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Display Name: Olivia Torgerson
Reading Interests: I love reading Fantasy and Fiction (if there is a difference), and some Sci-Fi and horror/mysteries.

Olivia Torgerson's Book Lists
If it's a good book, then it's on this list. V.2 (97 titles)
There is an older version of this with more commentary. Those with a comment under them I highly recommend.
Recent Reads (15 titles)

If it's a good book, then it's on this list. (102 titles)
Enough said.

Olivia Torgerson's Comments    
Cover ArtThe Amulet of Samarkand
by Stroud, Jonathan
Awesome series. Magically adventurous. A fantasy adventure with tones of awesome.   posted Jun 13, 2013 at 11:12PM

Cover ArtIncarceron
by Fisher, Catherine, 1957-
Reminded me a lot of Leviathan, but seriously, very good. Kinda steampunky, like Leviathan, but is a very different story. Very good. Also, the author is a very good poet, just an For-Your-Information.   posted Jun 13, 2013 at 8:26PM

Cover ArtChosen
by Dekker, Ted, 1962-
Ted Dekker is a very good writer. Two of my many various siblings have read many of his books and liked them a lot. Plus a lot of my friends have read it too, and liked it as well. I've only read a few but have enjoyed them.   posted Jun 13, 2013 at 8:24PM

Cover ArtThe miraculous journey of Edward Tulane
by DiCamillo, Kate
This was read to me when I was in fourth or fifth grade. I remember it being both very exciting and very good.   posted Jun 13, 2013 at 8:23PM

Cover ArtRaising dragons
by Davis, Bryan, 1958-
A Christian themed book, but despite that influence, it is nevertheless a very good series that I have read ever so faithfully and enjoyed.   posted Jun 13, 2013 at 8:19PM

Cover ArtArtemis Fowl
by Colfer, Eoin.
At first, I thought this book was the dreaded 'boy's book' and ignored for three long years. Then finally I picked it up and read it. Why on earth did I wait???? Artemis Fowl is amazing. Very clever, very intelligent, very witty. The world can try to ignore Artemis Fowl, but blast it, Artemis Fowl is too awesome to be ignored.   posted Jun 13, 2013 at 8:17PM

Cover ArtAtherton : the house of power
by Carman, Patrick.
This was also good. A little odd and seriously sci-fi, but good. ATTENTION ALL SCI-FI LOVERS!!!! READ THIS BOOK!!!   posted Jun 13, 2013 at 8:14PM

Cover ArtThe time travelers
by Buckley-Archer, Linda.
I've actually not read the entire series, but - my sister Neva is right next to me, telling me that "It's good! It's good!" - apparently it's good.   posted Jun 13, 2013 at 8:14PM

Cover ArtThe Looking Glass Wars
by Beddor, Frank.
It's been some time since I read this series, but I do remember it being worthy of the word 'epic'.   posted Jun 13, 2013 at 8:12PM

Cover ArtShield of stars
by Bell, Hilari.
Also awesome. Thank the Lord that there are several books to this series.   posted Jun 13, 2013 at 8:12PM

Cover ArtThe book of three
by Alexander, Lloyd.
Totally worth it. Go my fellow readers, go ransack your nearest library and grab this book.   posted Jun 13, 2013 at 8:10PM

Cover ArtLeviathan
by Westerfeld, Scott.
Dylan, you are my hero.   posted Oct 30, 2012 at 6:00PM

Cover ArtThe grasshopper trap
by McManus, Patrick F.
Everyone should read Patrick McManus. He's too funny to ignore.   posted Oct 17, 2012 at 5:04PM

Cover ArtSavvy
by Law, Ingrid, 1970-
'Tis a good book.   posted Oct 17, 2012 at 5:03PM

Cover ArtHowl's moving castle
by Jones, Diana Wynne.
Every time I see this book, I am reminded, that unfortunately, this author is dead.   posted Oct 17, 2012 at 5:03PM

Cover ArtThe fault in our stars
by Green, John, 1977-
NOOOOOO!!!!! AUGUSTUS, WHY????   posted Oct 17, 2012 at 5:02PM

Cover ArtThe girl who could fly
by Forester, Victoria
This the only book besides Where The Red Fern Grows that made me bawl. And bawl and bawl.   posted Oct 17, 2012 at 4:58PM

Cover ArtThe poisoned house : [a ghost story]
by Ford, Michael, 1980-
It was terrifying. In other words, I loved it.   posted Oct 17, 2012 at 4:57PM

Cover ArtThe ruins of Gorlan
by Flanagan, John
Makes me wish I was a Ranger too. *sigh*   posted Oct 17, 2012 at 4:53PM

Cover ArtIncarceron
by Fisher, Catherine, 1957-
Yes, Incarceron, I love you so much. This book is awesome.   posted Oct 17, 2012 at 4:52PM

