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Recommended Books For High School and Adult

Written by Education Lead

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Books make great gifts any time of the year and serve to inform, entertain, and stimulate the imagination. In addition, reading books helps keep the brain active and engaged and can help increase the reader's vocabulary. Nurture a love for books in your circle of family and friends by sharing books, or creating your own book club! Here are some of our favorites. Check back often to see what new has been added.

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens


Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle


Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

At Peace in the Light by Dannion Brinkley

Children of Trauma: Rediscovering Your Discarded Self by Jane Middelton-Moz

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Hamlet by Shakespeare

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad by Ann Petry

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon

Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O’Dell

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

Journey Home by Yoshiko Uchida

Kon-Tiki by Thor Hyerdahl

Leadership 101: What Every Leader Needs to Know by John C. Maxwell

Leading in a Culture of Change by Michael Fullan

Lincoln’s Mother by Dorothy Clarke Wilson

Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Living Flame of Love by St. John of the Cross

Macbeth by Shakespeare

Madame Curie: A Biography by Eve Curie

Mastering the Art of War by Zhuge Liang and Liu Ji

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

National Velvet by Enid Bagnold

People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil by M. Scott Peck

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

Romeo and Juliette by Shakespeare

Saved by the Light by Dannion Brinkley

Selected Plays and Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave by Dave Breese

Shiloh Legacy by Brock and Bodie Thoene

Something Beautiful for God: Mother Theresa of Calcutta by Malcolm Muggeridge

Story of My Life by Helen Keller

Strategy Against Terror: Ancient Wisdom for Today’s War by Gary Gagliardi

Testimony of Light by Helen Greaves

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Art of War: Complete Text and Commentaries by Thomas Cleary

The Art of Wealth: Strategies for Success by Kautalya

The Beloved Invader by Eugenia Price

The Book of Leadership and Strategies by Thomas Cleary

The Book of Leadership Wisdom: Classic Writings by Legendary Business Leaders by P. Krass

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

The Constitutional Journal by Jeffrey St. John

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

The Duel:The Eighty-Day Struggle Between Churchill and Hitler by John Lukacs

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick M. Lencioni

The Fun of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women In Aviation by Amelia Earhart

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

The Holy Bible, King James Version, Illustrated by Dore

The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Man Born to Be King by Dorothy L. Sayers

The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

The Once and Future King by T. H. White

The Pearl by John Steinbeck

The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

There is a River: The Story of Edgar Cayce by Thomas Sugrue

Thunder in the Sky: Secrets of the Acquisition and Exercise of Power by Thomas Cleary

Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington

Washington: The Indispensible Man by James Thomas Flexner

Ways of Warriors, Codes of Kings: Lessons in Leadership from the Chinese Classics by Thomas Cleary

What the Torah Teaches Us About Life (kindle) by Laura Weakley

What the Torah Teaches Us About Life: Through the Themes of the Weekly Torah Portion by Laura Weakley

What the Torah Teaches Us About Spirituality: Through Isaac's Own Spiritual Journey (kindle) by L. Weakley

What the Torah Teaches Us About Survival by Laura Weakley

What the Torah Teaches Us About Survival (kindle) by Laura Weakley

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

You Come Too by Robert Frost

Zen Lessons:The Art of Leadership by Thomas Cleary