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What are your favorite fiction books?


JAQUELLE WRITES: I love non-fiction books a lot. But I believe fiction also has a deep power to teach us and change our lives in real ways – and I’m not just talking about “Christian” fiction. I want to know, what are some of your favorite stories? Why do you love them? And what do they teach us about embracing life in a God-focused way?

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  • I enjoyed Traiven’s pass by Jessica Marinos. She is a brand new writer, I met her at a curriculum fair for homeschoolers. Sadly, I don’t think you would be able to find it online yet.
    I also LOVE the “Ascendance Trilogy” (The False Prince is the first and best) by Jennifer Nielson. The main protagonist is the poster boy for doing hard things, especially ones he REALLY doesn’t want to do. You can get those books at the library.
    And of course there is always the Lord of the Rings books, The Hobbit, and all the Chronicles of Narnia.

    Thanks for starting this conversation!

  • This is such a great conversation! I love fiction too, and like you said, I think it does have a huge power.
    Other than the obvious (Narnia, LOtR), I love C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy (possibly some light thematic content as it’s meant for adults, but not inappropriate), the Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson, and Pendragon’s Heir by Suzannah Rowntree. Wingfeather Saga is an incredible series – it’s about kids, like Narnia, but very engaging for adults as well; and Pendragon’s Heir is absolutely beautiful – it’s a retelling of the story of Arthur, Lancelot, and Guinevere, from the point of view of Guinevere’s daughter.

      • You should! The writing quality is fantastic. I *think* it’s about four dollars on Kindle πŸ˜€ (I got my mom to buy it for me if I promised to read another classic book, ha ha!)

    • You’ve read the Space Trilogy! Which one is your favorite? While I appreciate That Hideous Strength for it’s meaning and parallelism to Abolition of Man, honestly I like Silent Planet best simply for pure enjoyment. (And seeing Ransom geek out of words and languages is amusing, because you know that was Lewis completely letting the word-nerd of himself out πŸ˜€ )

      • Ha ha! I actually haven’t read Silent Planet in a long time; I think my favorite is That Hideous Strength (maybe because when I originally read them I was 11 and that was the most interesting to me!).

  • Left Behind | The Kids by LaHaye and Jenkins. I read these books in record time when I was like, 13 I think.

    Merlin’s Spiral trilogy by Robert Treskillard for all you Arthurian legend nerds ;p I really enjoyed this series.

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Not a complete list without it.

    Save me a spot! I’ll prolly be thinking of things throughout the day lol

  • My favorite fictions are the Lord of the Rings series, Peter Pan, the Narnia chronicles, Sword of the Dragon, and my absolute favorite book it the Hobbit.

  • I love John Flannagan as an author (Ranger’s Apprentice and Brotherband Chronicles series), mostly because he’s funny, the stories have happy endings, and it’s a nice break from everyday life.
    I also like Dee Henderson. She writes, well, technically it’s Christian romance, but there’s always a mystery, crime-fighting or something else involved, so it doesn’t feel like romance. In her O’Malley series, each book deals with a tough spiritual question. (I believe the first one was ‘how can God be just if he is also merciful?’)

    • I love the Brother Band Chronicles! Didn’t finish the last book, though. You know, the whole thing reminded me of How to Train Your Dragon…The physically weak leader, dumb twins, warrior girl, even the older guy with missing limbs that they all look up to. Don’t you agree?

  • I’ve grown up reading:

    Tom Swift: an older series about an eighteen year old who’s an inventor.

    The Three Investigators: Some of my favorite books ever, surrounding three friends, Jupiter (Jupe), Pete, and Bob, who get these very intriguing (and most often, weird) cases.

    Redwall: The best series and writer here. I believe there’s 22 books in all. It’s based on a warrior mouse named Martin and a huge fortified Abbey. The writer, Brian Jacques, was a master story teller, creating stories of badgers, hares (not rabbits wot wot!) otters, moles, and a whole number of other creatures. If you’re homeschooled and you haven’t heard of these….πŸ˜’

    But my number one favorite book is “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. It’s not completely fiction, but historical fiction. My favorite. Based in the time of the French Civil War, it follows the stories of five characters: Alexandre Manette (a doctor), his daughter Lucie, Charles Darney (a Frenchman from an aristocratic family), Sydney Carton (a lawyer), and Jarvis Lorry (a banker). It’s an amazing book with a sad, but courageous ending.

