Reads for High School

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! 🙂

ChristyJulie, Catherine Marshall

Little WomenAn Old Fashioned Girl, Louisa May Alcott

A Girl of the LimberlostFreckles, Gen Stratton Porter (These books are set in Indiana around the turn of the 20th century)

3 thoughts on “Reads for High School

  1. 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.


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