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Top 10 Reads By Age

Ages 16-18

  1. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
  2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson Essential Writings (Introduction by Mary Oliver)
  5. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  6. Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  7. Atomic Habits by James Clear
  8. Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  9. Circe by Madeleine Miller
  10. Lavinia by Ursula K. LeGuin

Ages 13-15

  1. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  5. Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
  6. Watch Us Rise by Ellen Hagan and Renee Watson
  7. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  9. The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
  10. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Ages 11-13

  1. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  2. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo 
  3. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
  4. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
  5. The Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan
  6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  7. Holes by Louis Sachar
  8. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  9. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  10. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Ages 8-11

  1. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (first book in Percy Jackson series)
  2. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (first book in Kane Chronicles trilogy)
  3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (first book in the Harry Potter Series)
  4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  5. My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  6. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (first book in the Chronicles of Narnia)
  7. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  8. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  9. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  10. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

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