"The book is a film that takes place in the mind of the reader." ~ Paulo Coelho

My To-Read & To-Watch

Hamlette at The Edge of the Precipice has this great page on her blog and now I'm going to have one too! You can see her book blog by clicking HERE. So, here is the list of books and movies I want to read and watch:

To-Read List:

1914: A Novel - by Jean Echenoz
1984 - by George Orwell
20,000 Leauges Under the Sea - by Jules Verne
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins - by Dr. Seuss

Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage - by Edith B. Gelles
The Accrington Pals - by Peter Whelan
Across Five Aprils - by Irene Hunt
Adams-Jefferson Letters - by Lester J. Cappon
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - by Mark Twain
Ain't We Got Fun - by Emily Chapman and Emily Ann Putzke
Alistair Cooke's America - by Alistair Cooke
Allas Madame Doutfire - by Anne Fine
All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque
Amazing Grace in John Newton: Slave-Ship Captain, Hymnwriter, and Abolitionist - by William E. Phipps
And Be a Villain - by Rex Stout
And Now Tomorrow - by Rachel Field
And Still I Rise - by Maya Angelou
And Then There Where None (aka Ten Little Indians) - by Agatha Christie
Animal Farm - by George Orwell
The Annotated Emerson - by Ralph Waldo Emerson
An Antic Disposition - by Alan Gordon
The Apothecary's Daughter - by Julie Klassen
April Twilights and Other Poems - by Willa Cather
Archie Meets Nero Wolfe - by Robert Goldsborough
Around the World in Eighty Days - by Jules Verne
The Arrow of Sherwood - by Lauren Johnson
As I Lay Dying - by William Faulkner
As Old As Time: A Twisted Tale - by Liz Braswell
The Ascent of Man - by Jacob Bronowski
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream - by Barack Obama
Autobiography - by Eleanor Roosevelt
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - by Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Malcom X - by Malcom X with Alex Haley
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. - by Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman - by Ernest Gaines
Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson - by Thomas Jefferson
The Awakening - by Kate Chopin

The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder - by Rachel McMillan
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era - by James McPherson
The Beatryce Prophecy - by Kate DiCamillo
The Beekeeper's Apprentice - by Laurie R. King
The Bell Jar - by Slyvia Plath
Belle - by Cameron Dokey
The Black Arrow - by Robert Louis Stevenson
Black Boy - by Richard Wright
The Black Cauldron - by Lloyd Alexander
The Black Shrike - by Alistair MacLean
Black, White, Other - by Joan Steinau Lester
Bleak House - by Charles Dickens
Blind Date Bride - by Jillian Har
Blood and Sand - by C.V. Wyk
Bloomability - by Sharon Creech
Born on the Fourth of July - by Ron Kovic
The Bourne Identity - by Robert Ludlum
The Boxcar Children - by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Boy Who Painted the World - by Melody J. Bremen
The Boy Who Steals Houses - by C. G. Drews
Brave New World - by Aldous Huxley
Bravely - by Maggie Stiefvater
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes - by Stephen Hawking
The Bronte Plot - by Katherine Reay
The Bronze Bow - by Elizabeth George Speare
Bud, not Buddy - by Christopher Paul Curtis
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee - by Dee Brown

Call of the Wild - by Jack London
Can't Help Falling - by Kara Isaac
Captain Wentworth's Diary - by Amanda Grange
Care and Management of Lies - by Jacqueline Winspear
Cataylst - by James Luceno
Catch-22 - by Joseph Heller
The Catcher in the Rye - by J.D. Salinger
Catherine, called Birdy - by Karen Cushman
The Cherry Orchard - by Anton Chekhov
Chip of the Flying U - by B.M.Bower
The Chocolate War - by Robert Cormier
The Chosen - by Chaim Potok
The Christmas Swap - by Melody Carlson
Christmas Truce -- The Western Front December 1914 - by Malcolm Brown & Shirley Seaton
The Civil Wars of Julia Howe - by Elaine Showalter
Cold Comfort - by Charles Todd
A College of Magics - by Caroline Stevermer
Colonel Brandon's Diary - by Amanda Grange
Common Sense -by Thomas Paine
Complete Essays - by Michel de Montaigne
Complete Poems - by Carl Sandburg
Complete Poems, 1904-1962 - by E. E. Cummings
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson - by Emily Dickinson
Complete Poems - by John Keats
The Complete Poetry of John Donne - by John Donne
Conspiracy of Silence - by Ronie Kendig
Corral Nocturne - by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Crime and Punishment - by Feodor Dostoevski
The Cross and the Switchblade - by David Wilkerson
Cry, the Beloved Country - by Alan Paton

Daddy Long Legs - by Jean Webster
The Dancing Master - by Julie Klassen
Dani Noir - by Nova Ren Suma
The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes - by Leonard Goldberg
A Daughter of the Trolls: Book 1 in the Numina Parables - by McKenzie Catron
Dawn's Early Light - by Elswyth Thane
Days of Grace - by Arthur and Arnold Rampersad Ashe
Dear Enemy - by Jack Cavanaugh
Dear Enemy - by Jean Webster
Dear Mr. Knightley - by Katherine Raey
A Death in the Family - by James Agee
Death in Venice - by Thomas Mann
The Death of Artemio Cruz - by Carlos Fuentes
Death of a Salesman - by Arthur Miller
Democracy in America - by Alexis de Tocqueville
Destry Rides Again - by Max Brand
A Distant Melody - by Sarah Sundin
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century - by Barbara Tuchman
Do Hard Things - by Alex and Brett Harris
Doctor Faustus - by Christopher Marlowe
A Doll's House - by Henrik Ibsen
Dracula - by Bram Stoker
Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories - by Terry Pratchett
Dragon's Breath - by E. D. Baker
Dread Nation - by Justina Ireland
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - by Barack Obama
The Duchess of Dublin - by George M. Backer
Dust Tracks on a Road - by Zora Neale Hurston

