14 October 2013

Homeschool High School: 1st Quarter Reading List

With nine weeks under our belt in our homeschool high school journey, I thought I'd share my 9th grader's reading/literature list thusfar...

~ The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton (summer assignment)
~ The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (summer assignment)
~ Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Teaching the Classics)
~ The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry (Teaching the Classics)
~ After Twenty Years by O. Henry (Teaching the Classics)
~ The Cop and the Anthem by O. Henry (Teaching the Classics)
~ The Time Machine by H. G. Wells (free reading selection)
~ The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry (Windows to the World)
~ The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell (Windows to the World)
~ Marginalia by Billy Collins (Windows to the World)
~ How to Mark a Book by Mortimer J. Adler (Windows to the World)
~ The Donkey by G. K. Chesterton (Windows to the World)
~ The Lamb by William Blake (Windows to the World)

The favorites by far were The Outsiders (plus the movie from the 80's was a huge hit), The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Time Machine (my son happened upon the classic movie on television one night and happily sat and watched), and The Most Dangerous Game.

The least favorites were all the O. Henry selections.  These just did not appeal to my son at all, and that's okay.

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