List of Books I’ve Read (2002-2020)


“Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen

“Treasure Island,” by Robert Louis Stevenson

“An Old Fashioned Girl,” by Louisa May Alcott

“Christy,” by Catherine Marshall

“Anne of Avonlea,” by L. M. Montgomery

“Around the World in 80 Days,” by Jules Verne

“Ben-Hur,” by Gen. Lew Wallace

“Daddy-Long-Legs,” by Jean Webster

“Sugar Creek Gang: the Green Tent Mystery,” by Paul Hutchens

“Madame Curie,” by Eve Curie

“The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood,” by Howard Pyle

“The Jungle Books,” by Rudyard Kipling

“Sense and Sensibility,” by Jane Austen

“The Great Impersonation,” by E. Phillips Oppenheim

“Road to Avonlea Series,” by various authors


“Kidnapped,” by Robert Louis Stevenson

“A Tale of Two Cities,” by Charles Dickens

“The Hobbit,” by J. R. R. Tolkien

“Anne of the Island,” by L. M. Montgomery

 “Eight Cousins,” by Louisa May Alcott

“Mansfield Revisited,” by Joan Aiken

“Jane Eyre,” by Charlotte Bronte

“Jo’s Boys,” by Louisa May Alcott

“Men of Iron,” by Howard Pyle

“Betsy-Tacy,” by Maud Hart Lovelace

“The Secret Adversary,” by Agatha Christie

“Watership Down,” by Richard Adams

“Ester Reid,” by Isabella MacDonald Alden (A Pansy Book)

“The Scarlet Letter,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

“The Adventures of Robin Hood,” by Paul Cresswick

“The Hound of the Baskervilles,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Betsy-Tacy-Tib,” by Maud Hart Lovelace

“The Phantom Tollbooth,” by Norton Juster

“Quo Vadis,” by Henri Sienkiewcz

“The Fellowship of the Ring,” by J. R. R. Tolkien

“Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill,” by Maud Hart Lovelace

“Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown,” by Maud Hart Lovelace

“Our Only May Amelia,” by Jennifer Holm

“Heaven to Betsy,” by Maud Hart Lovelace

“Beautiful Girlhood,” by Karen Andreola(?)

“The Master of Ballantrae,” by Robert Louis Stevenson

“Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition,” by Caroline Alexander (non-f.)

“Betsy in Spite of Herself,” by Maud Hart Lovelace


“Tess of the D’Ubervilles,” by Thomas Hardy

“A Wrinkle in Time,” by Madeleine L’Engle

“Betsy Was a Junior,” by Maud Hart Lovelace

“A Wind in the Door,” by Madeleine L’Engle

“Ivanhoe,” by Sir Walter Scott

“A Swiftly Tilting Planet,” by Madeleine L’Engle

“The Phantom of the Opera,” by Gaston Leroux

“The Witch of Blackbird Pond,” by Elizabeth Speare

“Moni the Goat Boy and Other Stories,” by Johanna Spyri

The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be,” by Farley Mowat

The Black Arrow,” by Robert Louis Stevenson

Bonnie Prince Charlie,” by G. A. Henty

“The Inheritance,” by Louisa May Alcott

“The Story Girl,” by L. M. Montgomery

“The Bronze Bow,” by Elizabeth Speare

The House at Pooh Corner,” by A. A. Milne

“Mary Ellen and Ida,” by Stephen ?

“The Last Slice of Rainbow,” by Joan Aiken

“Sky Island,” by L. Frank Baum

“Ruffles and Drums,” by Betty Cavanna

“The Story of the Trapp Family Singers,” by Maria Augusta Trapp

“The Deerslayer,” by James Fenimore Cooper

“Billy Budd, Foretopman,” by Herman Melville

“Lady Catherine’s Necklace,” by Joan Aiken

“Roverandom,” by J. R. R. Tolkien

“Under the Lilacs,” by Louisa May Alcott

“The Hidden Art of Homemaking,” by Edith Schaeffer

“Betsy and Joe,” by Maud Hart Lovelace

“Stowaway,” by Karen Hesse

“Crispin: the Cross of Lead,” by AVI


“The Playmaker,” by J. B Cheaney

“The Exploits of Don Quixote,” by Cervantes, edited by James Reeves

“The Count of Monte Cristo,” by Alexandre Dumas

“In the Land of the White Death,” by Valerian Albanov (non-f.)

