Clean Reads

Looking for something clean to read? Try one of these!  All of these books are clean. No spicy content, no gory violence, and little or no bad language. If a book has a mild amount of bad or questionable language, but is otherwise clean, I have marked it with an asterisk.

This isn't a comprehensive list of every clean book I've ever read, but just a place to recommend some things.  All of these titles are linked to my own reviews if you want more information about the story, content, etc. 

I will continue to add to this page, so check back now and then if you're looking for a new clean book to read!

The Abbot's Ghost by Louisa May Alcott
The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle
Ain't We Got Fun by Emily Chapman and Emily Ann Putzke
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
All the Mowgli Stories by Rudyard Kipling
The Alpine Path by L. M. Montgomery 
And Be a Villain* by Rex Stout
Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables (Manga Classics) by L. M. Montgomery, Crystal S. Chan, and Kuma Chan
Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me by Lorilee Craker
Anne of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery
Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery
Anne of Windy Poplars by L. M. Montgomery
Anne's House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery
April Twilights and Other Poems by Willa Cather
Archie Meets Nero Wolfe* by Robert Goldsborough
As You Wish* by Cary Elwes, with Joe Layden 
An Atlas of Tolkien by David Day
The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay

The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan
The Baronet's Song by George MacDonald
The Beautiful Ones by Emily Hayse
Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton
The Beekeeper's Apprentice* by Laurie R. King
Befriending the Beast by Amanda Tero
The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Black Shrike* by Alistair MacLean
Black, White, Other* by Joan Steinau Lester
Blessed are the Cheese Makers by Tricia Goyer and Cara Putman
Blind Beauty and Other Stories by Meredith L. Burton
The Blue Castle* by L. M. Montgomery
Borden Chantry* by Louis L'Amour
Bridge to Trouble by Elisabeth Grace Foley
The Broken Gun* by Louis L'Amour
The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay
The Bronte Sisters by Catherine Reef
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Captain Wentworth's Diary by Amanda Grange
The Canary Trainer by Nicholas Meyer
The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle
The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
The Case of the Very Bad Cat by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick
The Choir Immortal by Katie Schuermann
The Christmas Pig by J. K. Rowling
Christmas with Anne by L. M. Montgomery
Chronicles of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery
Colonel Brandon's Diary by Amanda Grange
Conspiracy of Silence by Ronie Kendig
Corral Nocturne by Elisabeth Grace Foley
The Count of Monte Cristo (Manga Classics) by Alexandre Dumas, Crystal S. Chan, and Nokman Poon
Crown of Souls by Ronie Kendig
Curse and Consequence by Savannah Jezowski
C.S. Lewis: Letters to Children ed. by L. W. Dorsett and M. L. Mead

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
Dani Noir by Nova Ren Suma
Dear Author: Letters from a Bookish Fangirl by Laura A. Grace
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
Dearest Josephine by Caroline George
Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
Death at Thorburn Hall by Julianna Deering
Death by the Book by Julianna Deering
Death Comes to the Archbishop by Willa Cather
Desert Death Song* by Louis L'Amour
Destry Rides Again* by Max Brand
A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin
Dragons at Crumbling Castle and Other Stories by Terry Pratchett
Dressed for Death by Julianna Deering
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes by Loren D. Estleman

The Edge of Over There by Shawn Smucker
Edmund Bertram's Diary by Amanda Grange
Emma by Jane Austen
Emma (Manga Classics) by Jane Austen, Crystal S. Chan, and Po Tse
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Everything She Didn't Say by Jane Kirkpatrick

A Family Affair* by Rex Stout 
Finding God in the Lord of the Rings by Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware
Five Enchanted Roses by Kaycee Browning, Savannah Jezowski, Jenelle Schmidt, Dorian Tsukioka, and Hayden Wand
Five Magic Spindles by Rachel Kovaciny, Kat Medill, Grace Mullins, Michelle Pennington, and Ashley Stangl
Five Poisoned Apples by Skye Hoffert, Jenelle Hovde, Cortney Manning, Maddie Morrow, and Rachael Wallen
A Flame in the Dark by Sarah Baughman
A Flame Shall Spring from the Embers by Heidi Pekarek
Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fluff with a Side of Treason, Vol. 1 by Jennis Sauer
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule by Harriette Gillem Robinet
Frederica* by Georgette Heyer
Freedom Train* by Dorothy Sterling
The Further Adventures of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
Further Chronicles of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery

