March 17, 2011 |
Boys’ Life has provided more than 100 years of great reading. Here are 100 other titles that every guy should read. Some suggestions will require parental guidance.
Cool! Add 1 next year!
The reason they made 1 this year is only because it’s the 100 year anniversary of BL
I would definitely add “Dynamo” by Zach Lichtmann. Really an amazing book with themes of identity, risk-taking, courage, taking a stand, etc. And it’s really relatable and fun. It reminds me of The Outsiders in a way.
Not too bad of a list with a few exceptions (Harry Potter). I would like to see more Christian authors.
Harry Potter rules and just because it’s about wizards doesn’t mean it teaches witchcraft!
In response to “The Indian”, I think Harry Potter should be on there. I know a lot of people object to books that contain references to magic, but I don’t really think that you should worry about that with Harry Potter. It is rather dark though.
I think that Inheritance series-Eragon,Eldest,Brisingr should be on there as well. Speaking of which, I wonder when Christopher will finish the series.
totally agree! 100%
harry potter rules!
Great reference list. My oldest has read at least 25 of these, including lots of the series.
The later diskworld series have gotten darker and less fun to read. Also my favorites missing from the list were Tripods, Day of the triffids, and Harlon Ellison’s Memos from Pergatory. Overall, a good list.
Harry Potter is fine too. I understand your thoughts, myself having a Christian background. Have you read them? Very fun fantasy. Classics are wonderful. Parents need to read or re-read too. I am.
Harry Potter is good and probably will become a classic eventually but right now it’s not old enough.
Ive read most of these already…
I have allready read most of these
My Mom gave me most of these books to read before this list ever came out . Great reference. Buut, they should put what ages probably would like them.
Wish there were Eragon(series) Books:Eragon,Eldest,Brisingr,Coming in 2011 (It has a green cover) Author:Christopher Paolini
Good list, read about a quarter of them. Just one thing……
WHERE IS REDWALL????
I agree they should really add some of the Redwall books by Brian Jacques.
Hooray for all these… It’s awesome… I used one of these for my school assignments.
No PENDRAGON??? That really surprises me!
Yeah, wheres Pendragon? Some more good books:
I LOVE redwall!
the book is okay but DO NOT watch the movie of where the wild things are! It’s incredibly gloomy.
Missing Eragon and Redwall
where’s the Fablehaven series?
They’re missing The Adventures of TinTin
Tin Tin is on there
yay!! i totally agree! <3 i love that series
I’ve read 13. Would be 14 but I can never finish Bridge to Terabithia after seeing the movie. Sad, I know.
I have seen 36 of them. I just recently finished Tuck Everlasting and I am reading the Phantom Tollbooth.
P.S. Hi, Jonbuddy!
Anyway, I think the “Space Odyssey” series should be on here. I just finished the first book, 2001, and just got out 2010 from my library. The series should be on the “100 Movies” list as well.
YOU WATCHED THE MOVIE WHILE READING THE BOOK?!
No, I saw the movie and then read the book.
I’ve read only 3% of them, but like I said in “100 Movies” I’ve heard about a couple of them.
Diskworld is the BEST and so are all of Tolkiens books. but there are definately a few more I would add
There can only be 1 best.
Where is Redwall, Fablehaven, Eragon, and the new Beyonders
Redwall is a good series.
you have great taste in books
ok, WHERE is the mysterious benedict society?
I’ve read 45!
i mean 46
I’v read Where the Red Fern Grows 15 times and I still cry at the end and I’m not afraid to admit it.
Best. Book. Ever!
Dude, I totally agree. It such a good book though!
wheres the kingdom series its like the best series ever!
r u talking about the christen 1s? if so i agree
Every 22 Redwall books should be on here because each are as awesome as anyone of these books.
i got sick at the 18 one
Agreed, except Lord of the RIngs which rules them all.
35 so far, I’m in the middle of Great Expectations and Of Mice and Men at the moment.
I have read 42. and I loved the hunger games! it should be number two! next to the giver, it was the best book ever! I’m surprised giver isn’t on the list.
I thought The Giver had THE worst cliffhanger ever created.
I’ve read all of them.
This list is epic.
Pendragon??? And the keys to the kingdom series
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid,Lord Of The Ring,and The Hardy Boys, are the best!
I’d advise The Mysterious Benedict Society Series. They are great books.
i have read all the adventures of tintin and they are GREAT! the phantom tollbooth is great to but they are missing the hank the cowdog series. i have read about 20 on here
I love the lord of the rings! I love artemis Fowl! I love the Hobbit! I love Narnia! I love the Phantom Tollbooth! I love Treasure Island! I LOVE TINTIN!!!!!!!!!!
I love the Lord of the Rings too. (The Hobbit is the first book in the series actually) I’ve read the Chronicles of Narnia Series about 5 times in the past 2 years. (I’ve pretty much memorized them with the audio series/movies to go with it!) All great books!
You mu friend, have great taste.
I read Shilo and Hatchet and it was fun
i read almost all the books on the list
i love hardy boys, artemis fowl, hunger games, 39 clues, the giving tree, and EVERYBODY should read PERCY JACKSON series,and rick riordans other series called the heros of olympus and an egyptian one.