  • I have always loved the Anne of Green Gables books, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, and the Left Behind Series. Some of my very favorite books would be To Kill A Mockingbird, Ishmael, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Great Gatsby, and Kidnapped.

  • I loved Frank E. Peretti’s ‘Piercing the Darkness’ and ‘This Present Darkness’. It was very interesting to read about a Biblical view of spiritual warfare and they also helped my prayer life against Satan’s army. I also loved Randy Alcorn’s ‘Deception’ and ‘Deadline’. They were amazingly well told stories and I loved how they addressed issues from our present day.

    • My bad. Just saw this. I’m a terrible person, Haylie. Sorry.

      Anyway … I have so many favorites. A few are To Kill a Mockingbird, the Anne of Green Gables series, Safely Home (by Randy Alcorn), Pride and Prejudice, The Hobbit, Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, The Wednesday Wars, and Faerie Gold, to name a few. πŸ™‚

  • Anything by Randy Alcorn is excellent, especially Safely Home. πŸ™‚ I really liked The Scarlet Letter and A Tale of Two Cities and Pride and Prejudice–some of the classics are really good stuff. Little Women too. My sister loves The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson.

  • I think if I had to choose I’d say Upon Wings as Eagles. A historical fiction novel about the Vietnam war.

    After that I don’t really have a favorite. Pretty much, historical fiction of any kind.

  • I love anything by Lois Walfrid Johnson. Some of my other favorites would be: Narnia, LOTR, Anne of Green Gables, and The Hobbit…I’m sure I have more, but I can’t think of them right now. πŸ™‚

  • Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly series is excellent. She gives a Christian perspective on romance through intriguing stories and relatable characters. In general, I love almost anything in the historical fiction genre. My mom used to read out loud American historical fiction books as a part of our history curriculum and I loved it. The Journeyman by Elizabeth Yates was one of my favorite stories.

  • This is like being told to pick a favorite child! But I have to admit one of my favorite fiction books of all time is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It is about a boy who starts the fifth grade and going to school for the first time. On the outside he has a craniofacial disorder, and its eye opening to see how people treat him because of that.
    Also Narnia, anything by Melanie Dickerson, The Homelanders series, and the Anne of Green Gable’s series are consistently some of my favorites

        • I loved the Beautiful Pretender…but I love them all, I can’t decide which one my favorite is. I want to read them all again. Did you read A Spy’s Devotion?

          • No:( I’ve only read the ones my library has and the ones I have: The Golden Braid, The Huntress of ThornBeck Forest, and 1,3,4,and 5 of her young adult series(I can’t remember what it’s called. I really want to read all her other ones too though!

          • Aww man )’: are you talking about the Hagenheim series? The Golden braid is part of that series. Have you tried submitting suggestions for the missing books at your library? I discovered I could do that a couple days ago.

          • I’m like jumping into your conversation, so sorry.
            I’ve read A Spy’s Devotion! It wasn’t exactly amazing or my favorite.
            And I think my favorite Melanie Dickerson book might be The Fairest Beauty, or The Healer’s Apprentice, or the Captive Maiden, or the Princess Spy… Never mind, I don’t have a favorite lol
            But yeah, I really like most of her books.

          • That’s okay, I don’t mind(:

            Yeah it wasn’t my favorite either. Like, I liked it, but not as much as the others.

  • I agree with Hannah that it’s like being told to pick a favorite child. πŸ™‚ Some books I have always loved are Narnia, Swiss Family Robinson, Little House on the Prairie, the Anne of Green Gables series, A Wrinkle in Time and the ones that follow it, Elsie Dinsmore, those Christian historical fiction series by Nancy Rue that I can’t remember what they’re called haha, Ann Rinaldi’s historical fiction, etc. etc.
    I just remembered, I did a blog post recently that was a book tag: It’s not entirely Christian fiction, and actually not entirely fiction, but there are probably some books on that that I forgot on here.

      • Oh My Word! I finally found Elsie Dinsmore fans! I read every single book, I have every devotional book based on the books… Yeah, I love this series! What’s your favorite book in the series?

        • I read them all too! I also had the devotional and diary. πŸ™‚
          I liked the third book the best. What about you?

