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ReadingMagic - What books have you read as a family? - Day 26 -The Fife Fam Fav's List

This question wasn't on our initial list of questions, but I decided to go ahead & make a big old list for you. I have it split into different sections - on the "series" section, we didn't necessarily read the whole series as a family - though most we have. Some we're still in the middle of the series (GASP). I've also sorted it into a few different catergories just to simplify it if you're looking for a book to read as a family from some particular genre. This is probably not a complete list, but this is what my wife & I could remember that we've read to the kids in the last 12 or so years (some of them multiple times). We take turns picking which book to read descending from oldest to youngest & then start all over again. Some of them appear on a couple of the lists. SO... Here's the big old list!



Series

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Prydain

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

The Enchanted Forest Series by Patricia Wrede

The Minstrel’s Song

Anne of Green Gables

The Harry Potter Series

Alcatraz Vs. The Evil Librarians

Dragons in our Midst series

The Dark is Rising Series

The Warrior Cats series

The Conqueror’s Series by Timothy Zahn

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn

13th Child series by Pat Wrede

Goose Girl series by Shannon Hale

Wrinkle In time series by Madeline L’engle

Young Jedi Knights Series

The Soderburg series



Classics

A Christmas Carol

Jane Eyre

Weddings in the Family

Oliver Twist

Eight Cousins

The Lost Prince

Curdie and The Princess

The Little Prince

The Little Lame Prince

The Secrect Garden

A Little Princess

Little Lord Fauntleroy

Robin Hood

Tom Sawyer

Murder on the Orient Express

Journey to the center of the earth

Out of the Silent Planet

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Book of Dragons By Nesbitt

Black Beauty

Arabian Nights

Robinson Crusoe

Treasure Island

Kidnapped

The Land of the Blue Flowers

Laddie

The Chestry Oak

Little Britches

Farmer Boy

Lonesome Gods

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

The Iron Ring

The Cricket on the Hearth

The Life and times of Santa Claus

Anne of Green Gables

Pollyanna

Carry on Mr. Bowditch



Fantasy

My Father’s Dragon

Wings of Fire

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Prydain

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

The Enchanted Forest Series by Patricia Wrede

The Minstrel’s Song by Jenelle Schmidt

The Harry Potter Series

Alcatraz Vs. The Evil Librarians

Dragons in our Midst series

The Dark is Rising Series

The Warrior Cats series

13th Child series by Pat Wrede

Goose Girl series by Shannon Hale

Wrinkle In time series by Madeline L’engle

Curdie and The Princess

The Little Prince

The Little Lame Prince

The Life and times of Santa Claus

The Iron Ring



Science Fiction

The Green and the Gray

Freedom Factor

The Alliance

The Conqueror’s Series by Timothy Zahn

Wrinkle In time series by Madeline L’engle

The Courtship of Princess Leia

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn (and a couple others)

Young Jedi Knights Series

Childhood's End



Other Fiction

Bendigo Shafter by Louis Lamour

Daniel and Nephi

Anne of Green Gables

The Soderburg series

Weddings in the Family by Dale Fife

The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew)

Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Murder on the Orient Express By Agatha Christie

Anne of Green Gables

Pollyanna

Carry on Mr. Bowditch



Nonfiction

The 5000 year leap

And there was Light by Jacques Lusseyran

Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer

Do Hard Things

Sacajawea




Got any we should add? We love discovering new books! I'm quite certain we've left off no less than a dozen here, but hey. I'll try to update it as we remember. (I'll also try to go back & put in authors some time or other... when I don't have 4 big narration projects I'm in the middle of).


What's your list? Maybe you should start one! The conversations we've had about the books we've read could be a book in its own right. Never too late to start.