Edmund Bertram's Diary - by Amanda Grange
The Education of Henry Adams - by Henry Adams
The Egyption Box - by Jane Louise Curry
The Electrical Menagerie - by Mollie E. Reeder
Every Frenchman Has One - by Olivia de Havilland
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-65 - by Juan Williams
The Eyre Affair - by Jasper Fforde

A Family Affair - by Rex Stout
A Farewell to Arms - by Ernest Hemingway
Favorite Folktales From Around the World - by Jane Yolen
Fawkes - by Nadine Brandes
Fear is the Key - by Alistair MacLean
Female Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War - by Elisabeth Shipton
Fighting on the Home Front: The Legacy of Women in World War One - by Kate Adie
Finding God in the Lord of the Rings - by Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware
Fire by Night - by Lynn Austin
A Flame Shall Spring from the Embers - by Heidi Pekarek
Flappers and Philosophers - by F. Scott Fitzgerald
For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War - by James M. McPherson
For the Glory - by Duncan Hamilton
Fortunately, the Milk - by Neil Gaiman
The Fountains of Silence - by Ruta Sepetys
Friendly Shakespeare: A Thoroughly Painless Guide to the Best of the Bard - by Norrie Epstein
The Friendship Doll - by Kirby Larson
The Frog Princess - by E. D. Baker
The Frontierman's Daughter - by Laura Frantz
The Further Adventures of Zorro - by Johnston McCulley

Gilded Wolves - by Roshani Chokshi
The Giraffe, the Pelly, and Me - by Roald Dahl
Girl in Disguise - by Greer MacAllister
The Girl Philippa - by Robert W. Chambers
Girl Waits with Gun - by Amy Stewart
The Girl Who Could See - by Kara Swanson
The Glass Key - by Dashiell Hammett
Great Tales and Poems - by Edgar Allan Poe
Greenwillow - by B. J. Chute
Growing Up - by Baker Russell
Go Tell It On the Mountain - by James Baldwin
Gone with the Wind - by Margaret Mitchell
Gone-Away Lake - by Elizabeth Enright
A Good Man is Hard to Find - by Flannery O’Connor
Goodbye to All That - by Robert Graves
The Guardian - by Beverly Lewis
Gulliver's Travels - by Johnathon Swift
Guns of the Timberlands - by Louis L'Amour

Hamlet - by William Shakespeare
Hans Brinker - by Mary Mapes Dodge
Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom - by Catherine Clinton
Hatchet - by Gary Paulsen
The Hate U Give - by Angie Thomas
Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years - by Sarah L., and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth
Hawksmaid: The Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian - by Kathryn Lasky
Heart of Darkness - by Joseph Conrad
The Help - by Kathryn Stockett
Henry Reed, Inc. - by Keith Robertson
Henry Tilney's Diary - by Amanda Grange
Heritage of Lancaster Country - by Beverly Lewis
The Heroes' Welcome - by Louisa Young
Hidden Places - by Lynn Austin
Hiroshima - by John Hersey
His Excellency: George Washington - by Joseph J. Ellis
A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War - by Joseph Laconte
Homer Price - by Robert McCloskey
Hondo - by Louis L'Amour
Honor Bright - by Laura Howe Richards
Honor Girl - by Grace Livingston Hill
Howl and Other Poems - by Allen Ginsberg

I, Claudia - by Charity Bishop
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - by Maya Angelou
The Importance of Being Earnest - by Oscar Wilde
In My Father's House - by Ann Rinaldi
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - by Harriet Jacobs
Inside Narnia - by Devin Brown
Invisible Man - by Ralph Ellison
Invisible Men: Life in Baseball's Negro Leagues - by Donn Rogosin
Ivanhoe - by Sir Walter Scott

A Jane Austen Education - by William Deresiewicz
Jane Fairfax - by Joan Aiken
Jane of Austin - by Hillary Manton Lodge
Jane of Lantern Hill - by L. M. Montgomery
John Brown's Body - by Stephen Vincent Benét
John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life - by Paul C. Nagel
Journey to the Center of the Earth - by Jules Verne
The Joy Luck Club - by Amy Tan
The Jungle - by Upton Sinclair

Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth's Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa - by Mark Mathabane
Kidnapped - by Robert Louis Stevenson
King of the Wind - by Marguerite Henry
King Solomon's Mines - by H. Rider Haggard
Kon-Tiki - by Thor Heyerdahl

