10 Great Summer Reads for Teen Girls

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At the time of this writing, summer is almost officially here! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย If you missed last week’s family read-alouds post, you will find it HERE; book recommendations for boys 11-14 are HERE; and book recommendations for girls 11-14 are HERE. Obviously, these lists are only a starting point ~ There are lots and lots of wonderful books out there, but I’ve created these lists to give some (possibly) fresh ideas and/or to get you started. ๐Ÿ™‚
Below, you’ll find some recommendations for wonderfully refreshing, edifying, captivating books for girls 14 and up ~ I’ve selected these books very carefully, weeding out books too full of fluff and romance inappropriate to the age group, and I’m hoping that this list will be a blessing to you and the young ladies in your life this summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

As usual, the book covers are clickable.

If your daughter likes Biblical or ancient historical fiction, try…

1. Counted with the Stars (Out of Egypt, Book 1) by Connilyn Cossette

If your daughter is fascinated with the Puritans, the Quakers, or early New England, try…

2. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare {This book is about those whom others accuse falsely of witchcraft, not about actual witches.}


If your daughter has a love for missions work, turn-of-the-century life, or the series When Calls the Heart, try…

3. Christy by Catherine Marshall

If your daughter likes to read true-life stories that are very down-to-earth and well-told, as well as inspiring, try…

4. Joni by Joni Eareckson Tada

If your daughter likes to read about WWII, the Nazis, and the triumph of Christ in the midst of terror, try…

5. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

If your daughter enjoys family sagas with fascinatingly interwoven plots and mysteries to untangle, as well as Amish life, try…

6. Abram’s Daughters series by Beverly Lewis

If your daughter loves contemporary fiction and you want her to see how faith works in everyday teenage decisions, try…

7. The Christy Miller series by Robin Jones Gunn

If your daughter enjoys Little House on the Prairie, try…

8. A Prairie Legacy series by Janette Oke {also on my list for 11-14}

If your daughter wants to learn more about a God-honoring way to navigate the tricky waters of young adult/early adult romance, try…

9. When God Writes Your Love Story by Eric and Leslie Ludyย {note that I have not read the expanded edition that is linked here ๐Ÿ™‚ }

If your daughter is fascinated with Scotland in times of old, there’s nothing better than…

10. The Poet and the Pauper (adapted for modern readers from the classicย Sir Gibbie} by George MacDonald {Teen boys will also enjoy this one. :-)}

May this list bless you and your young ladies, my friends!
Grace and peace,
Alicia Ruggieri

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12 Comments, RSS

  1. Heather M. June 20, 2017 @ 12:47 pm

    What a great list– I can remember reading some of these as a teen ๐Ÿ™‚ But even now they sound like great reads! Thanks for sharing! Happy to be your neighbor at the #RaRalinkup today!

    • alicia grace June 20, 2017 @ 2:36 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Heather ~ It’s fun to revisit old friends in the form of books, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Lisa notes June 20, 2017 @ 3:28 pm

    I loved the Witch of Blackbird Pond when I was a child, so I reread is a year or so ago and saw again why I liked it! (And likely how much I missed in the first reading, ha.)

    Lots of good suggestions here for readers of all ages. Thanks for sharing this list, Alicia. I appreciate hearing suggestions from real people. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • alicia grace June 23, 2017 @ 1:50 am

      Yes! That’s happened to me a lot – re-reading something from when I was young that touched me then, and finding now even more in it. I’m glad you were able to come by, Lisa! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Mandy Hughes June 21, 2017 @ 2:37 pm

    What a fantastic list, Alicia! I love the mix of contemporary with the classics. Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Julie June 22, 2017 @ 1:51 am

    This is a great list! Thank you for sharing! I will be sharing this with my teen daughter ๐Ÿ™‚
    Visiting from #CoffeeforYourHeart

    • alicia grace June 23, 2017 @ 1:48 am

      Thanks for sharing them with her, Julie ~ I hope they are a blessing to her! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Gretchen Fleming June 27, 2017 @ 5:49 pm

    Thanks for these great suggestions ??

  7. Tina at Mommynificent June 28, 2017 @ 2:56 am

    Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week! Tweeted and posted to facebook!

    • alicia grace June 28, 2017 @ 3:34 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Tina, and thanks for sharing it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. […] are new to this summer reading series, you can find a post brimming with suggestions for teen girls HERE; one for 11-14-year-old girls HERE; one for 11-14-year-old boys HERE; and one for families to read […]

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