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“I have been requested several times to put together a list of recommended books for teens. I hope the following compilation is helpful for parents and children striving to fill their library with works that are virtuous, lovely, of good report and praiseworthy. Comment below if you have recommendations!” (Hannah Stoddard)

YT = for teens 14 and younger

* = must read for our day and age

Church History & Doctrine

* Lectures on Faith – Joseph Smith

* Discourses of Brigham Young – or the original Journal of Discourses

* Gospel Doctrine – President Joseph F. Smith

* Doctrines of Salvation – Joseph Fielding Smith (YT)

Answers to Gospel Questions – Joseph Fielding Smith (YT)

* They Knew the Prophet – Helen Mae Andrus, Hyrum L. Andrus (YT)

* History of the Church – Joseph Smith (Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)

True and Faithful: The Life Story of Joseph Fielding Smith – Joseph F McConkie

The Life of Joseph F. Smith – Joseph Fielding Smith, the only biography of a prophet, written by a prophet

The Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson

Talks by President Ezra Taft Benson

Jacob Hamblin –  James A. Little (YT)

The Book of Mormon and the Constitution – H. Verlan Anderson

Government of God – John Taylor



* The Heavenly ManAudiobook, Print

God’s Smuggler (YT) – Audiobook, Print

* Tortured for ChristAudiobook, Print

Son of HamasAudiobook, Print

I Dared to Call Him FatherAudiobook, Print

China Cry (YT)

God’s Double AgentAudiobook, Print

Daughters of Destiny (YT)

The Hiding Place – Corrie Ten Boom – Audiobook, Print (YT)


Bradford’s History of Plymouth Plantation – William Bradford

* Scottish Covenanter Stories: Tales from the Killing Times (YT)

The Other Eminent Men of Wilford Woodruff (read online) (YT)

The Jefferson Lies – David Barton

The Real Benjamin Franklin – Allison

The Real George Washington – Parry

The Real Thomas Jefferson, Allison

Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

The Story of Liberty – Charles Coffin (YT)

Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers, Kavanaugh


So Much More

It’s Not That Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way (Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin)

How to Be a Lady (YT)

Raising Maidens of Virtue: A Study of Feminine Loveliness for Mothers and Daughters (YT)

Beautiful Girlhood


The Case for a Creator – Lee Strobel

The Long War Against God – Henry Morris


Apostate – Kevin Swanson

Seven Men Who Rule the World from the Grave – Dave Breese


Mansfield Park – Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Persuasion – Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

In Freedom’s Cause – G. A. Henty

St. Bartholomew’s Eve – G. A. Henty

Emma – Jane Austen

In His Steps –  Charles Sheldon

North and South – Elizabeth Gaskell

In the Reign of Terror – G. A. Henty

By Pike and Dyke – G. A. Henty

Beric the Briton – G. A. Henty

The Dragon and the Raven – G. A. Henty

Recommended by Others

The Swiss Family Robinson – Johann Wyss


* Poetry of Eliza R. Snow Smith

Poetry of Anne Bradstreet

Founding Documents

Scottish National Covenant (1638)

Mayflower Compact

The Motto of the Church of Latter-day Saints

2 thoughts to “Teen Recommended Book List

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  • Delta Bement

    I think your readers will enjoy “Arm the Children” –Faith’s Response to a Violent World—-by Arthur Henry King. He explains the value of fiction.

    Also a book I think should be required reading in every school—“The U.S. Constitution” A Reader…edited by the Hillsdale College Politics Faculty

    And…..I hope every home has access to the five volumes of “Out of the Best Books”….Relief Society Course of Study years ago.


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