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Book Clubs & English Class Novels
7 November 2011, cvandenbosch @ 10:21 am

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Airman by, Eoin Colfer

Alison’s Trumpet and Other Stories (Read 180) by, Nat Hentoff, Jean Davies Okimoto, Phyllis Fair Cowell, and Suzanne McCabe

Amistad by, Joyce Annette Barnes

Among The Hidden by, Margaret Peterson Haddix

Among The Imposters by, Margaret Peterson Haddix

Around The World in Eighty Days by, Jules Verne

A Thunderous Whisper by, Christina Diaz Gonzalez


Bat 6 by, Virginia Euwer Wolff

Between U and Me by, Zendaya

Brian’s Hunt by, Gary Paulsen

Brian’s Winter by, Gary Paulsen

Bronx Masquerade by, Nikki Grimes

Buried In Ice by, Owen Beattie and John Geiger


Call of The Wild by, Jack London

Catching Fire by, Suzanne Collins

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by, James L. Swanson

Cinders & Sapphires by, Leila Rasheed

Classic Tales of Terror (Read 180) by, H.G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, W.W. Jacobs, A.M. Burrage, and Robert Louis Stevenson

Color of My Words by, Lynn Joseph

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by, James Patterson

Counting By 7s by, Holly Goldberg Sloan

Curse of the Shamra by, Barry Hoffman


Deathwatch by, Robb White

Delirium by, Lauren Oliver

Diary of Anne Frank by, Anne Frank

Divergent by, Veronica Roth

Down A Dark Hall by, Lois Duncan

Dragonwings by, Lawrence Yep

Drive-By by, Lynne Ewing

Driver’s Ed. by, Caroline B. Cooney


Edgar Allen Poe Eight Tales of Terror by, Edgar Allan Poe

Elijah of Buxton by, Christopher Paul Curtis

Escape by, Gordon Korman

Escape: Children of the Holocaust by, Allan Zullo

Esperanza Rising by, Pam Munoz Ryan


Fahrenheit 451 by, Ray Bradbury

Farewell to Manzanar by, James D. Houston

Flags of Our Fathers by, James Bradley

Flying Solo by, Ralph Fletcher

Found by, Margaret Peterson Haddix

Freak The Mighty by, Rodman Philbrick


Gifts by, Ursula K. Le Guin

Grant Hill (Read 180) by, Sheila Sweeny


Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) by, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows (Book 7) by, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) by, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire (Book 4) by, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter & The Order of The Phoenix (Book 5) by, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) by, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1) by, J.K. Rowling

Hate That Cat by, Sharon Creech

Help Wanted by, Gary Soto

Heroes of 9/11 by, Allan Zullo

Hitch by, Jeanette Ingold

Hunger Games by, Suzanne Collins

Hurricane by, Marian Rumsey


I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior by, Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin

I Am The Cheese by, Robert Cormier

If I Stay by, Gayle Forman

I Have a Bad Feeling About This by, Jeff Strand

I Heard the Owl Call My Name by, Margaret Craven

Is It Night or Day by, Fern Schumer Chapman


Jacob Have I Loved by, Katherine Paterson

Julie of The Wolves by, Jean Craighead George


Killing Mr. Griffin by, Lois Duncan


License to Write by, Merlyn’s Pen

Lizzie Bright And The Buckminster Boy by, Gary D. Schmidt

Local News by, Gary Soto

Love That Dog by, Sharon Creech


Marisol and Magdalena by, Veronica Chambers

Matched by, Ally Condie

M.C. Higgins, The Great by, Virginia Hamilton

Million-Dollar Throw by, Mike Lupica

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by, Ransom Riggs

Mockingjay by, Suzanne Collins

Monster by, Walter Dean Myers

My Brother Sam is Dead by, James Lincoln Collier & Christopher Collier

My Friend The Enemy by, Dan Smith


Nothing But The Truth by, Avi

No More Dead Dogs by, Gordon Korman

Number The Stars by, Lowis Lowry


October Sky by, Homer Hickam

Odd Thomas by, Dean Koontz

127 Hours Between A Rock and a Hard Place by, Aron Ralston

On The Far Side of The Mountain by, Jean Craighead George

Out of Darkness by, Freedman/Kiesler

Out of The Dust by, Karen Hesse


Prisoner B-3087 by, Alan Gratz

Peak by, Roland Smith

Phenomena by, Henry Bills & Melissa Billings




Reached by, Allie Condie

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by, Mildred D. Taylor

Romeo & Juliet by, William Shakespeare


Sabotaged by, Margaret Peterson Haddix

Sadako & The Thousand Paper Cranes by, Eleanor Coerr

Seedfolks by, Paul Fleischman

Sent by, Margaret Peterson Haddix

Shipwreck by, Gordon Korman

Slated by, Teri Terry

So Far From The Bamboo Grove by, Yoko Kawashima Watkins

Summer of My German Soldier by, Bette Greene

Summer of The Swans by, Betsy Byars

Survival by, Gordon Korman


Tangerine by, Edward Bloor

The American Leader: Words That Moved A Nation edited by, Diane Ravitch

The Bar Code Tattoo by, Suzanne Weyn

The Battle of The Labyrinth by, Rick Riordan

The Best of Sherlock Holmes by, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Big Field by, Mike Lupica

The Book Thief by, Markus Zusak

The Boy In The Striped Pajamas by, John Boyne

The Boy Who Dared by, Susan Campbell Bartoletti

The Cay by, Theodore Taylor

The Chocolate War by, Robert Cormier

The Color of My Words by, Lynn Joseph

The Face on the Milk Carton by, Caroline B. Cooney

The Fault In Our Stars by, John Green

The Glory Field by, Walter Dean Myers

The Graveyard Book by, Neil Gaiman

The Hobbit by, J.R.R. Tolkien

The House of Dies Drear by, Virginia Hamilton

The Lightening Thief by, Rick Riordan

The Magician’s Nephew by, C.S. Lewis

The Man Who Was Poe by, Avi

The Maze Runner by, James Dashner

The Old Man and The Sea by, Ernest Hemingway

The Outsiders by, S.E. Hinton

The Pigman by, Paul Zindel

The Pigman’s Legacy by, Paul Zindel

The Red Pyramid by, Rick Riordan

The Scorch Trials by, James Dashner

The Sea of Monsters by, Rick Riordan

The Secret of The Seal by, Deborah Davis

The Selection by, Kiera Cass

The Skating Rink by, Mildred Lee

The Summer of The Swans by, Betsy Byars

The Sunita Experiment by, Mitali Perkins

The Teacher’s Funeral by, Richard Peck

The Things They Carried by, Tim O’Brien

The Titan’s Curse by, Rick Riordan

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by, Avi

The Voyage of The Frog by, Gary Paulsen

The War of The Worlds by, H.G. Wells

The Wednesday Wars by, Gary D. Schmidt

The Westing Game by, Ellen Raskin

The Wild Side: Angry Animals by, Henry Bills & Melissa Billings

The Wild Side: Close Calls by, Henry Bills & Melissa Billings

The Wild Side: In The Line of Duty by, Henry Bills & Melissa Billings

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by, Elizabeth George Speare

This Star Won’t Go Out by, Esther Earl

To Kill A Mockingbird by, Harper Lee

Treasure Island by, Robert Louis Stevenson

Tru Confessions by, Janet Tashjian




Voyage of the Frog by, Gary Paulsen


War Horse by, Michael Morpurgo

When Legends Die by, Hal Borland

Whirligig by, Paul Fleischman

Who Put That Hair On My Toothbrush? by, Jerry Spinelli

Within Reach: My Everest Story by, Mark Pfetzer & Jack Galvin

Wuthering Heights by, Emily Bronte






Z is for Zachariah by, Tim O’Brien

49 Comments to “Book Clubs & English Class Novels”

  1. Senor Stucki — December 12, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Senor Stucki is reading “Anthem” by Ayn Rand:
    “There is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone”..