“The Complete Works of Father Brown,” by G. K. Chesterton

“Mr. Midshipman Hornblower,” by C. S. Forester

“The Trumpeter of Krackow,” by Eric Kelly

“Emily of New Moon,” by L. M. Montgomery

“Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelley

“Laddie: a True Blue Story,” by Gene Stratton-Porter

“Misty of Chincoteague,” by Marguerite Henry

“The Last of the Mohicans,” by James Fenimore Cooper

“Rose in Bloom,” by Louisa May Alcott

Eragon,” by Christopher Paolini

The Return of the King,” by J. R. R. Tolkien

“The Garden at the Edge of Beyond,” by Michael R. Phillips

“Emma,” by Jane Austen (see movie review here)

“The Spy Wore Red,” by Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones

“Heidi,” by Johanna Spyri

“Pollyanna,” by Eleanor H. Porter

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” by Oscar Wilde

“Crooked House,” by Agatha Christie

“The Tale of Despereaux,” by Kate DiCamillo

“Endless Night,” by Agatha Christie (see movie review here)

“Sherlock Holmes: Master Detective,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Half Magic,” by Edward Eager


“Wuthering Heights,” by Emily Bronte

“Three Blind Mice and Other Stories,” by Agatha Christie

Wives and Daughters,” by Elizabeth Gaskell

“National Velvet,” by Enid Bagnold

“Knight’s Castle,” by Edward Eager

“Emily Climbs,” by L. M. Montgomery

“The Spy Went Dancing,” by Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones

“The Water Babies,” by Charles Kingsley

“Bring Me a Unicorn,” by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Worth,” by Alexandria LaFaye

“My Friend Flicka,” by Mary O’Hara

“The Legend of the Celtic Stone,” by Michael Phillips

“Victory Over the Darkness,” by Neil T. Anderson (non-f.)

“The Heather Hills of Stonewycke,” by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella

“The Last Sin Eater,” by Francine Rivers

“Your Eternal Reward,” by Erwin Lutzer (non-f.)

“Persuasion,” by Jane Austen


“Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution,” by Jeff Shaara

“Alone,” by Richard E. Byrd (non-f.)

“Get Out of That Pit: Straight Talk from a Former Pit-Dweller,” by Beth Moore (non-f.)

“A Skeleton in God’s Closet,” by Paul Maier

“The Golden Road,” by L. M. Montgomery

“The Moonstone,” by Wilkie Collins

“1776,” by David McCullough (non-f.)

“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Out of the Silent Planet,” by C. S. Lewis

“Lost Horizon,” by James Hilton

“King Arthur: Tales of the Round Table,” by Andrew Lang

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

“Streiker’s Bride,” by Robin Hardy

“Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm,” by Kate Douglas Wiggin

“A Fantasy of Dr. Ox,” by Jules Verne

Hood,” by Stephen R. Lawhead

“Mission Compromised,” by Oliver North

“The Tenth Man,” by Graham Greene

“The Silmarillion,” by J. R. R. Tolkien


“The Overload Syndrome,” by Dr. Richard Swenson (non-f.)

“The A. B. C. Murders,” by Agatha Christie (see movie review here)

“A Caribbean Mystery,” by Agatha Christie

“Emily’s Quest,” by L. M. Montgomery

“The Listener, or the Heart Reader,” by Terri Blackstock

“What Mrs. McGilicuddy Saw,” by Agatha Christie

“Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?” by Agatha Christie

“The Body in the Library,” by Agatha Christie

“The Jericho Sanction,” by Oliver North with Joe Musser

“Black Coffee,” by Agatha Christie (Charles Osbourne)

“The Young King and Other Fairy Tales,” by Oscar Wilde

“Epic: the Story God is Writing and the Role that is Yours to Play,” by John Eldredge (non-f.)

“The Lost World,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“Barchester Towers,” by Anthony Trollope

“Mrs. McGinty’s Dead,” by Agatha Christie

“On the Banks of Plum Creek,” by Laura Ingalls Wilder


“The Last Jihad,” by Joel C. Rosenberg

“The Iceberg Hermit,” by Arthur Roth

“By the Shores of Silver Lake,” by Laura Ingalls Wilder

“Anna and the King of Siam,” by Margaret Landon

“Wild Grows the Heather in Devon,” by Michael Phillips

“Betsy and the Great World,” by Maud Hart Lovelace

“The Borrowers,” by Mary Norton

“Anne’s House of Dreams,” by L. M. Montgomery

“Lulu’s Library,” by Lousia May Alcott

“Agnes Grey,” by Anne Bronte


“The Thirty-Nine Steps,” by John Buchan

“Anne of Ingleside,” by L. M. Montgomery

“Betsy’s Wedding,” by Maud Hart Lovelace

“The Glorious Cause,” by Jeff Shaara

“70,000 to One,” by Quentin Reynolds

“Cheaper By the Dozen,” by Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

“The Milan Grill Room,” by E. Phillips Oppenheim

“The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty,” by Caroline Alexander (non-f.)

