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.


  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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