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100 Must Reads

 

History

 

How the Irish Saved Civilization (All of The Hinges of History Series) - Cahill

The Story of Christianity – Volume 1 (Early Church – The dawn of the Reformation) - Gonzalez

The Story of Christianity – Volume 2 (Reformation – modern) - Gonzalez

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas

The United States Constitution – The Founding Fathers

The Victory of Reason, How Christianity led to Freedom, Capitalism and Western Success - Stark

 

Theology / Religious / Education 

The Bible - God

The Confessions – Augustine

City of God - Augustine

Pilgrims Progress - Bunyan

The Abolition of Man – C. S. Lewis

Mere Christianity – C. S. Lewis

The Great Divorce – C. S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters – C. S. Lewis

Why Johnny Can’t Tell Right from Wrong - Kilpatrick

The Institutes of the Christian Religion - Calvin

Creation Regained – Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview - Wolters

Love and Respect - Eggerichs

The Seven Laws of Teaching - Gregory

Cultural Literacy – E. D. Hirsch


 

Classics for Younger Readers (but great for all) 

The Velveteen Rabbit - Williams

Charlotte’s Web - White

The Topsy-Turvy Kingdom - McDowell

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Numeroff

Dangerous Journey – Bunyan (Young Reader / picture version of Pilgrim’s Progress)

The Door in the Wall – de Angeli

Anne Of Green Gables – Montgomery

The Whipping Boy - Fleishman

Little House in the Big Woods – Ingalls Wilder

Little House on the Prairie – Ingalls Wilder

The Chronicles of Narnia Series – C. S. Lewis

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

The Secret Garden - Burnett

Little Women - Alcott

Treasure Island - Stevenson

Kidnapped - Stevenson

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Orczy

The Call of the Wild - London

The Hobbit – Tolkien

Robin Hood - Pyle

Aesop’s Fables - Aesop

Heidi - Spyri

The Jungle Book - Kipling

The Hiding Place – Corrie ten Boom

Across Five Aprils – Hunt

The Wind in the Willows - Grahame

To Kill a Mockingbird - Lee

The Lord of the Flies - Golding

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Twain

Huckleberry Finn - Twain

Where the Red Fern Grows - Rawls

The Prince and the Pauper - Dickens

Gulliver’s Travels - Swift

The Story of King Arthur - Pyle

The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Speare

Snow Treasure - McSwigan

Old Yeller - Gipson

The Red Badge of Courage - Crane

 

Classic 

The Count of Monte Cristo - Dumas

Don Quixote - Cervantes

The Scarlet Letter - Hawthorne

Fahrenheit 451 - Bradbury

Brave New World - Huxley

1984 - Orwell

1776 - McCullough

Great Expectations - Dickens

Paradise Lost - Milton

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Tolkien

Frankenstein - Shelley

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Stevenson

Uncle Tom’s Cabin - Stowe

The Iliad - Homer

The Odyssey - Homer

The Aeneid - Virgil

My Antonia - Cather

The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoyevsky

Pride and Prejudice - Austen

Sense and Sensibility - Austen

The Nicomachean Ethics - Aristotle

The Republic - Plato

Hamlet – Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare

Julius Caesar - Shakespeare

The Canterbury Tales - Chaucer

Beowulf – Anonymous

Moby Dick - Melville

The Divine Comedy - Dante

The Grapes of Wrath - Steinbeck

Animal Farm - Orwell

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Doyle

A Tale of Two Cities - Dickens

A Farewell to Arms – Hemingway

All Quiet on the Western Front - Remarque

Heart of Darkness - Conrad

A Christmas Carol - Dickens

Oliver Twist - Dickens

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Verne

Around the World in 80 Days - Verne