“Miss Fortune,” by Sara Mills

“The Rose Conspiracy,” by Craig Parshall

“Jack and Jill,” by Lousia May Alcott


“Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition,” by Leonard Guttridge (non-f.)

“A Sinister Silence,” by Jane Peart

“Scarlet,” by Stephen R. Lawhead

The Black Cloister,” by Melanie Dobson

“The Rain From God,” by Mark Ammerman

“The Napoleon of Notting Hill,” by G. K. Chesterton  (see book review here)

“From Dust and Ashes,” by Tricia Goyer

“Silk,” by Linda Chaikin

“The Miracle of Mercy Land,” by River Jordan  (see book review here)

“The Man Who Never Was,” by Ewen Montagu  (see book review here)

“Adam and His Kin,” by Ruth Beechick (non-f.)  (see book review here)

“The Wood Beyond the World,” by William Morris  (see book review here)

The Light in the Forest,” by Conrad Richter

“Magnus,” (also known as “Wings of Dawn,” or “Winds of Light Series”) by Sigmund Brouwer  (see book review here)

“Man Overboard,” by F. Marion Crawford

“Out of the Devil’s Mouth,” by Travis Thrasher  (see book review here)

“Captain Blood: His Odyssey,” by Rafael Sabatini  (see book review here)

“The Mysterious Mr. Sabin,” by E. Phillips Oppenheim

“Miss Match,” by Sara Mitchell

“Northanger Abbey,” by Jane Austen  (see movie review here)


“When I Don’t Desire God’,” by John Piper (non-f.)

“Heroines,” by Mary Riso (non-f.)  (see related post here)


“Leaf By Niggle,” by J. R. R.Tolkien  (see book review here)

“All Creatures Great and Small,” by James Herriot  (see book review here)

“Refuge on Crescent Hill,” by Melanie Dobson  (see book review here)

“Fatal Deduction,” by Gayle Roper  (see book review here)

“A Voice in the Wind,” by Francine Rivers  (see book review here)

“Bread Upon the Waters,” by Anne de Graaf (see book review here)

“Wonderland Creek,” by Lynn Austin  (see book review here)

Pollyanna Grows Up,” by Eleanor H. Porter  (see book review here)

“Magnificent Obsession,” by Lloyd C. Douglas  (see book review here)

“The Amethyst Heart,” by Penelope Stokes  (see book review here)

“Pearl in the Sand,” by Tessa Afshar  (see book review here)

“Courting Miss Amsel,” by Kim Vogel Sawyer (see book review here)

Cripps the Carrier,” by Richard D. Blackmore  (see book review here)

“Dead Man’s Rule,” by Rick Acker (see book review here)

“Your Beautiful Purpose,” by Susie Larson (non-f.)  (see book review here)

The Tapestry,” by MaryAnn Minatra  (see book review here)

“The Country of the Pointed Firs,” by Sarah Orne Jewett  (see book review here)

“Lessons From Madame Chic,” by Jennifer Scott (non-f.)  (see book review here)

“Rescuing Ambition,” by Dave Harvey (non-f.)

“Five Children and It,” by E. Nesbit  (see book review here)



“Rora,” by James Byron Huggins  (see book review here)

“North and South,” by Elizabeth Gaskell  (see book review here)

The Y Factor,” by Liam Roberts  (see book review here)

“The Life You’ve Always Wanted,” by John Ortberg (non-f)

“The Man Who Was Thursday,” by G. K. Chesterton  (see book review here)

“Getting to Know the Church Fathers,” by Bryan Litfin (non-f)  (see book review here)

“Once Upon a Time,” by Debbie Macomber (non-f)  (see book review here)

“Whisper on the Wind,” by Maureen Lang

“The Children of Hurin,” by J. R. R. Tolkien  (see book review here)

“Stuck in the Middle,” by Virginia Smith  (see book review here)

“The Doll People,” by Anna Martin, Laura Godwin  (see book review here)

“The Chasm,” by Randy Alcorn  (see book review here)

“An Echo in the Darkness,” by Francine Rivers  (see book review here)

“Kilmeny of the Orchard,” by L. M. Montgomery  (see book review here)

“Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God,” by Sybil MacBeth (non-f)  (see book review here)

