If You Like, Then Read is a feature where we offer reading suggestions based on books you already like, scheduled once a month. If you have more suggestions, feel free to tell us in the comments! You can check out the rest of these lists here.
Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
Princess Cimorene longs to fence and learn magic, but instead must learn more traditionally feminine activities such as needlepoint and dancing. Frustrated, she runs away only to have the dragon Kazul capture her. Cimorene defies stereotyped roles once again by befriending her dragon and refusing to let a prince rescue her. The first in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles.
Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
When financial difficulty strikes, Creel’s aunt decides to sacrifice the girl to the local dragon in the hopes that a rich knight will rescue and marry her. Creel has dreams of her own, however, and promptly sets off for the city bearing only a few items, including a special pair of dragonskin slippers. Creel hopes that one day she will be able to open a dress shop of her own, but the fate of a kingdom rests in her hands–or rather, on her feet. The first of the Dragon Slippers Books.
The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine
When the deadly Gray Death strikes her sister Meryl, timid Addie must venture forth to find a cure. With only a pair of seven-league boots and a magic spyglass to help her, Addie encounters spectres, spiders, and even a dragon. Her journey teaches her courage, but may not enable her to save her sister.
Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen
The murder of a professor launches John, Jack, and Charles into an adventure that will change their lives. Travelling through the Archipelago, a magical world that contains the people and places that have inspired generations of authors, the three will have to face a fearsome enemy if they want to save not only the Archipelago but also their own world. The first in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Forty years ago, a treaty brought peace between humans and dragons and, ever since, the dragons have served at court as professors and scholars. As the anniversary of the treaty nears, however, Seraphina, a musician newly arrived at court, finds herself investigating the murder in the royal family–a murder seemingly perpetrated by dragons.
The Children of Hurin by J. R. R. Tolkien, Ed. by Christopher Tolkien
In the First Age of Middle-earth, Húrin Thalion, lord of Dor-lómin, dared to challenge the sovereignty of the Dark Lord Morgoth. Morgoth promised in return that his hate would follow the children of Húrin all their lives, bringing them ruin and despair. Túrin, son of Húrin, sought to outrun his doom, but found he carried it in himself.