Labyrinths - by Jorge Luis Borges
The Lady and the Lionheart - by Joanne Bischof
Lady Cop Makes Trouble - by Amy Stewart
Lady of the Forest - by Jennifer Roberson
Lady Of Sherwood - by Jennifer Roberson
Lakota Woman - by Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes
The Land I Lost - by Quang Nhuong Huynh
A Lantern in Her Hand - by Bess Streeter Aldrich
Lassie Come Home - by Eric Knight
The Last Dragonslayer - by Jasper Fforde
The Last Midwife - by Sandra Dallas
Laura - by Vera Caspary
The Learning Tree - by Gordon Parks
Leaves of Grass - by Walt Whitman
Left-Hand Kelly - by Elisabeth Grace Foley
The Legend of Bagger Vance - by Steven Pressfield
The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors - by Drew Daywalt & Adam Rex
The Letter for the King - by Tonke Dragt
Letters from Father Christmas - by J. R.R. Tolkien
Letters from Pemberley: The First Year - by Jane Dawkins
The Lie - by Helen Dunmore
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus - by L. Frank Baum
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass - by Frederick Douglass
Life of Pi - by Yann Martel
The Light Between Oceans - by M. L. Stedman
The Light in the Forest - by Conrad Ritcher
The Light of Western Stars - by Zane Grey
Light, Sound, & Electricity - by Kristen Rogers et. al.
Like Water for Chocolate - by Laura Esquivel
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates - by Abraham Lincoln
Listen - by Rene Gutteridge
Listening for Lions - by Gloria Whelan
Little Dorit - by Charles Dickens
A Little in Love - by Susan Fletcher
Little Men - by Louisa May Alcott
Live Without You - by Sarah Grace Grzy
The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth - by David Attenborough
Locksley - by Nicholas Chase
Long Day's Journey Into Night - by Eugene O’Neill
The Long Goodbye - by Raymond Chandler
A Long, Long Way - by Sebastian Barry
Long Walk to Freedom - by Nelson Mandela
Look Homeward, Angel - by Thomas Wolfe
Looking Backward: 2000-1887 - by Edward Bellamy
Lord of the Flies - by William Golding
Lost Lake House - by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Love and the Sea and Everything in Between - by Brian McBride
Loving Isaac - by Heather Kaufmann

Macbeth - by William Shakespeare
Madame Bovary - by Gustave Flaubert
Madame Curie - by Eve Curie
Magpie Murders - by Anthony Horowitz
Maid Marian - by Elsa Watson
Maid to Love - by Jennifer Johnson
Main Street - by Sinclair Lewis
Manalive - by G.K.Chesterton
Man and Superman - by Bernard Shaw
The Man in the Box - by Mary Lois Dunn
Man's Search for Meaning - by Viktor E. Frankl
Mara, Daughter of the Nile - by Eloise Javis McGraw
Mark of the Raven - by Morgan L Busse
The Mark of Zorro - by Johnston McCulley
The Marquise and Her Cat - by Shari L. Tapscott
Mary Jane in New England - by Clara Ingram Judson
Matilda - by Roald Dahl
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War - by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Member of the Wedding - by Carson McCullers
The Mill on the Floss - by George Eliot
Millenium: Tribal Wisdom and the Modern World - by David Maybury-Lewis
Miss Fairfax of Virginia - by St. George Rathbone
The Mistletoe Promise - by Richard Paul Evans
Mist on the Mountain - by Jane Flory
Misty of Chincoteague - by Marguerite Henry
Moby-Dick - by Herman Melville
Montana Rides - by Evan Evans (Max Brand)
Morningstar - by David Gemmell
Mother Courage and Her Children - by Bertolt Brecht
The Mountain of the Wolf - by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Mr. Darcy's Diary - by Amanda Grange
Mr. Knightley's Diary - by Amanda Grange
Much Ado About Nothing - by William Shakespeare
My Antonia - by Willa Cather
My Boy Jack - by David Haig
My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You - by Louisa Young
My Dearest Friend: Letters of Abigail and John Adams - by Abigail Adams
My House - by Nikki Giovanni
My Thoughts are Murder to the State - by Henry David Thoreau
Mythology - by Edith Hamilton

Named of the Dragon - by Susanna Kearsley
Native Son - by Richard Wright
Nicholas Nickleby - by Charles Dickens
Night - by Elie Weisel
Nimona - by Noelle Stevenson
The Nine Lives of Christmas - by Sheila Roberts
No Exit - by Jean Paul Sarte
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II - by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Not a Fan - by Kyle Idleman
Notes on the State of Virginia - by Thomas Jefferson
Nothing Daunted - by Dorothy Wickenden
Number the Stars - by Lois Lowry

The Officer's Ward - by Marc Dugain
The Old Man and the Sea - by Ernest Hemingway
Once - by Elisabeth Grace Foley, Rachel Heffington, J. Grace Pennington, Emily Ann Putzke, Suzannah Rowntree, and Hayden Wand
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - by Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude - by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Origin of Species - by Charles Darwin
Operation Mistletoe - by Elizabeth Maddrey
Our Town - by Thornton Wilder
Out of Darkness Rising - by Gillian Bronte Adams
The Outlaws of Sherwood - by Robin McKinley
The Outsiders - by S. E. Hinton
The Overcoat - by Nikolai Gogol
Ovind - by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
The Ox-Bow Incident - by Walter Van Tilburg Clark

