WIN the ultimate Audiobook experience! Enter here (no purchase necessary)

Matilda's Book Shelf

November 14, 2018

If you are like Matilda Wormwood, a bibliophile who loves spending hours sitting quietly devouring one book after another, then, you are in the right place. This is a list with some of the Books Matilda read in Roald Dahl's classic tale. 

How many have you read?

“I'm wondering what to read next." Matilda said. "I've finished all the children's books.” 

― Roald Dahl, Matilda

1 The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett | Children's Classics

Rating:

After the death of her parents, Mary is sent live in her uncle's great lonely house on the Moors where she discovers the key to a Secret Garden.

2 Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens | Fiction Classics

Rating:

Nicholas strives to support his mother and sister after the death of Mr. Nickleby leaves them impoverished.

3 Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens | Fiction Classics

Rating:

Oliver escapes from a miserable workhouse where he's spent his childhood, travels to London, and befriends Artful Dodger, Fagin, and their group of thieves.

4 Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte | Romance Classics

Rating:

A poor, abused orphan named Jane uses her cleverness and perseverance to win the love of the man she loves.

5 Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen | Romance Classics

Rating:

The beautiful, young Elizabeth falls in love with Mr. Darcy, but he must control his pride while she tries to overcome her prejudice.

6 Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy | Romance Classics

Rating:

Tess, a poor country girl is raped and becomes pregnant. When she gets married to Angel, he is infuriated to learn she had a baby by another man.

7 Kim

Kim

Rudyard Kipling | Children's Classics

Rating:

The tale of an Irish boy raised as an Indian in imperial India. It is the story of his coming of age in a world of high adventure, mystic quests, and the "great game" between the British and the Russians for control of Central Asia.

8 The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

Herbert George Wells | Sci-Fi Classics

Rating:

A scientist creates a serum to render himself invisible, but he can't reverse it, and this and this intolerable state drives him to madness and murder.

9 Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Herman Melville | Fiction Classics

Rating:

Captain Ahab's is fueled by his desire to kill the great white whale that tore off his leg leads, but his attempts lead to disaster.

10 Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

Walter Scott | Fiction Classics

Rating:

The Saxons and the Normans fight for power in England during the Reign of King Richard the Lionhearted.

11 The Adventures of Peter Pan

The Adventures of Peter Pan

James M. Barrie | Children's Classics

Rating:

Peter Pan, a little boy who can fly, experiences many adventures in Wonderland with Wendy, her brothers, Tinkerbelle, and Captain Hook.