Mrs. Bullock’s Five Year Lit Club List

Black Arrow book coverLit Club has been one of the highlights of homeschooling for our children.  Beginning your own club isn’t as daunting as it seems.  Start simple and pick books you want to share with your readers.  Make a commitment for a year and see where it takes you.  Feel out your group to see where their interests lie and find a few books to hook them right at the beginning.  There are countless resources online of great classics to read.  My suggestion is that you research those books you are unfamiliar with to see if they will fit your vision for your club and are acceptable to your family. Every classic is not for everyone.  One of my favorite sites is http://www.classical-homeschooling.org/celoop/1000.html where an age appropriate list is available.

Are you worried about how to teach? A resource I really like is Teaching the Classics, a multi-age book by Adam and Missy Andrews, which is filled with many helpful tips on teaching literary analysis.   Professor Andrews has spoken at our OCEANetwork conference in the past and you can get a copy of his how-to sessions from the OCEANetwork recording library online.  That might be just the thing to get you started on your new adventure.  Happy Reading!

Cover of Ben HurBen Hur - Lew Wallace

MacBeth-William Shakespeare

The Pearl-John Steinbeck

A Morbid Taste for Bones (Brother Cadfael Chronicles)-Ellis Peters

Scarlet Pimpernel-Baroness Emmuska Orczy

Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo

Rob Roy - Sir Walter Scott

The Old Man and the Sea-Earnest Hemingway

Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackery


Trumpeter of Krakow -Eric P Kelly

Oliver Twist book coverThe Devil and Daniel Webster-Stephen Vincent Benét

Sarah Bishop-Scott O'Dell

Romeo and Juliet-William Shakespeare

Oliver Twist-Charles Dickens

Kidnapped-Robert Louis Stevenson

In His Steps-Charles Monroe Sheldon

The Chosen-Chaim Potak


Pride & Prejudice book coverHoratio Hornblower - by C.S. Forrester

Goodbye Mr. Chips-by Hilton James

Kim-by Rudyard Kipling

Little Men-by Louisa May Alcott

Hamlet-by William Shakespeare

Black Arrow-by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Divine Comedy-by Dante Alighieri

Pride and Prejudice-by Jane Austen


Watership Down-Richard Adams

Island of Dr. Moreau- H.G. Wells

Merchant of Venice- William Shakespeare

Screwtape Letters-C.S. Lewis

Great Expectations- Charles Dickens

Short Stories by O' Henry

House of Seven Gables- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Murder on the Orient Express- Agatha Christi


Frankenstein-Mary Shelley

The Tale of Two Cities-Charles Dickens

The Time Machine-H. G. Wells

Animal Farm-George Orwell

The Hiding Place-Corrie Ten Boom

White Fang-Jack London

Silas Marner-George Eliot

Emma- Jane Austen

For a description of Christine's Literature Club, how she set it up, and some of the activities she did, see the March 2013 issue of OCEANetwork Waves. (If you do not currently receive OCEANetwork Waves and you live in Oregon, you can sign up for the free quarterly magazine.)

Do you have favorites you would recommend for literature studies in high school?

[Let's recognize every family is different in what they feel is appropriate for their children at different ages, so let's not criticize the choices of others, but just share some of our favorites. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person (Col. 4:6)]

 

 

Posted by Christine Bullock on Mar 11, 2013 at 6:42 PM | Categories: Homeschooling - Resources -

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Dorothy wrote on 03/14/13 12:55 PM

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. "The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them" (Wikipedia). The thing that caught me was that the culture is bent on entertaining themselves to mindlessness. Fahrenheit 451 provides a great opportunity for discussion about the importance of books and the role of entertainment in our society, and also the consequences of going against cultural norms. Thought provoking read.
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Kandy wrote on 03/17/13 2:02 AM

I just loved your article in the OCEAN magazine. It was inspiring since I am teaching a classics class. Classic books are so rich, they are dripping with ways of how to handle our own lives. Thanks for sharing some great ideas!
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Carrie wrote on 05/07/13 7:41 PM

Thank you so much for sharing this list with us!
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Jason wrote on 05/08/13 8:34 AM

I read Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped late in life and loved it. Black Arrow is one that I recently found to put on the kids' Nooks. I think that they'll love it since they love Robin Hood and Ivanhoe so much.

I'm curious why you have "Island of Dr. Moreau- H.G. Wells" on the list. I cannot tell if it is a book written to advocate "Darwinian evolution" or to show the horrors of life without God and the depravity that man easily descends into. H.G. Wells was supposedly a serious 'Darwinist' either way. It's not on my children's reading list as I'd rather have them read other books. :)
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