Book Classifications

The Discerning Parent's Guide to Books

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

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

Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy, United Kingdom, 1874 Rating: PG (Mild themes: Death, mental illness, relationships, infidelity; tasteful description of a corpse, description of suffering and death) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 … Continue reading

October 13, 2016

A Bend in the Road – Nicholas Sparks

A Bend in the Road – Nicholas Sparks Rating: M (Infrequent moderate violence; mild coarse language; sexual references; one mildly described sex scene) Difficulty: 1 2 3 4 (Confident) Country of Origin / Focus: United … Continue reading

July 13, 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

The Rosie Effect – Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Effect – Graeme Simsion, Text Publishing Company, Australia, 2014 Rating: M (Infrequent, moderate coarse language; moderate sexual references; implied sex scene; some mild descriptions of medical procedures; mild drug and … Continue reading

December 4, 2014

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson

Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson. Simon & Schuster Books. United States, 2010 Rating: M (Infrequent Course Language; Two implicit Sex Scenes; Infrequent Moderate Sexual References; Frequent mild … Continue reading

August 14, 2014

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project – Graeme Simsion, Simon & Schuster, Australia, 2013 Rating: M (Moderate coarse language; moderate sexual references; mild alcohol references; mild violence; mature themes: infidelity, Asperger’s syndrome, relationships) … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

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

Size 14 Is Not Fat Either – Meg Cabot

Size 14 Is Not Fat Either – Meg Cabot. HarperCollins. United States, 2006 Rating: M+ (Infrequent low level violence; frequent moderate sexual references; frequent strong drug and alcohol references; frequent strong coarse … Continue reading

May 1, 2014

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