P. S. I Like You - by Katie West
Paper Crowns - by Mirriam Neal
Paper Hearts - by Courtney Walsh
A Passage to India - by E.M. Forster
The Passing Bells - by Phillip Rock
Peace Like a River - by Leif Enger
Pensées - by Blaise Pascal
The Pepper in the Gumbo - by Mary Jane Hathaway
The Phantom of the Opera - by Gaston Leroux
The Piano Lesson - by August Wilson
The Pickwick Papers - by Charles Dickens
Pippi Longstocking - by Astrid Lindgren
Pirate Hunter Legends: a collection of short stories - by Sarah Rodecker and Helena George
The Poems - by William Butler Yeats
Poems - by William Wordsworth
Poems of Dylan Thomas - by Dylan Thomas
The Poetical Works of Longfellow - by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Poetry of Robert Frost - by Robert Frost
Pollyanna - by Eleanor Porter
A Portrait of Emily Price - by Katherine Raey
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - by James Joyce
The Power of Myth - by Joseph Campbell
The Prince - by Niccolo Machiavelli
Princess Academy - by Shannon Hale
Princess Ben - by Catherine Murdock
The Princess Pourquoi and Other Stories - by Margaret Pollock Sherwood
The Princess Sonora and the Long Sleep - by Gail Carson Levine
The Princess Spy - by Melanie Dickerson
The Princess Test - by Gail Carson Levine
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes - by Vincent Starrett
Private Peaceful - by Michael Morpurgo
The Problem of Pain - by C.S. Lewis
Profiles in Courage - by John F. Kennedy
Project Canvas - by Various Authors
A Proper Persuit - by Lynn Austin
The Pursuit of Tamen Littlejohn - by Lori Benton
The Pushcart War - by Jean Merrill
Pygmalion - by Bernard Shaw

The Quiet Little Woman - by Louisa May Alcott

Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession - by Studs Terkel
The Railway Children - by E. Nesbitt
The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories - by Elizabeth Grace Foley
Random Harvest - by James Hilton
The Ranger and Other Stories - by Zane Grey
Rebecca - by Daphne du Maurier
Recalled - by Cambria Hebert
Rebellious Heart - by Jody Hedlund
The Red Badge of Courage - by Stephen Crane
The Republic - by Plato
The Return of Captain John Emmett - by Elizabeth Speller
Return to Sender - by Janice Thompson
Riders of the Purple Sage - by Zane Grey
Rights of Man - by Thomas Paine
Robin Hood - by Antonia Fraser
Robin Hood - by Paul Creswick
Robin Hood - by Walter Scott
Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest - by Ann McGovern
Robin Hood, The Prince of Thieves - by Alexandre Dumas
Robin: Lady of Legend - by R.M. ArceJaeger
Robin's Country - by Monica Furlong
Robinson Crusoe - by Daniel Defoe
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry - by Mildred D. Taylor
Romanov - by Nadine Brandes
Rook di Goo - by Jenni Sauer
Room - by Emma Donaghue
A Room with a View - by E. M.Forster
Roots - by Alex Haley
The Rose and the Briar - by J.M. Stengl

Saint Anything - by Sarah Dessen
Saint Joan - by Bernard Shaw
Samuel Pepys: The Unequaled Self - by Claire Tomalin
A Sand County Almanac: And Sketches Here and There - by Aldo Leopold
Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools - by Jonathan Kozol
The Scarlet Letter - by Nathaniel Howthorne
A Season to Love - by Nicole Deese
The Secret of Pembrooke Park - by Julia Klassen
Seize the Day - by Saul Bellow
A Serious Proposal to the Ladies - Mary Astell
Set Among Princes - by Sharon L. Griffiths
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution - by Nicholas Meyer
Seven Years in Tibet - by Heinrich Harrer
Shadows Over Stonewycke - by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella
Shane - by Jack Schaefer
Sherwood: Original Stories from the World of Robin Hood - by Jane Yolen
Siddhartha - by Hermann Hesse
Silent Spring - by Rachel Carson
The Silmarillion - by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Silver Branch - by Rosemary Sutcliff
Since You've Been Gone - by Morgan Matson
Sixteen Brides - by Stephanie Grace Whiston
Sky Without Stars - by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell
Small Damages - by Beth Kephart
Snow Treasure - by Mary McSwigan
Soldier On - by Vanessa Rasanen
Son of Hamas - by Mosab Hassan Yousef
Song of the Ëan - by Emily Nordberg
Sons and Lovers - by D.H. Lawernce
The Souls of Black Folk - by W.E.B. Du Bois
A Speckled Bird - by Augusta Evans Wilson
Spice Box - by Grace Livingston Hill
Spindle - by E. K. Johnston
Spiner's End - by Robin McKinley
Sticky Notes - by Sherri Schoeborn Murray
The Story of an African Farm - by Olive Schreiner
The Story of My Experiments With Truth - by Mahatma Gandhi
The Story of My Life - by Helen Keller
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Stranger - by Albert Camus
A Streetcar Named Desire - by Tennessee Williams
Sula - by Toni Morrison
Surviving the Applewhites - by Stephanie S. Tolan
Sweep - by Jonathan Auxier
The Sweetest Thing - by Elizabeth Musser
The Swiss Family Robinson - by Johann David Wyss

A Tale of Two Castles - by Gail Carson Levine
Tales of the Jazz Age - by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tales of the Kingdom - by David and Karen Mains
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Tempest - by William Shakespeare
Ten Little Indians - by Agatha Christie (aka And Then There Were None)
Ten Thousand Thorns - by Suzannah Rowntree
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. - by Martin Luther King, Jr
That Part was True - by Deborah McKinlay
Their Eyes Were Watching God - by Zora Neale Hurston
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in Urban America - by Alex Kotlowitz
Things Fall Apart - by Chinua Achebe
The Third Sister - by Julia Barrett
Thirteen Stories - by Eudora Welty
The Thirteenth Chance - by Amy Matayo
Thirty-Two Going on Spinser - by Becky Monson
This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer - by Kay Mills
This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War - by James M. McPherson
Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History - by Fawn M. Brodie
The Thorn Keeper - by Pepper Basham
The Three Musketeers - by Alexandre Dumas
The Time Machine - by H.G. Wells
The Tin Drum - by Gunter Grass
To Destroy You Is No Loss: The Odyssey of a Cambodian Family - by Joan. D. Criddle
To the Lighthouse - by Virginia Woolf
Tomorrow is Now - by Eleanor Roosevelt
Too Many Cooks - by Rex Stout
The Tower at Story Wood - by Patricia A. MeKillip
The Traitor's Kiss - by Erin Beaty
Transgression - by Randy Ingermanson
Treasure Island - by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Trial - by Franz Kafka
The Trials of Sherlock Holmes - by James Moffett
The Trouble with Poetry - by Billy Collins
True Colors - by Kristin Hannah
True Grit - by Charles Portis
Truman - by David McCullough
Twelve Years a Slave - by Solomon Northup
Two Guys Read Jane Austen - by Steve Chandler and Terence N. Hill

