3 Steps to Choosing a Great Book
1. Take your time. Whether you are in a Library or Bookshop, take time to browse.
2. Listen to recommendations but be aware that everyone is different.
3. Read the blurb and first paragraph. They are designed to hook you!
Year 7 and 8 Recommended Reading
The Earthsea Quartet - Ursula Le Guin
Frozen Fire - Tim Bowler
Holes - Louis Sachar
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle,
The Ruby In The Smoke - Philip Pullman,
Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome,
Wolf Brother: Book 1 - Michelle Paver,
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank,
Watership Down - Richard Adams,
Ostrich Boys - Keith Gray,
Year 9 Recommended Reading
Tried and Tested modern classics from brilliant writers.
Across The Nightingale Floor: Book 1 - Lian Hearn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Black Rabbit Summer - Kevin Brooks
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
Fade - Robert Cormier
The Long Patrol - Brian Jacques
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman
Year 10 and 11 Recommended Reading List
A hard-hitting selection of great writing.
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Suzanna Clarke
Junk - Melvin Burgess
Nineteen Eighty-Four - George Orwell
A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
Slam - Nick Hornby
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - John Le Carre
Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh