suggested reading - Nord Anglia Education

Year 8
Across the Nightingale Floor - Lian Hearn
Boy Overboard - Morris Gleitzman
Caught in the Crossfire - Alan Gibbons
City of the Beast - Isabel Allende
Every Second Counts - Lance Armstrong
The Fire-Eaters - David Almond
From Out of the Shadows - Jamila Gavin
Hoot - Carl Hiaasen
Inventing Elliot - Graham Gardner
How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found - Sara Nickerson
The Kite Rider - Geraldine McCaughrean
Lirael - Garth Nix
Martyn Pig - Kevin Brooks
Milkweed - Jerry Spinelli
Pirates! - Celia Rees
Rani and Suki - Bali Rai
Raspberries on the Yangtze - Karen Wallace
Skin Deep - Tony Bradman, Ed.
Wendy - Karen Wallace
War Horse - Michael Morpurgo
The Man Who Was Thursday – G.K. Chesterton
Rebecca – Daphne DuMaurier
Ivanhoe – Sir Walter Scott
She – H Rider Haggard
Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
Carrie’s War – Nina Bawden
Face - Benjamin Zephaniah
Buddy - Nigel Hinton
Smash - Robert Swindells
Stone Cold - Robert Swindells
Tightrope - Gillian Cross
Red Sky in the Morning - Gillian Cross
Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry - Mildred Taylor
Village by the Sea - Anita Desai
Going Home - Michelle Magorian
Secret Heart - David Almond
The Tuip - Touch Anne Fine
The Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula Le Guin
Two Weeks with The Queen - Morris Gleitzman
Bully - Yvonne Coppard
Blitzcat - Robert Westall
Bridge to Terabithia - Kathleen Paterson
The Protectors - Pete Johnson
The Daydreamer - Ian McEwan
Goggle Eyes - Anne Fine
Arthur High King of Britain - Michael Morpurgo
Fever Pitch - Nick Hornby
The Outsiders – S. E. Hinton
Whispers in the Graveyard - Theresa Breslin
Chinese Cinderella - Adeline Yen Mah
The Cay - Theodore Taylor
Tag - Michael Coleman
Sabriel - Garth Nix
Year 8
Robrert Westall - Fathom 5
Neil Gaiman – Stardust
C.S. Lewis – The Narnia Series
Phillip Pullman – His Dark Materials Series
Robert Swindells - Stone Cold
Philip Reeve - Mortal Engines
Douglas Adams – The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Series
Terry Pratchett – The Discworld Series
Sue Townsend - The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
Nicholas Monsarrat – The Cruel Sea
Erich Maria Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front
Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe
G.K. Chesterton - The Man Who Was Thursday
George Orwell – Animal Farm
Darren Shan - Cirque de Freak
Agatha Christie – The Miss Marple Stories
John Wyndham – The Day of the Triffids
John Steinbeck – Of Mice and Men
Planet of the Apes – Pierre Boulle
The Lost World and Other Stories - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Wide Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Shane - Jack Schaefer
The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R.Tolkein
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Emma - Jane Austen
Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
The Invisible Man - H.G. Wells
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Far from the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
The books listed here are general suggestions only - a starting point. For suggestions that may be more to your personal taste:
ask your English teachers, librarians, parents, brothers, sisters and especially your friends.