          • There are other Elsie Dinsmore fans on here??!!!!! That was my favorite series growing up. Well, actually Millie was my favorite because hers (in my opinion) were better written than Elsie’s. Millie was more interesting because she actually made mistakes and sinned once in a while. Not saying that’s good, but Elsie was annoying to me because she was perfect ;D

          • I totally get you Hannah! Millie was a little more let us say, believable? But all in all those books paid a huge part in my spiritual growth so I love them both! πŸ˜‰

          • I loved Millie as well! I love Elsie, but Millie was definitely my favorite. I love book number three when she goes down south and her story overlaps with Laylie’s.

        • I love Elsie Dinsmore, too! My favorite book is Elsie’s Kith and Kin, the twelfth book in the original series! I like it because I can relate to Lulu in some ways. Like others have mentioned, though, Elsie can be annoying because she’s so perfect, like her worst sin is accidentally disobeying or offending her dad.

  • The Hidden Hand by A.L.O.E., I have to say it is my favorite book (other than the Bible); it is about how God’s hand is always guiding us.

    The House of Love by Emma Leslie (I think) is really a good one, which really impacted and convicted me about how we should love everybody, because we are in God’s house of love.

    The Lonely Island by R. M. Ballantine (I finished reading this last night) was great! This book was the amazing fictional story of some mutineers that landed on an island in the Pacific. It is probably my new second favorite book (next to the Hidden Hand). The book has several funny parts, suspenseful parts, and overall is a fantastic story of faith, love, and… awesomeness..
    Other favorites of mine:
    The White Gypsy, Amy and Her Brothers, The Cat of Bubastes, and several others that I can’t remember at the moment. I’ll edit when I remember them!
    You can tell I am a big reader!

  • “Gone With a The Wind” although its not a Christian book it was very eye opening to what southern life was like during and after the Civil War. “My Heart Lies South” which teaches a lot about the Mexican culture, customs and lifestyle. I am enjoying this book very much ( I just started it a few days ago☺️) The Christy and Tood series I highly recommend it! They are so good and just overall a wonderful series! There are many more but these are the ones off the top of my head!
    I love to read (actually I am more addicted! 😁) and trying to pick my favorite books is like trying to choose a favorite sibling or child! πŸ™‚ Its so fun to commune with fellow bookworms!

    • How could I have forgotten one of my favorite stories! I adore Gone with the Wind! I am almost finished with it, but I loved it the minute I began reading it. πŸ™‚
      My Heart Lies in the South sounds very good. πŸ™‚

  • I like North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, while the story is somewhat sad at parts its truly powerful and doesn’t follow the whole fall in love in one day romance thing. I also really enjoy the At Home In Mitford series, they are sweet slice of life stories that are perfect for comfort.

  • I love The Hunger Games trilogy. I have not yet read any of The Lord of the Rings books. But I’m looking foward to it, because I am a huge fan of the movies.

  • From a writing perspective, Failstate by John W. Otte is one of my favorite fictional books. The author did a great job with the details–every little thing mattered later in the story. Fascinating. If you have an Amazon account, look it up. It’s free for Kindle.

    From a reader’s perspective…oh dear, there are too many to choose. A lot of my favorites have already been mentioned on this thread. Here’s a few more: What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge, The Circle series by Ted Dekker, A Star Curiously Singing by Kerry Nietz, A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr, and The Giver by Lois Lowry. (Note: This is NOT a recommendation of everything these authors have written).

  • Jessie, you should totally read lord of the rings! It is really good! I still haven’t read hunger games but am going to soon.

  • There are so many amazing fiction books out there, but at the top of my list would be pretty much anything by Jerry B. Jenkins, especially the Left Behind series and Red Rock Mysteries series, Narnia, The Seven Sleepers series by Gilbert Morris, The Swiss Family Robinson, and The Circle series by Ted Dekker. I also really enjoyed the Dear Canada historical fiction series, and The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare.

          • I have read it. I liked it, not more than TKAM. There are some bad words πŸ™ but the story is good

          • There was some language in the first one as well, though. Most people said that the character of Atticus had completely changed in TSAW for the worse, what did you think?

          • It defiantly wasn’t like in the first. I was a little disappointed bc Atticus was my favorite character in TKAM

          • But, other than that, we the other characters the same in personality? Like Scout, was she the same?

