The Bookshelves

If you’re looking for good, clean reads . . .

. . . especially if you’re a Christian homeschooler . . .

. . . Been there done that. šŸ™‚ I homeschooled all the way up until college, and I remember looking around at the stacks of already-read (and re-read) books and wondering, Aren’t there more out there? It can be a struggle to find good stories that are also clean and well-written.

Welcome to my bookshelf. šŸ™‚ It’s by no means exhaustive, but from my library to yours, here are the books I’ve enjoyed over the years. As you browse, please keep in mind a few things:

  • Right now I’m only including books that I have personally read. (Yes, I know I’m missing a lot. I’m working on it . . .)
  • I’ve done my best to rate each book in the criteria we homeschoolers look for: if the story is good, if the writing is good, and if the book is clean. If a book doesn’t have ratings, it’s because I don’t remember enough to rate it specifically (though I do remember it being a good read).
  • Each book has been placed in an age group based on its independent reading level. Of course, higher-level books can be read aloud to younger or lower-level children, at the parents’ discretion.
  • There is some crossover between age groups (and genres within groups). That’s unavoidable. But I’ve done my best to place books according to character age, language complexity, themes, and content, relying on memory  when I can and the internet when I can’t.
  • Questions about a book? Let me know! I’m always happy to talk books! šŸ™‚
  • Keep checking back–I’ll be adding books to all groups and genres as I read (or remember) them.
  • If you have recommendations, please reach out! I’m especially interested in high-quality, lesser-known literature. (I already have a TBR list a couple miles high–what’s another hundred books? šŸ˜‰ )