Saturday, June 9, 2012

Summer Reads for Teen Boys

If you have teenaged boys you may have noticed the lack of summer reading material for them. Sure you can find ones on vampires, inappropriate relationships, peer pressure, and a plethora of other ‘worldly’ themes. 

My boys are getting old enough to have their own discernment when it comes to reading books and they do enjoy a good fantasy or sci-fi. They know that the dragons, wizards, magic potions aren’t real at this point. I no longer have to pre read their choices; they are gaining wisdom in putting them down if they aren’t good ones. Just this week we went to the library and my 17 year old looked through the ‘teen’ section. He says “Mom the teen section is a joke. All they have is teen horror or teen romance, nothing good at all”. He is so right! 

I spend a good amount of time seeking out series of books for my teen boys, as the 17 and 15 year sure do enjoy a good book! I thought I would share with my readers a few of the books deemed good reads by my boys.

The first series is by Michael Sullivan and is a fantasy series. It set the standard for literature pretty high in its 3 book quest. It reads like you are watching a movie, like you are actually there. There is no choppiness in the reading that brings you back to reality. Both of my boys have put these in the top series that they have read. My 15 year old even did a blog review for me on the first in the series.

Some other fantasy and historic series from my boys ‘have read’ book shelf that you may want to look up for this summer are;

Christian Author/Publisher
The Lost Books by Ted Dekker (Dekker has several series that would work for a mature, older teenager as well)
The Door Within Series by Wayne Batson
Terrestria Chronicles by Ed Dunlop
Time Stone Travelers by Karla Warkentin
Landon Snow by RK Mortenson
Kingdom Series by Chuck Black
The Knights of Arrethtrae by Chuck Black
Dragons in our midst by Bryan Davis
Donita K. Paul has a couple dragon series
The land Beyond the Portal by J.S. Bailey
Aedyn Chronicles by Alister McGrath

Secular Publisher
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Eragon series by Christopher Paolini
The Edge Chronicles by Paul Steward
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

That should get your teens started for the summer of reading!! Read what some of my SchoolHouse Review friends have to say about Summer Reading by clicking on the Cruise button below!



  1. Great post, thanks for sharing all those great titles with us!

    Another great series from the Christian Perspective is the Son of Angel Series (Spirit Fighter is the 1st book) by Jerel Law! Similar to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, The Secret Series, but by a Christian author!

  2. I would also recommend The Rangers Apprentice Series by John Flanagan and he has a new series out now too Brotherband Chronicles - my son has enjoyed/enjoying both of these.

  3. Yes Lori, The Rangers Apprentice is a nice long series. My oldest has read the 1st two.

  4. Thanks for sharing, ladies.

    I wanted to let you know of another great book. It's new, but it's a truly fantastic action/adventure.

    The protagonist is a grown-up, a man, with Christian values. It's good clean fun that many teenage boys (and girls) have told me they love.

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