Thursday, October 4, 2012

8th Grade Reading List

If you've read this blog at all, you'll know I'm not a traditional homeschooler. We tend to piece meal all our subjects, try different things. And with reading, its no different. I don't think I've ever had a reading program. I just don't see the point. We discuss what she reads and that seems to get us an in depth look at the books.

Each year I make up a list of books I want her to read. The lists include some classics, things I read with I was a kid as well as new or recommended books. I also add in some spiritual books as well as biographies. This year I'm doing it a bit different. She can choose any from the list but has to alternate between fiction and nonfiction/biographies each time. So far she is enjoying the freedom of picking. I thought I'd share this year's books list. Some are more advanced and some, like Mere Christianity will probably be read with one of us. I would love to hear any other suggestions you have...

8th Grade Reading List

Lord of the Rings book 1, 2, 3
Wrinkle in Time series
Adventures of Robin Hood
Wind in the Willows
Watership Down
All Creatures Great and Small
Huckleberry Finn
Prince and the Pauper
Door Within Trilogy
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Search for WondLa
Peter and the Starcatcher
Fantastic Voyage
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Phantom Tollbooth
Don Quixote
The 13 ½ Lives of Captain Bluebear
And Then There Were None
City of Ember series
Inkheart/Thief Lord/Inkspell
The Silver Crown
House of the Seven Gables
Flowers for Algernon
Chronicles of Narnia
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Mouse and his Child
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Book Thief
Romeo and Juliet
The Giver
The Little Prince
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Joan of Arc
Around the World in Eighty Days
Hound of the Baskervilles/Sherlock Holmes
Cheaper by the Dozen
The OZ books (L. Frank Baum)
The Princess Bride

Jesus Freaks
Experiencing God Youth edition
Voices of the Faithful
Case for Christ, Youth
Case for a Creator, Kids
Case for Faith, kids
Sister Freaks
Cross and the Switchblade
The Hiding Place (Ten Boom)
In My Father's House (Ten Boom)
Eleanor Roosevelt, Life of Discovery
Florence Nightingale (Dengler)
Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
Story of My Life (Helen Keller)
Mere Christianity
Luther: Biography of a Reformer
Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman
Miracle Worker
Diary of Anne Frank
God's Smuggler
The Light and the Glory

Short Stories & Poetry:
The Gift of the Magi
The Monkey's Paw
The Minister's Black Veil
Split Cherry tree
The Tell-tale Heart
Shel Silverstein books

extra books:
Straw Into Gold
Stewart Little
Danny Dunn series (and his Homework Machine, bk 1)
The Mad Scientist Club
Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters
A Whole Nothing Story
Penny from Heaven
Tikki Tikki Tembo
Winnie The Pooh
Half Magic
The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf
Beauty (Robin McKinley)
Far Flung Adventures series
A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears
The Tattooed Potato and other Clues
Complete Adventures of the Borrowers
Grimms Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
Poppy and Ereth
Ben & Me
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
The Penderwicks series


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Glad to see you havng so much fun!

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