A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos
Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
The Goblin and the Dancer by Allison Tebo
Goldwater Ridge by Hannah Kaye
Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright
Grace Alone by Ruth E. Meyer
The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern
Greenwillow by B. J. Chute
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis
Guns of the Timberlands* by Louis L'Amour

The Harvest Raise by Katie Schuermann
Hawksmaid by Kathryn Lasky
Henry Tilney's Diary by Amanda Grange
His Last Bow by A. Conan Doyle
A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War by Joseph Laconte
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey
Hometown Girl by Courtney Walsh
Hondo by Louis L'Amour
The Hound of the Baskervilles by A. Conan Doyle
An Hour Unspent by Roseanna M. White
House of Living Stones by Katie Schuermann
A House to Let by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Adelaide Anne Proctor
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

If I Live by Terri Blackstock
If I'm Found by Terri Blackstock
If I Run by Terri Blackstock
Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman
The Indian in the Cupboard* by Lynne Reid Banks
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
The Innkeeper's Wife by Savannah Jezowski
In the Glorious Fields by Emily Hayse
I, Robot* by Isaac Asimov

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre (Manga Classics) by Charlotte Bronte (original story), Crystal S. Chan (story adaptation), and SunNeko Lee (art)
Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge
Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery
January Snow by Hayden Wand
Johnny Tremain* by Esther Forbes

The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
Kilmeny of the Orchard by L. M. Montgomery
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart
Lady of Quality* by Georgette Heyer
Land of Hills and Valleys* by Elisabeth Grace Foley
A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich
The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
Laura* by Vera Caspary
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
Left-Hand Kelly by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien
Letters from Pemberley: The First Year by Jane Dawkins
Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Letters on an Elk Hunt by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie Wright
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
The Light in the Forest by Conrad Richter
The Light of Western Stars by Zane Grey
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
A Little Beside You by Jenni Sauer
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The London House by Katherine Reay
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings: The Mythology of Power by Jane Chance
Lost Lake House by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Loving Isaac by Heather Kaufman
Luther: Biography of a Reformer by Frederick Nohl

The Malleville Conspiracy by H. L. Roethle
A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall
Mandy* by Julie Andrews Edwards
The Man in the Box by Marylois Dunn
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
The Mountain of the Wolf by Elisabeth Grace Foley
Middlemarch by George Eliot
Miss Kopp Just Won't Quit by Amy Stewart
The Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans
Montana Rides!* by Evan Evans (Max Brand)
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick
Mr. Darcy's Diary by Amanda Grange
Mr. Knightley's Diary by Amanda Grange
Much Ado About Anne by Heather Vogel Frederick
Murder at the Mikado by Julianna Deering
Murder on the Moor by Julianna Deering
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Mycroft Holmes* by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Watterhouse
Mycroft and Sherlock: The Empty Birdcage by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Northanger Abbey* by Jane Austen
Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden
And Now Tomorrow* by Rachel Field
The Number of Love by Roseanna M. White
Nutcracker and Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman

Of Literature and Lattes by Katherine Reay
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Old Ramon by Jack Schaefer
Old West Christmas Brides by Margaret Borwnley, Rosey Dow, Darlene Franklin, Marcia Gruver, Vickie McDonough, and Debra Ullrick
Olivia Twist by Lorie Langdon
Once* by Elisabeth Grace Foley, Rachel Heffington, J. Grace Pennington, Suzannah Rowntree, Emily Ann Putzke, and Hayden Wand
Once Upon a Christmas by Lauraine Snelling and Lenora Worth
The Outsiders* by S. E. Hinton
Over the Moon by Natalie Lloyd

Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh
Peace Like a River* by Leif Enger
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Pies and Prejudice by Heather Vogel Frederick
A Pioneer Woman's Memoir: Based on the Journal of Arabella Clemens Fulton ed. by Judith E. Greenberg and Helen Carey McKeever
Plain Jayne by Hillary Manton Lodge
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice (Manga Classics) by Jane Austen, Crystal S. Chan, and Po Tse
The Princess Bride* by William Goldman
The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes by Vincent Starrett

