8th Grade Lit ~ A List

How lucky is my youngest kidlet? These are the books she’ll be reading for homeschool English this year:

The Giver by Lois Lowry
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Lord of the Flies by William Goldin
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Since I haven’t read Hitchhiker or Wrinkle (I know!!!) I hope to read those along with her.Β 
We use a great curriculum from Oak Meadow. I picked it because of the focus on literature. I have no affiliation with the company, I just dig their stuff.
How many of these have you read? Which is your favorite?Β 

61 thoughts on “8th Grade Lit ~ A List

  1. That sounds like an awesome curriculum! I've only read The Giver and The Hitchhiker's guide. (I had a garage sale copy of A Wrinkle in Time, but it always seemed too creepy weird to read more than a few pages. I was a silly kid).


  2. SUCH an awesome list!!! Man, I need to re-read A Wrinkle in Time, but I'm kind of making myself wait until I get my hands on the whole series (or quintet, I think it's called).


  3. That is a fun list! The Hobbit and Lord of the Flies are two of my all-time favorites. Hope she enjoys them!! (I also haven't read Hitchhiker or Wrinkle.. or The Giver..or The Call of the Wild. eeek)


  4. Oak Meadow looks like a fantastic curriculum! I'm very tempted to homeschool my son when he gets into Kindergarten. I'd love to hear more on how you do it and all that. Maybe I could email you?Those are all great classics. I haven't read Hitchhiker's yet, though!


  5. Oh wow! I may need to follow children's reading lists also. This is a great set! A co-worker of mine raves about The Giver. I need to move it up on my list. Also, I have never read Lord of the Flies which I have always wanted to do. The cover art on these is so alluring! A great way to intice young reader. Thanks for sharing!Happy Reading,Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate


  6. I haven't read Hitchhiker's Guide, but I've read the rest. I'm sure your youngest will enjoy them all! My dd is also doing The Hobbit this year and she is so excited. (She's already listened to it 10 times on books on tape. But she's only read it once.) πŸ™‚ I guess she'll have to share her love of all-things-Hobbit with her friends. She has a homeschool teen lit club.


  7. I don't think I realized that you were homeschooling–which makes me even more amazed at the sheer amount of reading and blogging you're able to do…Oddly enough, I've never read The Giver. It was after my time when I was of the target audience age, and I never went back and read it as an adult, though the young people in my life claim to have loved it. A Wrinkle In Time was THE big book for me. Totally changed the way I saw myself and the world, and it was probably the first book to do that.


  8. Homeschooling is what gives me the time to read πŸ™‚ That's part of my secret, lol. Honestly! Avery is in 8th grade, she can be on auto-pilot a lot of the time. If she was very young and needed my help every 5 minutes my reading would be DOOMED πŸ˜‰ Love hearing that about Wrinkle, I'm looking forward to it!


  9. I've only read The hobbitt and Lord of the flies; I should take some classes with you in order to read the others!! ;)Hope she (and you!) enjoy the new academic course and her new books to discover!


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