Selected Reading Lists

  • – online database of 14,000 books from Deseret Book. School of Abraham recommends that everyone have a subscription to this service.
  • Good Books List by John Senior
  • 1,000 Good Books List by Christine Miller
  • 100 Great Books List
  • The Baldwin Project (complete online text of classic books)
  • Armadillo Books by age groups
  • BookSpeak Reading List (Sorted by reading levels. See readability level concept)
  • Accelerated Achievement
  • BYU Honors Program Reading List
  • Fifteen Minutes a Day: The Reading Program for the Harvard Classics
  • Five in a Row
  • Eager Readers book list
  • Favorite Read Aloud Books by Cindy Madsen
  • Charlotte Mason-based Reading List by Penny Gardner
  • George Wythe College classics for children list
  • Sonlight Books in WTM Four Year Cycle ~~ Sonlight
  • Lesson Plans for Sonlight Books
  • Truelight Academy Beacon Book Library by Katrina Lybbert
  • Salt Lake County Library Book Lists: Children / Teens
  • Well-Trained Mind K-4 Reading List
  • Junior Great Books Program
  • Great Books Academy (see their bookstore listing)
  • – reading lists compiled by scholars
  • Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature (searchable)
  • Readable Science by Karen Rackliffe
  • Robinson Curriculum ~~ partial list
  • Gateway to the Great Books reading plan (7th grade and up)
  • Well-Trained Mind High School Reading List
  • List of Classics from Infobase
  • Caldecott Medal books | Newbery Medal books
  • Great Books–Texts and Fully Searchable Concordances
  • St. John’s Reading Lists
  • Nothing New Press ~~ All Through the Ages (guide)
  • Basic Reading List for the College Bound
  • George Wythe College Bookstore
  • George Wythe College required reading 100 Classics
  • BYU English Majors Reading List
  • Christian Classics Ethereal Library
  • Jacob Richman’s Literature Links: Kids Reading | Literature
  • A Recommended Reading List by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren (from How to Read a Book)
  • Index to Online Great Books in English Translation

Guide Books

  • Let the Authors Speak: A Guide to Worthy Books Based on Historical Setting by Carolyn Hatcher
  • All Through the Ages by Christine Miller
  • Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys M. Hunt
  • Reading Lists for College Bound Students, by Doug Estell
  • Recommended Reading: 5000 Classics Reviewed, Salem Press, 1995
  • New Lifetime Reading Plan, by Clifton Fadiman, HarperCollins, 1999
  • Good Reading: A Guide for Serious Readers, Bowker, 1990

To find used or out of print books:

A Book, by Edgar Guest

“Now” – said a good book unto me –
“Open my pages and you shall see
Jewels of wisdom and treasures fine,
Gold and silver in every line,
And you may claim them if you but will
Open my pages and take your fill.

“Open my pages and run them o’er,
Take what you choose of my golden store.
Be you greedy, I shall not care –
All that you seize I shall gladly spare;
There is never a lock on my treasure doors,
Come – here are my jewels, make them yours!

“I am just a book on your mantel shelf,
But I can be part of your living self;
If only you’ll travel my pages through,
Then I will travel the world with you.
As two wines blended make better wine,
Blend your mind with these truths of mine.

“I’ll make you fitter to talk with men,
I’ll touch with silver the lines you pen,
I’ll lead you nearer the truth you seek,
I’ll strengthen you when your faith grows weak –
This place on your shelf is a prison cell,
Let me come into your mind to dwell!”