These are the not-so-children's books that I remember @billdawson reading out loud. He almost always picked classics, and he'd often ask me and my brother to read passages aloud as well, which annoyed us to NO end, but I strongly believe helped make us better readers.
  1. The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien
  2. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  4. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  5. The Red Keep by Allen French
  6. Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
  7. P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves stories
  8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  9. Edgar Allen Poe short stories
  10. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
    The abridged version, as he said I wasn't old enough for the "real" version until I was at least in high-school. When I reread this in grad school I agreed.
  11. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain