Good Books

Note: 3 stars looks very small, almost as if I don't like a thing. In this rating system, 3 stars are good books (that maybe just aren't my typical genre or are written for younger children), 4 stars are really good books, and 5 stars are reserved for my favorite books of all time. So I still definitely recommend a thing, if it's on the list, even if it's only 3 stars!

5 stars:
The Prydain Chronicles - by Lloyd Alexander
Emma - by Jane Austen
Mansfield Park - by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice - by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility - by Jane Austen
The Scarlet Pimpernel - by Baroness Orczy
Jane Eyre - by Charlotte Bronte
Kisses from Katie - by Katie Davis
A Tale of Two Cities - by Charles Dickens
Little Dorrit - by Charles Dickens
North and South - by Elizabeth Gaskell
Howl's Moving Castle  - by Diana Wynne Jones
The Narnian Chronicles - by C.S. Lewis
The Space Trilogy - by C. S. Lewis
The Anne of Green Gables Series- by L. M. Montgomery
Grandma's Attic Series - by Arleta Richardson
Harry Potter Series- by J. K. Rowling
The Hobbit - by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings - by J. R. R. Tolkien 
The Lamb Among the Stars series - by Chris Walley

4 stars:
Little Women  - by Louisa May Alcott
Northanger Abbey - by Jane Austen
Persuasion - by Jane Austen
The Frog Princess Tales - by E. D. Baker 
Peter Pan - by J. M. Barrie
The Penderwicks series - by Jeanne Birdsall
Wuthering Heights - by Emily Bronte 
Alice in Wonderland - by Lewis Carrol
Through the Looking Glass - by Lewis Carrol
The Floating Admiral - by Certain Members of the Detection Club
Murder at the Vicarage - by Agatha Christie
The Secret Adversary - by Agatha Christie
Dragons in Our Midst Series - by Bryan Davis
The Tale of Despereaux - by Kate DiCamillo
Bleak House - by Charles Dickens
Waking Rose - by Regina Doman
Beautiful Outlaw - by John Eldridge
Captivating - by John and Stasi Eldridge
Midnight Blue - by Pauline Fisk
The Thief Lord - by Cornelia Funke
Cranford - by Elizabeth Gaskell
Cheaper by the Dozen - by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
The Little White Horse - by Elizabeth Goudge
The Grand Sophy - by Georgette Heyer
Live Life on Purpose - by Claude Hickman
The Castle in the Air - by Diana Wynne Jones
The House of Many Ways - by Diana Wynne Jones
The Unaborted Socrates - by Peter Kreeft
The Good Things in Life - by Peter Kreeft
Kiss the Dust - by Elizabeth Laird
The Great Divorce - by C. S. Lewis
Mere Christianity- by C. S. Lewis
Ella Enchanted - by Gail Carson Levine
The Tale of Two Castles - by Gail Carson Levine 
The Lost Princess - by George MacDonald 
The Princess and the Goblin - by George MacDonald
The Princess and Curdie - by George MacDonald
Mara Daughter of the Nile - by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Minding the Manor - by Mollie Morran
Dragon Keeper Chronicles - by Donita K. Paul
The Perilous Gard - by Elizabeth Marie Pope
The Sherwood Ring - by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Pollyanna - by Eleanor H. Porter
Stepping Heavenward - by Mrs. E. Prentiss
Great Illustrated Classics Ivanhoe - by Sir Walter Scott 
Calico Captive - by Elizabeth George Speare
The Witch of Blackbird Pond - by Elizabeth George Speare
The Mysterious Benedict Society - by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Eagle of the Ninth - by Rosemary Suttcliff
The Lantern Bearers - by Rosemary Suttcliff
The Daughter of Time - by Josephine Tey
The Callender Papers - by Cynthia Voigt 
Sorcery and Cecelia - by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

3 stars:
The Wizard in the Tree - by Lloyd Alexander
Gypsy Rizka - by Lloyd Alexander 
The Arkadians - by Lloyd Alexander
The Remarkable Journey of Prince Jen - by Lloyd Alexander
The Town Cats and Other Tales - by Lloyd Alexander 
Love and Friendship - by Jane Austen
The Wide-Awake Princess - by E. D. Baker
The Children of Green Knowe - by L. M. Boston
The Treasure of Green Knowe - by L. M. Boston (Note: In my opinion, these are the best books of the series. I couldn't get through the others.)
My Antonia - by Willa Cather
Hickory Dickory Death - by Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles - by Agatha Christie
The Midwife's Apprentice - by Karen Cushman 
The B.F.G. - by Roald Dahl
Matilda - by Roald Dahl 
Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes - by Roald Dahl
Because of Winn-Dixie - by Kate DiCamillo
Entwined  - by Heather Dixon
The Shadow of the Bear - by Regina Doman
Belles on their Toes - by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. And Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
The Princess Academy - by Shannon Hale
The Ordinary Princess - by M. M. Kaye
The early Nancy Drew series - by Carolyn Keene
The Gammage Cup - by Carol Kendall
The Whisper of Glocken - by Carol Kendall
Ivy's Ever After - by Dawn Lairamore
Ivy and the Meanstalk - by Dawn Lairamore
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - by E. L. Konigsburg 
A Wrinkle in Time - by Madeleine L'engle
The Princess Tales (Volume I and II) - by Gail Carson Levine
Number the Stars - by Lois Lowry
The Light Princess - by George MacDonald
The Passages Series - by Paul McCusker
Black Horses for the King - by Anne McCaffrey
The Aedyn Chronicles: Chosen Ones - by Alister McGrath 
The Pushcart War - by Jean Merril
 The Squire's Tales - by Gerald Morris
Hangman's Curse - by Frank Peretti
Nightmare Academy - by Frank Peretti
The Wanderings of Odysseus - by Rosemary Suttcliff
The Silver Branch - by Rosemary Suttcliff
The Daughter of Time - by Josephine Tey
A Conspiracy of Kings - by Megan Whalen Turner
The Thief - by Megan Whalen Turner
The Queen of Attolia - by Megan Whalen Turner
The King of Attolia - by Megan Whalen Turner
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem - by Vivian Vande Velde
Cloaked in Red- by Vivian Vande Velde 
Nightdance - by Suzanne Weyne
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles - by Patricia C. Wrede 


  1. I just finished the Great Divorce. An excellent read.

  2. Have you ever read the Spiral Series, by Robert Treskillard? I really like those books. :)

    1. No, I haven't, but I love Arthur retellings so I'll have to check them out!

  3. I just read the first book in The Lamb Among the Stars series. I really liked it! Are the others just as good?

    1. Yes! They get better! I haven't read those for years... I so want to reread them.

  4. Have you read the Count of Monte Cristo? I didn't see it on your list. I just finished it! :-D

    1. No, I haven't. Did you like it?

    2. Oh, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D
      It was awesome.
      Now, at the beginning, and in the middle, I did not like the Count's morals, but at the end everything resolves itself, and it was GREAT! You should definitely read it. :-)

    3. I'm glad for the recommendation! I'll do so!


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