The Books from Sir Son’s Bookshelf

The reason for this list is for a couple of reasons.  The first reason was because The Happy Housewife wants to know what is in our library bucket.  Secondly  I first copied The Square Lady, then she felt like she had to copy me, and now I am going to copy her.  See, it’s all clear.

Sir Son was kind enough to help me list all the books he has on his self.  There are just a couple that he does not have on his shelf, but wanted me to tell you anyway.  🙂

A note from me:  Yes, my son is only 15yo. Yes, he has read all of these several times over.  Yes, he does read the dictionary and encylopedias for pleasure.  

I have caught him reading his history text books, for future school years, several times.  He read in advance his entire biology science book, which shocked me.  He said it was because he was bored.  

On hold at the library he has Dante’s Inferno and The Simarillion.  He does not go to the library, because most of the books he wants to read are not there.  On the rare occasion when they are, we just request them and pick them up when ready.

  • C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
  • The Bible
  • Deliverance from Evil Spirits, by Francis MacNutt
  • The Pre-wrath Rapture of the Church, by Marvin Rosenthal
  • Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (most of this is crude and the son skipped a lot because of it)
  • Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary
  • 101 Questions on how to Play Chess, by Fred Wilson
  • They Shall Expel Demons by Derek Prince
  • A History of the United States Air Force Vol. 1 & 2
  • The Mentor Book of Major American Poets  (This one he really hates)
  • A Few Great Captains by DeWit S. Copp
  • The Norton Anthology of English Literature Vol 1B
  • The Norton Anthology of American Literature Vol A & D
  • Eragon, Eldest, and Brisinger by Christopher Paolini
  • All books by  Ted Dekker
  • Raising Dragons Series by Bryan Davis
  • Oracles of Fire Series by Bryan Davis
  • Lord of the Rings Triology by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Simarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
  • The Chronicles Of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • The World Book Encyclopedias, A-Z
  • All Redwall Books
  • All Flying Dutchman books, by Bryan Jacques
  • The Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Beowulf
  • War and Peace – Sir Son read 3/4 of this and put it down because it was boring.


Books by G.A. Henty:

  • With Clive in India
  • The Tiger of Mysore
  • The Young Carthaginian
  • Beric the Briton
  • The Cat of Bubastes
  • For The Temple
  • The Lion of St. Mark
  • Winning His Spurs
  • Wulf the Saxon
  • A Knight of The White Cross
  • St. George for England
  • Both Sides the Border
  • The Dragon and the Raven
  • At Agincourt
  • A March on London
  • In Freedom’s Cause
  • True to the Old Flag
  • With Wolfe in Canada
  • With Lee in Virginia
  • By Right of Conquest
  • The Lion of the North
  • Won by the Sword
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • In the Reign of Terror
  • Orange and Green
  • St. Bartholomew’s Eve
  • By Pike and Dyke
  • By England’s Aid
  • Under Drake’s Flag
  • No Surrender
  • The Dash Khartoum
  • With More at Corunna
  • Under Wellington’s Command
  • To Herat and Cabul
  • For Name and Fame

We are getting ready to print out other books by G.A. Henty at Project Gutenberg.  Henty books are not at any library that we know of and since books are not in our budget right now, we have to print them out for Sir Son to read. 

So there you go.

7 responses to “The Books from Sir Son’s Bookshelf

  1. Nice! (Except what’s up with the 2 volume history of the Air Force? Snooze!)

    I’d like to copy you again and list the books on The Goobs’ shelves, but it’s too big a job.

  2. Are you kiddin’ me? This absolutely just blows me away. Won’t be long before he’s ready anything of any import or good. Whatever will you do then? What does Sir Son want to be “when he grows up?”

    • We don’t have a clue what he wants to be when he grows up. I suspect it might have something to do with designing weapons or logical strategic military operation, but I don’t see him as “military”. He’ll be an outsider kind of person. 😀 He is also a huge fan of Popular Science.

  3. Wow! That is impressive.

  4. Nice list. Bull would be green with envy. Love all those Henty books, but I can’t get son interested in those.

  5. well, I think personally I will stick with Frog and Toad. Those I can understand. And Green Eggs and Ham.

    I am duly impressed. DD’s BF read like a list too his fav is anything Hemmingway.

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