My first list grew too long too fast. Here are some more public domain books I've enjoyed.
- The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett. All the melodrama. All the suspense. All the sister power.
- The Harvester by Gene Stratton-Porter. About a young man who has made a wild herb garden on his land and sells his harvest to drug companies. I love the setting; I want to live there. He decides to marry and spends many months hunting down his "dream girl," saving her from a terrible living situation, and convincing her to love him.
- The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit. Several charming children's tales involving dragons. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this.
- Brewster's Millions. Monty Brewster has to spend a million dollars in a set amount of time in order to inherit more.
- Just David by Eleanor H. Porter. Pollyanna + Anne of Green Gables + Heidi + A Girl of the Limberlost. Except with a boy. I can't call it great literature since it reminded me so much of so many other books, but they were all books I like. A sweet book that made me think about how we view beauty in our lives.
- The Verse-Book of a Homely Woman. A book of poems about religion and housekeeping. Lovely.
- The Song of the Cardinal by Gene Stratton-Porter. A unique book, a love story of two birds.