Hay, they forgot Orson Scott Card’s books like The Tales of Alvin Maker and Ender’s Game.(:-()
I’m not realy a big Narnia(though I admit that it’s not so bad).The best are probably Diary Of A Wimpy Kid,Lord Of The Rings and the Hardy Boys, then again they’re all pretty good. Well all-in-all this is an awsome list.
P.S. Were’s The Dangerous Book For Boys?
you forgot the 39 clues but yes you are right
I have read 57 books.I did not see the art of war or the prisoner of zenda on the list.
when I saw “100 Books For Boys” I’d think how to train your dragon series would be in there plus dangerous book for boys … oh well. I am looking forward to reading the lord of the rings books, Percy Jackson, the Hobbit and the hardy boys, it seems you never see to many hardy boys books floating around here in this world. I was never interested in reading 39 clues, harry potter and alot more of those old ones listed on here. I definitely think the eragon series should be in this list.
the hobbit and lord of the rings are older than both the 39 clues and harry potter(which, by the way, is very good).
i love the return of the king its the best of the lord of the rings series
WHERES BEAST QUEST?!?!
I have either read, been read, or am reading 18 books.
I am embarrased to say that I love to read but I have only read 31
WHERE IS THE MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD????????!!!!!!!!
THEY HAD DR. SEUSS BOOKS UP THERE FOR PETE’S SAKE!!!!
39 clues and diary of a wimpy kid are awesome but where is bone and amulet?
I’ve only read 3 of them.
I’ve read 22. 78 to go!!!!
Everybody needs to read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Its High School reading, but an amazing book with great morals.
I’ve read 16…but I want to read a lot of them if I can get my hands on them.
I’ve Read 21.
I’ve read 15 of the books (Not including the full series).
I’m a girl scout and I’ve read a lot of these! I loved them all though!
i have read 12 and 8 of them were series(The 39 Clues Percy Jackson & the Olympians and so on)
yes you can
I’ve read 12 and I am working on my 13th
If it was written by Rick Riordan, or Gary Paulsen, you better BELIEVE I have read it.
i read 37..more or less
I have read 100. None to go
read maybe half
ive read a couple
ive read 38 of them
the missing seires should be on there
Gotta read em all!
HUNGER GAMES ROCKS 10/10 stars!!!!!
57. we did 4 as literiture books.
Read “Knightley Academy”! It’s an awesome book! I was surprised that the Charlie Bone Series wasn’t on this list. They are awesome books!
I’ve read 44 of these.
I think that The nick of time series should be there and the rangers apprentice series
STINKY CHEEZ MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Harry potter series rocks!!!
Lord of the Rings is way better, bro!!!!!!!
Percy Jackson is better than both of those!
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HARRY POTTER IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
Must add: “If I Built a Car” by Chris van Dusen; “Ox Cart Man” by Donald Hall; “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” by Virginia Lee Burton; “Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe” by Vera B. Williams; “The Berenstain Bears go to Camp” by Stan and Jan Berenstain; and most shockingly absent Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”!
What about Ender’s Game?
27. Sad to see so little Sci-Fi on the list. Almost anything from Robert Heinlein could pass the muster.
the Kane series by Rick Riordan should also be on there.
harry potter ROCKS!!!!!! best series ever, it should totaly be on the list!!!!
They should have put Hunger Games (series) because there are 3 books in the series. I prefer the third, Mockingjay.
I think the 1st book in the hunger games series is the best written.
Go Artemis Fowl! Although they all are amazing, my favorite is the Opal Deception.
I prefer The Time Paradox
I’ve read 52, and a few more on are on my list. (And I should confess I’m a children’s librarian in a public library, a relatively rare guy among that breed.) This is a good list for recommendations, though a little light on picture books and shorter books for younger and beginning readers.
This is a great list! Thanks for the ideas for my four boys!
I’ve read so many of them, both the classics and the new popular ones
I have read 83…..wow what a list. I was looking for some books to share with my grandson, I have found the list I was looking for. Many of these classics , I had forgotten about but the stories came back to me from the cover pages and can’t wait to share them with him. Thank you Boys Life
I love Maniac Magee.
I have read 41, 59 to go
Holes is probaly the best on this list
I like its raning pigs and noodles
Wow, I’ve only read 14 of these. By they way, thumbs up if you love Percy Jackson!
The Chronicles of Narnia AWESOME!!!!!
the hunger games are cool
59+ of these, counting the following books in series’.
The Hardy boys books ROCK!!!!!!!
wimpy kid series rules
Have read twenty-five. AND LORD OF THE RINGS SHOULD BE NUMBER ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They don’t have red wall, or the Swipe series which both are amazing.
They should add In The Reign Of Terror. great books!
where is The Hobbit, Redwall, and Peanuts?!
Is Ranger’s Apprentice there? If not, it should be!
I think the hatchet series is the best
I started Tuck Everlasting and I didn’t think it was very good but then I continued and it got so much better!
I just read a good e-book called The Boogeyman From Planet Lackawanna. It was very cool and a little scary. It’s a little R. L. Stein like, but I liked it better because it had a good ending.
Read : I Survived series, Magic tree house series,and Bud, Not Buddy
These books should be on here, preferrably 1,2,and3.ud, Not Buddy is pretty good so far
I made typo: BUD not buddy, NOT ud not buddy!!!!!!!!!!
“Men of Iron” by Howard Pyle
Try the Codex Alera series (book one is called Furies of Calderon)
I’ve read 35.
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