Cover ArtThe fire within
by D'Lacey, Chris.
A good book and series. I eagerly await more to be written by D'Lacey.   posted Oct 17, 2012 at 4:52PM

Cover ArtArtemis Fowl
by Colfer, Eoin.
I was a bit dubious, at first, thinking it a little young, but blast it, Artemis Fowl is too awesome to be ignored.   posted Oct 17, 2012 at 4:51PM

Cover ArtThe warrior heir
by Chima, Cinda Williams.
Chima writes stories that I especially love. Nothing better than a society pitting warriors against each other.   posted Oct 17, 2012 at 4:51PM

Cover ArtHappenstance found
by Catanese, P. W.
Intriguing plot, awesome characters. Why is Happenstance so fictional???   posted Oct 17, 2012 at 4:50PM

Cover ArtFish
by Mone, Gregory
That's right, Fish. Go on and show the world how awesome you are.   posted Sep 28, 2012 at 6:55PM

Cover ArtThe grasshopper trap
by McManus, Patrick F.
Troll lol lol, Patrick McManus is hilarious. People have compared him to Mark Twain, and rightly so. He's hilarious.   posted Aug 30, 2012 at 7:40AM

Cover ArtThe hero and the crown
by McKinley, Robin.
Robin Mckinley, also, is an amazing author.   posted Aug 30, 2012 at 7:28AM

Cover ArtThe girl who could fly
by Forester, Victoria
Awesome, awesome book. Just about the only book (not counting Where The Red Ferns Grow) that made me bawl. And bawl and bawl.   posted Aug 30, 2012 at 7:27AM

Cover ArtThe Hobbit
by Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973.
Poor Bilbo. I mean, really. He says good morning to someone and the next day he's got a company of dwarves bopping in without any explanation, eating all his foods and making fun of his cautious nature. 'Tis what happens when you go on an adventure, I s'pose.   posted Aug 13, 2012 at 5:52PM

Cover ArtMagyk /
by Sage, Angie
Did I really just jump on the Septimus Heap bandwagon? Yes, I did.   posted Jun 21, 2012 at 10:39PM

Cover ArtLegend
by Lu, Marie, 1984-
This book is a lot like The Hunger Games, and I highly, highly recommend it. I really hope there is a sequel!   posted Jun 18, 2012 at 1:57PM

Cover ArtSavvy /
by Law, Ingrid, 1970-
Savvy is a wonderful book. ’Nuf said   posted Jun 18, 2012 at 1:48PM

Cover ArtThe poisoned house : [a ghost story]
by Ford, Michael, 1980-
This book was absolutely terrifying. In other words, I loved it.   posted Jun 18, 2012 at 1:45PM

Cover ArtHatching magic /
by Downer, Ann, 1960-
I don't even remember what this book was about, but I remember saying that it was good.   posted Jun 18, 2012 at 1:34PM

Cover ArtThe maze runner
by Dashner, James, 1972-
I've said this once, I'll say it again. The people who come up with the title, book cover, and summary, never does the book the justice it deserves.   posted Jun 18, 2012 at 1:32PM

Cover ArtNight gate /
by Carmody, Isobelle
This book never seemed to have gotten far, but I liked it a lot.   posted Jun 18, 2012 at 1:30PM

Cover ArtThe last knight
by Bell, Hilari.
The two main characters in this book are a hilarious duo. One is a knight in a world where there are none left. The other is a street-smart thief who excels at being hilarious. Read this series. I loved it, you will too.   posted Jun 18, 2012 at 1:30PM

Cover ArtPoppy /
by Avi, 1937-
Everyone must read the Poppy series. One of the first series I ever read was this series. My older sister and I like to go find these books again and read them. I don't care if you hate mice, read this book.   posted Jun 18, 2012 at 1:28PM

Cover ArtCity of orphans
by Avi, 1937-
I've never really liked Avi. I was a little apprehensive about reading this, but got awesome fast.   posted Jun 18, 2012 at 1:27PM

Cover ArtPrincess Ben : being a wholly truthful account of her various discoveries and mi
by Murdock, Catherine Gilbert
Princess Ben is my hero. Seriously, she is the perfect representation of the imperfect princess. She also shares my love of food, which is a definite thumbs-up.   posted Jun 18, 2012 at 1:26PM

Cover ArtDivergent
by Roth, Veronica
I love the idea surrounding this book. I'd love to live in a society like this if only because there would never be a dull moment!   posted Jun 18, 2012 at 1:25PM

Cover ArtGone
by Grant, Michael, 1954-
An awesome friend of mine told me about this book. I have started reading it and I absolutely love it!   posted Jun 5, 2012 at 9:17PM

