Friday, May 15, 2015

Summer Reading Book Lists for Kids Who Don't Like to Read in 8th and 9th Grade

Summer Reading Book Lists for Reluctant Readers in 8th and 9th grade. This book list is full of great books boys and girls alike will enjoy. These books are romance, chick-flicks, action, adventure, mystery, fantasy (Harry Potter), graphic  novels, classics, and other fabulous ya literature books.  Alohamora Open a Book

The past few weeks I've been talking about reluctant readers aka kids that don't like to read.  

If you have a reluctant reader check out these 7 Ways to Turn a BOOK HATER into a BOOK READER!  

With those steps and the...

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and the book lists I'm giving you today and on future Fridays will help you find the perfect and best book, the right book, for any reluctant reader you may know.

There are a lot of kids who don't like to read.  I was one of them.  All of those reluctant readers are missing out on a ton of awesome and entertaining books, but more importantly those individuals are missing out on the benefits readers experience.   


  • Are Less Stressed
  • Have a Larger Vocabulary
  • Have Stronger Thinking Skills
  • Have Better Focus and Concentration
  • Have Better Speaking Skills
  • Appreciate Other Places and Cultures
  • Keep Brain Stimulated
  • Have Better Memory 
  • Improves Creativity
  • Are Better Writers

There are many reasons to be or become a reader, and I know every one, no matter the age, can become a reader.  

Over the next several weeks I will be sharing with you book lists for reluctant readers aka people that don't like to read.  I have broken the lists down by age.  Today, you get...

Books for Reluctant Readers in

Eighth and Ninth Grade



This cliff hanger series is also a movie which is great for reluctant readers. 

This easy read series about a middle school vampire is sure to suck you in as a reader. 

This sports series is full of fun short quick reads for any sports fan.

This fun easy to relate to series has movies based on them; 

This short classic read has a movie based on it. 

This love story has a good chick-flick movie.  Read the book and then watch the movie.   

Pretty much the best series ever.  Oh and there are movies on each book; movies are good motivators for reluctant readers.  

This thick book has a lot of pictures which makes it a quick read.



This Alex Rider series is full of action and adventure and great for boys. They'll want to re-read them over and over again. 

This is a book series, but it is also a manga series.  Graphic novels/mangas are great for reluctant readers. 


This Gallagher Girl series about a boarding school for spies is all around fun. 

This book is the first in a fun series you'll want to stay up all night reading.

This realistic fiction is easy to relate to, and funny.  There is some language; there is talk of a movie. 


This soon to be movie has a bit of language, but quite a mystery to it.  This is the same author as The Fault in Our Stars

This book, with a sequel, has real pictures that help tell a unique and captivating story.  This novel also has a graphic novel for especially reluctant readers in case the crazy pictures in the novel isn't enough. 

There you go, awesome books for even the most reluctant reader. 

Happy Summer Reading for everyone!

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