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Book Recommendations for 8th Graders

Our book lists are back! Bulldozer has been begging for his new book list for the school year. I love that he enjoys reading so much.

This year he will be in 8th grade, but tends to read above grade level. I tried to find a balance between books that will be easy and those that will be more difficult. Bulldozer approved of his list.

If you're looking for book recommendations for 8th graders, this is for you!

Book Recommendations for 8th Graders

Bulldozer enjoys very specific genres when it comes to books. I'm excited he's starting to branch out a bit. His list shows this.

He has observed his older brother reading classics and enjoying them and isn't opposed to trying a few this year. This is so exciting!

During the school year he's required to read fifteen out of twenty of the books on his list. This provides him opportunities to put down a few he decides he doesn't like and focus on ones he does enjoy.

Check out this list!

Book Recommendations for 8th Graders

1. Once by Morris Gleitzman

2. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

3. Divergent by Veronica Roth

4. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

5. Holes by Louis Sachar

6. The Giver by Lois Lowry

7. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

8. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

9. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

10. A Connecticut  Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

11. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

12. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

13. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

14. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

15. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

16. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

17. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

18. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

19. In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides

20. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

If you realize that your 8th grader doesn't gravitate to the types of books that Bulldozer does, you may want to check out Dinomite's book list for the year. His interests are very different.

Book Recommendations for 9th Graders

Book Recommendations for 9th Graders

And if you still can't find anything to meet the needs of of an eighth grader in your life, you may want to check out Princess' book list. Though it says it's for 7th graders, many of the books are great for 8th graders as well.

Book Recommendations for 7th Graders

Book Recommendations for 7th Graders

I hope you've found some great books to add to your reading list! There are so many fabulous titles to choose from!

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Book Recommendations for 8th Graders

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