Recommended Reading List

booklearner’s Recommended Reading List

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis

Christy - Catherine Marshall

Christy, by Catherine Marshall

vintage Anne of Green Gables book cover

Anne of Green Gables Series, by L. M. Montgomery

Daddy Long Legs (Please note: there was some philosophy I did not agree with. However, it was a cute book in the whole!).

Daddy Long Legs, by Jean Webster

Jane Eyre de Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

Half Magic by Edward Eager. Only one of my favourite books as a child.

The Half Magic Series, by Edward Eager

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Fiction stories for teenager girls (1832 – 1888) famous author, wrote "Little Women" and "Little Men," worked to get voting rights for women

Little Women Series, by Louisa May Alcott

One of my favorite Austen novels. What's yours?

Persuasion, by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Laddie: A True Blue Story

Laddie, by Gene Stratton-Porter

Mya 8th grade - The Phantom Tollbooth - TLP

The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster

Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper By the Dozen, by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins

Emma - Jane Austen from Sterling's Classic Lines series

Emma, by Jane Austen

Illustrated by Eric Fraser, one of the foremost British illustrators of the 20th century, his images – a total of 7 full-page images and 57 head-pieces – are based on original designs by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Tolkien had seen her sketches and was so impressed that his executors gave special permission for Fraser to interpret them for these Folio editions.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle, P.D. James (Introduction)

Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Rise to Rebellion

Rise to Rebellion + The Glorious Cause, by Jeff Shaara

Betsy-Tacy (Betsy-Tacy, #1)

Betsy-Tacy Series, by Maud Hart Lovelace

An Old-Fashioned Girl, Louisa May Alcott

An Old Fashioned Girl, by Louisa May Alcott

around the world in 80 days ...

Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne


Ben-Hur, by Lew Wallace

Watership Down

Watership Down, by Richard Adams

Himalayas - read: Lost Horizon

Lost Horizon, by James Hilton

Little House on the Prairie

The Little House on the Prairie Series, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. I'm a classic literature junkie. :)

Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott

Frankenstein By: Mary Shelley. Click here to buy this eBook: #kobo #ebooks

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

1935: Mutiny on the Bounty / Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff

Mutiny on the Bounty, by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

The tenth man - Graham Greene

The Tenth Man, by Graham Greene


The Rain from God, by Mark Ammerman

The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories (Signet Classics) by Sarah Orne Jewett. $6.95. Series - Signet Classics. Author: Sarah Orne Jewett. Publisher: Signet Classics (November 3, 2009)

“The Country of the Pointed Firs,” by Sarah Orne Jewett

Rora: James Byron Huggins: 9781891668081: Books -

“Rora,” by James Byron Huggins

North and South

“North and South,” by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Man Who Was Thursday

“The Man Who Was Thursday,” by G. K. Chesterton

"Unbroken," by Laura Hillenbrand

“Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand


“Titus Groan,” by Mervyn Peake



“Sensible Shoes,” by Sharon Garlough Brown












"A Flickering Light," by Jane Kirkpatrick

“A Flickering Light,” by Jane Kirkpatrick

“Escape from Colditz,” by P. R. Reid

“The Ragamuffin Gospel,” by Brennan Manning

“The Unseen Realm,” by Michael S. Heiser

“The Aisles Have Eyes,” by Joseph Turow

“Think Before You Like,” by Guy P. Harrison

“King Solomon’s Mines,” by Henry Rider Haggard

“The Woman in White,” by Wilkie Collins


4 responses to “Recommended Reading List

  1. Barb

    June 24, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Keola has read some of these! I will have him look at the list for others he may be interested in reading.

    • booklearner

      June 24, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      I’m afraid there’s a great many of them are ‘girlie books’ on my list, but hopefully there will be some good ones boys would be interested in!

  2. cathy hogue

    November 13, 2015 at 8:09 am

    iam looking for a book that was discussed on your program about an Asian girl whos mother dies and her father attempts to sell her and she escapes out of her bedroom into the night and encounters bad people and some that help her. this is all I really remember. oh-and there may be the word snowflake in the title & the book was written by a female. If you happen to know which one iam talking about thank you if not I understand. loved the program and and will miss all of your sweet voices

    • booklearner

      November 13, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      Hi, there! I’m afraid I’m not connected to Midday Connection in any way, except that I’m a fan like you. But let’s see if I may be of some help… You may be thinking of “Snowflower and the Secret Fan,” by Lisa See. Another could possibly be, “The Good Earth,” by Pearl S. Buck. I have not read either of them, but I remember listening to the discussions as well. You also might want to try inquiring on Lori Neff’s (Midday’s program director) WordPress blog at:
      Hope this helps!


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