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Read-A-Likes

Do you love a certain book or author, and want to read more books like it?  Try our Read-Alikes

If you like...The 39 Clues

If you like...Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging

If You Like ... The Book Thief

If you like...David Baldici

If you like...Dan Brown

If you like...Mary Higgins Clark

If you like...Crank

If You Like ... Diary of a Wimpy Kid

If You Liked ... Ella Enchanted

If you like...Janet Evanovich

If You Like... Graceling

If You Like ... Guys Write for Guys Read

If you like...Harry Potter

If You Like ... The Hobbit

If you like...The Hunger Games

If You Liked ... Inkheart

If you like...Karen Kingsbury

If You Like ... Little Brother

If you like...Debbie Macomber

If You Liked ... The Magic Tree House

If You Like ... The New Policeman

If you like...James Patterson

If You Like ... Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief

If you like...Jodi Picoult

If you like...The Princess Diaries

If You Liked ... The Spiderwick Chronicles

If you like...Twilight

If you like...Jennifer Weiner

If You Like ... Stuart Woods

 

If you like...The 39 Clues

 

Peter & the Star Catchers Series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

The Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence

Holes by Louis Sachar

 

If you like...Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging

 

The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon

Lucky T by Kate Brian

Blue Bloods by Melissa De la Cruz

If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Then Where’s my Prince? By Melissa Kantor

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Gossip Girl by Cecily Bon Ziegesar

Girls Dinner Club by Jessie Elliot

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

Back Talk by Alex Richards

 

 

 

If You Like . . . The Book Thief

 

Daniel, half human    Chotjewitz, David

Escaping into the night    Friedman, D. Dina

Dreaming in black and white    Jung, Reinhardt

Keturah and Lord Death    Leavitt, Martine

Room in the heart    Levitin, Sonia

Judas, vol. 1    Minazuki, Suu

Run, boy, run    Orlev, Uri

Traitor    Pausewang, Gudrun

Tamar    Peet, Mal

What world is left    Polak, Monique

Malka    Pressler, Mirjam

Milkweed    Spinelli, Jerry

Hitler's canary    Toksvig, Sandi

Briar Rose    Yolen, Jane

 

 

 

If you like...David Baldacci

William Bernhardt
Stephen J. Cannell
Linda Fairstein
Vince Flynn
James Grippando
John Grisham
Brad Meltzer
Kyle Mills
Robert Tanenbaum
Stuart Woods (Will Lee Series)

 

If you like...Dan Brown

The Syndrome by John Case

Prey by Michael Crichton

The Confessor or Death in Vienna by Dan Silva

The Prophetess by Barbara Wood

 

 

If you like...Mary Higgins Clark

The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner

The Face of Deception by Iris Johnansen

Sudden Prey by John Sanford

 

 

 

If you like...Crank

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

Road Trip by Melody Carlson

That Was Then This is Now by S.E. Hinton

You Don’t Know Me by David Klass

Silent to the Bone by E.L. Konigsburg

Kyra’s Story by Dandi Daley Mackall

One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies by Sonya Sones

What My Girlfriends Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones

The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin

 

 

If You Like . . . Diary of a Wimpy Kid

 

Star jumper    Asch, Frank

Attack of the mutant underwear    Birdseye, Tom

The homework machine    Gutman, Dan

Airball    Harkrader, Lisa

Middle school is worse than meatloaf    Holm, Jennifer L.

Schooled    Korman, Gordon

Amelia's most unforgettable embarrassing moments    Moss, Marissa

Lawn boy    Paulsen, Gary

Sideways stories from Wayside School    Sachar, Louis

Amazon diary    Talbott, Hudson

Click here (to find out how I survived seventh grade)    Vega, Denise

 

 

If You Liked . . . Ella Enchanted

 

The frog princess    Baker, E. D.

The folk keeper    Billingsley, Franny

The dragonslayers    Coville, Bruce

Before midnight    Dokey, Cameron

Into the Wild    Durst, Sarah Beth

Cinderella (as if you didn't already know the story)    Ensor, Barbara

Igraine the brave    Funke, Cornelia Caroline

Just Ella    Haddix, Margaret Peterson

The goose girl    Hale, Shannon

Rapunzel's revenge    Hale, Shannon

Mira, Mirror    Harrison, Mette Ivie

Goose chase    Kindl, Patrice

Cinderellis and the glass hill    Levine, Gail Carson

Fairest    Levine, Gail Carson

Thornspell    Lowe, Helen

Beauty    McKinley, Robin

The prince of the pond otherwise known as De Fawg Pin    Napoli, Donna Jo

East    Pattou, Edith

Bella at midnight    Stanley, Diane

 

 

If you like...Janet Evanovich

 

Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise

"B" is for Burglar or "Q" is for Quarry by Sue Grafton

206 Bones by Kathy Reichs

 

 

If You Like...Graceling

The Hunger Games    Collins, Suzanne

My last skirt    Durrant, Lynda

Nobody's princess    Friesner, Esther M.

