Adventures in Reading

Peanut is a reader. I am so very thankful, as studies have shown that the more children read, the better their fluency and educational success. His AR results came back today with him having levelved out at a 12.9. In other words, Senior Year (high school), 9 months into the school year. He’s 10 and in the 5th grade. Yeah, I am still dumbfounded.

After I read the recommendations (more non-fiction, news, and classic literature),  I did what any Mom that is a heavy user of all things Social Media does. I took to Twitter and polled my friends for a book list that I am sharing with you.

  • Animal Farm (@JustWarrenC)
  • Anthem (@JustWarrenC)
  • The Prince (@JustWarrenC)
  • Atlas Shrugged (@RNAdvocate)
  • The Fountainhead (@G33kgurrl)
  • Great Expectations (@VolatilitySmile and @msfrancisco)
  • War and Peace (@VolatilitySmile)
  • Call of the Wild (@msfrancisco)
  • Catcher in the Rye (@JudyatTate, @MecklenGuy)
  • Portrait of Dorian Gray (@VolatilitySmile)
  • Lord of the Flies (@MrsDevilAngel)
  • Starship Troopers (@JustWarrenC)
  • Ender’s Game (@JustWarrenC)
  • Treasure Island (@VolatilitySmile)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (@cafemercury and @jerseygrl61)
  • The Grapes of Wrath @cafemercury
  • The Pearl @cafemercury
  • Anything by Leo Tolstoy (@JamesWillamor)
  • 1984 (@msfrancisco, @MecklenGuy)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (@capitalfellow)
  • Mists of Avalon (@FoodSafetyLady)
  • Huckleberry Finn (@MecklenGuy)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (@MecklenGuy)
  • Chocolate Wars (@MecklenGuy)
  • Flowers of Algernon (@MecklenGuy)
  • Down and Out in Paris and London (@MecklenGuy)
  • Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (ILLiadQueen)
  • The Tempest (@ILLiadQueen)
  • King Lear (@ILLiadQueen)
  • Metamorphoses (Ovid) (@ILLiadQueen)
  • Anything Pushkin, Dostoevsky or Tolstoy (@InTheQueenCity)

What books would you recommend? Leave a comment below.

 Lisa Frame has been blogging since 2002. Mommyality is where she tells it like it is. Real life parenting for real parents. No warm fuzzies here, just the shell shocked adventure of a Momma raising a tween boy in a suddenly smelly world. Read more from this author


  1. prettyannoyed says

    I see my suggestion of “Vanna Speaks” didn’t make the final cut. Travesty.

  2. That’s wonderful! Consider: C.S. Lewis, Of Mice and Men, and/or Life of Pi. I second Call of the Wild!

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