          • She was called Jean Louise and no, she had changed in my opinion. She had kinda lost her little girl personality πŸ™ which I guess makes sense since she’s an adult but still…

          • That is really sad because they were two of my favorites. Ignore the last part of my first reply. I had replied before I saw that you mentioned Jem already. πŸ™‚

          • I guess she wouldn’t be called Scout anymore. We’re a lot of the old characters in it? What about Jem, was he in it? Sorry for all the questions, I’m just a big fan of TKAM and I’m curious.

  • Wow, I could write a giant book, recommending giant books! Here goes:

    A Lost Clue- Lamplighter Books
    Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
    Lord of The Rings – Tolkien
    Any books by Elizabeth Camden, they’re amazing!
    Any books by Linda Byler, she is the only Amish fiction writer that I like AND she’s Amish herself!
    The Witch of Blackbird Pond – Elizabeth George Speare
    The Wilderking Trilogy (they’re kid’s books, but I LOVE them!)
    Sixty Acres and a Bride -Regina Jennings (a novel loosely based on the story of Ruth)
    Treasures of the Snow – another Children’s book, but its SO good!
    A lost Pearle – Lamplighter books
    Any of the Agatha Christie novels
    Short stories by O. Henry
    Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy (a MUST read)

    ok, that’s the first half of the introduction in my novel long book of novel suggestions!
    Hope it’s helpful!

    • Have you read Star of Light? It’s by the same author as Treasures of the Snow, and I personally thought it was like, ten times better!

          • That’s probably when I was introduced to those books, too. It seems like I never realize how much time has flown and then I’m shocked at how ‘old’ I am!

          • ik! I was remembering something that happened when I was younger, and I was like, “oh that wasn’t that long ago!” and then I counted, and realized it had happened half my life ago *gulp*. Crazy. Do you mind me asking how old you are?

          • Yes! It’s been especially weird since my little sister is going through all my old clothes and I think, “Oh, I remember that shirt! it was my favorite when I was twelve, not that long ago!” then I remember that I haven’t been twelve for quite some time.

            Haha, I’m 16. I’m a Thanksgiving baby, so I have another birthday coming up! then I officially have one more year before I have to start acting like an adult!

          • Haha i know that feeling πŸ˜‰ And yeah that’s how old I thought you were, I just couldn’t remember. My apologies. πŸ™‚

          • lol, no worries! I think we’re about the same age. It’s weird how long I’ve known a lot of people from here and on revive. They’re all pretty much ‘friends’ although we’ve never met each other in person. πŸ™‚

          • Yeah I’m 16 as well. and ikr? I feel like I “know” so many of you! I really wish we could have some sort of Rebelutionary meet-up. It would be so cool to actually “meet” all you people!

          • I KNOW!! it’s crazy especially since there are several people who I know live within a couple hours of me. In fact, one girl and I have a lot of mutual friends and I used to live so close to her and she’s seen me once. It would be so cool if we could all meet or at least have regional meet ups!

          • ik! Except there’s literally no one within a couple hours of me lol. Maybe within a couple states haha πŸ˜‰

          • lol one would think πŸ˜‰ There was one other guy who commented like, once who lived an hour from me… but that was it XD

          • Do you mind me asking which state you’re in? I’m in Ohio, so I’m in between everyone from Michigan, illinois, and indiana. There are quite a few of us from Ohio though. πŸ™‚

          • There do seem to be lots of you guys! And no I don’t mind. I’m from Nebraska… a.k.a. Nowheresville.

          • oh man! that is a toughy. Just so you know, I’ve always wanted to live there, so I will remember that and keep my eyes open for any other ‘nebraskaens.’

          • Haha yes! You even called us by the right term! I’m proud of you πŸ˜‰ But really, I truly love it here. And I firmly believe that the sunsets can’t be beat.

          • lol, I kind of thought it sounded right, so.. anyways, you have officially made me want to come visit!! Ohio is cool, but the weather is unpredictable and I don’t think we have as much of the rugged beauty that y’all have out west.

          • I like how you tucked that y’all in there XD And yes! You should come visit! But pack a sweatshirt, raincoat, snowpants… and maybe some sunscreen… you never know what the weather will be like. Except, you can count on it always being a bit blustery πŸ˜‰

          • *waits patiently for Liana to get to Nebraska… so I can show her all my state has to offer… cornfields*

    • Lamplighters are incredible! All of them, though A Lost Clue is a favorite of mine πŸ™‚ ( and I also adore books by Patricia St. John — Treasures in the Snow, Star of Light, Tanglewoods Secret, Rainbow Garden, & Twice Freed. All of Ms St John’s books EXCEPT Twice Freed are geared towards elementary, but I’m 17 and still love them!!