“All God’s Children,” by Anna Schmidt  (see book review here)

“The Trophy Wives Club,” by Kristin Billerbeck  (see book review here)

“The Best of Evil,” by Eric Wilson  (see book review here)

“So Long, Insecurity: You’ve Been a Bad Friend to Us,” by Beth Moore (non-f)  (see book review here)

“Unbroken,” by Laura Hillenbrand (non-f)  (see book review here)

“Gone-Away Lake,” by Elizabeth Enright  (see book review here)

“The Time Garden,” by Edward Eager  (see book review here)

“Misery Loves Company,” by Rene Gutteridge  (see book review here)

“Pray Big: the Power of Pinpoint Prayers,” by Will Davis (non-f)

“The Secret Rooms,” by Catherine Bailey (non-f)  (see book review here)

“Roanoke,” by Angela Elwell Hunt  (see book review here)

“Getting Into Character,” by Brandilyn Collins (non-f)

“Sanctuary,” by Beverly and David Lewis  (see book review here)

“Inclined to Escape,” by Yuri Vetokhin (non-f)  (see book review here)

“A Man Lay Dead,” by Ngaio Marsh  (see book review here)

“The Mysterious Affair at Styles,” by Agatha Christie  (see book review here)

“The Heart of Princess Osra,” by Anthony Hope  (see book review here)

“Black Beauty,” by Anna Sewell  (see book review here)

“Race to the End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole,” by Ross D. E. MacPhee  (non-f)  (see book review here)



The Light of Eidon”, by Karen Hancock  (see book review here)

“The Gospel According to Tolkien: Visions of the Kingdom in Middle-Earth,” by Ralph C. Wood (non-f)  (see book review here)

“The Valley of Fear,” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  (see book review here)

“Are Women Human?” by Dorothy L. Sayers (non-f.)

“He Fell in Love with His Wife,” by Edward Payson Roe  (see book review here)

“The Murder on the Links,” by Agatha Christie (see book review here and movie review here)

“The Pleasures of God,” by John Piper (non-f.)

“Love Comes Calling,” by Siri Mitchell  (see book review here)

“Dear Mr. Knightley,” by Katherine Reay  (see book review here)

“Traces of Mercy,” by Michael Landon, Jr. & Cindy Kelley  (see book review here)

“The Agony Column,” by Earl Derr Biggers  (see book review here)

“Conspiracy in Kiev,” by Noel Hynd  (see book review here)

“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Couponing,” by Rachel Singer Gordon (non-f)  (see book review here)

“A Shred of Truth,” by Eric Wilson  (see book review here)

“Wildwood Creek,” by Lisa Wingate  (see book review here)

“The Meanest Doll in the World,” by Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin  (see book review here)

“Murder on the Lusitania,” by Conrad Allen  (see book review here)

“Matorni’s Vineyard,” by E. Phillips Oppenheim  (see book review here)

“At Home with Madame Chic,” by Jennifer L. Scott (non-f)  (see book review here)

“Breathing Life Into Your Characters,” by Rachel Ballon (non-f)  (see book review here)

“The Club of Queer Trades,” by G. K. Chesterton  (see book review here)



“Nightbringer,” by James Byron Huggins  (see book review here)

“In Sheep’s Clothing,” by Susan May Warren  (see book review here)

“Eyes of the Heart,” by Christine Valters Paintner (non-f)  (see book review here)

“The Prisoner of Zenda,” by Anthony Hope  (see book review here)

“The Art of Immersion,” by Frank Rose (non-f)

“Titus Groan,” by Mervyn Peake (see book review here)

“The Melting of Molly,” by Maria Thompson Daviess  (see book review here)

“How to Live Like a Lady,” by Sarah Tomczak (non-f)

“Lavender & Old Lace,” by Myrtle Reed  (see book review here)

“Sensible Shoes,” by Sharon Garlough Brown  (see book review here)

“From Bondage to Bonding,” by Nancy Groom (non-f)

“Chilion’s Story, by Robert Yoder (non-f) {privately published}

“Finding Truth,” by Nancy Pearcey (non-f)  (see book review here)

“A Flickering Light,” by Jane Kirkpatrick (see book review here)

“The Man from Sing Sing,” by E. Phillips Oppenheim (see book review here)

“Art and the Bible,” by Francis Schaeffer (non-f)

“A Season of Shadows,” by Paul McCusker (see book review here)



“Tangled Ashes,” by Michele Phoenix  (see book review here)

“The Last Christian on Earth,” by Os Guinness (non-f)

“The Lost Shipwreck of Paul,” by Robert Cornuke (non-f)  (see book review here)