  2. laine mcdonald — December 19, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    i am reading a book called ” the gift” its pretty good. i like it so far. its kinda sad but like it.

  3. Mason Oswill — January 27, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    Mason Oswill is rading Catching Fire. Book #2 in the Hunger Games series.

  4. Abbey Bell — February 7, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    I am reading a book called “Among the Imposters” its a good book, I like it. Its about third children who aren’t allowed to live in there country.

  5. Abbey Bell — February 7, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    I am reading a book called “Eclipse” its about vampires and were wolves. Its a good book, but also a little weird.

  6. Abbey Bell — February 7, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

    I’m reading more of “Among the Imposters”, my comments are late but I’m still going to post, I just finished it was a good book.

  7. Abbey Bell — February 7, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    I’m reading “Eclipse” still, It is kind of a weird but interesting book.

  8. Andrea Cisneros — February 8, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    i am curetly reading wesday wars i like that boook it is a good book about a boy that thinks that his teacher hates him and when he cleans out the cage of the two rats the rats run away

  9. Kaylee O'Neill — April 16, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

    i am currently reading killing Mr. Griffin and it is very cool because it has allot of action in it i really like it i encourge anyone to read this book if you like books that keep you on your feet this is the book to read i ganruntea you that you will be very impressed with this book READ IT

  10. Kaylee O'Neill — April 16, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    wow i am reading killing Mr. Griffin and i am on page 56 and thats when i usally stop but i cant put this book down it really is a good book i think that the whole school should read this book i will help you read this book for book clubs so that it will be your #1 such a GOOD BOOK

  11. lfolker — April 22, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    I am so glad that you are liking it so much!! She (Lois Duncan, the author) has written a lot of books–you may like some of her others. Some that I can remember off the top of my head are, The Third Eye, Twisted Window, Don’t Look Behind You. I liked all three of those.

  12. Kaylee O'Neill — April 16, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    anyone looking for a good book that has teenagers and killing and body bags killing Mr. Griffin right here read it and you will LOVE IT

  13. Kaylee O'Neill — April 16, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

    is it possible to love a book to much because Killing Mr. Griffin is a really good book LOVE THIS BOOK

  14. jada holmesja — April 29, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    help wanted was great i loved how many stories where in it… but why was it called help wanted if they where not talking about a job

  15. Leah Merrill — May 10, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    Is reading Maze Runner.. And i recommend it!(: A Ton..

  16. Kaylee O'Neill — May 11, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    when i finished killing mr griffian i was actually really sad idk why?

  17. aliyah weaver — September 25, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    i am currently reading the lovely bones :)

  18. isaac nielsen — March 8, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    reading hunger games love it becuse i am white PROBLEM BRO?

  19. aliyah weaver — March 13, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    I just finishe reading Night by Elie Weisel it was a really good book, also very sad, it was about the holocaust…

  20. hailie henrie — September 24, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    I am not reading one of these books but im reading the book called caged graves its is a awesome book you should read it

  21. Ayden Womack — September 15, 2014 @ 9:09 am

    I am reading The Mysterious Benedict Society currently, I would recommend reading this book.

  22. Mason Bowthorpe — October 6, 2014 @ 7:23 am

    I have read the Adventurers Wanted series. There are 4 books. All of them are amazing.

  23. gateleigh — October 9, 2017 @ 8:10 am

    big Nate: Nate was not able to trash talk so he is going to ignore them and he is going to play against the best basket ball

  24. Ashlyn Bardwell — October 9, 2017 @ 8:31 am

    The girl in my book got a dog and named it Jeb.

  25. Nick Clarke — October 9, 2017 @ 8:32 am

    My book is Steve Jobs. It is a good book.

