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Recommended Reads

Here are some wonderful books you may not have tried. These come from some of Lewolkien’s contributors with best wishes for a wonderful reading experience.

Ten great books beyond Lewis and Tolkien

Recommended by DJ Edwardson

  1. The Wise Woman and the Lost Princess by George MacDonald
  2. Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  3. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  5. Little Women by Luisa May Alcott
  6. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  7. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  8. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
  9. City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
  10. Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

Adventures in literature

Recommended by Lynn Nichols

  1. The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Gerrard
  2. The White Spider/Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harrer
  3. Secretariat: The Making of a Legend by William Nack
  4. The Tragedy of Prince Hamlet of Denmark by William Shakespeare
  5. Two Years Before the Mast: A Sailor’s Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana Jr.
  6. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  7. Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
  8. Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
  9. High Adventure by Edmund Hillary
  10. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  11. Seven Years in Tibet by Heinrich Harver
  12. The Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K. Legun

Unforgettable fiction

Recommended by Matthew Cyr

  1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  3. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  5. Til We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
  6. Beowulf by Unknown
  7. Paradise Lost by John Milton
  8. The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin Jr.
  9. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  10. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
  11. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  12. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  13. The Ball and the Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  14. Napoleon of Notting Hill by G.K. Chesterton
  15. The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
  16. The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson
  17. Wingfeather Tales by Various
  18. The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  19. Ashtown Burial Series by N.D. Wilson
  20. The Last Motley by DJ Edwardson

Unforgettable nonfiction

Recommended by Matthew Cyr

  1. On Fairy Stories by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  3. The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
  4. The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
  5. A Preface to Paradise Lost by C.S. Lewis
  6. Bandersnatch by Diana Glyre
  7. The Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrer Capon
  8. Courage, Dear Heart: Letters to a Weary by Rebecca Reynolds
  9. In Search of the Source by Neil T. Anderson
  10. Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton

My time in 19th Century Russia

recommended by Jacob Stock

  1. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  2. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  3. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  4. Fathers and Sons by  Ivan Turgenev
  5. The Bet by Anton Chekhov

Youth Stories in WWII Occupied Europe

Recommended by Jacob Stock

  1. A Father Promise by Donna Lynn Hess
  2. Children of the Storm by Natasha Vins
  3. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  4. Night by Elie Wiesel
  5. Snow Treasure by Marie Mcswigan

10 Delightful Stories for Youngsters

Recommended by Jacob Stock

  1. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  2. Railway Children Edith by Nesbit
  3. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  4. Little Women by Louise May Alcott
  5. Little Men Louise by May Alcott
  6. 21 Balloons William by Pene du Bois
  7. Treasure Island Robert by Louis Stevenson
  8. My Side of the Mountain by Jean C George
  9. Dutch Color Douglas by Jones
  10. Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson