The Ultimate Disney Princess Reading List

Even princesses deserve a break now and then to read a good book. So what books would these wonderful, adventure-chasing girls burying their noses in? Check out this list to find out which spectacular books your fav Disney princesses would LOVE to read!

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Rapunzel: Cress by Marissa Meyer and Uprooted by Naomi Novik

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Rapunzel had a lot of spare time and only a few books to read while she was trapped in her tower. She would immediately relate to the characters in these books, who are trapped against their will and forced out of their comfort zones.

Ariel: Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly and The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

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Ariel didn't seem to care much that she was a princess, instead dreaming of escaping her life for something else entirely. These novels are all about princesses fleeing their kingdom to discover everything else life might offer them.

Elsa: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson and Winterspell by Claire Legrand

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Having a power no one understands is a daily struggle for Elsa, and something the characters in these tales fight through themselves. Whether they're learning new things about their magical abilities or actively fighting against people who have them, Elsa can definitely relate. 

Cinderella: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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Fighting to please people who despise you can be utterly heart-breaking, and we have to say that Cinderella handled it like a champ. The girls in these books also live in fear and wait on those who will never appreciate them. It's a tough life for girls with wicked step-mothers!

Mulan: School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins and The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

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Mulan's love for her father urged her to disguise herself as a man and unlawfully join the army, putting both her life and her family's honor at risk. She'd find kindred spirits in the heroes of these stories, who put others first and fight to blend in with those around them.

Belle: Sabriel by Garth Nix and Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

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Belle gave up freedom to save her father, and she'd quickly connect with a story about a girl willing to do the same. Belle would also love a good romance, especially one involving a not-so-typical guy, so a tale about a girl falling for a zombie seems right up her alley.

Did any of your favorite books make the list? Tell us what books your favorite Disney princess would love in the comments.