New and Improved Book List for Christian Integration

Here's the original list with addenda from my last two years of exploration.

THE LIST: starting with
Aesop. Fables.Afanas’ev, Aleksandr. Russian Fairy Tales.
Barrie, James. Peter Pan.
Belloc, Hilaire. The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, Cautionary Tales.
Bliss, Geoffrey. My Path to Heaven, with illustrations by Caryll Houselander.
Dasent, George Webbe. East o’the Sun and West o’the Moon.
De Paola, Tomie. The Clown of God, The Parables of Jesus, The Legend of Old Befana, Francis: The Poor Man of Assisi, and others.
Eells, Elsie Spicer. Tales of Enchantment from Spain.
Fillmore, Parker. Mighty Mikko: A Book of Finnish Fairy Tales and Folk Tales.
Godden, Rumer. Four Dolls.
Greenaway, Kate. A Apple Pie; Birthday Book; Marigold Garden; Mother Goose; The Language of Flowers; Under the Willow.
Grimm. The Complete Fairy Tales.
Groome, Francis Hindes. Gypsy Folk Tales.

Hoban, Russell. Francis the Badger stories.
Jacobs, Joseph. Celtic Fairy Tales & English Fairy Tales.
Kipling, Rudyard. The Jungle Book; The Second Jungle Book; Just So Stories.
Lang, Andrew. The Blue Fairy Book, Red Fairy Book, etc. (12 in all)
Milne, A. A. Winnie the Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, Now We Are Six.
Mother Goose
Opie, Iona and Peter. The Classic Fairy Tales.
Perrrault, Charles. Fairy Tales.
Potter, Beatrix. Complete Tales.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. A Child’s Garden of Verses.
Travers, P. L. Mary Poppins books
Williams, Margery. The Velveteen Rabbit.
Windham, Joan. Story Library of the Saints, Vol. 1-3.

Then read these:
Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women, Little Men, An Old-Fashioned Girl, and others.
Andersen, Hans Christian. Fairy Tales.
Ball, Anne. Modern Saints, Volume I & II.
Benet, Steven Vincent. A Book of Americans.
Carroll, Lewis. Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass.
Crane, Thomas Frederick. Italian Popular Tales.
Dickens, Charles. A Christmas Carol.
Grahame, Kenneth. Wind in the Willows.
Herriot, James. All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All
Lewis, C. S. The Chronicles of Narnia.
Ransome, Arthur. Swallows & Amazons, Swallowdale, and others.
Schaeffer, Jack. Shane.
Sperry, Armstrong. Call It Courage.
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit, “Smith of Wooten Major,” “Leaf by Niggle.”
Thomas, Dylan. A Child's Christmas in Wales
Twain, Mark. Tom Sawyer.
Wilder, Laura Ingalls. Little House series.

Then read these:
Belloc, Hilaire. The Four Men, The Path to Rome.
Bradbury, Ray. Farenheit 451.
Brown, Tom Jr. Tracker, and others.
Bulfinch, Thomas. Complete Mythology.
Cather, Willa. My Antonia, O Pioneers!, Shadows on the Rock.
Chesterton, G. K. Father Brown stories, The Man Who Was Thursday.
Christie, Agatha. Complete works.
De Saint-Exupery, Antoine. The Little Prince; Wind, Sand, and Stars.
Dickens, Charles. Hard Times, The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge.
Gibson, William. The Miracle Worker.
Godden, Rumor. An Episode of Sparrows.
Graham, Kenneth. Dreamdays, The Golden Age
Greene, Graham. The Power and the Glory, “A Hint of An Explanation.”
Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.
Lewis, C. S. Space Trilogy, The Pilgrim’s Regress.
Miller, Walter. A Canticle for Leibowitz.
O’Henry. Complete short stories.
Orwell, George. Animal Farm.
Pyle, Howard. Otto of the Silver Hand, Robin Hood.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Black Arrow.
Tarkington, Booth. Penrod, Penrod & Sam, Penrod Jashber, Seventeen.
Tolkien, J. R. R. Lord of the Rings.
Twain, Mark. Huckleberry Finn.

