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
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  2. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
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  3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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  4. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
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  5. The Red Keep by Allen French
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  6. Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
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  7. P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves stories
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  8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
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  9. Edgar Allen Poe short stories
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  10. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
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    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
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