Since I’m always looking for something to read, I love book lists. I’ve compiled most of my book lists, in fact, as much for my personal use as for the benefit of others. The first is made up of titles I have read, liked, and that meet my criteria for determining the wholesomeness of literature. I add to this list from time to time and keep a running total of how many titles it contains.

Katherine Padilla’s Best Book List
Criteria for Determining the Wholesomeness of Literature

I compiled the next three book lists to use in conjunction with mini-classes I taught. All of them are complete and may be used as handouts in literary presentations and classes. The Relief Society list is the most comprehensive of all my lists.

Mt. Airy Ward Relief Society Book List
List of Notable Fiction
A Taster’s Table for Women  (Men will enjoy many of the titles on this list also, but I compiled the list to appeal particularly to women.)

For the past eight years, I’ve been a part of a book group dedicated to reading “great” books. A list of the books the group has read follows; many of them are classics. Unlike my other lists, this one contains links to where free copies of the books are available on the web. For more information about the Great Books Group, please see the page I’ve devoted to it.

Great Books Group Reading List 2006-2015