Those texts in bold are currently in the school library at the time of writing. Those not in bold are being sourced by the fantastic library team.

Modern Fiction aimed at under 16s

  • Noughts and Crosses – Blackman
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go – Ness
  • A Monster Calls – Ness
  • Coram Boy – Gavin
  • The Graveyard Book – Gaiman
  • Bloodtide – Burgess
  • Starseeker – Bowler
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Boyne
  • Heroes – Cormier
  • A Little History of the World – E.H. Gombrich
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time – Haddon
  • Once – Gleitzman
  • Stormbreaker – Horowitz
  • The Iron Man – Hughes
  • You Don’t Know Me – Klass
  • War Horse – Morpurgo
  • Jake’s Tower – Laird
  • A Wizard of Earthsea – Le Guin
  • Wolf Brother – Paver
  • The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents – Pratchett
  • Truckers – Pratchett
  • Northern Lights – Pullman
  • Mortal Engines – Reeve
  • The Amulet of Samarkand – Stroud
  • Stone Cold – Swindells
  • Montmorency – Updale
  • Fearless – Lott
  • The Book Thief – Zusak

Classic Fiction aimed at under 16s

  • Lord of the Flies – Golding
  • Treasure Island – Stevenson
  • Goodnight Mister Tom – Magorian
  • Little Women – Alcott
  • The Diary of a Young Girl – Anne Frank
  • Stig of the Dump – King
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Call of the Wild – London
  • The Book Of Lost Things – Connelly
  • Z for Zachariah – O’Brien
  • Watership Down - Adams

Modern Adult

  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Adams
  • The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Albom
  • Foundation – Asimov
  • Regeneration – Barker
  • Talking It Over – Barnes
  • Are You Dave Gorman? – Gorman and Wallace
  • Freakonomics – Levitt
  • Serious – McEnroe
  • Enduring Love – McEwan
  • Life of Pi – Martel
  • An Instance of the Fingerpost – Pears
  • Mort – Pratchett
  • Archangel – Harris
  • Fatherland – Harris
  • High Fidelity – Hornby
  • The Stand – King
  • The Kite Runner – Hosseini
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Angelou
  • Good Omens – Gaiman and Pratchett
  • Foundation – Asimov
  • Never Let Me Go – Ishiguro
  • Winning! - Woodward

Classic Adult

  • Jane Eyre – Bronte
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - Silitoe
  • Frankenstein – Shelley
  • Emma – Austen
  • Pride and Prejudice – Austen
  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Stevenson
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge – Hardy
  • Far From the Madding Crowd - Hardy
  • The Power and the Glory – Greene
  • Brighton Rock - Greene
  • 1984 – Orwell
  • Animal Farm – Orwell
  • The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories – Dahl
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Doyle
  • The Name of the Rose – Eco
  • To Kill a Mockingbird – Lee
  • The Lord of the Rings – Tolkein
  • The Catcher in the Rye – Salinger
  • Fahrenheit 451 – Bradbury
  • Tales of Mystery and Imagination – Poe
  • The Invisible Man – Wells
  • The Woman in White - Collins