On My Bookshelf // 2018 – 2020

Below are two lists of books – ones I’ve read, and others I just couldn’t finish. Go ahead, browse the titles. Perhaps you’ll find something new to love. This list boasts a mix of young adult, adult and new adult titles. To see what I’m reading in 2021, please visit this link!

What I’ve Read: 2018-2020

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, THE NOBLE SERVANT and A DANGEROUS ENGAGEMENT
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 and REFLECTION
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 and THE GIRL IN THE RED HOOD
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, SNOW WHITE, and THE PRINCE’S BARGAIN
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
by Bluestocking Belles, Jude Knight, Sherry Ewing etc.

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

THE PRINCESS SEARCH, AN INCONVENIENT PRINCESS, A DANCE OF SILVER AND SHADOW, CROWN OF SNOW AND DANCE, A MIDWINTER’S WEDDING 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 and THE SUGAR BARON’S RING
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, THROUGH THE EYES OF A BLIND DUCHESS, PERFECTLY MISMATCHED WITH THE DUKE, A MISTLETOE MATCH FOR THE WHITE DUCHESS
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, SEA OF STARLIGHT and DAWN OF DARKNESS
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, THE CAPTAIN AND MISS WINTER and HIS UNEXPECTED HEIRESS
by Sally Britton

THE UNLIKELY CHAPERONE
by Dorothy Mack

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

DREAMER OF BRIARFELL
by Lucy Tempest

SHARD OF GLASS
by Emily Deady

IN THE SHADOW OF CROFT TOWERS
by Abigail Wilson

AN INKPOT AND A DOWRY FOR THE MARCHIONESS and INCONVENIENTLY MARRIED TO THE EARL
by Hanna Hamilton

A DUCHESS AFFAIR BAKED IN SECRET, THE RISE OF A FORSAKEN LADY and A COUNTESS SO ELIGIBLY UNMARRIED
by Emma Linfield

STEALING THE HEART OF A RUNAWAY LADY and THE MYSTERY OF THE BROKEN DUKE
by Leah Conolly

HIS CINDERELLA GOVERNESS, A SEA ROSE FOR THE DUCHESS, A NIGHT ROSE FOR THE DUKE, and A WHITE ROSE FOR THE MARQUESS
by Fanny Finch

NIGHT AT THE OPERA
by Stacy Henrie

OF LANDS HIGH AND LOW
by Martha Keyes

A DEFENSE OF HONOR
by Kristi Ann Hunter

HIGHLANDER’S FATEFUL AFFAIR
by Eloise Madigan

A SCANDALOUS DESIRE FOR DUCHESS WALLFLOWER, CAPTIVE TO THE KISS OF A WICKED DUKE and RESCUED BY A WICKED BARON
(warning: steamy)
by Scarlett Osborne

LOVE IS BLIND (warning: steamy)
by Lynsay Sands

ALL IS MARY AND BRIGHT
by Kasey Stockton

A DANGEROUS DUET
by Karen Odden

SECRETS AND SUITORS
by Joanna Barker

A PLEDGE OF PASSION TO THE HIGHLANDER
by Maddie MacKenna

THE TYCOONS
by CharlesR. Morris

DNFs: 2018-2020

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.

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 and 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 and TAPESTRY III
by Cady Elizabeth Arnold

THE DUKE CONSPIRACY, INHERITING TROUBLE, THE RELUCTANT DEBUTANTE and SWEET SURRENDER
by Wendy May Andrews

THE ACE OF HEARTS
by Ashtyn Newbold

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

DISCOVERING GRACE
by Sally Britton

STOLEN PRINCESS
by Nikki Jefford

NEVERLAND FALLING
by Brittany Fichter

THE TENANT
by Katherine Engberg

ROBYN HOOD and THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES
by KM Shea

THE HAUNTED KNIGHT OF LADY CANTERLY
by Patricia Haverton

CINDERELLA’S PHANTOM PRINCE + BEAUTY’S MIRROR
by Jenni James and Rose Fairbanks

HER SILENT KNIGHT
by Ashtyn Newbold

A RELENTLESS LOVE FOR THE SHATTERED LADY
by Leah Conolly

THE CURSE OF LADY CLARABELLE
by Fanny Finch and Edith Byrd

BAD GIRLS DON’T DIE
by Katie Alender

SHINE
by Jessica Jung

2 comments

  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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