For Your Reading Pleasure

Ok, my friends! Here is a (constantly growing) list of recommended reading. I haven’t read all the books on here, as this list was made in concert with the wonderful authoress miss Caitlin Clancy. But she is as good an authority as I am (wait. Am I a good authority? *facepalm*). So basically just read everything here if you want to, ok?

This list is so far a compilation of books we read as children, but some of them are things we’ve read more recently, or in our youth, so some, like Brave New World, have content not so suitable for children. So, any asterisks you see denote books that might have content requiring more maturity to ingest. Other than that, have at it!

(And pardon the numbering re-starting. I’ll fix that soon, I promise.)

  1. Caddie Woodlawn
  2. Johnny Tremain
  3. The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
  4. The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliff
  5. Little House on the Prairie 
  6. The Borrowed House
  7. The Book of THree
  8. The Black Cauldron
  9. The Castle of Llyr
  10. Taran Wanderer
  11. The High King
  12. The Gawgon and the Boy
  13. The Vesper Holly Adventures
  14. The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio
  15. The Rope Trick
  16. Time Cat
  17. The Iron Ring
  18. The Phantom Tollbooth
  19. Beorn the Proud
  20. God King
  21. Shadow Hawk
  22. Mara Daughter of the Nile
  23. Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
  24. Five Children and It
  25. 101 Dalmatians
  26. The Enchanted Castle
  27. The Book of Dragons
  28. Redwall by Brian Jacques
  29. Taggerung
  30. Triss
  31. Lord Brocktree
  32. Doomwyte
  33. High Rhulain
  34. Martin the Warrior
  35. Mariel of Redwall
  36. Mossflower
  37. The Legend of Luke
  38. Outcast of Redwall
  39. Mattimeo 
  40. Madeline Takes Command 
  41. Dawn of Fear
  42. Seaward
  43. The Boggart
  44. The Boggart and the Monster
  45. Victory
  46. King of Shadows
  47. Over Sea, Under Stone
  48. The Dark is Rising
  49. Greenwitch
  50. THe Grey King
  51. Silver on the Tree
  52. Adam of the Road
  53. Red Hugh, Prince of Donegal
  54. The Boxcar Children
  55. Miracle on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
  56. Bridge to Terebithia
  57. The Little Prince
  58. Esau Have I Loved
  59. Misty of Chincoteague
  60. Born to Trot
  61. Frog and Toad
  62. King of the Wind
  63. Justin Morgan Had a Horse
  64. Seastar of Chincoteague
  65. Hittite Warrior
  66. Dear Mr. Henshaw
  67. The Dark Frigate
  68. The Courage of Sarah Noble
  69. Sign of the Beaver
  70. Calico Captive
  71. The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  72. Island of the Blue Dolphins
  73. The Black Pearl
  74. Nancy Drew
  75. Hardy Boys
  76. A Year Down Yonder
  77. The Teacher’s Funeral
  78. Strays Like Us
  79. The Children’s Homer (Padraic Colum)
  80. American GIrl (original)
  81. Girls of Many Lands
  82. Royal Diaries series
    1. Anastasia
    2. Eleanor
    3. Marie Antoinette
    4. Elizabeth I
    5. Kristina
    6. Jahanara
    7. Kaiulani
    8. Elizabeth of Austria
    9. Kazunomiya
    10. Lady of Ch’iao Kuo
    11. Mary Queen of Scots
    12. VIctoria
    13. Sondok
    14. Nzingha
    15. Isabel
  1. Dear America: Christmas After All
  2. The Diary of Nannie Little Rose
  3. Pictures of Hollis Woods
  4. The Wanderer
  5. Ruby Holler
  6. Walk Two Moons
  7. Chasing Redbird
  8. Nory Ryan’s Song
  9. Maggie’s Door
  10. Willow Run
  11. Lily’s Crossing
  12. A House of Tailors
  13. All the Way Home
  14. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
  15. Because of Winn Dixie
  16. The Yearling
  17. The Giver
  18. Gathering Blue
  19. Messenger
  20. Number the Stars
  21. Gossamer
  22. Bailey School Kids
  23. Huckleberry Finn
  24. Tom Sawyer
  25. San Domingo: Medicine Hat Stallion
  26. Black Beauty
  27. Misty’s Twilight
  28. Stormy Misty’s Foal
  29. Brighty of the Grand Canyon
  30. Mustang Wild Spirit of the West
  31. Zenon Karr, Spaceball Star
  32. The Giving Tree
  33. Abel’s Island
  34. Stuart Little
  35. Charlotte’s Web
  36. THe Trumpet of the Swan
