Reading list for young adults

Some new and some old suggestions for thoughtful holiday reading

With thanks to Ruth Hanlon, Andrea Reece, Sarah Patterson, Paul Arnott and Katie Stanley.

  • John Dickson:  A Hell of a Life, Hanging in There, and A Sneaking Suspicion
  • Jackie French:  Just a Girl, and Pharaoh: The Boy Who Conquered the Nile
  • C.S. Lewis:  The Narnia Chronicles (The magician’s nephew, The lion, the witch and the wardrobe, The horse and his boy, Prince Caspian, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The silver chair, The last battle), Cosmic Trilogy (Out of the silent planet, Perelandra, That hideous strength), The Screwtape letters
  • Catherine Marshall:  Christy and Julie
  • Lynette Noni:  The Medoran Chronicles (Arkarnae, Raelia, Draekora, Graevale, Vardaesia, We three heroes)
  • Cecily Paterson:  Invisible series (Invisible and Invincible)
  • Francine Rivers:  A Lineage of Grace series (Unveiled: Tamar, Unashamed: Rahab, Unshaken: Ruth, Unspoken: Bathsheba, Unafraid: Mary), Sons of Encouragement series (The priest: Aaron, The warrior: Caleb, The prince: Jonathan, The prophet: Amos, The scribe: Silas), Mark of the Lion series (A voice in the wind, An echo in the darkness, As sure as the dawn).
  • Veronica Roth:  Divergent series (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant)

And try these:

  • Mr God, this is Anna, by Fynn
  • Kisses from Katie, by Katie Davis and Beth Clark
  • Mud, sweat and tears (Children’s edition), by Bear Grylls
  • Soul Surfer: a true story of faith, family, and fighting to get back on the board, by Bethany Hamilton
  • The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein
  • Me and Jeshua, by Eleanor Spence
  • The Hiding Place, by Corrie ten Boom and John and Elizabeth Sherrill
  • The Cross and the Switchblade, by David Wilkerson and John and Elizabeth Sherrill


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