Friday, November 6, 2015

8th Grade Homeschool Reading List

I'm recording the books Emma read for her homeschool English class last year partly as a way to just have it recorded somewhere safe, and partly as inspiration for someone else who may be looking for a good mix of books to read for a homeschooled teen.   An asterisk indicates a favorite of hers.

*1. “To Kill a Mockingbird ” by Harper Lee; 384 pages
*2.  “The Book Thief ” by Markus Zusak ; 576 pages
3.  “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ” by Douglas Adams; 224 pages
4.  “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate ” by Jacqueline Kelly; 352 pages
5. “The City of Ember ” by Jeanne DuPrau; 270 pages

1. “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl ” by Anne Frank; 304 pages
2. "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban ” by Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb; 352 pages
3. “Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science ” by Marc Aronson; 176 pages
4. "The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe" by Loree Griffin Burns;80 pages

*“A Midsummer Night's Dream  ” by William Shakespeare; 80 pages

Other books she read:
"On Two Feet and Wings " by Abbas Kazerooni (Autobiography)
"The Maze Runner (Book 1) ", "The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, Book 2) ", "The Death Cure (Maze Runner, Book Three) " by James Dashner (Fiction)
*"Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption " by Laura Hillenbrand (nonfiction)
"The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles)" by Mary Eve Pearson (Fiction)
"Kisses in the Rain " by Krista Lynne Jensen (Fluffy fiction)
*"The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown (Nonfiction)
"My Story " by Elizabeth Smart (Nonfiction)

*indicates her favorite books

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