Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

When Christ and His Saints Slept – Sharon Penman

When Christ and His Saints Slept – Sharon Kay Penman. Michael Joseph. London, 1994 Rating: M (Battle violence; Adult themes; Frequent sexual references; Occasional, mild sex scenes) Difficulty: 1 2 … Continue reading

July 17, 2014

The Best of Me – Nicholas Sparks

The Best of Me– Nicholas Sparks, Sphere, Great Britain, 2011 Rating: M (Mild sexual references, Moderate Violence, Mild Supernatural Themes; Infrequent mild coarse language; Mild Adult Themes: Death, Family, Relationships, … Continue reading

July 3, 2014

Bridge to Haven – Francine Rivers

Bridge to Haven– Francine Rivers, Tyndale House Publishers, United States, 2014 Rating: M (Moderate Sexual References; Several mildly described sex scenes; Mild drug and alcohol references; Mild Violence including Sexual … Continue reading

June 27, 2014

Tuscan Rose – Belinda Alexandra

Tuscan Rose– Belinda Alexandra, Harper Collins, Australia, 2010 Rating: M+ (Infrequent moderate coarse language; a couple of described sex scenes; one described rape scene; multiple rape references; infrequent moderate war … Continue reading

June 25, 2014

The Beautiful and Damned – F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Beautiful and Damned- F. Scott Fitzgerald, Vintage, 2010 (first published 1921) Rating: M (Adult themes: extra-marital affairs, abortion, mental illness, alcoholism, Low-level violence, Frequent drug and alcohol references) Difficulty: … Continue reading

June 19, 2014

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You – Ally Carter

I’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you – Ally Carter, Hachette Livre, Australia, 2008 Rating: G (Some mild violence, Spy Themes) Difficulty: 1 2 … Continue reading

June 13, 2014

The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas. France, 1844-1845 (Serialised) Originally: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo Rating: PG (Adult themes such as revenge and suicide; Some occasional violence.) Difficulty: 1 … Continue reading

June 10, 2014

Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz

Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz, Walker Books, United Kingdom, 2000 Rating: PG (Mild Violence, Spy Themes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Easy) Country of Origin / Focus: United Kingdom Book 1 … Continue reading

June 3, 2014

An Infinity of Mirrors – Richard Condon

An Infinity of Mirrors- Richard Condon. William Heinemann Ltd, London, 1964. Rating: M+ (Descriptive, infrequent sex scenes, Adult themes: rape, genocide, Frequent, moderate violence) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) … Continue reading

May 29, 2014

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald – Therese Anne Fowler

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald – Therese Anne Fowler. Two Roads. United Kingdom, 2013 Rating: M (Infrequent Course Language; Frequent strong drug and alcohol references; A couple implicit Sex … Continue reading

May 23, 2014

Dear Mr. Knightley – Katherine Reay

Dear Mr. Knightley– Katherine Reay, Thomas Nelson, Nashville, 2013 Rating: PG (Mild sexual references, Mild Violence, Mild Themes: Foster Care, Child Abuse, Homelessness, Self Discovery, Deception) Difficulty: 1 2 3 … Continue reading

May 20, 2014

The Clockwork Princess – Cassandra Clare

The Clockwork Princess – Cassandra Clare. Simon&Schuster. United States, 2013 Rating: M+ (Frequent moderate violence; Supernatural themes; infrequent moderate sexual references – one moderate sex scene; infrequent low level coarse language) Difficulty: 1 … Continue reading

May 16, 2014

Damned – Chuck Palahniuk

Damned- Chuck Palahniuk, Vintage, United States, 2011. Rating: M+ (Infrequent coarse language, Frequent strong sexual references, Infrequent graphic sex scenes, Frequent drug and alcohol references, Graphic violence, Strong adult themes: … Continue reading

May 14, 2014

Camp David – David Walliams

Camp David– David Walliams, Michael Joseph, United Kingdom, 2012 Rating: M+ (Strong Coarse Language; Moderate Sexual References; Some described nudity; Mild Drug Use; Moderate Homosexual References; Moderate Adult Themes: Depression … Continue reading

May 10, 2014

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