Reading Lists

Behind every writer is a collection of books they enjoy reading. Apparently I like an eclectic mix of science fiction and young adult novels that leans towards the fairy tale and medieval themes. I joked recently with another author that I need to quit reading so much because it was cutting into my writing time. “No!” she exclaimed. “Don’t stop!” If you stop reading your imagination could stop too. Not only that but it is a great way to support your favorite authors as well.

In an ever changing world books are always there. When I started this list it helped remind me what I’ve read how much I enjoyed a specific author or series. So I revamped it to have links on this main page one instead of trying to maintain an inevitably cumbersome main menu situation.

Happy reading and I hope you find some new loves on this list!

A Wrinkle in Time Series and The Austin Family Series – by Madeline L’Engle
Madeline’s Website Twitter (run posthumously by family)
A Medieval Fairy Tale Series – by Melanie Dickerson |  Twitter Website
The City of Ember Series – by Jeanne DuPrau | Website
The Inkworld Series – by Cornelia Funke | TwitterWebsite
The Princess of the Midnight Ball Series – by Jessica Day George | TwitterWebsite
The Destined Series by Kaylin Lee
(The fairy tale retelling, not the YA vampire series that also goes by “The Destined Series) | TwitterWebsite
The Entwined Tales series by K.M. Shea | TwitterWebsite
The Unfinished Fairy Tales series by Aya Ling | TwitterWebsite
The Selection Series by Kiera Cass | TwitterWebsite
A Loyal HeartAn Uncertain Choice and For Love and Honor by Jody Hedlund | TwitterWebsite
The Princess Search and An Inconvenient Princess by Melanie Cellier | FacebookWebsite
Killing Kate by Alex Lake | Twitter, Goodreads
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead | Twitter, Website
Beauty and Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley | Website, Goodreads
Lost Lake House by Elisabeth Grace Foley | Twitter, Website
Isabella and the Slipper by Victorine E. Lieske | Twitter, Website
In a Treacherous CourtKeeper of the King’s Secrets and In Defense of the Queen by Michelle Diener | Twitter, Website
The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King | Twitter, Website
Silent Mermaid: The Classical Kingdoms Collection by Brittany Fichter | Twitter, Website

I have more titles to read, so I’ll add as I finish them!
Check back for more additions

Upcoming Reads

The Siren by Kiera Cass | Twitter, Website
Stolen Princess by Nikki Jefford | Twitter, Website
Voice of Power by Melanie Cellier | Amazon, Website
The Fire Queen by Emily R. King | Twitter, Website
Thief of Cahraman by Lucy Tempest | Twitter, Website
The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano | Twitter, Website
Look Both Ways by Carol J. Perry | Website
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson | Twitter, Website
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine | Website
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye | Twitter, Website
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Murder in Absentia by Assaph Mehr | Twitter, Website


  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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