING THE FORT and THE LIEUTENANT’S BARGAIN
by Regina Jennings

THE HOPE OF AZURE SPRINGS
by Rachel Fordman

THE LOST COUNTESS THAT COUNTED THE STARS
by Patricia Haverton

THE HAUNTING OF ASHBURN HOUSE
by Darcy Coates

STORY STRUCTURE: THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL FICTION
by William Bernhardt

IMAGES OF AMERICA: PITTSBURGH’S BRIDGES
by Todd Wilson and Helen Wilson

THE JEWELS OF HALSTEAD MANOR
by Kasey Stockton

THE BEST OF INTENTIONS
by Susan Anne Mason

FOREST OF FIRELIGHT
by Shari L Tapscott

THE LOST LETTER and THE VISCOUNT AND THE VICAR’S DAUGHTER
by Mimi Matthews

SELF-EDITING FOR FICTION WRITERS
by Renni Browne & Dave King

SOLVING SOPHRONIA
by Jennifer Moore

MAIDEN IN THE TOWER
by Heidi Kimball

ALLEGHENY CITY: A HISTORY OF PITTSBURGH’S NORTHSIDE
by Dan Rooney

PITTSBURGH’S STREAMLINED TROLLEYS
by Kenneth C. Springirth

CHARACTER REACTIONS FROM HEAD TO TOE and 1,000 STRONG VERBS
by Valerie Howard

GANGS AND OUTLAWS OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
by Thomas White and Michael Hassett

CAPTURED BY A HIGHLAND PIRATE
by Lydia Kendall

STORING UP TROUBLE
by Jen Turano

LADY MARY CONTRARY
by Anneka R. Walker

AN UNCOMMON WOMAN
by Laura Frantz

SAVING MISS EVERLY
by Sally Britton

THE UNLIKELY CHAPERONE
by Dorothy Mack





Upcoming Reads

THE SIREN
by Kiera Cass

STOLEN PRINCESS
by Nikki Jefford

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

ROSE DAUGHTER
by Robin McKinley

QUEEN OF ATHELIA
by Aya Ling

APPRENTICE OF MAGIC, THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES and ROBYN HOOD
by KM Shea

PIPPA OF LAURAMORE
by Shari L. Tapscott

AN AWAKENED HEART
by Jody Hedlund

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

DRAMATIC TECHNIQUES FOR CREATIVE WRITERS
by Jules Horne

A NORTHERN LIGHT
by Jennifer Donnelly

WHY KILL THE INNOCENT
by CS Harris

THE FROST FAIR
by Elizabeth Mansfield

FROST FAIR
by Edith Layton

THE LAST FROST FAIR
by Elizabeth Jane Anson

PRINCESS OF WIND AND WAVE, A CAPTIVE OF WING AND FEATHER, A CROWN OF SNOW AND ICE, THE SECRET PRINCESS and VOICE OF POWER
by Melanie Cellier