Uncle Tom's Cabin - by Harriet Beecher Stowe
An Uncommon Courtship - by Krisi Ann Hunter
Undercurrent - by Michelle Griep
Underwater - by Marissa Reichardt
Unlucky in Love & Lyrics - by Tracy Joy Jones
Until We Reach Home - by Lynn Austin
An Unwilling Accomplice - by Charles Todd
Up from Slavery - by Brooker T. Washington
The Usurper's Throne - by Charity Bishop

Vanished - by Irene Hannon
A Very Long Engagement - by Sebastien Japrisot
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle - by Hugh Lofting

Waiting for Godot - by Samuel Beckett
Wake - by Anna Hope
Walden - by Henry David Thoreau
Wanderlust Creek and Other Stories - by Elisabeth Grace Foley
War and Peace - by Leo Tolstoy
War Horse - by Michael Morpurgo
The War that Saved my Life - by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Waste Land - by T.S. Eliot
Water Babies - by Charles Kingsley
The Westing Game - by Ellen Raskin
The Wheat Princess - by Jean Webster
Where the Red Fern Grows - by Wilson Rawls
Where Treetops Glisten - by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin
While We're Far Apart - by Lynn Austin
The White Company - by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Why History Matters: Life and Thought - by Gerda Lerner
Why We Can't Wait - by Martin Luther King Jr.
Wildwood - by Colin Meloy
Will in Scarlet - by Matthew Cody
Winesburg, Ohio - by Sherwood Anderson
The Wind in the Willows - by Kenneth Grame
Windchaser - by Krissi Dallas
The Witch of Blackbird Pond - by Elizabeth George Speare
With Blossoms Gold - by Hayden Wand
Within These Lines - by Stephanie Morrill
Witness to Hope - by George Weigel
The Wizard in the Tree - by Lloyd Alexander
Women and Writing - by Virginia Woolf
A Woman's Place - by Lynn Austin
The Women Who Came in the Mayflower - by Annie Russell Marble
Wonder - by R.J. Palacio
The World Must Know: The History of the Holocaust as told in the United States - by Michael Berenbaum
The World That Was Ours - by Hilda Bernstein
Wrapped in Red - by Meghan M. Gorecki
Writing a Woman's Life - by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
Wuthering Heights - by Emily Brontê

Year of Impossible Good-byes - by Sook Nyul Choi
The Year of Magical Thinking - by Joan Didion
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water - by Michael Dorris
You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life - by Eleanor Roosevelt
Yukon Cowboy - by Debra Clopton

Zen and the Art of Faking it - by Jorden Sonnenblick
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance  - by Robert M. Pirsigs
Zen and the Art of Writing - by Ray Bradbury


100 Cupboards series - by N. D. Wilson

The Black Stallion series - by Walter Farley

The Blood Race - by K. A. Emmons

The Charlie Bone series - by Jenni Nimmo

The Door Within Trilogy - by Wayne Thomas Batson

Dragons In Our Midst - by Bryon Davis

Dressed for Death - by Julianna Deering

The Eragon series - by Christopher Paloni

The Fables series - by Bill Willingham
March of the Wooden Soldiers

The False Prince - by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Forest Lord series - by Steven A. McKay
Wolf's Head
The Wolf and the Raven

The Forestwife Saga - by Theresa Tomlinson
The Forestwife

The Gallagher Girls - by Ally Carter

Gregor the Overlander series - by Suzanna Collin

The Guy of Gisburne series - by Toby Venables
Hunter of Sherwood: Knight of Shadows

The Harriet the Spy series - by Louise Fitzhugh
Harriet the Spy
The Long Secret 
Harriet Spys Again - by Helen Erikson

Homelander series - by Andrew Klavan

If I Run - by Terri Blackstock

Inkheart - by Cornelia Funke

By Natalie Lloyd:
The Key to Extraordinary
A Snicker of Magic

The King Raven series - by Stephen R. Lawhead

The Last Unicorn series - by Peter S. Beagle
The Last Unicorn

Letters of a Woman Homesteader - by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Letters on an Elk Hunt 

Life Class Trilogy - by Pat Barker

The Mark of the Lion Series - by Francine Rivers

A Medieval Fairy Tale - by Melanie Dickerson
The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest 

Mistborn - by Brandon Sanderson

The Mitford series - by Jan Karon
At Home in Mitford

The Mother-Daughter Book Club - by Heather Vogel Frederick
The Mother-Daughter Book Club
Much Ado About Anne
Pies & Prejudice
Wish You Were Eyre

