Master 8th Grade Reading List

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Emma by Jane Austen

Nothhanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

To Sir, with Love by Edward Braithwaite

The Complete Father Brown by G.K Chesterton

The Best of Father Brown by G.K Chesterton

Born Again by Charles Colson

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruit

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

Horatio Hornblower by C.S. Forester

Cheaper by the Dozen by Gilbreth & Carey

Bells on Their Toes by Gilbreth & Carey

Best Short Stories of O.Henry by O. Henry

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot 

All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot

All Things Wise and Wonderful by James Herriot

To Kill a Mockingbird by Lee Harper

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

MacBeth by William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Othello by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

In His Steps by Charles Sheldon

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathon Swift

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

The Adventures of Yom Sawyer by Mark Twain 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Ben Hur by Lew Wallace

The Sword in the Stone by T.H White


Bud & Me: The True Adventure of the Abernathy Boys by Alta Abernathy

The Good Fight: How WWII Was Won by Stephen Ambrose

Turn Homeward, Hannalee by Patricia Beatty 

Journey to Ellis Island by Carol Bierman

Invasion: The Story of D-Day by Bruce Bliven

Flags of Our Fathers by Bradley James

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown

A Stillness At Appomattox by Buce Catton

Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears Cornelia Cornelissen

Davy Crockett: His Own Story by Davy Crockett

Story of the Confederate States by Joseph T. Derry

Journey Through the Night by Anne De Vries

War Stories: True Stories from the First and Second World Wars by Paul Doswell

The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition by Anne Frank

Immigrant Kids by Russell Freedman

Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of T. Roosevelt by George Grant

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

With Lee in Virginia by G.A. Henty

Hiroshima by John Hersey

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

Hitch by Jeanette Ingold

Destination: Moon by James Irwin

Gettysburg by MacKinlav Kantor

To Be A Slave by Julius Lester

Journey to America by Sonia Levity

Raoul Wallenberg: The Man Who Stopped Death by Sharon Linnea

Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill by Stephen Mansfield

The Yanks Are Coming by Albert Marrin

Stalin: Russia’s Man of Steel by Albert Marrin

Hitler by Albert Marrin

America and Vietnam: The Elephant and the Tiger by Albert Marrin

Land of the Morning by Jean McAntis McMurdle

Hey, Mac! by William McMurdle

The Boys’ War: Confederate & Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War by Jim Murphy

The Spy Who Came in from the Sea by Peggy Nolan

Basher Five-two by Captain Scott O’Grady

The Lonely Sentinel by Piet Prins

Theis Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Margot Raven

The Wright Brothers by Quentin Reynolds

Escape From Warsaw by Ian Serrailler

All Sail Set by Armstrong Sperry

We Were There on the Oregon Trail by William Steele

We Were There with the Pony Express by William Steele

Air Raid—Pearl Harbor! by Theodore Taylor

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

The Story of Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen

A Coming Evil by Vivian Velde

Call of Duty: The Sterling Nobility of Robert E. Lee by Steven J. Wilkins

April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik

Sergeant York and the Great War by Alvin York