  • Okay… Kinda a hard question since I’m a bit of book addict. Forget it, a LOT of a book addict.

    I just finished Priceless by Joel and Luke Smallbone of FOR KING AND COUNTRY (w/ Nancy Rue).. I got it for my bday, and it was awesome! It’s the book adaption of the movie Priceless coming out on the 14. I totally recommend it. LOOK IT UP!! I’m serious…

    The Maze Runner series is amazing! (It has a tiny bit of language. That’s all I remember that might be bad in it…)

    The Mortal Series by Ted Dekker. I’ve been reading Mortal (the second book in the trilogy) and it’s awesome!!!

    Pretty much any Melanie Dickerson books… I loved The Fairest Beauty, A Princess Spy, The Captive Maiden, and The Healer’s Apprentice the most probably.

    Secret Letters by Leah Scheier (It’s a story about Sherlock’s daughter, doesn’t mess with the Sherlock timeline, and was pretty amazing!)

    Black Widow: Forever Red (for any Marvel fans out there!!) It’s an awesome book (I own it) though it has some language in it…

    And I’m trying to get time to read The Hunger Games trilogy and LoTR…

    Okay… There are some of my favorite fiction books…

    • The LOTR is really good. Priceless sounds really good! Thanks for bringing it up. I honestly didn’t know it was a book. By the way, I love your avatar. πŸ™‚

        • I still have to read the Hobbit, but I never seem to want to read it. Also, I am with you there, I am also a huge fan. πŸ™‚

          • So… Is it that the Hobbit isn’t as fun, or what? Maybe I should just start with the Fellowship of the Ring…

            Yay!! I found another Marvel fan. Love it when that happens.. Do you have a favorite movie?

          • It’s not that is isn’t fun (my sister has read it more than five time) I just can’t get motivated to read it. I don’t know why. I think I might listen to the audio book because I really want to finish out the series. πŸ™‚

            I love finding Marvel Fans! I really enjoyed the Age of Ultron because they were an official team at that point, but I disliked the end when Bruce left. That was sad. But I also the first Avengers film. I am a new fan so I have yet to watch all the films, but I really, really want to see the Captain America films because he is my favorite Avenger. πŸ™‚ Though, I love all of the Avengers on the team. Which one is your favorite film?

          • Well, I guess I can take a go at the Hobbit again…

            And I’m a fairly new fan too. I’ve watched all three Captain America movies and the Avengers (both of them.) I first watched the Winter Soldier (which was my first Marvel movie) like last year in May or something. And after that, I was totally hooked.
            You really need to watch the Captain America movies!! They. Are. AWESOME!! And same, I think he’s my favorite too. But I’m not sure because there are so many awesome Avengers.. I really loved Civil War and The Winter Soldier. (I’ve literally watched the Winter Soldier like three or four times. And the first time I watched it, I watched it again less than a week later.. haha) I just recently watched Civil War. But it makes me sad that the team broke apart. The end made me happy enough though, so…
            I wanna watch the Ironman movies and all the Thor movies too though. And Antman. Antman was really cool in Civil War. And then there’s all these new Marvel movies coming out sO I’M CRAZY EXCITED!!!!!

            Okay, sorry. I just totally went on a rant about Marvel. I could probably talk for hours about it, lol. Sorry… hehe

          • I can’t wait to watch the Captain America films! Also, I really want to see the Civil War, though i m not looking forward to the ‘civil war’s part of it.
            Don’t worry about the rant, I completely understand! I would’ve done the same thing if I had seen more of the movies.
            Yes! I’d love to see the Iron Man (Tony Stark is hilarious with his sarcasm) and the Thor films, but Captain America will be the ones I watch first. πŸ™‚

          • YES! Watch Captain America!!!! But watch them in order. From The First Avenger to The Winter Soldier and then Civil War. Makes it less confusing and more touching, if that makes any sense.
            And yeah, the fact that the team was broken makes me really sad. But in the end, well, watch the movie. It gave me a sorta bitter/sweet happy feeling…
            But the Black Panther and Ant-man and Spider-Man are all really awesome!
            lol, We should keep getting back to each other on this thread whenever we watch a new Marvel movie…

          • Yes, I will definitely watch them in order. I suppose by ‘touching’ you mean Bucky? I don’t think I would have the same feelings if I watched them out of order.
            Yes! We should totally keep coming back to this thread every time we watch a new Marvel film so we can tell each other about it. πŸ™‚

          • lol so for your Black Widow comment above. Ugh! I really wish I could let you borrow my copy!! It was awesome.. and sad. You should really read it. You might get your mind blown, oh and your heart ripped out, though. Jk, but it is really sad and crazy. And awesome. Did I already say that? lol (Does your library not have it?)
            And Black Widow: Red Vengeance is coming out on the eleventh of this month so I’m really excited and I hope I can get it… There’s something about actually owning the book.
            And I think a Captain Marvel novel is coming out next year..

