Recommended Books

Sharing interesting books is a great way to develop a joy of reading. Books are incredible because of their interesting plots, charismatic characters, imaginative settings, eventful adventures, unraveled mysteries, and explored human dramas hook readers. Disclaimer: Purchasing books directly support the efforts of writers, illustrators, and the publishers that make books possible. Audio versions of books are available here to improve equity, to make books accessible to students who are blind, dyslexic, poor, or who  may otherwise have difficulty accessing books. Although efforts are made to select sites that appear to be more reputable, it is very difficult to clearly tell who has permission to distribute audio versions of written books. Links have been severed immediately when it has been discovered that certain hosts did not have permission to distribute the audio-books. Here are some of my family’s favorites: Photo credit: J.R.R. Tolkien, illustrator (author: J.R.R. Tolkien) The Hobbit The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers Return of the King The Silmarillion Forgotten Realms is a series of books written by different authors. Each book contributes a portion, in creating a fantasy world. There are lots of books in this series, but here are a few that I enjoyed around high school & shortly after. These can be enjoyed at a middle school level too.   The Icewind Dale Trilogy: The Crystal Shard, Streams of Silver The Avatar Trilogy: Shadowdale, Tantras Spellfire Azure Bonds For a list of Forgotten Realms books in chronological order, click this link. (Photo credit: (author: Harry Harrison) The Stainless Steel Rat The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World The Stainless Steel Rat for President The Neverending Story The Great Train Robbery Brigadoon Annie Pippi Longstocking Rip Van Winkle Classics of Literature (these books have entered the public domain; they are free to download) Photo credit: (author: Sir Conan Arthur Doyle) The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; pdf version The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Lost World; pdf version Photo credit: (author: L.M. Montgomery) Anne of Green Gables; pdf version Anne of Avonlea; pdf version Anne of the Island; pdf version Anne of Windy Poplars; pdf version Anne’s House of Dreams; pdf version Anne of Ingleside; pdf version Rainbow Valley; pdf version Rilla of Ingleside; pdf version The Arabian Nights; pdf version    (author: Jules Verne) Around the World in 80 Days; pdf version A Journey to the Interior of the Earth; pdf version Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; pdf version The Mysterious Island (author: Anna Sewell) Black Beauty; pdf version  (author: Jack London) Call of the Wild; pdf version (author: Alexander Dumas) The Count of Monte Cristo; pdf version The Three Musketeers; pdf version Photo credit: Barry Moser, illustrator (author: Bram Stoker) Dracula; pdf version (author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus; pdf version (author: Homer) The Iliad; pdf version     (author: H. G. Wells) Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance; pdf version The Island of Dr. Moreau; pdf version The Time Machine; pdf version War of the Worlds; pdf version   (author: Robert Louis Stevenson) Kidnapped; pdf version Treasure Island; pdf version The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; pdf version  (author: H. Rider Haggard) King Solomon’s Mines; pdf version (author: Washington Irving) The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; pdf version The Legends of King Arthur & His Knights; pdf version The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood; pdf version
 (author: Louisa May Alcott)
Little Women  (author: Homer) The Odysseypdf version The Marvelous Land of Oz; pdf version The Emerald City of Oz; pdf version The Magic of Oz; pdf version Ozma of Oz; pdf version The Road to Oz; pdf version Little Wizard Stories of Oz; pdf version Rinkitink in Oz; pdf version The Land of Oz; pdf version Tik-Tok of Oz; pdf version (author: Edward Rice Burroughs) Tarzan of the Apes; pdf version Jungle Tales of Tarzan; pdf version The Beasts of Tarzan; pdf version (author: Richard Le Gallienne) Pieces of Eight; pdf version The Princess of Mars; pdf version (author: Daniel Defoe) Robinson Crusoe; pdf version Photo credit: (author: Johann David Wyss) The Swiss Family Robinson (author: Jack London) White Fang; pdf version  (author: Kenneth Grahame) The Wind in the Willows; pdf version Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save

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