Upper School-Adult

Book Recommendations for Upper School students-Adult
*There is a wide range of personal tastes, sensibilities, and parental guidelines among this age group, so this is an extremely limited list of suggestions! If you would like more personalized suggestions, please get in touch with Mrs. Meester, who is always happy to talk about books.

Biography/ Memoir

A Severe Mercy                                    Sheldon Vanauken

The Hiding Place                               Corrie ten Boom

A Grief Observed                              C.S. Lewis

Peace Child                                       Don Richardson

God's Smuggler                                 Brother Andrew, with Elizabeth Sherrill
The Once and Future King    T.H. White
Lord of the Rings         J.R.R Tolkien
Till We Have Faces         C.S. Lewis
The Lost World         Arthur Conan Doyle
The Great Divorce         C.S. Lewis Phantastes George MacDonald The Wise Woman and Other Stories George MacDonald The Last Unicorn Peter Beagle
Watership Down The Way of Kings Brandon Sanderson (The following are more specifically categorized as Young Adult) The Book of Pearl Timothee de Fambelle (translated by Sarah Ardizzone The Forbidden Wish Jessica Khoury Howl's Moving Castle Dianne Wynne Jones Cinder Marissa Meyer Longbow Girl Linda Davies (part historical fiction, AND contemporary) Valiant Sarah McGuire

Historical Fiction Mara, Daughter of the Nile          Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Eagle of the Ninth Rosemary Sutcliffe The Hawk and the Dove Penelope Wilcock Longbow Girl            Linda Davies  (also a time travel book!)

The Scarlet Pimpernel     Baroness Orzcy
Les Miserables                          Victor Hugo Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen (and of course, everything by her!) North and South Elizabeth Gaskell

My Antonia Willa Cather

The Great Gatsby                      F Scott Fitzgerald

Between Shades of Gray        
Rita Sepetys

Salt to the Sea                           Rita Sepetys

Killer Angels                              Michael Shaara The Chosen                               Chaim Potok
Vango                                      Timothee de Fombelle, translated by Sarah Ardizzone

The Stranger Albert Camus (written in 1942, so perhaps historical, but actually regarded as contemporary fiction, or philosophical fiction.) Mystery
Death on the Nile         Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express    Agatha Christie
Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (and sequels)    Alan Bradley
Rebecca             Daphne du Maurier The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
The Innocence of Father Brown    G.K. Chesterton

Science Fiction   
Ender’s Game             Orson Scott Card
The Space Trilogy        C. S. Lewis
Frankenstein              Mary Shelley
The Invisible Man   H.G. Wells     
The Time Machine         H.G. Wells
Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury Brave New World Aldous Huxley 1984 George Orwell Alas, Babylon Pat Frank

(Young Adult Sci-Fi)

A Wrinkle in Time (and sequels!)    Madeleine L’Engle (also, she wrote many other science fiction/fantasy series!)

Ultraviolet                                  R.J. Anderson

Origin                          Jessica Khoury
The Six Mark Alpert


Darwin’s Black Box Michael Behe
How Should We Then Live?    Francis Schaeffer The Universe Next Door James W. Sire Total Truth Nancy Pearcey
Orthodoxy G.K. Chesterton From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya Ruth A. Tucker Amusing Ourselves to Death Neil Postman
Big Ideas Simply Explained Series (Shakespeare, Literature, Philosophy, History, Religion, and more!)

Series (various genres)

The Lunar Chronicles                Marissa Mayer
The Stormlight Archives Brandon Sanderson
Unwind            Neil Shusterman

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