The Quiet Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
Rainbow Valley by L. M. Montgomery
The Ranch Next Door and Other Stories by Elizabeth Grace Foley
Random Harvest* by James Hilton
The Ranger and Other Stories by Zane Grey
Rapunzel's Guide to all Things Brave, Creative, and Fun by Suzanne Francis
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The Reluctant Godfather by Allison Tebo
Reservations for Two by Hillary Manton Lodge
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by A. Conan Doyle
Return to Gone-Away by Elizabeth Enright
Riders of the Purple Sage* by Zane Grey
Rilla of Ingleside by L. M. Montgomery
Rogue One* by Alexander Freed
Rook di Goo by Jenni Sauer
A Room with a View by E. M. Forster
Roverandom by J.R.R. Tolkien
Rules of Murder by Julianna Deering
Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility (Manga Classics) by Jane Austen, Stacy King, and Po Tse
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution by Nicholas Meyer
Seventh City by Emily Hayse
Shane by Jack Schaefer
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula by Loren D. Estleman
A Sidekick's Tale by Elisabeth Grace Foley
The Sign of the Four by A. Conan Doyle
The Silent Gondoliers* by William Goldman
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson
"Smith of Wootton Major" and "Farmer Giles of Ham" by J.R.R. Tolkien
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
Snow White by Matt Phelan
Song of the Ëan by Emily Nordberg
A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White
Son of a Wanted Man* by Louis L'Amour
A Spy on the Home Front by Alison Hart
The Storm in the Barn* by Matt Phelan
The Story People by Heather Kaufman
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Study in Scarlet by A. Conan Doyle
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Swallowdale by Arthur Ransome
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

A Table by the Window by Hillary Manton Lodge 
The Tall Stranger by Louis L'Amour
These War-Torn Hands by Emily Hayse
Together at the Table by Hillary Manton Lodge
Too Many Cooks* by Rex Stout
The Trials of Sherlock Holmes by James Moffett
The Trouble with Poetry by Billy Collins
True Grit* by Charles Portis
Twice Freed by Patricia St. John
Two Guys Read Jane Austen by Steve Chandler and Terence N. Hill

Unbetrothed by Candice Pedraza Yamnitz

The Valley of Fear by A. Conan Doyle
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue by Karina Yan Glaser
The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found by Karina Yan Glaser
Vanished by Irene Hannon
A Very Bookish Christmas by Rebekah Jones, Sarah Holman, J. Grace Pennington, and Kate Willis
A Very Bookish 4th of July by Kelsey Bryant, Abigayle Claire, Sarah Holman, and Rebekah A. Morris 
A Very Bookish Thanksgiving by Kelsey Bryant, Sarah Holman, Rebekah Jones, J. Grace Pennington, and Amanda Tero

Wait Until Tomorrow by Jenni Sauer
Wanderlust Creek and Other Stories by Elisabeth Grace Foley
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
What Katy Did at School by Susan Coolidge
What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge
Where Treetops Glisten by Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and Sarah Sundin
The White Company by A. Conan Doyle
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Winter King by Christine Cohen
With Blossoms Gold by Hayden Wand
Wizards, Hobbits, and Harry Potter edited by Mark Whitlock
Wonder* by R. J. Palacio
A Worthy Rebel by Jody Hedlund
A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs

Yesterday or Long Ago by Jenni Sauer

*Has some mild bad language


  1. WOW.
    Hamlette, this is wonderful! This is a great list to jump-start our book suggestion lists!


  2. Wow! It's so helpful to have these all in one place. Thanks so much!

    1. You're welcome, Fawnabelle! I hoped it would be helpful :-)

  3. Sharing to my Pinterest booklist board. Thanks!

  4. This is a great list, I am working on putting them on my to-read list!

    Right now I'm reading The Lord of the Rings and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes!

    1. MC, those are two of my favorite books :-) Good choices!

  5. This is great! Very helpful.
    My favorite books are the Lord of the Rings :)

  6. Thanks, Lydia!

    That's a good choice for a favorite ;-)


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