This may be the question I’m asked more than any other on the Read-Aloud Revival:
“Where do you find the best books to read?”
It’s a good question, because we know that all books are not created equal– not even close! We’re also busy parents with a lot on our plates, and we simply don’t have the time (or the inclination, most likely) to recreate the wheel. Fortunately for us, others have done a whole lot of the digging for us.
My favorite booklists:
(All links are Amazon affiliate links.)
These four books are my favorite go-to sources for book recommendations:
A Book List for Teens
If you’d like a more in-depth look at Honey for a Teen’s Heart as you try to figure out what your teen should read, check out Heidi’s post here, at Mt. Hope Chronicles. It’s an excellent and thorough review.
My own book lists:
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- Simply Charlotte Mason’s literature suggestions –great for all families, regardless of where your kids do school or what methods you use to to teach them Some other great places online to find good free book lists:
- Ambleside Online –high quality recommendations, though you have to wade through the site to find them, as they are somewhat buried
- 1000 Good Books List -whoa. I mean… right?
- Storyformed Booklists –compiled by Sarah Clarkson, author of Read from the Heart
- The Rabbit Room store –an especially great resource if you are looking for reliable fantasy recommendations
Choosing books shouldn’t be rocket science, and it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all of these great sources. The worst thing that could happen as you click around these sites is to get paralyzed and then stall.
Instead, might I suggest that you choose just one of these sources and then pick a single book from there? :) I’d love to hear about which you try, and if they are a good fit for your crew.
Leave a comment and let me know what you think of these recommendations! :)