Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

By Title


84, Charing Cross Road – Helene Hanff

206 Bones – Kathy Reichs

1984 (See Nineteen Eighty-Four)


Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Air Babylon – Imogen Edwards-Jones

Alcatraz 1259 – William G Baker

Allegiant – Veronica Roth

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

Almost French – Sarah Turnbull

Amber Spyglass, The – Philip Pullman

Amy and Roger’s Epic DetourMorgan Matson

And the Mountains Echoed– Khaled Hosseini

And the Shofar Blew – Francine Rivers

Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

Animal Farm – George Orwell

Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank

Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery

Apollyon – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Armageddon – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Arthur – Stephen Lawhead

Assassins – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

At First Sight – Nicholas Sparks

At Home in Mitford – Jan Karon

Atonement Child, The – Francine Rivers


Bare Bones – Kathy Reichs

Beach Babylon – Imogen Edwards-Jones

Beautiful – Katie Piper

Beautiful and Damned, The – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Belmont Hill: ShowdownRemy Lacroix

Bend in the Road, A – Nicholas Sparks

Best of Me, The – Nicholas Sparks

Big Brother – Lionel Shriver

Black Rood, The – Stephen Lawhead

Book Thief, The – Markus Zusak

Bones (Series) – Kathy Reichs

Bones are Forever – Kathy Reichs

Bones in Her Pocket– Kathy Reichs

Bones of the Lost– Kathy Reichs

Bones to Ashes– Kathy Reichs

Boy – Roald Dahl

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The – John Boyne

Boy Tales of Childhood – Roald Dahl

Brain that Changes Itself, The – Norman Doidge MD

Brave New World – Adouls Huxley

Breaking Dawn – Stephanie Meyer

Break no Bones – Kathy Reichs

Breath – Tim Winton

Breathe My Name – R.A. Nelson

Bridge to Haven – Francine Rivers

Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason – Helen Fielding

Bro Code, The – Barney Stinson & Matt Kuhn

Burning Eddy – Scot Gardener

By the Shores of Silver LakeLaura Ingalls Wilder

By the Waters of Liverpool – Helen Forrester


Camp David – David Walliams

Case for Christ, The – Lee Strobel

Casual Vacancy, The – J.K. Rowling

Catching Fire – Suzanne Colllins

Celtic Crusades, The (Series) -Stephen Lawhead

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator – Roald Dahl

Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

Chasing Daisy – Paige Toon

Christy – Catherine Marshall

Circle of Flight – John Marsden

City of Ashes, TheCassandra Clare

City of Bones, TheCassandra Clare

City of Glass, TheCassandra Clare

City of Falling Angels, The – John Berendt

Clash of Kings, A – George R.R. Martin

Clockwork Angel, The – Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Orange, A – Anthony Burgess

Clockwork Prince, The – Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Princess, The – Cassandra Clare

Cloudstreet – Tim Winton

Committed – Elizabeth Gilbert

Confessions of a Shopaholic – Sophie Kinsella

Conquest, The (series)James Aitcheson

Count of Monte Cristo, The – Alexandre Dumas

Cross Bones – Kathy Reichs

Crossroads of Twilight, The – Robert Jordan

Crown of Swords, A – Robert Jordan

Cuckoo’s Calling, The – Robert Galbraith

Cup of Friendship, A – Deborah Rodriguez


Da Vinci Code, The – Dan Brown

Danger in the Shadows – Dee Henderson

Danny the Champion of the WorldRoald Dahl

Darkly Dreaming Dexter – Jeff Lindsay

David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

Deadly Decisions –  Kathy Reichs

Deadly, Unna?Phillip Gwynne

Dear Mr. Knightley – Katherine Reay

Death Du Jour – Kathy Reichs

Déjà Dead – Kathy Reichs

Desecration – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Devil Bones – Kathy Reichs