Then read: (these are harder to read aloud if small children are present; you can try)
Austen, Jane. Emma, Pride and Prejudice.
Belloc, Hilaire. Hills and the Seas.
Berry, Wendell. A Place on Earth, Hannah Coulter, Jayber Crow, Fidelity
Bolt, Robert. A Man for All Seasons.
Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre.
Bronte, Emily. Wuthering Heights.
Calderon, Pedro. Life Is A Dream.
Cervantes, Miguel. Don Quixote.
Crane, Stephen. The Red Badge of Courage.
Day, Dorothy. On Pilgrimage, Loaves and Fishes, The Long Loneliness.
De Voragine, Jacobus. The Golden Legend.
Dickens, Charles. Dombey and Son, Our Mutual Friend
Dinesen, Isak. “Babette’s Feast.”
Eliot, George. Silas Marner
Eliot, T. S. Murder in the Cathedral.
Godden, Rumer. In This House of Brede.
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. “Rappacini’s Daughter.”
Homer. The Iliad & Odyssey.
Lewis, C. S. Till We Have Faces.
Mauriac, Francois. Holy Thursday.
Peguy, Charles. The Portal of the Mystery of Hope, The Mystery of the Charity of Joan of Arc, The Mystery of the Holy Innocents.
Rostand, Edmond. Cyreno de Bergerac.
Song of Roland.
Teresa of Avila. Complete works.
Therese of Lisieux. Story of a Soul.
Tolkien, J. R. R. The Silmarillion.
Virgil. The Aeneid.
Ward, Maisie. That Divine Eccentric (life of Caryll Houselander)
Waugh, Evelyn. “Out of Depth” (a short story)
Wilde, Oscar. The Happy Prince, and other stories; The Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Wodehouse, P. G. Complete Works.

Now you can read anything
Aeschylus. Complete plays.
Augustine. Confessions.
Austen, Jane. Persuasion, and others.
Benedict XVI. Complete works.
Bernanos, Georges. Diary of a Country Priest.
Boethius. Consolation of Philosophy.
Canin, Ethan. “The Palace Thief.”
Cather, Willa. Death Comes for the Archbishop.
Chekhov, Anton. Uncle Vanya.
Chesterton, G. K. The Everlasting Man, St. Francis, Orthodoxy, The Ball and the Cross.
Conrad, Joseph. Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness.
Dante, Alighieri. The Divine Comedy.
Dickens, Charles. Our Mutual Friend, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Dombey and Son, and others.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov.
Eliot, George. Middlemarch, Silas Marner, and others.
Eliot, T. S. Complete plays and poetry.
Endo, Shusako. Silence
Goethe. Faust.
Goudge, Elizabeth. Green Dolphin Street
Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter.
Hickscorner & Everyman (medieval plays)
Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World.
John Paul II. Complete works.
LeClercq, Jean. The Love of Learning and the Desire for God: A Study in Monastic Culture.
Lewis, C. S. Surprised By Joy, Mere Christianity, The Abolition of Man, The Problem of Pain, A Grief Observed.
Manzoni, Allesandro. The Betrothed.
Newman, Cardinal John Henry. Complete works, especially Plain & Parochial sermons and "The Tamworth Reading Room."
O’Connor, Flannery. Complete stories, The Habit of Being, Mystery and Manners, Wise Blood, and The Violent Bear It Away.
Orwell, George. 1984.
Percy, Walker. Lost in the Cosmos
Pieper, Josef. Complete works.
Shakespeare. Complete poems and plays.
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein.
Sophocles. Complete plays.
Thackery, William. Vanity Fair.
The Quest for the Holy Grail.
The Rule of St. Benedict
Tolstoy, Leo. Anna Karenina, War and Peace, and others.
Undset, Sigrid. Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy.
Waugh, Evelyn. Brideshead Revisited, Helena, Edmund Campion, Ronald Knox, The End of the Battle, Put Out More Flags, Officers and Gentleman, and others.
Wilde, Oscar. De Profundis, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol.”
Wilhelmsen, Frederick. Hilaire Belloc: No Alienated Man, Under Full Sail.


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