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Recommended Reading Lists for Children and Adults
For Junior High to adults:
For adults (young and old):
A Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan by Fr. John McCloskey (for publications before 2004). Categories included are: literary classics, history and culture, holy men and women, Catholicism explained, spiritual classics, and spiritual reading.
Peter Kreeft’s Recommended Reading List – a short list of 24 books, two each for categories like autobiography, novels, plays, science fiction, popular philosophy, theology, history, poetry.
Life-long Reading List by John Senior, author of The Restoration of Christian Culture. See biography here.
101 Books Millennials Must Read Before They Die and 101 Books Gen Y Must Read Before They Die, by Michael Cook, editor of MercatorNet. The lists have categories such as: allegory, character, comedy and satire, crime, history, imaginative worlds, lives, moral explorations, philosophy and religion, questioning the system, romance, the classical world, war.
Some Books Useful for Spiritual Reading by Fr. Fernando Jadraque and Fr. Javier Lopez
Reading to Pray by Regnum Christi spiritual directors
Spiritual Classics, a free online compilation of some of the classic spiritual books. Another source of free Catholic books can be found here: Free Traditional Catholic Books.