THE MATRIMONIAL ADVERTISEMENT and A MODEST INDEPENDENCE
by Mimi Matthews

THE HOCUS GIRL
by Chris Nickson

MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY
by Karen Witemeyer

SON OF THE SEA, DAUGHTER OF THE SUN
by Marc Graham

MURDER AT KENSINGTON PALACE
by Andrea Penrose

THE SECRET WIFE OF AARON BURR
by Susan Holloway Scott

THE TENANT
by Katrine Engberg

A NOBLE GROOM
by Jody Hedlund

THE MASKED BARON
by Anneka R. Walker

THE ROSE AND THE BRIAR
by JM Stengl

MAGICAL MISPERCEPTION
by Suzanne Rogers

MISCHIEF AND MANORS
by Ashtyn Newbold

A PROPER CHARADE
by Esther Hatch

MIDNIGHT ON THE RIVER GREY and
IN THE SHADOW OF CROFT TOWERS
by Abigail Wilson

FINDING LADY ENDERLY and LADY JAYNE DISAPPEARS
by Joanna Davidson Politano

BANQUET OF LIES
by Michelle Diener

ESCAPE TO EVERLY MANOR
by Chalon Linton

RUMORED FORTUNE
by Joanna Davidson Politano

THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE
by Wendy Mae Matthews

TRUE LADIES AND PROPER GENTLEMEN
edited by Sarah A. Chrisman

THE DEVOURING GRAY
by Christine Lynn Herman

THE LADY ROGUE
by Jenn Bennett

A LADY OUT OF TIME and A LADY MOST DANGEROUS
by Caroline Hanson

A HEART IN THE BALANCE
by L.G. Rollins

DANGEROUS LEGACY
by Elizabeth Camden

THE HOUSE ON FOSTER HILL
by Jamie Jo Wright

THE LADIES’ BOOK OF ETIQUETTE AND MANUEL OF POLITENESS
by Florence Hartley

THE VICTORIAN BOOK OF CAKES
by T. Percy Lewis and A.G. Bromley

THE OFFICIAL DOWNTON ABBEY COOKBOOK
by Annie Gray

THE UNOFFICIAL DOWNTON ABBEY COOKBOOK
by Emily Ansara Baines

CAUGHT BY SURPRISE
by Jen Turano

LADY JANE DISAPPEARS
by Joanna Davidson Politano

THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE
by Wendy May Andrews

SERVANT OF THE FOREST
by Ashtyn Newbold

THE SUBSTITUTE BRIDE
by Dorothy Mack

THE CAPTAIN AND MISS WINTER and DISCOVERING GRACE
by Sally Britton

DNFs

In an effort to be completely transparent about my reading habits, I’ve decided to add a new DNF section. Or, books I Did Not Finish. I doubt I’ll do blog posts explaining my reasons, as that sounds more like a YouTube thing that I just don’t do. But I wanted to include them on this page as well.

CHOSEN AT NIGHTFALL
by CC Hunter

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
by L.M. Montgomery

THE SECRET GARDEN
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

GATES OF PARADISE
by VC Andrews

SPELLED
by Camille Peters

THE PRINCESS PACT, THE PRINCESS GAME
by Melanie Cellier

MY VICTORIANS
by Robert Clark

BEYOND THE KNOWN
by Andrew Rader

BEYOND THE MOON
by Catherine Taylor

HER THREE SUITORS
by Anneka R. Walker

TAPESTRY II, TAPESTRY III
by Cady Elizabeth Arnold

THE DUKE CONSPIRACY
by Wendy May Andrews

THE ACE OF HEARTS
by Ashtyn Newbold

SWEET SURRENDER
by Wendy May Andrews

THE ICE CAPTAIN’S DAUGHTER
by Suzanne G. Rogers

THE PROMISE OF MISS SPENCER
by Sarah L McConkie

BEAUTY AND THE GOBLIN KING
by Lidiya Foxglove

PIROUETTE
by Kenley Davidson

THE DEVIL’S FIRE
by Matt Tomerlin

THE COURTSHIP OF CHLOE
by Dorothy Mack

My Wish List

These are the books I have in an Amazon wish list. They’re either on Kindle Unlimited (and I have to read others first) or I’m just waiting for more funds with which to purchase them. The final, third reason a book’s on this list is because it has yet to be released.

ROYAL MAGIC
by KM Shea

THE GENERAL’S GRANDDAUGHTER
by Dorothy Mack

SWEET SCANDAL
by Scarlett Scott

THE DIPLOMAT’S WIFE and THE LOST GIRLS OF PARIS
by Pam Jenoff

1,000 HELPFUL ADJECTIVES FOR FICTION WRITERS
by Valerie Howard

STRUCTURING YOUR NOVEL Workbook and CREATING CHARACTER ARCS Workbook
by KM Weiland

HOW TO COOK: THE VICTORIAN WAY with Mrs Crocombe
by Annie Gray and Andrew Hann

MASQUERADE AT MIDDLECREST ABBEY
by Abigail Wilson

THE MYSTERY PRINCESS
by Melanie Cellier

BESOTTED, BEHOLDEN, BEGUILED and A BRIDE OF CONVENIENCE
by Jody Hedlund

SEA OF STARLIGHT
by Shari L. Tapscott

A LIFE ONCE DREAMED
by Rachel Fordham

THE LAST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR
by Ashtyn Newbold

MRS. BEETON’S BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT
by Isabella Beeton, edited by Sarah A. Chrisman

A VICTORIAN LADY’S GUIDE TO FASHION AND BEAUTY

by Mimi Matthews

A PROPER SCANDAL
by Esther Hatch

A DANGEROUS DEBUT
by Wendy May Andrews

THE WORTH OF A KING
by Kendra E. Ardnek

WHAT A SPINSTER WANTS
by Rebecca Connolly

SHE WALKS IN LOVE
by MaryLu Tyndall

THE HAUNTING OF BLACKWOOD HOUSE

by Darcy Coates

WITH THIS PLEDGE
by Tamera Alexander

HIS LADY IN HIDING
by Jen Geigle Johnson

CROWN OF CORAL AND PEARL
by Mara Rutherford

AMERICAN ETIQUETTE AND RULES OF POLITENESS (1882)
by A.B. Philputt

THE GENTLEMAN’S BOOK OF ETIQUETTE AND MANUEL OF POLITENESS
by Cecil B. Hartley

ELEGANT ETIQUETTE IN THE 19th CENTURY
by Mallory James

FORGET ME NOT
by Sarah M. Eden

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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