            Anyways, yes. Exactly. By “touching” I mean Bucky… and Peggy… Just thinking of her makes me kinda sad.

          • lol so for your Black Widow comment above. Ugh! I really wish I could let you borrow my copy!! It was awesome.. and sad. You should really read it. You might get your mind blown, oh and your heart ripped out, though. Jk, but it is really sad and crazy. And awesome. Did I already say that? lol (Does your library not have it?)
            And Black Widow: Red Vengeance came out today (the eleventh) so I’m really excited and I hope I can get it… There’s something about actually owning the book.
            And I think a Captain Marvel novel is coming out next year..

            Anyways, yes. Exactly. By “touching” I mean Bucky… and Peggy… Just thinking of her makes me kinda sad.

          • They probably do, but I haven’t gotten around to that. I know exactly what you mean about owning a book. It’s not the same when it’s a library book.
            Oh yes, I forgot about Peggy. Thinking of her makes me sad as well. πŸ™‚ πŸ™

          • Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I haven’t been on the Reb since Tuesday, I guess.
            I love owning the books. Whenever i read a book I loved, I really wanna buy the book, but then i don’t… πŸ™ (I don’t exactly have money flying around lol)

          • You know, I was just thinking: too bad that there aren’t any Marvel novels that were like the movies, or connected to the movies. That would be great. πŸ™‚

    • I can’t wait to see Priceless!!! I hope it lives up to my expectations…cause I’m expecting it to be amazing. I want to read the book, but I’ll probably wait till I see the movie first.

    • Secret Letters? I have never heard of it, but it sounds so good! I am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, but never envisioned him getting married. Who did he marry? What’s his daughter’s name?

  • I am a book addict so here’s a short list

    1. The Ranger’s Apprentice. There is like 12 of these books and they are so well written and filled with twists and turns and they are amazing.

    2. The Brotherband Chronicles. Written by the same author as the Ranger Apprentice (John Flanagan) they are an amazing series that follows the lives of a group of friends, or a “brotherband.” This series is a must must must must must read.

    3. Percy Jackson. I know this is a very popular series and it really is amazing. Yes it does talk about greek gods and the like, but it is not to be taken seriously.

    5. the Inkheart trilogy. These books are not very popular and have mild language, but they are amazing. The story follows a girl and her father, who both have the ability to read things in and out of stories. That is a terrrible description, so you should read the books to tell me how bad that description was. XD

    6. The Sisters in time. This is more for younger girls, around ages 8-12, but they are still life-long favorites of mine.

    7. The Knights or Arrathrae. This is a christian series and it is amazing. Tales of knights and brave warriors along with frightening villains, these books are packed with thrills.

    8. The Kingdom series. Written by Chuck Black (author of #7) it is the back story to the Knights of Arrathrae. Simply amazing books.

    Soooo thats most of my favorites. Yall should realllllly check them out!

    • I just totally freaked out when I saw that you mentioned Percy Jackson!! I’ve gotten to the Mark of Athena in Heroes of Olympus. I’m like in the middle. But yeah, it’s not like I believe in Greek gods or anything because of them. They’re just really interesting and awesome adventure books!!

      • Exactly!! They are amazing books! My friends and I still argue about which side is better, greek or roman…. greek all the way for me πŸ™‚

          Yes I love the Greek side. I mean sure, Camp Jupiter is awesome, but Camp Half-Blood is AWESOMEEEE.
          lol Have you read all of them? And who’s your favorite character?

          • SAME!! Leo is amazing!!!!!! Also I love Percy… Kinda got attached to him after the entire PJO series. I’m reading The Mark of Athena right now. I think I said that already. But yeah, I love Percy and Leo, and Percabeth is just so… adorable!

