Friday, September 14, 2012

33 Books Everyone Should Read

Let me start off by saying that this is absolutely a prejudiced list. It is by no means absolute, or complete. Next year it may grow to 35, or it might not. There are plenty of other books that I love and adore and ecstatically recommend to anyone who will listen.

So why do these books make the list and the others don't? Because these are the books that I personally believe everyone, regardless of gender, should read and most likely would enjoy. They are also all appropriate for at least a high school audience, and the majority of them I first read when I was in Jr. High or middle school.
  1. Beauty - Robin McKinley
  2. Christy - Catherine Marshall
  3. Coronation of Glory - Deborah Meroff
  4. Emma - Jane Austen
  5. Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
  6. Girl Meets God - Lauren F. Winner
  7. Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
  8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowlings
  9. Let Me Be a Woman - Elisabeth Elliot
  10. Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder
  11. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  12. Mere Christianity - C.S. Lewis
  13. Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
  14. Peter Pan - James Barrie
  15. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  16. Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
  17. Redwall - Brian Jacques
  18. Robin Hood - Roger Lancelyn Green
  19. That Hideous Strength - C.S. Lewis
  20. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
  21. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas 
  22. The Keeper of the Bees - Gene Stratton Porter
  23. The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
  24. The Once and Future King - T.H. White
  25. The Robe - Lloyd C. Douglas
  26. The Scottish Chiefs - Jane Porter
  27. The Shadow of the Bear - Regina Doman
  28. The Swiss Family Robinson - Johann Wyss
  29. Till We Have Faces - C.S. Lewis
  30. Time Quartet - Madeleine L'Engle
  31. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  32. Vienna Prelude - Bodie Thoene
  33. Watership Down - Richard Adams

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