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We are so excited that the post 100 Books You Should Read by the Time You Turn 20 has been so popular. Our teens worked on the list and just since January we’ve had tens of thousands of visitors to the post. Today’s post is a go along for the list – 100 Books You Should Read by the Time you Turn 20- The Printable List.
Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. – Henry David Thoreau
What Is the List of 100 Books You Should Read before You Turn 20?
This is a list made by our teens in response to the NPR list of 100 books of all time for teens. Our teens didn’t like the NPR list and set about making their own based on their favorites but also what makes a good book to them. Things like provokes discussion and classic made their criteria. Which ones have you read? Which ones are your favorites? Maybe you’d make your own list.
The Printable List of 100 Books
Many thanks to the reader who suggested that a printable list of the 100 books would be useful. What a fabulous idea! How can you use this list?
- Tracking Purposes– of how many books your family has read
- Keep on Hand– While you visit the library and book sales so you can pick up books from the list
- Make an Assigned Reading List– It makes a great reference point for books to be sure and read
I’ve thought of some other ways you can use the printed list of 100 Books. As a gift to subscribers, you’ll receive a copy of this mini ebook entitle, 100 Books You Should Read by the Time you Turn 20- A Printable List. The ebook includes the original premise of the list along with the criteria for books to make the list, ways to use the printed list, bonus titles the kids added on based on their personal reading since November when the list of 100 books was made and published, other blog posts on building a reading culture, and a printable checklist of the 100 books with boxes for checking off titles you’ve read.
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Find out More about the 100 Books
If you are still discovering the world of books with your children and teens, then perhaps you could use some more information. While I don’t know of many exhaustive resources, I have come to rely on a few.
- Honey for a Child’s Heart– An original by Gladys Hunt, this book outlines what good books for children are like and there’s an annotated bibliography for reference.
- Caught up in a Story: Fostering a Storyformed Life Great Books and Imagination with Your Children– A book about why good stories are important for our lives.
- Honey for a Teen’s Heart– A great book in the vein of the original for children which tells us how to use books to communicate with teens.
- Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers– The newest book on books in my collection and a great resource for working with gifted kids and reading. The book descriptions are helpful.
- The Read Aloud Handbook– A classic in the world of reading books to kids. It’s a fast read with a compelling idea. The last third of the book is an annotated bibliography on books.
- Read for the Heart: Whole Hearted Books for Whole Hearted Families– I love this book for it’s easy reading and good book suggestions. You don’t want to miss out on this one.
Building a reading culture is an important piece of our homeschool. I hope this list will help your family to find new favorites!