Sorry that this is coming so late!
The Top Five Books of October (according to Sookie)
The City of Ember By Jeanne DuPrau
Ember is a very exciting book about a city built underground that is undergoing hard times because of their shortages of food and light. This is a great book for someone of any age.
The Red Tent By Anita Diamont
The Red Tent is an Adult book written about the teenage Dinah of the Bible. I love this story because of how real the characters feel. Perhaps ages 13 and up.
The Constant Princess By Philippa Gregory
The Constant Princess was delightful and interesting. More about it can be found on my review. Around 15 and up.
The Naming By Alison Craggon
Alisom Craggon spins a beautiful story about Maerad and her friends and their adventures. LOTR fans will appreciate this one. Any age.
A Tale of Two Cities By Charles Dickens
I LOVE this book. It has everything one could ever need from a book in it-Historical Truth, Biblical Truth, characters that you care about (or hate passionately), adventure, Paris, London, and many other things. The only downside is that it's a bit difficult to read. I suggest that you still read it though-even if you have to read the spark notes along side, because it's definitely worth it. Especially the last five pages. And the last sentence. Ages 13 or 14 and up.