Let’s keep reading over the summer holidays

Let’s keep reading over the summer holidays

The summer holidays are a great time for students to boost their reading and to try out new books and authors.

Below (and attached) are some suggestions for both Key Stages 3 and 4 of titles which the students may like to try. Students can always ask any of their English teachers for ideas of what they might like to read.

Click HERE to download the Summer Reading List 2019

Books aimed at Key Stage 3 students  Books aimed at Key Stage 4 students 
Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen Bad Science – Ben Goldacre
The Mill on the Floss – George Elliot Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets – Sudhir Venkatesh
Northern Lights – Philip Pullman The Jigsaw Man – Paul Britton
The Subtle Knife – Philip Pullman The Odyssey – Homer
The Amber Spyglass – Philip Pullman The Catcher in the Rye – J D Salinger
Gulliver’s Travels – Jonathan Swift Chavs – Owen Jones
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury Freakonomics – S D Levitt & S J Dubner
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee Slaughter House 5 – Kurt Vonnegut
Dreams from My Father – Barack Obama  The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
Dracula – Bram Stoker Frankenstein – Mary Shelly
Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain The Secret Life of Trees – Colin Tudge
The Count of Monte Christo – Alexandre Dumas Dispatches – Michael Herr
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte Tess of the d’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
The Diary of Young Girl – Anne Frank The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch – Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams The Outsider – Albert Camus
Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
The Time Machine – H G Wells For Whom the Bell Tolls – Ernest Hemmingway
A Kestrel for a Knave – Barry Hines The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens The Railway Man – Eric Lomax
 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne Tell me No Lies – John Pilger
Animal Farm – George Orwell In the Heart of the Sea – Nathanial Philbrick
Around the World in Eighty Days – Michael Palin Withering Heights- Emily Bronte
Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne The Greatest Show on Earth – Richard Dawkins
Stephen Fry in America – Stephen Fry Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
The Book Thief – Markus Zusack The Name of the Rose – Umberto
The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
Turtles all the way down – John Green 1984 – George Orwell
Thief of Time – Terry Pratchett Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry – Mildred Taylor Papillion – Henri Charriere
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe – C S Lewis The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt
Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
Tarka the Otter – Henry Williamson
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
The Picture of Dorian Grey – Oscar Wilde
King Solomon’s Mines – H Rider Haggard
The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton
The Time Travellers’ Guide to Medieval England – Ian Mortimer
Lord of the Rings – J. R. R. Tolkien
The Sword in the Stone – T H White
Divergent – Veronica Roth
The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
The Red Badge of Courage – Stephen Crane
Shadow Hunters – Cassandra Claire
Life of Pi – Yan Martel
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
Of Mice & Men – John Steinbeck