Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr, Scribner, United States, 2014 Rating: M+ (Infrequent, moderate coarse language; Mature War Themes including: War (aggression, brutality and severe injury, murder), Mental Illness, … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

Nanberry, Black Brother White – Jackie French

Nan berry, Black Brother White – Jackie French, Harper Collins Australia, Australia, 2011. Rating: PG (Mild Violence, Description of death and illness, primitive medical procedures, Cultural conflict, Names of deceased Indigenous people, … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

Sapphire Skies – Belinda Alexandra

Sapphire Skies – Belinda Alexandra, Harper Collins, Australia, 2014 Rating: M (War: Dictatorship, brainwashing, political murder, deception, concentration camps including abuse of human rights and violence. Mild sexual references including one mild … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

Green Leaf in Drought – Isobel Kuhn

Green Leaf in Drought – Isobel Kuhn, China Inland Mission, Great Britain, 1958. Rating: PG (Moderate Political Themes, including political violence and mild torture, famine and near starvation. Strong religious/spritiual themes (Christian)) … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

Love in the time of Cholera- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Penguin, 1989 Originally in Spanish: El amor en los tiempos del colera Rating: M+ (Moderate Sexual References including reference to prostitution and … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

On the Road – Jack Kerouac

On the Road – Jack Kerouac Rating: M+ (Mild coarse language; moderate drug references; infrequent violence; moderate sexual references; a couple of implicit sex scenes; one brothel scene including some glorified description … Continue reading

October 5, 2015

Golden Earrings – Belinda Alexandra

Golden Earrings – Belinda Alexandra, Harper Collins, Australia, 2011 Rating: M (Moderate War Violence, Some gory references to injuries; Infrequent, moderate sexual references, including implicit and described sex scenes; mild … Continue reading

June 29, 2015

The Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Editorial Planeta. Spain, 2001 Rating: M+ (Frequent Course Language; Infrequent Descriptive Nudity; Multiple Implicit Sex Scenes; Moderate Violence; Infrequent Moderate Sexual References; Mild … Continue reading

February 18, 2015

My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin

My Brilliant Career – Miles Franklin, William Blackwood and Sons, Australia, 1901 (Later published in 1980) Rating: G (Mild Coarse Language; Some descriptions of poverty and alcoholism) Difficulty: 1 2 … Continue reading

January 9, 2015

Knights of the Hawk – James Aitcheson

Knights of the Hawk – James Aitcheson. Preface. United Kingdom, 2013 Rating: M (Frequent battle violence; Adult themes; Occasional course language; Occasional, low-level sexual references) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 … Continue reading

December 9, 2014

Time and Chance – Sharon Penman

Time and Chance – Sharon Kay Penman. Putnam. USA, 2002 Rating: M (Battle violence; Murder; Adult themes; Frequent sexual references; Occasional, mild sex scenes) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) … Continue reading

August 25, 2014

The Splintered Kingdom – James Aitcheson

The Splintered Kingdom – James Aitcheson. Preface. United Kingdom, 2012 Rating: M (Frequent battle violence; Adult themes; Occasional course language) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Proficient) Country of Origin / … Continue reading

July 30, 2014

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

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