I message and request from the pen of the wonderful L. Jagi Lamplighter. If you have any suggestions you’d like to add for our list, please leave a comment over at the SuperversiveSF Blog!
Update: Forgot to mention: Once we get the list, the folks at Superversive will go over the list. Anything that gets additional votes from us will go on the official list. Anything that does not will go on a special “and some folks also liked these books” list.
Today’s the day!
We are actually beginning our Superversive Book List! Our goal is to have a suggested reading list that can be shared about, listing books–from all time periods–that are worth reading! Hopefully, this will eventually lead to a Year’s Best list and a Superversive Award.
But for now, we are merely compiling a list. The results will be posted in a special Superversive Reading List place.
What is a Superversive book, you ask? A book that lives up to the motto: Good storytelling, great ideas.
For convenience sake, while this is not necessary, it would be nice if you could mark your suggestions by catagory:
Superversive — good storytelling, great ideas
Noumenal Superversive (NS) – what I call Superversive–a story that lifts you out of the ordinary into something finer and higher.
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe — and all the Narnia books
Wrinkle In Time
Childrens — books that are Superversive, but specifically for children.
The Dark is Rising
So come one, come all!
Write down your favorite Superversive book titles!
Suggestions so far (note: some may be missing. I will add them, but please feel free to write them in the comments)
“A Wrinkle in Time”
“Awake in the Night Land”
Narnia books, of course
“Lord of the Rings”, of course
Tunnel in the Sky —- Heinlein
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress — Heinlein
The Iliad ———Homer
Man Who Was Thursday
Anything by Stephen Lawhead
Citizen of the Galaxy — Heinlein
Starship Troopers — Heinlein
“No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Series
Nine Princes of Amber
The Prisoner of Zenda
The Charwoman’s Shadow,
The King of Elfland’s Daughter.
Ballad of the White Horse
The Napoleon of Notting Hill
The Four Men: A Farrago
For Young Children: The Madeline series by Ludwig Bemelmans
The Berenstain Bears by Stan and Jan Berenstain
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
The Christmas Day Kitten by James Herriot…
A Little Princess (or Sara Crewe) by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Tiffany Aching series by Terry Pratchett
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
A Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L’Engle
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
the Princess series by Jessica Day George
Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne CollinsT
The Rachel Griffin series by L. Jagi Lamplighter…
O. Henry’s short stories–The Last Leaf
The Gift of the Magi; the story story by Isaac Asimov
The Ugly Little Boy; Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
The Lord of the Ring series by J.R.R. Tolkien
True Grit by Charles Portis
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz
Shane by Jack Schaefer
The People series by Zenna Henderson
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmauska Orczy
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Antigone by Sophocles
Psalms of Isaak by Ken Scholes
Joy Cometh with the Mourning by Dave Freer
Frontier Magic series by Patricia C. Wrede
Saga of the Forgotten Warrior series by Larry Correia
the Chronicles of Brather Cadfael by Ellis Peters
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Good Omens e Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
Heart of a Shepherd by Rosanne Parry
The Shifter series by Sarah A. Hoyt
St. Patrick’s Gargoyle by Katherine Kurtz…
The Secret Garden
The Railway Children
Roger Lancelyn Green’s Adventures of Robin Hood
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ring of Bright Water
Pride and Prejudice.
“Who Fears the Devil?” by Manly Wade Wellman