I have been reading like crazy and scouring my shelves for “best loved reads” so I could put a list together for you. I had books here, but thought in this new age of technology and e-readers I should just put reads, although I personally like books! :)Why don’t you consider reading them as well and having a literary discussion? There were many hours spent with my son conversing about the themes set forth in these titles.
Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Father Brown, G.K. Chesterton
The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
The Hiding Place, John Sherrill
The Same Kind of Different as Me, Denver Hall, Denver Moore
The Highlander’s Last Song, Sir Gibbie, George MacDonald (MacDonald was one of C.S. Lewis’ favorite authors and Sir Gibbie served as the source of Huckleberry Finn.)
All Creatures Great and Small, James Herriot (He was a great storyteller and wrote quite a few books about his veterinary practice in England.)
The Scarlet Pimpernel, Baroness Emmuska Orczy
The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis
Peace Like a River, Leif Enger
Animal Farm, George Orwell
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte
Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
Silas Marner, George Eliot
Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
Wish You Well, David Baldacci
The Chosen, Chaim Potok
The guys didn’t read these, but they should have! I guess I will have to start a Teen Book Club for girls! 🙂
Christy, Julie, Catherine Marshall
Little Women, An Old Fashioned Girl, Louisa May Alcott
A Girl of the Limberlost, Freckles, Gen Stratton Porter (These books are set in Indiana around the turn of the 20th century)
Thanks for sharing this on the Carnival of Hoemschooling, Lisa!
Thanks for the list! I’m looking forward to picking up the George MacDonald books. I’m putting together reading lists for my kids for the next year and this gave me a few new ideas.
I am happy you found some new titles. I’ll have more for you throughout the year. I hope you have a great school year.