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Best books 10-adult that you would consider classics.



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amother
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Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 10:37 am
My kids always borrow the latest books that come out. It's amazing because they are all big readers. I have two problems. First I have to find sometimes a younger sibling goes searching for a specific book that an older siblings borrowed a few years ago. Also whenever rmy kids have friends over they complain we have nothing to read. We do get some magazines. I don't subscribe and not everyone enjoys them.

I find some of today books not well written ,uneducational,low level book. I want to buy a few "classics" to keep in the house. I'm looking for ideas. I will start with a light of greytower I had ever one of my kid ls wanting to read it I'm looking for more ideas. Looking for books that work with boys and girls. It could be separate books. Im lookong for books on different leves so pleas recommend all that you could think of amd twll me which age it would work well for.The main qualification I'm looking for is very well written books. With good storyline to be family classics.

Thanks
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sequoia




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 10:40 am
Sorry, what do you mean by classics?
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amother
Broom


 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 10:45 am
Non Jewish books included?

Real classics: Huckleberry Finn, little women

Fantasy: Harry Potter, Narnia, the hobbit

Others I’ve liked: running out of time, tuck everlasting

Ones I don’t recommend: yellow fever, holes, lord of the flies
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amother
Apple


 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 10:48 am
The Pomegranate Pendant
Wildflower
A Time to Rend, A Time to Sew
The Bamboo Cradle
Miracle Ride
As Long as I Live
The Captives series
Avner Gold series
Morning Star
Forever My Jerusalem
Subbota
The Other Side of the Story
The Medrash Says series
Meir Baram series (Stone of the Altar, Kingdom Didn't Fall, etc)

Not as high quality literature but I'd still consider them classics with staying power:
Bakers Dozen series
Chani Altein's books
I Can Call You Ima

There are more, this is just from looking at my bookshelf Smile
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amother
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Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 10:52 am
I mean certain books become well known, everyone recomends because they are written well with a great messages that's not thrown in your face. My kids tend to read books one time. But their are some books that all my kids wanted to read because it is so well written.

My example a light in greytower has all my kids reading it. Its suspenseful, it uses good vocabulary, very descriptive, good lesson on emuna and bitichon my kids get emotional over the characters they love it.

Looking for more examples for that ages and for older ages as well.
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amother
Whitesmoke


 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 10:55 am
OP do you mean jewish books or secular ?
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amother
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Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 10:55 am
amother Apple wrote:
The Pomegranate Pendant
Wildflower
A Time to Rend, A Time to Sew
The Bamboo Cradle
Miracle Ride
As Long as I Live
The Captives series
Avner Gold series
Morning Star
Forever My Jerusalem
Subbota
The Other Side of the Story
The Medrash Says series
Meir Baram series (Stone of the Altar, Kingdom Didn't Fall, etc)

Not as high quality literature but I'd still consider them classics with staying power:
Bakers Dozen series
Chani Altein's books
I Can Call You Ima

There are more, this is just from looking at my bookshelf Smile


Yes Jewish thank you. Although some on this list I know and I know it wasn't a hit story. In my house.
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Aurora




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 10:56 am
I still love "All of a Kind Family." There were very few fictional Jewish books I liked growing up.
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amother
Apple


 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 10:57 am
amother OP wrote:
Yes Jewish thank you. Although some on this list I know and I know it wasn't a hit story.

Which ones, out of curiosity?

All of the ones I posted I consider classics. Some are better for older ages, some for younger. But these get reread regularly.

I hear people recommend also A Daughter of Two Mothers (I found it captivating, but not really rereadable).

The Khazar series also comes highly recommended. (I didn't love it, but can see why.)

Sun Inside Rain
All For the Boss
Amen Allowed
The Four Seasons of Golda Mirel
The Cohens of Tzfat
The Lost Children of Tarshish
The Unanswered Cry
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Aurora




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 11:11 am
I loved The Midrash Says, and The Little Midrash says though. I read those over and over again.
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amother
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Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 11:13 am
Thank you. Yes some on your list. Is very good. Most on your list are published long ago. I think using the word classic was the wrong word. Do you know any well written books written more recently? I'm going to test out the avner series on my son. I'm going to find out if
My son read the avner gold series and if he liked it. I think those should be up his ally
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Amethyst




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 11:18 am
Brain Waves
Mind Games
I can call you Ema
Daniel, my son
Family for a while
The enchanted circle
Green Fences
A weed among the roses
In the Spiders Web
Black out
Far From the place we called home
The Gordion Knot
The Quest
The Judge
Pyramid base
The Most Wanted List (can't remember the others in that series)
The Runaway
One Flight Up
Avner Gold books
Welcome to the real worls
One Tiny Spark
New Beginnings
The Harp


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amother
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Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 11:18 am
Aurora wrote:
I loved The Midrash Says, and The Little Midrash says though. I read those over and over again.


Yes they are good. But we have used it as reference. Not the kind of books I'm referring too.

I'm looking for page-turning books. Books with 3d characters. That you could see there personality struggle and emotions. Books that are not too obvious with details that don't make sense to the plot. Books for older kids that are not written in overly simple language. But language that kids 12-16 could understand.
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Amethyst




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 11:20 am
Amethyst wrote:
Brain Waves
Mind Games
I can call you Ema
Daniel, my son
Family for a while
The enchanted circle
Green Fences
A weed among the roses
In the Spiders Web
Black out
Far From the place we called home
The Gordion Knot
The Quest
The Judge
Pyramid base
The Most Wanted List (can't remember the others in that series)
The Runaway
One Flight Up
Avner Gold books
Welcome to the real worls
One Tiny Spark
New Beginnings
The Harp


Friend or Foe
Facing the Music
Invisible Chains
Distant Cousins
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safetynet1




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 11:21 am
The Captive series by Rochel Istrin is really good
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amother
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Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 11:53 am
Amethyst wrote:
Brain Waves
Mind Games
I can call you Ema
Daniel, my son
Family for a while
The enchanted circle
Green Fences
A weed among the roses
In the Spiders Web
Black out
Far From the place we called home
The Gordion Knot
The Quest
The Judge
Pyramid base
The Most Wanted List (can't remember the others in that series)
The Runaway
One Flight Up
Avner Gold books
Welcome to the real worls
One Tiny Spark
New Beginnings
The Harp


Thanks. Please keep listing. Blackout was a bit much someone that was suppose to be a trustworthy person was a terrible example. It's too of a confusing message.

Some of these other book are definitely books that I've had multiple kids read. But not a keeper.
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Ruchel




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 11:57 am
LOTR IS FANTASTIC PUN INTENDED
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lovelylife




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 12:05 pm
If you can find it, Dovid Meyer. Been out of print for years.
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crystal




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, Jul 09 2024, 12:41 pm
lovelylife wrote:
If you can find it, Dovid Meyer. Been out of print for years.


It's been reprinted recently, should Mr easily available now
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