Great Books for Girls
If you have an avid teen girl reader at home, you may struggle with what books to put in front of her. We tend to be pretty strict on what goes into our kids' minds via movies or books. I just don't want Faith, my 13 year old, reading books that go against our beliefs.
I love bonding with my daughter over books we read together. Before you begin a book, I suggest always reading the book through first in case there are some things in it you would like to discuss and talk about.
YOUNG TEEN/TWEEN BOOKS FOR GIRLS….
My favorite series Faith & I have read TOGETHER are…
The River In Time Series This series is sooo fun! Y'all it has such funny parts and good parts. And along the way we learned some history…. Such a win/win!
Grand Tour Series by Lisa Bergren is really good as well
Waves of Mercy Series – This was a great series Faith and I enjoyed! Its always the question WHO DOES SHE CHOOSE?
Under the Northern Skies Series – by Lorraine Snelling is a good one as well we both enjoyed. I am half Norwegian so it was fun reading these!
A Proper Pursuit ~ this one is sooo funny! It has a great message and just a good read!
Other Lynn Austin Books we read are really good:
Where We Belong this one was okay…. Faith got bored with it but if your daughter likes adventure she may like this one
A Medieval Fairy Tale Series – we are in the middle of this one. It's a super cute series. I just found this author. I plan to get her other series but it is so expensive….
Older Teen Girl Books…
These are more like Senior Year before-they-go-to-college books! My oldest daughter is not a reader at all but we did read these books together:
Redeeming Love – by far one of the best books EVER!
The Martas Series is a good book series for older teens or if you have a young adult daughter that loves to read
Lineage of Grace is another that is EXCELLENT!
Here are my 13 year-old Faith's Favorite Series ~ I have not read these with her but she loves these. They are all teen Christian realistic fiction for girls:
BUT FIRST – my daughter's ALL TIME FAVORITE…… (so much so that she has let all her friends borrow this series and they talk about it all the time. Like seriously we went on a trip to the lake with two of her friends and they talked about this book most of the way!)
Here is the order they come in:
1. Christy Miller2. Sierra Jenson series3. Christy and Todd the college years4. Christy and Todd the married years5. Katie Weldon series6. Sunsets book7. Christy and Todd the baby years8. The Glenbrooke series (optional)
Roadside Assistance by Amy Clipston – This is Faith's second favorite book series. She said the first two are excellent but the third isn't good at all so you may want to skip that one.
Beverly Lewis Holly's Heart Series by Beverly Lewis – So we found this in the clearance bin at a local bookstore for $2 each and Faith loved this series!
Samantha Sanderson Series is great for the tween age girls!
Saving on Books
Audiobooks: If you are not much of a reader, audio books are great! (Get 3 Free Audiobooks here!)
Book Swap: To keep things cheap (or even free!) you and/or your daughter can also swap out books with friends.
Book Thrift Shops: We have a local Second and Charles discount book store we grab some books at. Some other great places to grab books are Amazon (used), Ebay, Thriftbooks, Christianbook.com and Lifeway.
eBooks: We love the FEEL of a book and are not crazy about reading on a Kindle, but there are a lot of free ebooks you can snag if you can't get to the library. (I personally am on the computer so much I have no desire to read in front of a screen.)
So…. we pretty much spend a ton of money on books! 🤷♀️
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