50 Books To Read…

….Before You’re 16


Starting the week of 13th January the English Department will be launching a competition to all students in assembly. The idea is that you read books at and above their level as a form. The first form to read all the books and write a review on this blog will win a prize of an afternoon off timetable, pizza and a movie. If an individual student reads and reviews all the books then they will win a voucher of some description.  You and your Form need to work together in order to win. Everyone in the form needs to read at least one book and review it but there is no maximum to the amount of books you can read.

Some of you will have already read some of the books such as Of Mice and Men and Harry Potter, others will seem alien. The majority of the books are available in the school library. Each form will receive a poster to display and be spoken to directly in assembly next week.

Get a head start on others and begin your reading and reviewing now!

The list:

  1. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
  2. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  3. Twilight by Stepheine Meyer
  4. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
  5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  6. The Beach by Alex Garland
  7. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  8. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  9. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
  10. Wall and Piece by Banksy
  11. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  12. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  13. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  14. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  15. American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  16. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  17. 1984 by George Orwell
  18. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  19. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  20. Northern Lights trilogy by Philip Pullman
  21. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  22. Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  23. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  24. Guinness World Records
  25. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  26. Holes by Louis Sacher
  27. Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
  28. Warhorse by Michael Morpurgo
  29. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  30. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  31. George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
  32. Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
  33. Touching the Void by Joe Simpson
  34. The Twits by Roald Dahl
  35. Two Weeks with the Queen by Morris Gleitzman
  36. Stone Cold by Robert Swindells
  37. Abomination by Robert Swindells
  38. Good Night Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
  39. Bone Chiller by Graham McNamee
  40. Skellig by David Almond
  41. Wolf by Gillian Cross
  42. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time by Mark Haddon
  43. Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rich Riordan
  44. Tulip Touch by Anne Fine
  45. Z For Zachariach by Robert C. O’Brien
  46. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  47. A graphic novel
  48. I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
  49. Noughts and Crosses by Malarie Blackman
  50. Refugee Boy By Benjamin Zephaniah


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