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Our 9th Grade Homeschool Reading List

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9th grade reading list

While our daughter is actually in the 8th grade, the literature class she is taking is for high school credit. So – I’m not sure if you would term this our 8th or 9th grade reading list (grins). Many of the books on Laurianna’s reading list include ones that are a part of her literature class, but there are also a few added we’d really like for her to read because they go along with the era of history that we’re studying (early America to modern times) or we want her to read a book before seeing the movie (The Hobbit). The typical pace is at least one book per month for her lit class, and another one when that book is finished.

Remember, this list doesn’t include any the books that she decides to read over the course of the year just for fun. She has her eye on a few books and definitely takes advantage of our library system! Keeping up with our 8th’s graders voracious reading can be difficult. She is constantly borrowing books from the library or friends, but not all of them are ones that we would call ‘school worthy’. This also doesn’t include the list of family read alouds for the year – and we’ve already worked on a few of those!

A peek at her reading list for the year:

A Few Extras on the List for 8th Grade:

Since many of the books also have a video version, we’re hoping to watch them together (after we read the books, of course) and compare the book to the movie version. It’ll be a little something fun we can do together.

Overall not a huge list for the year, but several of the books are fairly hefty and will involve a lot of essay writing and discussion, so definitely enough to keep her busy for the year!

What books are in your kid’s reading stack for this year?

Homeschool Reading Lists for our Other Children

Interested in seeing reading lists for our other kids as well? Check out our reading choices for this year by clicking on the images below. Stay tuned for our 2nd grade reading choices!

6th grade homeschool reading list

4th grade homeschool reading list

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  1. So many good ones here!!! We’ve read Little Britches, Where the Red Fern Grows, and The Hiding Place so far — and right now we’re reading The Witch of Blackbird Pond aloud… I just love literature.

    Hard to believe we have 8th graders!

    • Isn’t it? Loved those books too – ooo, I may have to add one to McKenna’s list this year!

      I finally caved an bought an app to start tracking all of the books that we have (since I end up buying so many duplicates!). We’re building bigger bookcases and I’m hoping to get all of our books organized soon.

    • What app keeps track of your books? I would love that!

    • The app is Delicious. It’s one that I can load on the computer and then scan the barcodes with my phone or ipod/ipad. It wasn’t super cheap, but we’re really hoping it will end the issues we’re having with duplicate books (or missing books). You can tag the books with different topics, so I could (hypothetically) find out which books we have for American History very easily. Or I could tag some of the books as a biography or with a certain grade level for reading – or say they go along with a specific literature program. There’s a lot it can do, but much depends on the user too. :)

      Here’s a link for you: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/delicious-library-3/id635124250?mt=12

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