The Mythago Wood series - by Robert Holdstock
Mythago Wood

The Once and Future King series- by T.H. White
The Sword in the Stone 

Once Upon A Time - by Cameron Dokey

The Outlaw Chronicles - by Angus Donald
Holy Warrior
King's Man
The Iron Castle

The Red War Annals - by Helena George:
The Lost Bard of Taliyaven

Redwall - by Brian Jacques

Regeneration Trilogy - by Pat Barker

Rick Dial series - by Andrew Klavan

The Rowan Hood series - by Nancy Springer
Rowan Hood: Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest
Outlaw Princess of Sherwood
Wild Boy
Rowan Hood Returns

The Scarlet series - by A.C. Gaughen
Lady Thief
Lion Heart

Scythe - by Neal Shusterman

Septimus Heap series - by Angie Sage

Shadows Over England series - by Roseanna M. White:
A Name Unknown
A Song Unheard
An Hour Unspent

The Sherwood series - by Parke Godwin
Robin and the King

The Space Trilogy - by C.S. Lewis

The Spiderwick Chronicles - by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black

Unwind - by Neal Shusterman

The Vintage Jane Austen series:
Emmeline - by Sarah Holman
Suit and Suitability - by Kelsey Bryant
Bellevere House - by Sarah Scheele
Perception - by Emily Benedict
Presumption and Partiality - by Rebekah Jones

The Warrior of the Son series - by Samuel Schiller

The Wingfeather Saga - by Andrew Peterson

The Wings of Glory - by Sarah Sundin

The Wode series - by J. Tullos Hennig

Series to Finish:
(Remind me to finish these before I start anything new.)

The 39 Clues - by Various Authors.

The After Room - by Malie Meloy

The Artemis Fowl series - by Eoin Colfer

The Cabin Creek mysteries - by Kristina Gregory

The Dear America series - by Various Authors

The Earthsea series - by Ursula K. LeGuin

Ebon - by Robin McKinley

The Emily series - by L. M. Montgomery
Emily Climbs
Emily's Quest

Fablehaven - by Brandon Mull
Fablehaven 5: Keys to the Demon Prison

The Five Little Peppers series - by Margaret Sidney
Five Little Peppers Midway 
Five Little Peppers Grown Up
Five Little Peppers: Phronsie Pepper 
Five Little Peppers: The Stories Polly Pepper Told
Five Little Peppers: The Adventures of Joel Pepper 
Five Little Peppers Abroad 
Five Little Peppers At School 
Five Little Peppers and Their Friends 
Five Little Peppers: Ben Pepper 
Five Little Peppers in the Little Brown House 
Five Little Peppers: Our Davie Pepper

Flavia de Luce - by Alan Bradley

Ghosts of Rockville - by Justin Heimberg

The Giver quartet - by Lois Lowery

The Guardians of Ga'Hoole - by Katherine Lasky 

Hattie Ever After - by Kirby Larson

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place - by Maryrose Wood

The Isle of the Lost - by Melissa de La Cruz

Keeper of the Lost Cities - by Shannon Messenger

The Lunar Chronicles - by Marissa Meyer

The Nancy Drew series - by Carolyn Keene

The Penderwicks - by Jeanie Birdsall

The Queen's Theif - by Megan Whalen Turner

The Ranger's Apprentice - by John Flanagan

The Sammy Keyes series - by Wendelin Van Draanen

A Space Odyssey - by Arthur C. Clarke

The Time Quintet - by Madeleine L'Engle

Travels with Gannon & Wyatt - by Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet

The White Giraffe series - by Lauren St. John
The Last Leopard
The Elephants Tail
Rhino Operation

Wings of Fire - by Tui T. Sutherland

To-Watch List (Movies and TV shows):

3:10 to Yuma (1957)
37 Days (2014)

The A-Team
Adam Had Four Sons (1941)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1939)
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
The Affairs of Cappy Ricks (1937)
Ah, Wilderness! (1933)
Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006)
Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
All About Eve (1950)
All the King’s Men (1949)
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
Allegheny Uprising (1939)
Along Came Jones (1954)
Andor (2022)
The Andy Hardy series (1937-1946)
Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
Anna Karenina (1935)
Anna Karenina (1948)
Anna Karenina (2012)
Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Athena (1954)
August Rush (2007)
Avatar (2009)

B. F.'s Daughter (1948)
Babes in Arms (1939)
Bad Guys (2022)
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
Bathing Beauty (1944)
The Batman (2022)
Baymax (2022)
A Bear Named Winnie (2004)
Because You’re Mine (1952)
Becoming Jane (2007)
Bedlam (1946)
Belle (2014)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Best Sellers (2021)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Big City (1948)
The Big Hangover (1950)
Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)
Black Lightning (2009)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)
Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Bleak House (2004)
The Blue and the Gray (1982)
The Blue Dahlia (1946)
The Book Thief (2013)
Born to Dance (1936)
Boys Town (1938)
Branded (1950)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Broadway Serenade (1939)
The Brothers Grimm (2005)
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

Cairo (1942)
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass (1949)
Can’t Help Singing (1944)  
The Canterville Ghost (1944)
Captain Newman, MD (1963)
Chocolat (2000)
The Chocolate Soldier (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Clock (1945)

The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
Cover Girl (1944)
Crooked House (2017)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Cruella (2021)

The Dark Tower (2017)
Dark Victory (1939)

Daniel Deronda (2002)
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Dear Eleanor (2016)
Death Comes to Pemberley (2013)
Destination Tokyo (1943)
Devotion (2022)
Disenchanted (2022)
Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Double Dynamite (1951)
Duchess of Idaho (1950)

