Reading Lists: Your assignment for English does not require you to read any specific book, but, as you will be studying either World History or Geography as a class this year, we have come up with some suggested titles. They should be easily available from any library or bookstore, as well as by contacting the front office. Some titles are available online through the Gutenberg Project, including audio versions.

7th/8th Grade Reading List

Buck, Pearl. The Good Earth.

Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Game.

Card, Orson Scott. Speaker for the Dead. Sequel to Ender’s Game.

Cushman, Karen. Catherine, Called Birdy.

Dashner, James. The Maze Runner.

DuPrau, Jeanne. The City of Ember.

Farmer, Nancy. The Eye, the Ear, and the Arm.

Farmer, Nancy. The Warm Place.

Gaarder, Jostein. Sophie’s World.

Jiang, Ji-li. Red Scarf Girl.

Lowry, Lois. Gathering Blue.

Lowry, Lois. The Messenger.

Paterson, Katherine. Sign of the Chrysanthemum.

Riordan, Rick. The Lightning Thief from the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

Speare, Elizabeth George. The Bronze Bow.

Staples, Suzanne Fisher. Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind.

Staples, Suzanne Fisher. Haveli.

Vernes, Jules.  Around the World in Eighty Days. Available on Gutenberg Project (

Verne, Jules. Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Available on Gutenberg Project (

9th Grade Reading List

Ali, Nujood. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced.

Austen, Jane. Emma.  Available on Gutenberg Project (

Austen, Jane.  Pride and Prejudice. Available on Gutenberg Project (

Beah, Ishmael.  A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier.

Bradbury, Ray.  The Illustrated Man.  

Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451.

Dumas, Alexander. The Count of Monte Cristo.Available on Gutenberg Project (

Farmer, Nancy.  The House of the Scorpion.

Golding, William. The Lord of the Flies.

Herbert,Frank.  Dune. 

Keyes, Daniel.  Flowers for Algernon.

Markandaya, Kamala. Nectar in a Sieve.

Steinbeck, John.  Travels With Charley.

Vernes, Jules.  Around the World in Eighty Days. Available on Gutenberg Project (

Weisel, Elie. Night.                      

Wells, H.G.  The Island of Dr. Moreau. Available on Gutenberg Project (                            

Yousafzai, Malala and Patricia McCormick. I am Malala: The Girl who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.

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