  37. Katie and the Mustang
  38. A Series of Unfortunate Events****
  39. Beatrix Potter
  40. THe Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  41. Ozma of Oz
  42. Dorothy and the Wizard
  43. American Girl Book of Horse Stories (not AG)
  44. American Girl History Mysteries (is AG)
  45. Tale of Two Cities
  46. Great Expectations
  47. Little Dorrit
  48. Bleak House
  49. Hard Times
  50. Nicholas Nickelby
  51. Old Curiosity Shop
  52. THe Mystery of Edwin Drood
  53. Oliver Twist
  54. David Copperfield
  55. Nate the Great
  56. Eragon 
  57. Eldest
  58. Brisingr
  59. Inheritance
  60. A Tale of Time City
  61. Harry Potter
  62. Percy Jackson and the Olympians
  63. My Side of the Mountain
  64. The Cay
  65. The Bomb***
  66. Sarah Plain and Tall
  67. Skylark
  68. Caleb’s Story
  69. The Whipping Boy
  70. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  71. the Silver Crown
  72. The Chronicles of Narnia
  73. The Space Trilogy
  74. LOTR and the Hobbit
  75. Sounder
  76. Ranger’s Apprentice: Ruins of Gorlan
  77. Warriors by Erin Hunter
  78. Old Yeller
  79. White Fang
  80. Gregor the Overlander series ***
  81. The City of Ember
  82. THe Bronze Bow
  83. Teh Secret Garden
  84. A little Princess
  85. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  86. Inkheart***
  87. Dragon Rider***
  88. Septimus Heap series***
  89. Alex Rider series***
  90. The Goose Girl***
  91. Firebringer***
  92. Peter Pan
  93. Busman’s Honeymoon***
  94. Poirot***
  95. Sherlock Holmes***
  96. Miss Marple***
  97. Georgette Heyer***
  98. Pride and Prejudice
  99. Sense and Sensibility
  100. Emma
  101. Persuasion
  102. Northanger Abbey 
  103. Mansfield Park
  104. Tuck Everlasting
  105. Airman***
  106. Bella at Midnight*
  107. Crispin and the Cross of Lead **
  108. National Velvet
  109. Ella Enchanted
  110. Mandy
  111. Gone-Away Lake
  112. Return to Gone-Away
  113. Watership Down**
  114. Jeremy: Tale of an Honest Bunny
  115. Freckles
  116. Michael O’Halloran
  117. Girl of the Limberlost
  118. Her Father’s Daughter
  119. THe Keeper of the Bees
  120. The Song of the Cardinal
  121. The Harvester 
  122. Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron
  123. The Mysterious Benedict Society
  124. The Perilous Journey
  125. The Prisoner’s Dilemma
  126. The Man Who Was Thursday
  127. Manalive
  128. The Mithe-Hart
  129. Stout Hearts & Whizzing Biscuits by Daniel McInerny
  130. Stoop of Mastadon Meadow by Daniel McInerny
  131. High Concepts ***
  132. Oedipus Rex***
  133. Oedipus at Colonus***
  134. Antigone***
  135. Agamemnon***
  136. The Libation Bearers***
  137. THe Eumenides***
  138. The Medea***
  139. The Bacchae***
  140. Plautus***
  141. Prometheus Bound ***
  142. Herodotus***
  143. Thucydides***
  144. Plutarch’s Lives***
  145. Marcus Aurelius***
  146. El Cid**
  147. The Iliad
  148. The Odyssey
  149. The Aeneid
  150. The Divine Comedy
  151. La Vita Nuova
  152. The Hiding Place***
  153. Brave New World***
  154. Canticle for Leibowitz***
  155. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase**
  156. The Whispering Mountain **
  157.   The Barefoot Book of Knights **
  158.   Tales of Old Ireland (also Barefoot Books) ***
  159. Chasing Vermeer*
  160. The Wright 3*
  161. The Calder Game*
  162. The Hounds of the Morrigan*
  163. Dracula ***
  164. Frankenstein
  165. Middlemarch
  166. Silas Marner
  167. Daniel Deronda
  168. Jane Eyre
  169. Villette
  170. Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  171. Agnes Grey
  172. Wuthering Heights
  173. Leviathan**
  174. Behemoth**
  175. Goliath**
  176. The Scarlet Pimpernel
  177. The Canterbury Tales**
  178. Shakespeare**
  179. In This House of Brede***
  180. Five For Sorrow, Ten for Joy***
  181. A String in the Harp
  182. At the Back of the North Wind
  183. The Railway Children
  184. Father Brown*
  185. Up From Slavery
  186. The Sound and the Fury***
  187. The Edge on the Sword
  188. Far Traveler
  189. The King’s Swift Rider
  190. Shadows on the Rock
  191. Death Comes for the Archbishop

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s