The Eagle (2011)
East Side of Heaven (1939)
Edward, My Son (1949)
Elemental (2023)
Elvis (2022)
Emma (2020)
Evelyn (2002)

Fame (2009)
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)
The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
The Fighting 69th (1940)

First Love (1939)
Friendly Persuasion (1956)

From Here to Eternity (1953) 
The Fugitive (1993)

A Gentlemen's Agreement (1948)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)

Giant (1956)
The Girl of the Golden West (1938)
The Glass Key (1942)
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)
Glory (1990)
GoldenEye (1995)
Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)
Good News (1947)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)
The Greatest Show on Earth (1956)
Gunfight in Abilene (1967)
A Guy Named Joe (1943)

Guys and Dolls (1955) 

Hamlet (1948)

Hamlet (2000)
Hamlet (2011)

Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
The Harvey Girls (1946)
A Haunting in Venice (2023)
The Heiress (1948)
Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between (2022)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Here Come the Waves (1944)
A Hitch in Time (1978)

Home in Indiana (1944)

Honolulu (1939)

The Hoodlum Saint (1946)
Hoodwinked (2005)
How the West Was Won (1962)
Howard's End (1991)
The Howards of Virginia (1940)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Hour of the Gun (1967)
The Human Comedy (1943)

I Can Only Imagine (2018)
I Love You Again (1940)
I’ll Be Seeing You (1944)
Idiot's Delight (1938)
Invitation (1952)
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
The Impossible (2012)
In Search of the Castaways (1962)
It Should Happen to You (1954)
It's a Dog's Life (1955)

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

Jane Eyre (1983)
Jane Eyre (2011)
The Jazz Singer (1927)
Jesse James (1939)
John Adams (2008)
Johnny Tremain (1957)
Just Around the Corner (1938)

Key Largo (1948)
The Kid From Brooklyn (1946)
King of the Newsboys (1938)

La La Land (2016)
Lady on a Train (1945)
A Lady Takes a Chance (1943)

Larkrise to Candleford (2009)
Lassie Come Home (1943)
The Last Outpost (1951) (aka Cavalry Charge)

The Late George Apley (1947)
Laura (1944)
Les Enfants Terribles (1950)
Les Miserables (1935)

Les Miserables (1952)
Let Freedom Ring (1939)
A Letter to Three Wives (1948)
Lightyear (2022)
Listen, Darling (1938)
Little Miss Broadway (1938)
Little Nellie Kelly (1940)
Living (2022)
The Longest Day (1962)
The Lost Girls (2022)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Love and Friendship (2016)
Lovely to Look At (1952)
Lucky Partners (1940)

MacGyver (1985)
Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
Madeleine (1950)
The Magnificent 7 (2016)

Maleficent (2014)
The Man with Two Faces (1934)
The Man Without a Face (1993)
The Marrying Kind (1952)
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Meet the Stewarts (1942)
The Meg (2018)

Midway (2019)
The Miracle of Marcelino (1955)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Miracles from Heaven (2016)
Miss Austen Regrets (2007)
Molokai (1999)
Moon Over Miami (1941)
Moran of the Lady Letty (1922)
The More The Merrier (1943)
Mother is a Freshman (1949)

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
Mr. Holmes (2015)
Mr. Mom (1983)

Mr. Scoutmaster (1953)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)

Mrs. Parkington (1944)

Ms. Marvel (2022)
Music for Millions (1944)
My Boy Jack (2007)
My Girl (1991)

Nancy Drew...Detective (1938)
Nancy Drew, Troubleshooter (1939)
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939)
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019)
Navy Blue and Gold (1937)

New Moon (1940)
The New World (2005)

Nicholas Nickleby (2001)
No Greater Love: A Unique Portrait of the Carmelite Nuns (2011)
No Time for Comedy (1940)
North to Alaska (1960)
Northanger Abbey (2007)
Nothing Sacred (1937)
Now and Forever (1934)

The Nun: The Story of a Carmelite Vocation (2010)
The Nun's Story (1959) 

The Odd Couple (1968)
One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)

Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1974)
Operation Pacific (1951)
Oscar (1991)
Our Very Own (1950)

Pagan Love Song (1950)

Panama Lady (1939)
The Passing Bells (2014)
Peter Pan and Wendy (2023)
Persuasion (1995)
Pinocchio (2022)
Pius XII: Under the Roman Sky (2010)
Plymouth Adventure (1952)
Pollyanna (1960)
Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Princess of Thieves (2001)
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Prom Pact (2023)

Queen of Katwe (2016) 
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Quigley Down Under (1990)

Raffles (1930)
Raffles (1939)
Random Harvest (1942)
The Rare Breed (1966)
Rebecca (1940)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
The Red Danube (1949)
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967) 
The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
Return to Snowy River (1988)
Rhythm on the Range (1936)
Rhythm on the River (1940)
Rhythm Romance [aka Some Like It Hot] (1939)
Riding High (1950)
Rigoletto (1993)

Rio 2 (2014)
Rio Bravo (1959)
Risen (2016)
Road to Singapore (1940)
Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (2022)
Robin Hood (1922)
The Rocketeer (1991)
Rocky (1976)
Rose Marie (1936)

Saint Teresa of the Andes (2009)
Saratoga (1937)
Saskatchewan (1954)
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
The Secret Garden (2020)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Seven Sweethearts (1942)
The Shadow (1994)
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
Shane (1953)
The Sheepman (1958)
The Sheik (1921)
The Shopworn Angel (1938)
The Silver Stallion (1993)
Silverado (1985)
Since You Went Away (1944)
Sing 2 (2021)
Sing You Sinners (1938)
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
The Sky's the Limit (1943)
Slow West (2015)
Small Town Girl (1953)
Something in the Wind (1947)
Song of Bernadette (1943)
A Song to Remember (1945)
The Spanish Main (1945)
Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Spirited (2022)
Spring Parade (1940)