Devil Wears Prada, The – Lauren Wiesberger

Diamond Throne, The – David Eddings

Diary of Anne Frank, The – Anne Frank

Digital Fortress – Dan Brown

DivergentVeronica Roth

Domes of Fire – David Eddings

Dragon Reborn, The – Robert Jordan


Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

Eclipse – Stephanie Meyer

Elegance of the Hedgehog, The – Muriel Barbery

Elenium, The (Series) – David Eddings

Eleven Hours – Paullina Simons

Ellie Chronicles, The (Series) – John Marsden

Endless Knot, The – Stephen Lawhead

Endless Steppe, The – Esther Hautzig

Esio Trot – Roald Dahl

Eye of the World, The – Robert Jordan

Eyre Affair, The – Jasper Fforde


Falling Angels – Tracy Chevalier

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them – J.K. Rowling

Fat Girl, Fairy Boy – Carol McConkie

Fantastic Mr Fox – Roald Dahl

Farewell to Arms, A – Ernest Hemingway

Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

Fashion Babylon – Imogen Edwards-Jones

Fatal Voyage – Kathy Reichs

Fault in our Stars, The – John Green

Fearless – Max Lucado

Feast for Crowns, A – George R.R. Martin

Fellowship of the Ring, The – J.R.R Tolkien

Fields of Glory, The – Gilbert Morris

Fires of Heaven, The – Robert Jordan

Flash and Bones – Kathy Reichs

Fly Away Peter – David Malouf

Flying Cavalier, The – Gilbert Morris

Flying the DragonNatalie Dias Lorenzi

Fortunate Life, A – A.B. Facey

French Children Don’t Throw Food – Pamela Druckerman


Gallagher Girls (series) – Ally Carter

Game of Thrones, A – George R.R. Martin

Gathering Storm, The – Robert Jordan

George’s Marvellous Medicine – Roald Dahl

Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen

Girl on the Train, ThePaula Hawkins

Girl with a Pearl Earring – Tracy Chevalier

Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The – Roald Dahl

Glorious Appearing – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Gods of Guilt, TheMichael Connelly

God’s Smuggler – Brother Andrew

Golden Compass, The – Philip Pullman

Golden Earrings – Belinda Alexandra

Gone – Michael Grant

Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

Grail – Stephen Lawhead

Grave Secrets – Kathy Reichs

Great Gatsby, The – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Great Hunt, The – Robert Jordan

Green Leaf in Drought – Isobel Kuhn

Grief Observed, A – C.S. Lewis


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling

Hate is Such a Strong WordSarah Ayoub

Heavenly Man, The – Brother Yun

Help, The – Kathryn Stockett

Henry II (Series)Sharon Penman

He’s Just not that Into You – Greg Behrendt; Liz Tuccillo

Hidden City, The – David Eddings

Hiding Place, The – Corrie Ten Boom

High School Musical – N.B. Grace

High School Musical 2N.B. Grace

Hobbit, The – J.R.R. Tolkien

Hood – Stephen Lawhead

Hospital Babylon – Imogen Edwards-Jones

Hotel Babylon – Imogen Edwards- Jones

Household Guide to Dying, The – Debra Adelaide

House on Carneval Street, The – Deborah Rodriguez

Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones

Hunger Games, The – Suzanne Collins


I am David – Anne Holm

I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai

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

I Don’t Know How She Does It – Allison Pearson

Incurable – John Marsden

Indwelling, The – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Infinity of Mirrors, An – Richard Condon

Inkdeath – Cornelia Funke

InkheartCornelia Funke

Inkspell – Cornelia Funke

InsurgentVeronica Roth

Iron Lance, The – Stephen Lawhead

Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott


James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl

Jane Eyre – Charlotte

Joe Cinque’s Consolation – Helen Garner

JoniJoni Eareckson Tada

Joni & Ken: An Untold Love Story – Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada

Judy Moody – Megan McDonald


King Raven (Trilogy) – Stephen Lawhead

Kingdom Come – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Kite Runner, The – Khaled Hosseini

Knife of Dreams  – Robert Jordan

Knights of the Hawk James Aitcheson


Left Behind – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Life in Spite of Me – Kristen Jane Anderson

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

Life without LimitsNick Vujicic

Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, The – Deborah Rodriguez

Little House on the Prairie – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little Princess, A – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

Lives of Stella Bain, TheAnita Shreve

Locket, The – Amanda Tru

Lord of Chaos – Robert Jordan

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

Lord of the Rings, The (Trilogy) – J.R.R. Tolkien

Lost in a Good Book – Jasper Fforde

Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Lovely Bones, The – Alice Sebold


Macbeth – William Shakespeare

MadeleineKate McCann

Magic Finger, The – Roald Dahl

Mao’s Last Dancer – Li Cunxin

Mark, The – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

MASH – Richard Hooker

Matilda – Roald Dahl

Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

Memory of Light, A – Robert Jordan

Men from the Boys – Tony Parsons

Merchant of Venice, The – William Shakespeare

Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis

Merlin – Stephen Lawhead

Million Little Pieces, A – James Frey

Minding Frankie – Maeve Binchy

Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins

Monday Mourning – Kathy Reichs

Monster LoveCarol Topolski

Morality Play – Barry Unsworth

Mortal Instruments, The (Series)Cassandra Clare

Mortal Remains – Kathy Reichs

Mud, Sweat and Tears – Bear Grylls

Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

My Booky WookRussel Brand

My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin

My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult

Mystic Rose, The – Stephen Lawhead


Nanberry, Black Brother White – Jackie French

New Moon – Stephanie Meyer

Nicole – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Nineteen Eighty-Four – George Orwell

No Compromise – Melody Green and David Hazard

North to Freedom – Anne Holm

Northern Lights – Philip Pullman


Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Old Man and the Sea, TheErnest Hemingway

