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
  • Starseeker – Bowler
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – Boyne
  • Bloodtide – Burgess
  • Heroes – Cormier
  • The Graveyard Book – Gaiman
  • Coram Boy – Gavin
  • Once – Gleitzman
  • A Little History of the World – E.H. Gombrich
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time – Haddon
  • Stormbreaker – Horowitz
  • The Iron Man – Hughes
  • You Don’t Know Me – Klass
  • Jake’s Tower – Laird
  • A Wizard of Earthsea – Le Guin
  • Fearless – Lott
  • War Horse – Morpurgo
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go – Ness
  • A Monster Calls – Ness
  • 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
  • The Book Thief – Zusak

Classic Fiction aimed at under 16s

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

Modern Adult

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

Classic Adult

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