36. The Squire's Tale
by Gerald Morris
YA Fiction - appropriate for 10-12+ (probably younger if read aloud)
Though my summer reading was embarrassingly full of sub-par adult fiction, I have decided that the best light reading is well done literature written for youth. This book is a wonderful example. A lovely escape from reality, with something to say about myth, love, and loyalty; this book is a fun rift on the tales of King Arthur.