On the Banks of Plum Creek – Laura Ingalls Wilder

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Ken Kesey

Orphans of the Storm – Katie Flynn

Out of the Easy – Ruta Sepetys

Outsiders, The – S.E. Hinton


Paradise War, The – Stephen Lawhead

Path of Daggers, The – Robert Jordan

Pendragon– Stephen Lawhead

Pendragon Cycle, The (Series) – Stephen Lawhead

Persuasion – Jane Austen

Phantom Tollbooth, The – Norton Juster

Picture Perfect – Jodi Picoult

Picture of Dorian Gray, The – Oscar Wilde

Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan

Plain Truth – Jodi Picoult

Plantagenet (series) – Sharon Penman

Pollyanna – Elanor H. Porter

Pop Babylon – Imogen Edwards-Jones

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

PS I Love YouCecelia Ahern

Psychopath Test, The – Jon Ronson


Q&A – Vikas Swarup

Quidditch Through the Ages – J.K. Rowling


Ramparts of Heaven, The – Gilbert Morris

Red Tent, The – Anita Diamant

Redeeming Love – Francine Rivers

Relics – John J. Desjarlais

Remnant, The – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Restaurant Babylon – Imogen Edwards-Jones

Return of the King, The – J.R.R. Tolkien

Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates

Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

Rosie Effect, The – Graeme Simsion

Rosie Project, TheGraeme Simsion

Ruby Knight, The – David Eddings


Sapphire Rose, The – David Eddings

Sapphire Skies – Belinda Alexandra

Scarlet – Stephen Lawhead

Scarlett – Alexandra Ripley

Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, The – Sophie Kinsella

Secret Garden, The – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Selby Shattered – Duncan Ball

Selby’s Shemozzle – Duncan Ball

Shadow of the Wind, TheCarlos Ruiz Zafon

Shadow Rising, The – Robert Jordan

She’s Out of Control – Kristen Billerbeck

Sherlock Holmes (See: Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The)

Shield of Honor, The – Gilbert Morris

Shining Ones, The – David Eddings

Silver Hand, The – Stephen Lawhead

Size 12 is Not Fat – Meg Cabot

Size 14 is Not Fat EitherMeg Cabot

Slumdog Millionaire (See: Q&A)

Sober MerciesHeather Kopp

Song of Albion, The (Series) – Stephen Lawhead

Song of an Innocent Bystander, The – Ian Bone

Song of Ice and Fire, A (Series) – George R.R. Martin

Sophie’s Journey – Sally Collings

Soul Harvest – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Spider Bones – Kathy Reichs

Splintered Kingdom, TheJames Aitcheson

Stella BainAnita Shreve

Storm of Swords, A – George R.R. Martin

Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz

Strike of the Shark – Bear Grylls

Subtle Knife, The – Philip Pullman

Swimming to the Surface – Kristen Billerbeck

Swiss Family Robinson, The – Johann David Wyss

Sword of Truth, The – Gilbert Morris

Sworn SwordJames Aitcheson


Tale of Two Cities, A – Charles Dickens

Tales of Beedle the Bard, The – J.K. Rowling

Taliesin – Stephen Lawhead

Tamuli, The (Series) – David Eddings

Teacher Man – Frank McCourt

Temperance Brennan (Series) – Kathy Reichs

Thanks for the Memories – Cecelia Ahern

Think Smart, Hazel Green – Odo Hirsch

Thousand Splendid Suns, A – Kahled Hosseini

Three – Ted Dekker

Till We Have Faces – C.S. Lewis

Time and ChanceSharon Penman

Time Traveller’s Wife, The – Audrey Niffenegger

To a Different Drum – Pauline Hamilton

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Tomorrow, When the War Began – John Marsden

Towers of Midnight – Robert Jordan

Tribulation Force – Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

Tuck – Stephen Lawhead

Tully – Paullina Simons

Tuscan Rose – Belinda Alexandra

Twilight – Stephanie Meyer

Twits, The – Roald Dahl

Two Towers, The – J.R.R Tolkien


Uncanny – Paul Jennings

Uncovered – Paul Jennings

Undone – Paul Jennings

Unreal – Paul Jennings


Villette – Charlotte Bronte

Vow, The – Kim & Krickitt Carpenter


Walk to Remember, A – Nicholas Sparks

Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen

Way of Shadows, The – Brent Weeks

Wedding Babylon – Imogen Edwards-Jones

We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver

What a Girl Wants – Kristen Billerbeck

Wheel of Time, The (Series) – Robert Jordan

When Christ and His Saints Slept – Sharon Penman

While I Live – John Marsden

White Gardenia – Belinda Alexandra

White Tiger, TheAravind Adiga

Wild Lavender – Belinda Alexandra

Winds of God, The – Gilbert Morris

WingerAndrew Smith

Winter of our Disconnect, The – Susan Maushart

Winter’s Heart – Robert Jordan

Witches, The – Roald Dahl

With this Ring, I’m Confused – Kristen Billerbeck

Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte



Yesterday – Amanda Tru


Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald – Therese Anne Fowler


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