  26. Naliyah Wingfield — October 9, 2017 @ 2:28 pm

    I am currently reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid Rodrick Rules and it is really funny and realistic. So far Greg tries to stay away from his little brother Manny because he gets in trouble for being around him or doing anything around him

  27. Miya — October 9, 2017 @ 5:07 pm

    Greek Myths I love this book and it has some cool storys

  28. Addison Estes — October 10, 2017 @ 10:13 am

    I am reading the warriors books and I really enjoy them and I suggest that you read them!

  29. Bo dixon — October 10, 2017 @ 10:40 am

    I’m reading a book called coach Hyatt is a riot and it’s a cool book

  30. katelyn kapinos — October 10, 2017 @ 1:09 pm

    i am currently ready number the stars. its about the nazi taking over there country and its sad but in the end every thing is ok .

  31. Hannah Canfield — October 10, 2017 @ 2:08 pm

    I really like the books, Warrior Cats.

  32. dylan — October 11, 2017 @ 7:50 am

    im raeding michale vey

  33. danny — October 11, 2017 @ 9:51 am


  34. Misty Miller — October 11, 2017 @ 9:53 am

    The book I am currently reading is Cirque Du Freak and its about two boys with abnormal likes.

  35. Bo Dixon — October 11, 2017 @ 10:16 am

    i am reading a book called coach hyatt is a riot and its a good book.

  36. Olivia Frost — October 11, 2017 @ 10:19 am

    I am reading Vampire Diaries, so far what i have read there is a guy named Stephan Salvatore and he is a ripper vampire with a past that keeps coming up when he looks at Elena Gilbert the queen of there school,centuries ago he meant a women named Kathrine she was his love tell she died and brought terrible things in his life now Elena is a burning reminder.

  37. Jaden Moss — October 11, 2017 @ 11:55 am

    I’m currently reading NERDS. It is very good at showing not telling and it is very interesting.

  38. alexis welch — October 11, 2017 @ 11:58 am

    I am reading a night divided.It is very interesting and really makes me think.I havnt really read it alot because of homework but so far its making me really anxious becuase its about a girl and her family trying to get to the other side of the berlin wall to get to the rest of there family and right now they are making ideas that could risk there lives.

  39. Yamil — October 11, 2017 @ 11:59 am

    I am currently reading Walk Two Moons. A book I read in 6th grade. It’s a really good book tbh. It has a lot of shocking events.

  40. Cara Wade — October 11, 2017 @ 12:04 pm

    I Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Long Haul. It is about Roderick and Greg’s mom surprised them with a trip. They said that the last time there mom did that she told them they were going to Disneyland. Then they told there little brother they were going to there aunts. Then he got mad because they didn’t go there so they ended up going to see there aunt.

  41. TRINITY — October 11, 2017 @ 12:05 pm

    I am reading twilight it is a really good book my favorite part is when bela and Edward have there babby she is so cute.

  42. Luevanomo — October 11, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

    I am reading a book series called “Dork Diaries.” It is based on a girl named Niki Maxwell and the crazy stuff she gets into.

  43. Malia — October 12, 2017 @ 11:36 am

    I am reading in the Salem witch trials of how Cotton Mather wrote many religious topics Salem should believe.

  44. Rowdie Powers — October 16, 2017 @ 9:40 am

    I am currently reading The Hammer Of Thor, so far it is pretty good, it is good at showing and not telling.

  45. Jacob Trussell — October 19, 2017 @ 7:08 am

    I am reading Space Case

  46. stephanie england — October 24, 2017 @ 10:18 am

    i am currently reading “Serafina and the black cloak,” it’s about a girl that has to save this other girl from this guy that experiments on kids.

  47. stephanie england — October 24, 2017 @ 10:20 am

    I am currently reading a book called “Serafina and the black cloak,” it’s about a girl that saves people and has to save this one girl that got kidnapped

  48. Cade Bushman — October 24, 2017 @ 11:23 am

    I’m currently reading Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant.Right know they are thinking weather or not to rejoin the circus.

  49. ALI — January 9, 2018 @ 9:02 am


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