Tuesday, July 20, 2010

House of Education Books Year 7, 8 and 9

I am compiling these lists for my own sanity. I need a clear list of books I still need to find for HOE, so I can cross them off one by one as I find them. Anyone who has an extra copy on PaperbackSwap or Ebay is welcome to contact me or leave a comment! ;)

Year 7

Saints and Heroes, Vol 1
History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea by William Tyre
The Life of King Alfred by Asser
Ourselves by Charlotte Mason (and the other volumes, if they are cheap)
The Life of the Spider by Henri Fabre (or any others by him , except Insects, I have that one)
How To Read a Book by Mortimer Adler
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Paul Brand
The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Story of the Volsungs (Volsunga Saga), With Excerpts from the Poetic Edda, translated by William Morris or Eirikr Magnusson
The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Hereward, the Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
Feats on the Fiord by Harriet Martineau
The Life and Death of Cormac the Skald
Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington
Alhambra by Washington Irving

Year 8

Saints and Heroes Vol. 2 by George Hodges
The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy Sayers
The Life of Sir Francis Bacon by William Rawley
The Voyage of the Armada The Spanish Story by David Howarth
A History of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford
Johannes Kepler: Giant of Faith and Science by John Hudson Tiner
The Life of Dr. Donne by Izaak Walton
Whatever Happened to Justice by Richard Maybury
Simonds American Literature
Everyman, a Morality Play
The Diary of Samuel Pepys
Rural Hours by Susan Fenimore Cooper
William Harvey and the Discovery of the Circulation of the Blood by Thomas Henry Huxley
Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The House of Arden by E. Nesbit
Harding's Luck by E. Nesbit
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore
The Wonderful O and/or The Thurber Carnival by James Thurber
To Have and to Hold by Mary Johnston
All for Love or Discourses on Satire and Epic Poetry by John Dryden
The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton (might be more appreciated for older folks who enjoy short contemplative readings, rather than Year 8 students)
The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln, available through The Common Reader catalog
Pioneers of the Old South: A Chronicle of English Colonial Beginnings by Mary Johnston
The History of King Charles II of England by Jacob Abbott

Year 9

*I haven't even begun to look at Year 9 and above. Many of these are options and you use only one. I don't mind having all of them to choose from, so I will list them all. If you are a HEO'er more familiar with these selections, please let me know of any pros or cons of any particular one!

Christian Life by Sinclair Ferguson
The God Who is There by Francis Schaeffer
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
The Christian's Secret to a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith
Oxford Book of American History by Samuel Eliot Morison
A History of the American People by Paul Johnson
Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield
Miracle at Philadelphia by Catherine Drinker Bowen
The Invasion of Canada by Pierre Berton
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis
Founding Father -- Rediscovering George Washington by Richard Brookhiser
George Washington: A Biography by Washington Irving
Washington: The Indispensible Man by James Thomas Flexner
The Life of George Washington by David Ramsay
Marie Antoinette and Her Son by Louise Muhlback
Napoleon Bonaparte by John S. C. Abbott
The Story of Napoleon by H.E. Marshall
The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson by Robert Southey
Life of Johnson by James Boswell
London to Land's End by Daniel Defoe
A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
The Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton
Are You Liberal, Conservative, Confused? by Richard Maybury
The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay
A Letter to a Noble Lord by Edmund Burke, 1796
An Essay on Man by Alexander Pope
War of the Worldviews by Gary DeMar
Postmodern Times by Gene Edward Veith
Isaac Bickerstaff and Days with Sir Roger DeCoverly by Richard Steele
Tale of a Tub and Battle of the Books by Jonathan Swift
History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson
She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
The School for Scandal by Richard Sheridan
Faust, Book I by Johann Wolfgang Goethe
The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Queen Anne by William Makepeace Thackeray
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
Man Alive and/or The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton.
The Little Nugget, Uneasy Money or others by P. G. Wodehouse
Sir Gibbie by George MacDonald
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome
Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini, French Revolution #2 in series
William Carey's "An Inquiry Into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathens" by William Carey
Horatio Hornblower books by C. S. Forester
Sir Walter Scott:
The Bride of Lammermoor - East Lothian, 1695
The Pirate - Shetland and Orkney Islands, 1700
The Black Dwarf - The Lowlands of Scotland, 1706 (Jacobites)
Heart of Midlothian - Time of George II. (Porteous Riots)
Waverley - The Jacobites
Redgauntlet - Time of George III.
Guy Mannering - Time of George III
The Surgeon's Daughter - Fifeshire, Isle of Wight, and India (1780)
The Antiquary - Scotch Manners, last decade of the 18th Century
St. Ronan's Well - Near Firth of Forth, 1812


  1. Are you trying to avoid using the library?


  2. I try to find as many of our curriculum's books to buy, as inexpensively as I can. I have an extensive home library. Since I have eight children up and coming, it's much better for us to have the books at home and for as long as I want, rather than borrow.


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