Must Read Books

Admittedly, I am an avid book reader.  I love to read.  I mean if I could get away with it, all I would do, all-day, everyday, would be to read.  Okay, that is not necessarily true.  I would have to do things like eat, bathe and go to the bathroom. Kidding, kidding!  I joke!  I jest!

Dystopian society novels are my favorite but I also love reading Paranormal Romance novels, Sci-Fi novels, and Mythological novels.  My favorite books are series.  I love getting to know the characters and the landscape, and trying to figure out where they are going to go next.

If you are bored and/or looking for a good book to read, I have listed some below.  Check them out!  Look them up on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  See if any look good to you.  If you read one, let me know what you think about it. If you have already read one (or more), I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Happy Reading!

** = Books added June 2013

Dystopian Society Series (These types of books are my favorite, especially those with a dash of romance.)

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons (This is the first book in the series.)**

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (This is the first in the series.)**
Defiance by C.J. Redwine (This is the first in the series.)**
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (This is the first book in the series.)**

Throne of Glass by
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (This is the first book in the Grisha series.)**

For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfruend (This is the first book in the series.)**

The Last Princess by (This is the first in the series.)**
The Darkest Minds by

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games is the first book.)

Divergent series by Veronica Roth (Divergent is the first book.)

Dust Lands series by Moira Young (Blood Red Road is the first book.)

Legend series by Marie Lu (Legend is the first book.)

Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner (The Maze Runner is the first book.)

Birthmarked series by Caragh M. O’Brien (Birthmarked is the first book.)

Delirium series by Lauren Oliver (Delirium is the first book.)

Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson (The Girl of Fire and Thorns is book one.)

Enclave by Ann Aguirre (This is the first book in the Razorland series.)

Paranormal series (These books are mainly focused on a paranormal aspect; however there is usually a bit of romance.)

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (This is the first in the Lynburn Legacy series.)** 

Unremembered by Jessica Brody (This is the first book of the series.)** 

Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter (This is the first book in the Shadow Falls series.)** 

Halfway to the Grave By Jeaniene Frost (This is the first book in the Night Huntress Series.)** 

Nameless by Lili St. Crow (This is the first book in the Tales of Beauty and Madness series.)**

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (This is the first book of the series.)**

Angelfall by Susan Ee (This is the first book in the series.)**

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (This is the first book of the Covenant series.)**

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (This is the first book of the Lux series.)**

Strange Angels series by Lili St. Crow (Strange Angels is the first book.)

The Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver (The Demon Trapper’s Daughter is the first book.)

The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine (Glass Houses is the first book.)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor (Daughter of Smoke and Bone is the first book.)

Fallen series by Lauren Kate (Fallen is the first book.)

Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs (Moon Called is the first book.)

Firelight series by Sophie Jordan (Firelight is the first book.)

Angel series by L.A. Weatherly (Angel Burn is the first book.)

Clarity series by Kim Harrington (Clarity is the first book.)

Halo series by Alexandra Adornetto (Halo is the first book.)

Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore (I Am Number Four is the first book.)

The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare (Clockwork Angel is the first book.)

The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer (Twilight is the first book.)

Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater (Shiver is the first book.)

Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (Dead Until Dark is the first book.)

Mythological Series (These books usually some type of mythological aspect – be it Greek, Roman, Irish or Egyptian – and usually have a bit of romance thrown in the mix.)

The Paladin Prophecy by

Gods and Monsters series by Kelly Keaton (Darkness Becomes Her is the first book.)

Starcrossed series by Josephine Angelini (Starcrossed is the first book.)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan (The Lighting Thief is book one.)

Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan (The Lost Hero is book one.)

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan (The Red Pyramid is the first book.)

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott (The Alchemyst is the first book.)


WANTED: Dead or Undead by Angela Scott (This is the first book in The Zombie West series.)**

The Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan (This is the first book in the series.)

As The World Dies series by Rhiannon Frater (The First Days is the first book.)

Other Category (Because these books are good reads but I wasn’t really sure which category they fall under. Maybe Steampunk? Maybe Sci-Fy?)

Seraphnia by Rachel Hartman (This is the first book in the series.)**

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda (This is the first book in the series.)**

The Girl in the Steel Corset by

Angelfire by

Fantastic Stand Alones (Admittedly, series are my favorite books to read, but I do read stand alone books.  These listed here run the gamut of topics.)

On the Jellicoe Road by Melena Marchetta

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari

Possess by Gretchen McNeil

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Shack by William P. Young

Commencement by J.Courtney Sullivan

I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (Better than the movie, if possible.)

The Giver by Lois Lowry


  1. Oooh I am going to have to check some of these out! I'm always looking for new books/genres to read (and I do love a good series myself). Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  2. Michelle - this is a great list! I've read a bunch but now I have so many more to add - thank you! I have one series to suggest to you that I just stumbled on and love. The Premonition series by Amy Bartol - there are four books so far, and would fall under the paranormal series. I can't find them at my library, but they are each under $5 on the Nook. If you check them out, let me know what you think!

    1. Dana, thanks for stopping by! I recently just finished Angelfall by Susan Ee and it is one of my favorite books of all time. I kid you not! Check it out.
      I am going to try the Premonition series. I am always looking for a good book! :)


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