The Ultimate
Reading List

500 books for thoughtful readers

500 book recommendations from our team of
avid readers and writers.


Our list is divided into age and genre categories, so you'll have plenty of options for students of every age.


Every book isn't for every reader. Our content descriptions give you the information you need to make the best choice for your student.


We don't sell any of these books, but we do explain why we think they're worth reading. Each title impacted us.

Ready to download the Guide to Good Books?

Our curated list gives overwhelmed parents a place to start in choosing literature
appropriate to the interests and maturity of each child. 

(Plus, you might find a new favorite for yourself!)

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