“Sands of Time,” by Susan May Warren  (see book review here)

“The Long Walk,” by Slavomir Rawicz (non-f)

“101 Secrets for Your Twenties,” by Paul Angone (non-f)  (see book review here)

“Cranford,” by Elizabeth Gaskell (see book review here)

“Simply Tuesday,” by Emily Freeman (non-f) 

“The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun,” by J. R. R. Tolkien  (see book review here)

“The Big Four,” by Agatha Christie  (see book review here and movie review here)

“Wish You Were Here,” by Beth K. Vogt  (see book review here)

“The Blue Castle,” by L. M. Montgomery  (see book review here)

“The Loved One,” by Catherine Palmer & Peggy Stoks  (see book review here)

“The Ragamuffin Gospel,” by Brennan Manning (non-f)  (see book review here)

“The Seven Conundrums,” by E. Phillips Oppenheim  (see book review here)

“Secrets on the Wind,” by Stephanie Grace Whitson

The Phoenix and the Carpet,” by E. Nesbit  (see book review here)

“Fight Back with Joy,” by Margaret Feinberg (non-f)

“Captain Blood Returns,” by Rafael Sabatini

“John Jago’s Ghost,” by Wilkie Collins  (see book review here)

“Just Jane,” by Nancy Moser  (see book review here)

“Just Add Watercolor,” by Helen Birch (non-f)

“Escape from Colditz,” by P. R. Reid (non-f)  (see book review here)



“The Valiant Papers,” by Calvin Miller  (see book review here)

“1984,” by George Orwell  (see book review here)

“Curious Faith,” by Logan Wolfram (non-f)  (see book review here)

“The Unseen Realm,” by Michael Heiser (non-f)  (see book review here)

“The Invisible War,” by Chip Ingram (non-f)

“Strong Poison,” by Dorothy L. Sayers (see book review here)

“How to Listen to God,” by Charles Stanley (non-f)

“The Fisherman’s Lady,” by George MacDonald

“The Career Manifesto,” by Mike Steib (non-f)

“Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief,” by Maurice Leblanc

“Seasons of Waiting,” by Betsy Childs Howard (non-f)

“The Aisles Have Eyes,” by Joseph Turow (non-f)

“Village School,” by Miss Read

“Word of Mouth,” by Susan Blu and Mollyann Mullins (non-f)

“Doctor Thorne,” by Anthony Trollope (see book review here)

“It’s a Matter of Trust,” by James Callner (non-f)

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

“Think Before You Like,” by Guy P. Harrison (non-f)  (see book review here)

“Embracing the Body,” by Tara Owens (non-f)  (see book review here)

“What You Do Best in the Body of Christ,” by Bruce Bugbee (non-f)

“The Cloister and the Hearth,” by Charles Reade

“Miracles and Massacres,” by Glenn Beck

“Beginnings,” by Steve Stephens (see book review here)

“Love’s Reckoning,” by Laura Frantz  (see book review here)



“Rhythms of Rest,” by Shelly Miller (non-f)  (see book review here)

“Slow,” by Brooke McAlary (non-f)  (see book review here)

“Respect for Acting,” by Uta Hagen (non-f)

“Gormenghast,” by Mervyn Peake

“The End of Law,” by Therese Down

“Ashenden,” by Elizabeth Wilhide

“The Enchanted Hour,” by Meghan Cox Gurdon (non-f) (see book review here)

“The Marquis’ Secret,” by George Macdonald

“The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success,” by Wayne Breitbarth

“Arsene Lupin Versus Herlock Sholmes,” by Maurice Leblanc

“This Is My Body,” by Ragan Sutterfield (non-f)

“Love’s Awakening,” by Laura Frantz

“Between Us Girls,” by Sally John

“Distinctly You,” by Cheryl Martin (non-f)

“The Country Beyond,” by James Oliver Curwood

“The Woman in White,” by Wilkie Collins

“Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker,” by Jennifer Chiaverini

“Rooted,” by Banning Liebscher (non-f)

“Saffire,” by Sigmund Brouwer

“Uncle Sam’s Plantation,” by Star Parker (non-f) (see book review here)

“The Shape of Sand,” by Marjorie Eccles

“Seated with Christ,” by Heather Holleman (non-f)

“The Fortunes of Captain Blood,” by Rafael Sabatini

“Million Dollar Baby,” by Amy Patricia Meade



“Andrew the Glad,” by Maria Thompson Daviess

“Teach Us to Want,” by Jen Pollock Michel (non-f)


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