Clean Reads

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Clean reads are stories without graphic violence, explicit sexuality, or strong profanity. They may or may not also have religious content.

Here is a list of popular authors who write fiction that meets the definition of a clean read. It's not an exhaustive list, rather one that shows authors whose books we own, and who cover a variety of fiction genres. The list is in alphabetical order by the authors' last names, which is also how you will find them on our library shelves.

In order to help you with finding additional information about clean reads, you may also want to visit the recommended websites.


Author List

- Terri Blackstock

- JoAnna Carl

- Laura Childs

- Ralph Compton

- Catherine Cookson

- Richard Paul Evans

- Monica Ferris

- Joanne Fluke

- Georgette Heyer

- Grace Livingston Hill

- Jan Karon (Mitford series)

- Karen Kingsbury

- Tim Lahaye (Left Behind series)

- Louis L'Amour

- Beverly Lewis

- Alexander McCall Smith
(#1 Ladies Detective Agency series)

- Debbie Macomber

- Janette Oke

- Bodie & Brock Thoene

- Lori Wick

- Lisa Wingate


Recommended Websites

Ardmore Public Library Catalog - This will take you into our library catalog for a list of all items we own labeled "clean reads."

Clean Reads Group - An online discussion group that you can join to discuss clean reads with others of similar interests.

Compass Book Ratings - A website that offers a "rating" system for books, providing a variety of information including indications about the book's level of profanity, sex/nudity, and violence.

Library of Clean Reads - A blog of book reviews that covers children, teen, and adult books, and which rates the degree to which they are "clean."