Book list for a 13-year old girl

book list for girls
I told Ella to grab some of her favorite books over the years 
and take some photos for my blog with her camera.  
She did a great job!  

Ella, now 14, loves to read and is great at writing down everything (or nearly everything) she's read, as well as writing either a narration or a book report for them.  Last year she recorded 85 books, and rated each of them from 1-5 stars, five being her very favorite books. 

We went through her list together and I have listed for you all her 5-star books for you, here:

Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery
The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (she read the young-adult version)
 The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
Bruchko by Bruce E. Olsen
A Way Through the Sea by Robert Elmer
  Anne of Green Gables (entire series)- by L.M. Montgomery

The Thieves of Tyburn Square by Dave & Neta Jackson
Imprisoned in the Golden City by Dave & Neta Jackson
Listen for the Whippoorwill by Dave & Neta Jackson
A Titanic Journey Across the Sea by Laurie Lawlor
West Against The Wind by Liza Ketchum Murrow
The Mitchells Five for Victory by Hilda Van Stockum
Canadian Summer by Hilda Van Stockum
Friendly Gables by Hilda Van Stockum
Beyond the River by Robert Elmer (also Into the Flames, Far from the Storm, Chasing the Wind, A Light in the Castle, Follow the Star, Touch the Sky, all by Robert Elmer)
Amelia Lost by Candace Fleming
Enemy in the Fort by Sarah Masters Buckey
Cupcake Cousins by Kate Hannigan
Summer Showers by Kate Hannigan
Elise the Actress by Norma Jean Lutz
Young Music Makers by Ireene Wicker
Ten Little Dutchmen by Grace VerHoeven
Jotham's Journey by Arnold Ytreeide 
Bartholemew's Passage by Arnold Ytreeide
Tabitha's Travels by Arnold Ytreeide
A Garland for Girls by Lousia Mae Alcott

Some of these are re-reads, and some of them she would admit were a little "young" for her, but she doesn't mind that so much.  

I am also formulating a post on choosing good books for your teen daughter, and I will try to finish that soon!  Also, some book lists for boys are in the works.  (Although my boys are good readers, they don't always write down the books they've read.  So this year I smartened up and bribed them.  For every 20 books they've read and written down the titles of, they get a DQ treat.   So far that's working, so I have book lists for my boys coming your way.  ;)


  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to post these recommendations! I'm not familiar with many of them, so I'm excited to try to find them for my 13-year-old daughter.

    1. Candice,
      Oh, good. I'm so glad. :) I hope she will enjoy them as much as my daughter did.

  2. Oh wonderful, some titles that I haven't heard before! Yes! Great book photo!

  3. Ooooh! I love her book choices! We've read many of them over the years. Her photograph is beautiful, too :)

  4. It's so fun to hear Ella's book choices! Thank you!!


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