Stage Door (1937)
Stalag 17 (1953)
A Star is Born (1937)
State Fair (1942)
Stagecoach (1939)
Stella Dallas (1937)
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)
Stowaway (1936)
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
The Strange Woman (1946)
Strange World (2022)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
Summer Magic (1963)
Summer Stock (1950)

The Talk of the Town (1942)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996)
Terminator (1984)
Therese (1986)
Texas Carnival (1951)
This Gun for Hire (1942)
This Is Not What I Expected (2017)
Three Husbands (1950)
The Three Musketeers (1993)
Three Smart Girls (1936)
Titanic (1953)
To Each His Own (1946)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Tombstone (1993)
Train to Busan (2016)
Turning Red (2022)
Two Sisters from Boston (1946)
Two Smart People (1946)

The Unfinished Dance (1947)
Up in Arms (1944)

The Vanishing Virginian (1942)

A Very Long Engagement (2004)
The Virginian (2000)
The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

Waikiki Wedding (1937)

War & Peace (2016)
War of the Worlds (2005)
We're No Angels (1955)
Weathering With You (2019)
Wedding Present (1936)
Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
West Side Story (2021)
When You Finish Saving the World (2022)
Who is Simon Miller? (2011)
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
Winged Victory (1944)
The Winning Team (1952)
Witness (1985)
Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
Wonder Man (1945)
The World Moves On (1934)
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

X-2: X-Men United (2003)

X-Men (2000)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Young Dr. Kildare (1938)
Young Man with a Horn (1950)
The Young Victoria (2009)

The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood (1984)

Ziegfeld Follies (1945)
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Zombies 3 (2022)

I'll be adding more! If there are any you recommend, let me know!!




  1. I recommend Snow Treasure by Mary McSwigan and Mist on the Mountain by Jane Flory.

  2. YAY! GONE WITH THE WIND!!! Best story ever. :)

    1. I can't wait to read it! :D If only I could find the time.
      Thanks for commenting! :)

  3. Aaaaaahhhhhh!! So many of these are on my to-read-watch list, too, and a number of them (that I've already seen/read) are my favorites! (IVANHOE AND REDWALL. I THINK MY POINT IS MADE.)

    Awesome lists!

    P.S. Which did you take off?? ;)

  4. Yay! I'm glad that sso many people like Redwall, and Ivanhoe, but it's making me impatient to need them! ;)

    Thank you!

    David Copperfield, Emma, and The Wizard of Earth Sea, but then I added the rest of the series.

  5. I LOVE ALMOST ALL OF THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just a fair warning, the Earthsea series are epic fantasy, so they're very deep and heavy on the mind, but they are good. I got them as a Christmas present.

    1. How cool!! I can't wait to read all of these!!
      I read the first Earthsea book, and it was a little confusing but I did like it. I only I could find time to read the rest!

  6. I LOVE your list!! I will add some of these to my list too. :) Especially HP 7!! But I DID NOT like Cursed Child--I was so mad that I threw it across the room. So, yea. :) :)
    Oh, and I LOVE "Christy" and the Love Comes Softly series. I would also recommend the "Homelander" series and the Rick Dial series, both by Andrew Klavan.
    And Redwall is awesome. :) :)
    I also really enjoyed "Since You've Been Gone" by Morgan Matson.

    1. Thank you! That is so sweet!

      I am reading HP7 right now, and I am enoying it! I am really not sure if I will read The Cursed Child, because a lot of people don't like it, but then, a lot of people love it. (I throw books I am mad at too.)

      Thank you so much for all the recommendations! I will love to read these!

      I have heard so many good things about Redwall, I can't wait!

  7. Hello!

    I was quite excited to discover this list since I love reading and watching movies. If you haven’t heard of the novel “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini, I recommend you to give it a go! It makes for a wonderful read

    1. Hello!

      Reading and watching movies are great ways to pass the time. I never have heard of "The Kite Runner", but I added it to the list! Thank you so much for the recommendation, I will look forward to it! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

  8. You are welcome! I definitely enjoyed your articles. :)

  9. That is..A lot of stuff! Can I reccomend to you...the Laika movies? Some of them are just great, I could say some of my favorite movies (ParaNoman, Boxtrolls and Kubo) and some are...not that great (ahem, Coraline) but the animation is always good! I would love to see some of your thoughts on them!

    1. Yeah, lol! Oh, thanks for the recommendations! I've seen Kubo (which I absolutely loved! I reviewed it HERE, but it was when I wasn't very good at reviews yet) and Coraline. I'll have to try the others sometime! I know ParaNorman is on Netflix so that'll be my next one when I have the chance.

  10. And another thing -sorry to bother you- but, how did you get all that stuff on the side of your blog? Like your favorite actors, what your watching, your hogwarts house and all that?

    1. Hey, no problem! Feel free to ask me questions anytime.
      What I did with most of those images is just to Google (or use any other search browser) pictures of an image that I wanted then downloaded it onto my computer (for a desktop I drag it to my home screen or into photos, and with a mobile I press and hold until it gives me the option to download). After that I use the Blogger gadget "Image" and upload it onto my blog after it says "Select file". It took me ages to figure out, so I hope that I made it easier for you somehow!


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