Here are some books and authors that Bill has enjoyed reading over the years. Check them out and let us know what you think: email Michele@billharley.com with your all time favorite recommendations.

For your convenience, we've linked the title of the book or the author's name so you can learn a little more about it. Links will take you to Books on the Square or Barrington Books a couple of our favorite local independent bookstores.  

Book Title: Author: Description:
Don Quixote Miguel De Cervantes Fiction (Adult)
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster/Jules Fieffer Contemporary Fantasy/Modern Fairy Tale
Picture books- (ex. Eating the Alphabet, Growing Vegetable Soup, Planting a Rainbow)  Lois Ehlert (Illustrator/Author)  Ages 3 to 8
Rotten Ralph Rotten Readers series (ex. Rotten Ralph Helps Out, Back to School for Rotten Ralph, Rotten Ralph Feels Rotten  Jack Gantos Ages 6 to 8
Time Warp Trio series (ex. Knights of the Kitchen Table, The Not-So-Jolly Roger, The Good, the Bad and the Goofy, Your Mother was a Neanderthal  Jon Scieszka Ages 7+
The House with The Clock in  Its Walls John Bellairs  Ages 8 to 12, Fiction
Jack Henry Series (ex. Jack's New Power; Stories from a Caribbean Year, Heads or Tails, Jack on the Tracks)  Jack Gantos Ages 10+
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznicks  Ages 9 to 12 , Fiction
A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket  Ages 9 to 12, Fiction
Mick Harte was Here Barbara Park  Ages 12+, Fiction
Cart and Cwidder Diana Wynne Jones  Ages 12+, Fiction
I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade Diane Lee Wilson  Age 12+, Fiction
Joey Pigza Series (ex. Joey Pigza Swallows a Key, Joey Pigza Loses Control, What Would Joey Do?)  Jack Gantos Ages 12+
Gothic Fiction: Lewis Barnavelt Series (ex. Figure in the Shadows, The Letter, The Witch, and The Ring, Ghost in the Mirror)  John Bellairs Ages 12+
Chronicales of Prydain Series (ex. The Book of Three, The Black Caulderon, Tara Wanderer)  Lloyd Alexander Ages 12+
The Book Thief Marcus Zusak  Ages 12+ , Fiction
Everything on a Waffle Polly Horvath  Ages 12+, Fiction
Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech  Ages 12+, Fiction
Monsieur Eek David Ives  Young Adult, Fiction
Fiction (ex. Run with the Horseman, The Whisper of the River, When All the World was Young)  Ferrol Sams Young Adult to Adult
Small Gods Terry Pratchett  Young Adult, Fiction/Fantasy
Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents Terry Pratchett  Young Adult, Fiction
Fiction (ex. A Stranger in the Kingdom, Disapearances, Waiting for Teddy Williams)  Howard Frank Mosher Adult
Mysteries  James Lee Burke Adult
Earth's Children Series (ex. The Clan of the Cave Bear, The Mammoth Hunters, The Valley of the Horses)  Jean M. Auel Adult
Mysteries  Tony Hillerman Adult
Mysteries Agatha Christie Adult
Mountains Beyond Mountains Tracy Kidder  Nonfiction