Enna burning    Hale, Shannon

Warrior Princess    Jones, Frewin

I am Apache    Landman, Tanya

Piratica    Lee, Tanith

The legend of Lady Ilena    Malone, Patricia

The sacrifice    Matcheck, Diane

The blue sword    McKinley, Robin

The hero and the crown    McKinley, Robin

Bloody Jack    Meyer, L. A.

Sabriel    Nix, Garth

Pirates!    Rees, Celia

The edge on the sword    Tingle, Rebecca

The moon riders    Tomlinson, Theresa

I rode a horse of milk white jade    Wilson, Diane L.

 

 

If You Like . . . Guys Write for Guys Read

 

13   

Every man for himself   

Firebirds   

Geektastic   

Sideshow   

Tomorrowland   

Up all night   

What a song can do   

Young warriors   

Strange happenings    Avi

Love, football, and other contact sports    Carter, Alden R.

How Angel Peterson got his name    Paulsen, Gary

Island boyz    Salisbury, Graham

Tales from outer suburbia    Tan, Shaun

 

 

 

If you like...Harry Potter

 

The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black

The Sea Trolls by Nancy Farmer

The Children of the Lamp Series by Philip Kerr

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

The Pendragon Series by D.J. MacHale

The Eragon Series by Christopher Paolini

The Septimus Heap Series by Angie Sage

Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan

The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke

 

 

If You Like . . . The Hobbit

 

The book of three    Alexander, Lloyd

The lost years of Merlin    Barron, T. A.

Outlaws of Moonshadow Marsh sign of the Qin    Bass, L. G.

Fall of a kingdom    Bell, Hilari

The dark is rising    Cooper, Susan

The naming    Croggon, Alison

The Sea of Trolls    Farmer, Nancy

The oracle betrayed    Fisher, Catherine

Ranger's apprentice the ruins of Gorlan    Flanagan, John

The cry of the Icemark    Hill, Stuart

Thorn Ogres of Hagwood    Jarvis, Robin

A wizard of Earthsea    Le Guin, Ursula K.

The blue sword    McKinley, Robin

Seeker    Nicholson, William

Sabriel    Nix, Garth

Eragon    Paolini, Christopher

Alanna the first adventure    Pierce, Tamora

The golden compass    Pullman, Philip

The amulet of Samarkand    Stroud, Jonathan

The once and future king    White, T. H.

 

 

If you like...The Hunger Games

 

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

The City of Ember Series by Jeanne DuPrau

 

 

If You Liked . . . Inkheart

 

Faerie wars    Brennan, Herbie

Summerland    Chabon, Michael

Gregor the Overlander    Collins, Suzanne

Into the Wild    Durst, Sarah Beth

Coraline    Gaiman, Neil

The secret country    Johnson, Jane

The book of story beginnings    Kladstrup, Kristin

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe    Lewis, C. S.

Mister Monday    Nix, Garth

The key to Rondo    Rodda, Emily

Summer reading is killing me!    Scieszka, Jon

Endymion Spring    Skelton, Matthew

The great good thing    Townley, Roderick

Now you see it...    Vande Velde, Vivian

 

 

If you like...Karen Kingsbury

 

The Bridge or Firestorm by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Second Chances Series by Terri Blackstone

Where Love Begins or Encounter the Light by Donna Fletcher Crow

The Scarlet Thread or A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

 

 

If You Like . . . Little Brother

 

Cherry Heaven    Adlington, L. J.

Spacer and Rat    Bechard, Margaret

Obernewtyn    Carmody, Isobelle

The goodness gene    Levitin, Sonia

Tomorrow, when the war began    Marsden, John

Shade's children    Nix, Garth

The adoration of Jenna Fox    Pearson, Mary

Unwind    Shusterman, Neal

The gospel according to Larry    Tashjian, Janet

Uglies    Westerfeld, Scott

 

 

If you like...Debbie Macomber

 

Grace in Autumn by Lori Copeland

The Sunflower or The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

Mitford Series by Jan Karon

The Ocean Between Us by Susan Wiggs

 

 

If You Liked . . . The Magic Tree House

 

The hidden stairs and the magic carpet    Abbott, Tony

Time cat    Alexander, Lloyd

Adventures in ancient Egypt    Bailey, Linda

The magic half    Barrows, Annie

The Franny K. Stein series    Benton, Jim

The dragon of Doom    Coville, Bruce

Lincoln's legacy    Deutsch, Stacia

The timespinners    Gray, Luli

How I fixed the year 1000 problem    Greenburg, Dan

Dinosaur habitat    Griffith, Helen V.