          • yes, i have read both. i loved magnus chase, but i didnt really care for the trials of apollo

          • Yeah, i haven’t read either of them yet… i seriously have so many books to read rn tho, so. what about the kane Chronicles?

          • Oh yeah, i loooove those. i reallly do not recommend the trials of apollo, it was kinda inappropriate and im not gonna finish the series. the kane chronicles are the way to go

    • Chuck Black is so amazing!!! Love his stuff! I’m 17, and I know those two series are geared towards younger readers but LOVE THEM! And his series the Wars of the Realm is incredible as well πŸ™‚

  • It seems repetitive to say LotR/The Hobbit/The Silmarillion/The Unfinished Tales/etc. by Tolkien, although I do love all of those.
    But my favorite fiction book would be The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle.
    I also really like the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini.

  • I really liked the “Dragons in our Midst” series by Bryan Davis. Also the sequel series “Oracles of Fire”. Haven’t gotten to read the third series yet though. Anyone else out there who likes these books? I highly recommend them. πŸ™‚

    • I love the Dragons in our Midst series! They are such good books. I read part of the first book of the Oracles of Fire series, but I had to return it to the library, so I didn’t get to finish it. It seemed like a really good book though, so I’ll probably finish reading it after I’m done my other stack of half-finished books. πŸ™‚

  • I have a few especial favourites. The Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight are fantasy, tales of faith under persecution. They’re not for super squeamish people, but are super encouraging. A similar series is The Blades of Aktar my Tricia Mingerink. They’re about an assassin who is supposed to be hunting down Christians and the last heirs of the murdered king, but is touched by their stories and joins them.
    Also A Time to Die, etc. by Nadine Brandes. Dystopian with hope.
    And The Rizkaland Legends by Kendra E Ardnek. Portal fantasy with a bit of romance, a lot of adventure and a story of trusting that God is in control of everything even when you can’t see how. Also the world is wonderful and quirky.

  • The Sword of the Dragon series by Scott Appleton is AMAZING!!!!! Other favorites…..
    Quest for Truth series-Brock Eastman
    All of the Melanie Dickerson books I have read so far. (fairy-tales with a Christian twist)
    Acts of Faith series-Janette Oke and Davis Bunn. (Takes place right after the resurrection, GREAT series)
    A.D. Chronicles series-Bodie & Brock Thoene. (Another Biblical fiction, great perspective from the Jews. I love how they use the actual Hebrew names for places and people. Disclaimer-I have only read the first one)

    That’s just off the top of my head……I have so many more that I love!!

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE Chuck Black’s books — he has 3 series: The Knights of Arrethtrae, the Kingdoms Series, and the Wars of the Realm Trilogy (my personal FAVORITE OF ALL TIME!!)!

  • That is like having 12,000 kids and being told to pick your favorite lol.
    Umm… Well…
    Do Hard Things is my all time fave but it isn’t fiction so….
    Anne of Green Gables series
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Journey to the Center of the Earth
    Lord of the Rings
    The Hobbit
    A Girl of the Limberlost
    Little Women
    Sherlock Holmes stories
    Almost anything by Mark Twain
    Benedict Society Series
    Narnia Series
    Jane Eyre
    Pride and Prejudice
    Sense and Sensibility
    The Hatchet series
    Wrinkle in Time series
    Old Yeller
    Rifles for Watie
    The Hiding Place (autobiography tho; not fiction :P)
    Little Britches series
    Animal Farm
    Count of Monte Cristo
    Oliver Twist
    Glass Menagerie
    Anything by Joseph A Altsheler
    Where the Red Fern Grows
    The Bronze Bow
    A Little Princess
    Secret Garden
    And I didn’t even put them all down…. But I think I made my point xD
    It is impossible to have a favorite book! Any book worth the time to read that has depth and meaning is almost automatically on my favorites list :))

  • I have enjoyed most all of all the ones listed below. However our homeschool curriculum has some great books. It is the Bob Jones University, and they have some great books. One of my favorite authors of theirs is Catherine Farnes, and her Rivers of Judah series. I am reading them, AGAIN. For the I-don’t-know-how-many-times-before I have read them. She is Christian Fiction, and just a great author.

  • I kind of like the “Imagination Station” series, they are okay but not my favorite.
    I really like “The Silmarillion” by J. R. R. Tolkien, it is awesome(To me)!
    I use to like the “Magic Tree House” series but not anymore.

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