Cover ArtThe dragon queen
by Borchardt, Alice.
I know my sister said some awesome stuff about this book. I've only read the prologue so far and I'm enchanted. It's bound to be a magnificent read.   posted Jun 5, 2012 at 9:16PM

Cover ArtThe squire's tale
by Morris, Gerald, 1963-
This series is my absolute favorite. If you could only read two books or two series, I would say read the Bible and this series.   posted May 28, 2012 at 4:27PM

Cover ArtHowl's moving castle
by Jones, Diana Wynne.
Let's face it, anything Diana Wynne Jones writes, is amazing.   posted May 28, 2012 at 4:26PM

Cover ArtThe savage damsel and the dwarf
by Morris, Gerald, 1963-
This series is my absolute favorite. If you could only read two books or two series, I would say read the Bible and this series.   posted May 26, 2012 at 8:50AM

Cover ArtPaperQuake : a puzzle
by Reiss, Kathryn
Eh, it was okay. A good read for those who like supernatural stuff.   posted May 26, 2012 at 8:06AM

Cover ArtThe hero and the crown
by McKinley, Robin.
Love this book.   posted May 26, 2012 at 8:06AM

Cover ArtThe blue sword
by McKinley, Robin.
Robin McKinley writes awesome books. This is one of them. However, read the Hero and the Crown first and this one will make more sense.   posted May 26, 2012 at 8:06AM

Cover ArtThe poisoned house : [a ghost story]
by Ford, Michael, 1980-
Best ghost story I have ever read.   posted May 26, 2012 at 8:05AM

Cover ArtSweet Miss Honeywell's revenge : a ghost story
by Reiss, Kathryn
This book is so creepy.   posted May 26, 2012 at 8:05AM

Cover ArtHowl’s moving castle
by Jones, Diana Wynne.
I love this book! Everyone should read it. I also recommend the movie.   posted Sep 20, 2011 at 7:16PM

Cover ArtThe wall and the wing /
by Ruby, Laura.
Laura Ruby is a writing genius. Why she never got the respect she deserves, I'll never know.   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:58PM

Cover ArtEragon /
by Paolini, Christopher.
This is my least favorite book of the series, but on my honor, I promise you reading it is worth it.   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:57PM

Cover ArtThe maze of bones /
by Riordan, Rick
Very amusing series   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:56PM

Cover ArtSabriel /
by Nix, Garth
Favorite Garth Nix series EVER. Personally, my favorite character is the Disreputable Dog. Love her.   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:55PM

Cover ArtMister Monday /
by Nix, Garth
Read Garth Nix right NOW! HE'S AMAZING!   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:44PM

Cover ArtEver /
by Levine, Gail Carson.
Not really interested in this author, but I liked it anyway   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:44PM

Cover ArtInto the wild /
by Hunter, Erin.
I know this is a young book for someone my age, but even though it just never seems to end and some people find it annoying, I think it's super interesting.   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:43PM

Cover ArtDragon slippers /
by George, Jessica Day, 1976-
Loved this series   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:42PM

Cover ArtStoneheart /
by Fletcher, Charlie.
Interesting series to read   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:42PM

Cover ArtThe ruins of Gorlan /
by Flanagan, John
Hilarious, action filled series! Good old, serious Halt! Throwing people into moats and so on. Then there's the ever-clueless Will, who never gets sarcasm. Then there's coffee-addicted Gilan and that bear of a Battleschool apprentice Horace. Good 'ol Gilan, always reliable   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:41PM

Cover ArtThe Sea of Trolls /
by Farmer, Nancy, 1941-
This is a really good book. Nancy Farmer has a habit of writing awesome books. This is one of them.   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:34PM

Cover ArtSwordbird /
by Fan, Nancy Yi.
You really have to admire the 12 year old girl who wrote this!   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:33PM

Cover ArtThe city of Ember /
by DuPrau, Jeanne
Love this series as well!   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:33PM

Cover ArtRevenge of the witch /
by Delaney, Joseph, 1945-
Scary but awesome! It's about a boy chosen as an apprentice to a 'Spook', whom is basically a person that drives out demons and ghosts and the like. I love this series. However, the extremely faint-hearted just might faint. This is a book for the brave.   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:32PM

Cover ArtThe fire within /
by D'Lacey, Chris.
LOVE this series!   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:31PM

Cover ArtThe warrior heir /
by Chima, Cinda Williams.
Finished it this morning   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:31PM

Cover ArtHappenstance found /
by Catanese, P. W.
Blast you Happenstance! Why must you be so wonderful and fictional?!   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:31PM

Cover ArtThe Dark Hills divide /
by Carman, Patrick.
Read this when I was younger and loved it! Really introduced me to fantasy.   posted Sep 18, 2011 at 7:30PM


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