Babe and me    Gutman, Dan

Stonewall Hinkleman and the battle of Bull Run    Hemphill, Michael

The dragonling    Koller, Jackie French

Invasion of the nose pickers    Korman, Gordon

The comic book kid    Osterweil, Adam

Secret in the tower    Ransom, Candice F.

Knights of the kitchen table    Scieszka, Jon

The kid who got zapped through time    Scott, Deborah

Any which wall    Snyder, Laurel

The princess in the pigpen    Thomas, Jane Resh

Ghost ship    Wilkins, Kim

Ancient fire    Williams, Mark London

George Washington's socks    Woodruff, Elvira

 

 

If You Like . . . The New Policeman

 

War for the Oaks    Bull, Emma

The Phoenix Dance    Calhoun, Dia

The singer of all songs    Constable, Kate

The black Canary    Curry, Jane Louise

The tears of the salamander    Dickinson, Peter

Sunlight and shadow    Dokey, Cameron

Magic under glass    Dolamore, Jaclyn

La corda d'oro, vol. 1    Kure, Yuki

Fairest    Levine, Gail Carson

Wildwood dancing    Marillier, Juliet

Dragonsong    McCaffrey, Anne

Wintersmith    Pratchett, Terry

Lament    Stiefvater, Maggie

Heartsinger    Stoffels, Karlijn

The last of the high kings    Thompson, Kate

Beautiful city of the dead    Watts, Leander

The night dance    Weyn, Suzanne

Troll Bridge    Yolen, Jane

 

 

If you like...James Patterson

 

One False Move or Long Lost by Harlan Coben

The Devil's Teardrop by Jeff Deaver

Vertical Run by Joseph Garber

Third Degree by Greg Iles

The Big Picture by Douglas Kennedy

Killer Weekend by Ridley Pearson

 

 

If You Like ... Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief

 

Anatopsis    Abouzeid, Chris

Pantheon High, vol. 1    Benjamin, Paul

The warrior heir    Chima, Cinda Williams

Artemis Fowl    Colfer, Eoin

Iris, messenger    Deming, Sarah

Walking with the dead    Falcone, L. M.

The secret of the sirens    Golding, Julia

Island of the aunts    Ibbotson, Eva

Skulduggery Pleasant    Landy, Derek

The water mirror    Meyer, Kai

The alchemyst    Scott, Michael Dylan

Quicksilver    Spinner, Stephanie

The amulet of Samarkand    Stroud, Jonathan

The shadow thieves    Ursu, Anne

The extraordinary adventures of Alfred Kropp    Yancey, Richard

The tiger's apprentice    Yep, Laurence

Odysseus in the serpent maze    Yolen, Jane

 

 

If you like...Jodi Picoult

 

While my Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky

The Good Mother or While I was Gone by Sue Miller

The Deep End of the Ocean or The Breakdown Love by Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Secret Hour by Luanne Rice

Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

 

 

 

If you like...The Princess Diaries

 

The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen by Dyan Sheldon

Lucky T by Kate Brian

Blue Bloods by Melissa De la Cruz

If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Then Where’s my Prince? By Melissa Kantor

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Gossip Girl by Cecily Bon Ziegesar

Girls Dinner Club by Jessie Elliot

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

Back Talk by Alex Richards

 

 

If You Liked . . . The Spiderwick Chronicles

 

The door to time    Baccalario, Pierdomenico

The Prince of Fenway Park    Baggott, Julianna

The fairy rebel    Banks, Lynne Reid

The fairy-tale detectives    Buckley, Michael

Artemis Fowl    Colfer, Eoin

The boggart    Cooper, Susan

The goblin baby    Doherty, Berlie

Magical kids the smallest girl ever and the boy who could fly    Gardner, Sally

Wild Robert    Jones, Diana Wynne

Magpie Gabbard and the quest for the buried moon    Keehn, Sally M.

The ruby key    Lisle, Holly

Hob and the goblins    Mayne, William

The witches of Dredmoore Hollow    McKenzie, Riford

The curse of the night wolf    Stewart, Paul

The tiger's apprentice    Yep, Laurence

 

 

If you like...Twilight

 

Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

Marked: the House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

City of Bones by Clare, Cassandra

Vampirates Series by Somper, Justin

Evernight Series by Claudia Gray

Demon in My View by Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia

Vampire Diaries Series by L.J. Smith

Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz

Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

 

 

 

If you like...Jennifer Weiner

 

The Other Woman by Jane Green

Long Time No See by Susan Isaacs

Sushi for Beginners by Marian Keyes

Running in Heels by Anna Maxted

The Mommy Club by Sarah Bird

Nursery Crimes by Ayelet Waldman

The Devil Wears Prada by Laura Weisberger

 

 

If You Like . . . Stuart Woods

 

McNally series by Lawrence Sanders

Jeffrey Archer

Sidney Sheldon

James Patterson

Stephen J. Cannell